Where are other accommodation at Laban Rata?

Apparently Sutera have edited and upgraded their website. Gone are the basic information about the different types of huts that are available at Laban Rata. For seasoned climbers, they will know that there are 4 accommodations/huts in Laban Rata; Laban Rata Resthouse itself, which the only accommodation at Laban Rata which has heated room. Gunting … Read moreWhere are other accommodation at Laban Rata?

Mount Kinabalu package in MAS Golden Holidays?

Dorene commented on one of my previous blog post about MAS Golden Holidays. It makes me curious to know more about it and how does it fares to both Malaysians and international travellers. Let’s take a look at the first page of the promotion. The package was labelled as “Santai” package, and you could see … Read moreMount Kinabalu package in MAS Golden Holidays?

Mount Kinabalu is NOT the highest mountain in South East Asia

Rants and raves about the height of Kinabalu were audible last year, 2007. I knew that Mount Kinabalu is not the highest mountain in South East Asia, but I did not know that Mount Kinabalu was ranked 5th on the highest point in SEA. Dan Low is the person who was responsible for the information … Read moreMount Kinabalu is NOT the highest mountain in South East Asia

World’s highest “via ferrata” now on Mount Kinabalu!

While poking through the net, surfing around technorati, I found a very interesting blog post by kenjj about the newest adventure on Mount Kinabalu – via ferrata. So, what is via ferrata? A via ferrata (Italian for “iron road”. Plural vie ferrate. In German, klettersteig) is a mountain route which is equipped with fixed cables, … Read moreWorld’s highest “via ferrata” now on Mount Kinabalu!

New 2008 rule for climbers of Kinabalu

I heard rumours about new rules and regulations by Sabah Park Authorities for climbers of Mount Kinabalu. Starting from 1st January 2008, all climbers who decided to climb Mount Kinabalu MUST apply for the CLIMBING PERMIT first, before proceeding to book accommodation from Sutera Sanctuary Lodges. Not like the existing booking system, whereby you must … Read moreNew 2008 rule for climbers of Kinabalu