I am climbing Kinabalu again on 18-19 April. It is not going to be a leisure climbing this time, as I am standing by Special Olympic team, as a medical doctor. This is my second stand-by duty for Special Olympic. The first was in 2002, in which I had to sleep in Layang-Layang hut for … Read more I am climbing Kinabalu – again…
At last… After more than 7 years staying in Sabah, I’ve got the opportunity to go SCUBA diving!!! When I received the invitation by Roslan Mokhtar, one of my senior from STAR Ipoh for a SCUBA diving session here in Pulau Mamutik, I was really excited – but then, I just realize that I don’t … Read more My STAROBA Sabah PADI DSD (Discover SCUBA Diving) in Mamutik Island
My father in law was sick, when he fell down about 2 weeks ago. He could hardly stand by himself, his right side of his body felt weak, and his right leg was really painful. The worse thing is, this is harvesting season. He had to look for (and pay) somebody else to harvest his … Read more Paddy harvesting – Using the Rungus traditional way
While I was away during our 12th Malaysian General Election (I was away for 2 weeks, back in Muar where I voted), Mr. Bruce James, father of the late Ellie James, emailed me. Here is the email: I was, of course, interested to see your tribute to my daughter Ellie. I notice that all the … Read more A letter from Mr. Bruce James
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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 more Where are other accommodation at Laban Rata?
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 more Mount Kinabalu package in MAS Golden Holidays?
I received an email from Desmond Kong, a good friend of mine who is an avid mountain climber. He was really frustrated with Sutera Sanctuary Lodges. He also forwarded a chat transcript with his friend regarding the issue… (Apology for the grammatical errors. I “cut & paste” the email to preserve the originality.) Hi Ruhaizad … Read more An email from Desmond Kong…
No, they don’t have skull hanging on the ceiling, if you’re asking by the way. I post few photos on the outside view of the longhouse few days back, and felt that by separating the outside and inside view of the longhouse would be better for viewers to visualize the place. The gasoline lamp that … Read more Inside view of Rungus Longhouse
A good 2 day getaway from my usual clinic work during CNY. Went back to Kudat with my family, including our new born baby boy. I know, Malay custom usually prohibit delivered mother and their new born baby to go out from the house during “pantang” (I could not figure out the good word for … Read more Maranjak Homestay – Rungus Traditional Longhouse, Kudat