The correct version of climbing Bowen’s Route by Myles Bowen

I was so surprised when Myles Bowen himself contacted me yesterday. If you don’t know who Myles Bowen is, you can read this post about climbing the eastern plateau of Kinabalu. As the first person to ascend the eastern plateau of Kinabalu, he would like to correct some misinformation that he have seen recently in … Read moreThe correct version of climbing Bowen’s Route by Myles Bowen

Can Sabah Parks be more embarrassing?

Hahaha. I sounded that I am always looking for Sutera Sanctuary Lodges and Sabah Parks embarrassing moment since the beginning this year. Well, maybe I am. But I don’t think that I am the one and only person who did it. Today, I found another good article by a couple of Mount Kinabalu climbers, Matt … Read moreCan Sabah Parks be more embarrassing?

Join “Mount Kinabalu – belongs to NO ONE else” cause in Facebook

A lot of complaints. A lot of rants. A lot of rage. The issue: Sutera Sanctuary Lodges monopolize Mount Kinabalu for their own profits. They never wants to listen to our grouses on how expensive their climbing packages are, as long as they are the only available solution for Kinabalu climbers. It started early this … Read moreJoin “Mount Kinabalu – belongs to NO ONE else” cause in Facebook

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges – the biggest rip-off merchants in Asia

No. I did not write those words. I quoted from a travelogue entry by staffyandlyddy in Travelpod.com. They also gave a breakdown of what they had to pay those ripp-off merchants to climb the mountain (for non-Malaysian): Dorm Room at Park Headquarters – 85RM each Permit to Climb Mt Kinabalu – 100RM each Insurance (even … Read moreSutera Sanctuary Lodges – the biggest rip-off merchants in Asia

Kinabalu climbing slots for 8th & 22nd September 2008

I received a call from one of my good friend who is also an ‘insider’, working freelance in tourism industry here in Sabah. He said he currently have slots (beds) for climbers of Kinabalu from one of the tour operator. Here are the details: 14 beds available at Laban Rata, climbing starts from Mesilau Nature … Read moreKinabalu climbing slots for 8th & 22nd September 2008

A message for Mr. Ginik Lunsin, a Kinabalu mountain guide

I don’t know how to get to him except via this blog. I think I should have Anthony’s (Kinabalu mountain guide leader) mobile number, so that this kind of email will get through to the person mentioned… I received an email from Martin, asking me to forward his thanks and gratitude to his mountain guide … Read moreA message for Mr. Ginik Lunsin, a Kinabalu mountain guide

RM7 (~USD2.16) Insurance coverage for climbing Kinabalu

If you have been following me for the past few weeks, there was an issue about climbing insurance for climbers of Kinabalu. BS Tan sent me an email in regards to the issue, which I could not find the solution myself. Anyway, she received a reply from Sabah Park, explaining about the insurance coverage, after … Read moreRM7 (~USD2.16) Insurance coverage for climbing Kinabalu

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges (SSL) website revisited

After they upgraded their office here in Kota Kinabalu, I noticed that they have also redesigned their website. Apparently, they scrapped their SSL office header logo to make way to Sutera Harbour Resort. If you go to Wisma Sabah nowadays, you will not find Sutera Sanctuary Lodges anymore. They centralized their operating office under Sutera … Read moreSutera Sanctuary Lodges (SSL) website revisited