Kinabalu Trip – Part 1: Days Before the Climb

As usual, this blog is to supplement Sue’s blog in a way.


On Mar 19th – lonely flight to KK

I told my best traveling partner, Sue that our trip to Kinabalu was like doomed…  at least for the beginning, obstacles persisted:-


1) me and sue almost withdrew ourselves from the trip

2) 3 colleagues of Sue back off about a month before the trip; and 3 friends of mine retreated from the trip 4 hours before our flight. As a result, I had to travel to kk and spend one-day by myself ALONE.

3) 5 hours before my flight, while I was still packing my stuff, suddenly there’s sharp pain in the stomach, so bad that I couldn’t even walk straight. My mom then sent me to clinic.

4) when I reached Summer Lodge and tried to check in, someone at the reception told me that, “Sorry, we don’t have your reservation…” my agent forgot to do the arrangement!


After all the hoo-hah, I managed to settle down at the lodge.

These were all mine! I seriously think that they were too much to be brought!

Lonely… Lonely… Flying all alone.. anyone to save this lonely soul?


On Mar 20th – lonely soul loitering in KK town

The next morning, I wandered around Kota Kinabalu town on my own using a map printed out from Google Earth. I did not dare to stray too far from the lodge since I’m a dummy in directions. Soon, I felt the burning gastric pain again, so I was on my journey back to the lodge. I slept, surfed the net (for free at Summer Lodge!) and waited patiently for my love (Sue lah tu!) to reach, hahaha!

A mega cute meow meow found at the lodge to soothed my lonesome

A moment of hesitation: should I buy some salted fish as souvenirs?


The Philippino Market: bought some souvenirs here.

Jeffrey then came and brought us all to Tanjung Aru Beach for supper. After the supper, we went back to our lodge.

I came here the first time in 2005!

I wanna use 群众的力量: the food prepared by stall #11=antonym of delicious!


In our dorm, Chee Haur made a brave manifesto as to wear only the thinnest clothes possible to climb Mount Kinabalu! Stay tuned to see whether or not he did honor his words!


Haur acting macho! 

Mega speechless… it was my head torch!!!!

On Mar 21st – journey to Kinabalu Park

Nothing much to further elaborate except more feeds on photos:-

Sue bought a bunch of the bananas at Pekan Nabalu. She 心理作用, said the bananas were extraordinary sweet!

The Aslan dog! I think he’s a bad dog cuz 好狗不拦路!Sue’s GREATLY terrified!

Having hard time with the hot shower at Rose Cabin…

 Part 2 |

2 Responses to “Kinabalu Trip – Part 1: Days Before the Climb”

  1. 1 sc March 30, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    e sweet banana helped u to reach laban rata!

  2. 2 Cheah March 31, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    waiting for Part2…i wana see wat haur wear for climbing… 🙂

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