Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri for Kinabalu Blog readers

Tomorrow is the Aidilfitri or Eid-ul-Fitri, often abbreviated as simply Eid, a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic term meaning “festivity” or “celebration” while Fiá¹­r means “to break the fast” and can also mean “nature” from the word “fitrat” and therefore symbolizes the breaking of … Read moreSelamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri for Kinabalu Blog readers

How I change my Adsense payee name to get paid through Western Union

I registered my Adsense check name as “Ruhaizad Daud” and have been receiving my monthly checks for the past 1 year, and I don’t have any problem with clearing the check through my Maybank2u.com account. Until recently when Google Adsense announced that they are going to start paying publishers through Western Union, I was really … Read moreHow I change my Adsense payee name to get paid through Western Union

5 medications you should have for your Kinabalu climbing trip

Medical preparations for your trip up to Kinabalu is one of the important thing to do before you start your climb. While novice climbers think that the medication in the first aid kit is enough, some of experience climbers think that it is better to have some extra medications in hand, in case of unexpected … Read more5 medications you should have for your Kinabalu climbing trip

October Hall of Fame For Kinabalu Blog

Here’s for October ’07! Ben Godomon, wrote an article here in this blog about Jambatan Tamparuli (Tamparuli Bridge), apparently one of the famous bridge here in Sabah. For travelers going to Kinabalu Park from Kota Kinabalu, you will almost definitely use this bridge on the way. Ben blog about music, travel, technology and sport commentaries … Read moreOctober Hall of Fame For Kinabalu Blog

Jambatan Tamparuli: the bridge and the song it’s based on

“Jambatan Tamparuli” is the title of a Kadazandusun song composed and sung by Justin Lusah in the mid 1970s. In my opinion, Justin Lusah is Kadazandusun’s greatest ever songwriter. This song first appeared in his 2nd album. Also in my opinion, it is not his best song, and I can name several of his other … Read moreJambatan Tamparuli: the bridge and the song it’s based on

Book your Kinabalu climbing package from Kumuka.com

I started to accept quotation requests for Mount Kinabalu climbing since February 2007. Statistically, I have received more than 500 request, but from that number, Aiden and me could only process and handle less than 5% of it. The major reason why we could not deal with the other request for the climb is that … Read moreBook your Kinabalu climbing package from Kumuka.com

Journey to Kunak, Sabah – A travelogue by Kay Stanford Jr Kastum

For those of you who are a Sabahan or have been to Sabah before, you would definitely agree with me on this one; Sabah is pretty much still in touch with nature. There are still so many places for you to discover. From the mountains to the valleys, there’s always a new place to experience … Read moreJourney to Kunak, Sabah – A travelogue by Kay Stanford Jr Kastum

Recommended book – Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo

What a little beauty this is! Nearly 20 years ago, a gangling, footloose American gets boozed with a bunch of Borneo river-dwellers, and finds himself bound in a gentle obsession. Soon after, he takes off across the island of Borneo on foot armed with a quick schooling in tribal bartering systems and not much else. … Read moreRecommended book – Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo