The Climb Part 1
Climbing Mount Kinabalu is the most exciting thing I have ever done. It beats the (unintended) morning till night hike at Bukit Lutut. The high altitude was exhilarating and torturous at the same time. I give my thanks to LiveWIRE and the Business Network Members to make it possible 🙂
Here I tell more about the trip. I’ll start off with the trip getting there, and i’ll end it with the climb up, climb down, and the trip back.
On the 13th woke really early to gather at the mall, gadong. Then off we went to KK. As we went to Kuala Lurah, I found that the malaysian immigration post had apparently been upgraded and moved somewhere else. I haven’t crossed the border in about 3 years now. Passed through Limbang City and crossed a river by ferry. Then another Immigration Post getting into Temburong. We had our breakfast at Restoran Hijrah at Pekan Bangar.
I think we stopped by a place called beaufort and had lunch at KFC. Later most of us bought a malaysian line digi because we saw billboards ads implying that it could receive signal from the mountain top (It didn’t on my phone)
Next day on 14th we all had breakfast at a restaurant that was visited by the famous late P. Ramlee. Additionally, there were some kids who were begging, my friends urged me not to encourage them, while the staff of the restaurant shooed them away. Felt a bit down seeing kids like that.
We went back to the hotel to checkout and leave to get to the Kinabalu park. It was a long trip and mostly going up hill/mountain. My wife’s small automatic car wouldn’t have been able to cope. We stopped by a small town that had a tall tower where we could climb up and look around.
We arrived at the Kinabalu park so early that there were no vacancies yet. So we went out and had lunch, and we decided to go to the Poring Hotsprings. I wondered about how their could be a hotspring, when I thought Mount Kinabalu was just a mountain..not a dormant volcano.. is it?
Posted on 2010/04/20, in Achievement, Self Development and tagged Centrepoint, Kota Kinabalu, Lawas, Limbang, LiveWIRE, LiveWIRE Business Network Members, Mount Kinabalu, poring hotspring, Sabah, Serawak, Sipitang, Temburong. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.