Sayat-sayat Hut, at Mount Kinabalu Summit Plateau. The last hut that you will see before continuing your journey up to the peak of Borneo. It’s also the last checkpoint where you must register yourself to the park authority for safety purposes.
Colourful cactus, seen sold at Gaya Street Sunday Market.
This is a photo taken at Kg. Muhang, Kudat, when we went for a community project for the locals. We went there for clean water project and medical outreach in 2007. You can still find these type of houses in the interior part of Sabah today.
It’s me at 8km mark on the Summit Plateau. 500 meters away from the peak. Seen at the background is South Peak. The white rope is the guide for climbers to follow up to the peak of Borneo.
I am not sure whether I have shared with you this photo before. It’s my photo with my wife on the Summit Plateau, taken on 27th January 2003. It was my third attempt to the peak. At the back, you can see the magnificent South Peak.
Crocker Range summits (upper right) seen from Mount Kinabalu Summit Plateau. On any clear morning, you can see the summits very clearly as you decent from Low’s Peak. A breathtaking views indeed. This photo was taken in 1960’s by Uncle Tony.
Uncle Tony’s photo on the mountain. At the Summit Plateau to be exact. If I am not mistaken, this should be the area where Sayat-sayat hut was built.
A photo taken almost 50 years ago on the mountain by Uncle Tony. Those days, they have not put the rope on the Summit Plateau.
Uncle Tony is an ex-army officer who stationed in Kota Belud during his services in 1960’s. These are some of the photos that he took during those days. I wonder if anybody can help me shoot some photos of Kota Belud now, just to compare the photos and see the difference.
Thank you again to Uncle Tony, who sent me this photo from the 1960’s. There were a lot of changes in 50 years time… I just took the photo this morning, 24th February 2011.