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Travelogue @ Kinabalu Park

Eden of the east

Eden of the east

Bharati Motwani is mesmerised by Sabah. Be it climbing Mount Kinabalu, relishing food at the lively street food stalls or just sitting down and watching its crimson gold sky, this part of Malaysia isn’t for those who seek material pleasures. Sabah is not quite ‘truly Malaysia’. It sits on the northern tip of the island […]

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Chilling out in a tropical destination

Chilling out in a tropical destination

Tan Hee Hui, Contributor, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Kinabalu National Park in Sabah (Malaysia Borneo) – a UNESCO “world heritage site” with over 4,500 types of flora and fauna, 326 birds and 100 mammalian species – also boasts Mount Kota Kinabalu, which at 4,095 meters above sea level, is Borneo Island’s highest mountain. Both attractions are […]

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Jungle ascent a peak experience

Jungle ascent a peak experience

As the first morning light creeps up the jagged peaks, the sky changes from black to icy blue and the stunning beauty of the landscape plummeting below me is revealed. The cold biting at my fingers and face is forgotten as I marvel at the steep granite slope we have just climbed, then at the […]

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Mind over matter

Mind over matter

While not for the faint-hearted, scaling Mount Kinabalu requires dogged determination rather than years of climbing experience. Mountain-climbing can be an amazing or a nightmarish experience, depending on the person. Being naturally clumsy and having an aversion to exercise (although blessed with good metabolism), I had long tended to subscribe to the latter view. Strangely, […]

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The Vanishing Beauty of Mount Kinabalu

The Vanishing Beauty of Mount Kinabalu

The recent school holidays presented to me a beautiful journey of sight seeing to Mount Kinabalu which is now known as a World Heritage Sight. Despite all its beauty and greenery it is very clear and evident that the natural habitat of the mountain is being destroyed for the purpose of economical gain. Vegetable farms […]

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Wild man in Borneo

Wild man in Borneo

Antony Lawes is exhausted and exhilarated after scaling Mount Kinabalu. And that’s only the start of his day. The signpost on the track says one kilometre to go – and I’m crushed. At my current speed this means more than an hour of walking and I don’t think I’ve got that much juice left in […]

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Do: Gung-ho about Mt Kinabalu challenge

Do: Gung-ho about Mt Kinabalu challenge

Via ferrata is a new craze when climbing Mount Kinabalu, and ZALINA MOHD SOM gets a dose of timing to Walk the Torq and reach Low’s Peak IT’s all about timing. Fitness, stamina and even weather – all these affect timing. “We are very strict with our timings and you have to follow them to […]

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