Weather issue: When is the best time to go to Mount Kinabalu?

I received at least 3 emails asking about the weather on Kinabalu each week. I think I better write this post and lead the inquirer about the issue here. It will save me a lot of time, answering the same emails over and over again. After doing some research, I managed to find a good … Read moreWeather issue: When is the best time to go to Mount Kinabalu?

How much does mount-kinabalu-borneo.com earn from donations?

I have never revealed how much I earned from donations to my main website, mount-kinabalu-borneo.com. It has been running for the past 2 years, when I received my first donation on September 16, 2006 from a visitor from Thailand, Kamolwan Chongsrichan. Since then, the website has been self paid by the donation money, i.e. I … Read moreHow much does mount-kinabalu-borneo.com earn from donations?

Underwater creatures around Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu

It’s just not right. I don’t think I do justice to the wonderful underwater creatures when I do not share them with you. My last few post about my Open Water course was only about me. No photos of them. So now I would love to share the things I saw underwater, so that you … Read moreUnderwater creatures around Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu

Why I choose PADI OW license with Borneo Divers

This is NOT a sponsored post. Although I really admire Borneo Divers (BD) for their friendliness & hospitality, I found out that other scuba diving operators around Kota Kinabalu are equally good and professional in what they do. I received a comment from one of our blog readers who asked me why I choose PADI … Read moreWhy I choose PADI OW license with Borneo Divers

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?

Submit your complaint to Malaysian government about Sutera Sanctuary Lodges

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 moreSubmit your complaint to Malaysian government about Sutera Sanctuary Lodges

PADI Open Water certification course with Borneo Divers – Part II

Continued from Part I… Then we had a one week rest (the whole week) as I could not continue our final day of open water session on the subsequent day. So it was brought forward to yesterday (Sunday, 2nd November). And praise the Lord… The weather yesterday was really, really awesome! I could not sleep … Read morePADI Open Water certification course with Borneo Divers – Part II

PADI Open Water certification course with Borneo Divers – Part I

The weather was really not good during the first 3-days of the course. On Saturday 25th October, it rained the whole day. Luckily for us, it was only the classroom session. The session was held in Borneo Divers main office in Menara Jubilee, Gaya Street. It started around 9.30am and ended at around 3.30pm. Our … Read morePADI Open Water certification course with Borneo Divers – Part I

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