I have been writing about SCUBA diving in this blog for the past few months. Yeah… I am shying away from Mount Kinabalu temporarily as the issues with Sutera drags my feet away from the highest peak of Borneo. However, it does not mean that I am not writing about Kinabalu anymore. I will write … Read more Submit your complaint to Malaysian government about Sutera Sanctuary Lodges
I received an email from Patrick again this morning. He sent me one before, asking about some issues on Kinabalu climbing with his children. This time he was asking us a favor – to donate to his fund raising climb – for survivors of Cyclone Nargis which hit Burma few months back. I am glad … Read more Mt. Kinabalu fundraising climb for Cyclone Nargis survivors
I received an email from our friend, Wai Yong today. This is what she wrote: As I know, SSL will include packed lunch for all Mt. Kinabalu climbers in 2008, as compulsory. I just want to concern about the ‘litter bugs’ will throw the polystyrene boxes into Mt Kinabalu ravine or just anywhere and everywhere. … Read more Who else here can do something for our Mt. Kinabalu?
I received another email from Cikgu Ismail yesterday. He was asking me about the “World Heritage” title that was given by UNESCO (United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to Kinabalu Park in 2000. What is World Heritage? Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on … Read more What does World Heritage title means to Kinabalu?
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LAHAD DATU: WWF-Malaysia captured another Borneo pygmy elephant in Ulu Segama-Malua on Tuesday after having tracked the path of the mammal for two days. The captured elephant, a female believed to be few months pregnant, was fitted with a collar that can send GPS signals to WWF daily via satellite, enabling researchers to keep track … Read more Another Borneo Pygmy Elephant fitted with GPS collar
After the disastrous 2004 Boxing Day Asian tsunami that wiped out 300,000 in a blink of an eye, is Sabah at risk of any similar disaster in the future? As Sabah is lapped by three different seas, French geophysicist and seismologist Jean-Paul Boeldieu thinks the potential risk may apply differently to the South China Sea, … Read more Is Sabah really tsunami free?
For the second time in 72 hours, marine turtles have been seized from Chinese fishing boats in Sabah’s waters carrying a cargo of 220 Green and Hawksbill turtles on 28 March 2007. The first boat was apprehended on 26 March with 72 marine turtles of the same two species and six people were arrested. WWF-Malaysia … Read more Turtle poachers apprehended in Sabah, Malaysia
Do you know that El Nino drought that happened in 1997-1998 in Sabah gave a very big impact on the vegetation of Mount Kinabalu? I came across this news from New Sabah Times, mentioning about the possibility of the drought recur again in the next future. According to the officials, during the 1998 El Nino … Read more El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) effect to Mount Kinabalu – It’s coming…
Just remember to wear your life jacket when you go on a tourist boat to any island in Sabah. You don’t want to end up dead while spending your holiday here. It’s what hapenned in Sandakan, Sabah, when a tourist boat capsized in Padas River mouth on the 9th of January. BTW, it’s not the … Read more Tourist boat capsizes; Woman dead