PADI Open Water Diver course – come join me!

I blogged about my first SCUBA diving experience last April when I did my DSD with Borneo Divers. I am now going to get myself certified with PADI – to get my Open Water Diver certificate soon. After much planning and consideration, I manage to get Roslan to help me on getting the best bargain … Read morePADI Open Water Diver course – come join me!

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

Happy 51st Merdeka Day for Malaysia – Hopefully a ‘new’ Malaysia

I never write about politics in this blog. It is not that I don’t know about it; I just don’t want make my blog looks like ‘rojak’. But when the results of Permatang Pauh by-election came out, I could not help but to write something about it. Congratulations to DSAI and his voters. His winning … Read moreHappy 51st Merdeka Day for Malaysia – Hopefully a ‘new’ Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu backpackers list (as of August 2008)

Whooaaaa…. When I started this website and blog about Kinabalu 3 years ago, there were only about 8 backpackers / travelers lodges around Kota Kinabalu. I put a booking page for the lodges through Hostelbookers, in which received quite a number of visitors who booked their stay through the booking system. I did an update … Read moreKota Kinabalu backpackers list (as of August 2008)

Safrey managed to get fifth spot on Mt. Kinabalu Climbathon 2008

I don’t know when will we become champion again. This time around, Safrey Sumping managed to get fifth spot in the 22nd Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon 2008 (it was yesterday). Last year he was fourth. A year before he was third. Apparently, he said that he was just recovered from flu a week ago. So, … Read moreSafrey managed to get fifth spot on Mt. Kinabalu Climbathon 2008

Mountaintorq via ferrata trip preparation notes

Received an email from Mountaintorq today regarding how you can prepare yourself before going for an adventure on Mount Kinabalu. A must read for every Mt. Kinabalu climbers, especially for those who planned for via ferrata adventure. What do I need to do to prepare for my MOUNTAIN TORQ / Mt Kinabalu adventure? You will … Read moreMountaintorq via ferrata trip preparation notes

Hiking pole (or ordinary walking sticks) for your Kinabalu climb

I did not use these during my earlier trip up the mountain, as I was really fit and did not have knee injuries. However, after I sustained meniscus tear of my right knee (thanks to Sundays football @ Yayasan Sabah field) a year ago, I had to use a hiking pole for my last trip … Read moreHiking pole (or ordinary walking sticks) for your Kinabalu climb