The Shoe I Like To Wear For Climbing Mount Kinabalu – Adidas Kampung!

The best shoe for climbing Mt Kinabalu!

“Adidas Kampung” is actually just the nickname for this shoe which is very popular in Sabah for mountain climbing and jungle trekking. You must be thinking, why do I pick such a simple looking, non-branded shoe to climb such a tall mountain? Am I trying to save money? or is there something special about this shoe?

Well I can tell you that this is one unique pair of shoes that kicks every other shoe off the shelf when it comes to climbing Mount Kinabalu. First of all, its really cheap – yes, you can save some money if you haven’t got any sports of climbing shoes yet. Today it’s priced only RM7 – RM10 in Sabah. It’s also very easy to find around Kota Kinabalu or Sabah. If you’re in KK town, you can find it in Segama Complex, Pasaraya KK (which is near to KK Plaza). At Kinabalu Park, you can get it at Timpohon Gate, Restaurant Penataran (which is just in front of Kinabalu Park HQ).

Adidas Kampung - every Mount Kinabalu climbers dream shoe!

So far, the shoe’s simple yet incredibly waterproof design is available in two colours: White and Black. Whether it’s white or black, if you get it dirty you can easily wipe the mud or dirt off using a wet cloth or tissue – because its entirely made of rubber! And the one thing you can get out of this cheap but good rubber shoes are its SUPERB BRAKES when you climb Mount Kinabalu! Therefore I’m always always always recommending this shoe to anyone who wants a safe journey up and down Mt Kinabalu. Now you know that everyone here wears Adidas Kampung to climb, so should you. 🙂

Great Success Comes From Strong Foundation!

Recently, I met Uncle Abbie at Timpohon Trail about 20 meters before Carson Falls. At that time, he was tying the water tanks with Nylon Rope, PP Film Twist Rope, Rattan, Bamboo and Machete!  OMG, so many items… but why? Well, that’s because he will be carrying up 2 water tanks + 1 cover that weighs about 51kg! He told me it is about 27kg each (a water tank with cover)… :O

Great Success Comes From Strong Foundation

He always ties the water tanks carefully and securely so that he can carry it in a more comfortable manner up till Laban Rata… Now, to me this means foundation is one of the keys to a successful climb, no matter how heavy the baggage is (his 51kg water tanks vs my 1kg bag :P) or how steep mount kinabalu is… because he has successfully done it so many times!

So hope you remember this: Strong Foundation can lead to Great Success!

 

Sabah Cultural Villlage

 

Sabah still retains its cultural values and you can still visit a nice cultural village these days.

I’ll let the photos do the talking…

Sabah Cultural Village (1)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (18)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (19)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (17)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (20)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (21)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (2)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (22)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (8)

Dangerous people with blow pipes…

Sabah Cultural Village (16)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (3)

Look what’s inside…

Sabah Cultural Village (4)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (6)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (7)

 

 

Sabah Cultural Village (5)

 

 

Sabah Cultural Village (23)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (24)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (25)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (26)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (9)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (10)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (11)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (12)

Cultural Dance

Sabah Cultural Village (13)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (14)

 

Sabah Cultural Village (15)

 

That’s was fun and interesting right?

Come join my Sabah Tour Package today! or Learn more about my Kinabalu Tour Package for an adventure!

Tour of Sabah

Tour of Sabah with Mr Beh, Selena, Koh brothers and the rest of the adventure team!

Sabah river exploration

Gerama River Cruising – we get to spot some Proboscis Monkeys, Silver Leaf-Monkeys, Crocodiles, Fireflies, Kluang (giant bat).

View of Sabah's forest from above.

View down from heaven!

View nearby the Desa Cow Farm in Kundasang, Sabah.

 

A cow farm in Sabah!

Plenty of cows or cattles here at Kundasang.

Sabah has beautiful beaches. One of them is Tanjung Aru Bay.

Tanjung Aru Bay – one solid beach!

40 Metres High Canopy Walk at Poring Hot Spring, Sabah, Malaysia.

You’ll one to hold the ropes on this one and not look down, because it’s 40 metres from the ground!

Young poeple having fun at a small waterfall at Poring, Sabah, Malaysia.

Small & natural waterfall.

Beautiful Flowers of Sabah, North Borneo, Malaysia.

Nice & beautiful flowers…

Nepenthes or Monkey Cup!

Nepenthes rajah in the wild – an endangered monkey cup plant that is endemic to Sabah, Malaysia.

 

The World’s Toughest Mountain Race Is At Mount Kinabalu!

Do you like hiking or mountain climbing? Want to join the professionals in mountain climbing? Why not join the 25th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon 2011? This is a great opportunity to race with the pros as it is also known as the World’s Most Toughest Mountain Race!

Mount Kinabalu Climbathon 2011

When Is This Race?
22nd to 23rd October 2011

How Can I Join This Race?
Participants must be 18 years and above and must submit the registration form by 10th October 2011 (you still have time!).

How Hard or Easy It Is To Win This Race?
You know how long we normal people take to climb Kinabalu right? Let me see, for the usual kinabalu climbers it takes about 8 hours of climbing to reach Laban Rata. And since everyone’s exhausted, then we take a sweet night’s rest in the resthouse. Then the next day we spend about 4 hours to reach Low’s Peak. Most people reach the peak speechless and breathless. Now for this race, the race participants are given a time limit to complete the race – for the Men category, it’s 2 hours 30 minutes to reach the peak. Take any longer than that, one is disqualified. For the Women category & Men’s Veteran (40 years above) category, given some mercy, they must reach the peak in 3 hours 30 minutes. But that’s not the end yet. They must trek back down to the finishing line at Kinabalu Park HQ within 2 hours (Men) and 3 hours (Women & Men’s Veteran)! So don’t worry too much if you’re participating because most race winners are only breathless for just 5 hours max.

What are the Prizes?
Good question! The first 10 to reach the summit gets a 24 carat gold pendant. For those who finish the race – the 1st Place will be given USD4500, 2nd Place USD4000 and 3rd Place USD 3500 in both Men’s category & Women’s category. And there will be cash prizes up till the 15th place. I also heard the champion of champions (looking at past climbathon winners, championship winners and record breakers) will be awarded the Skyrunner® Super Cup!

Who Shall I Contact For More Information?
You can contact Mr Wences Autine at +6088232121 or email him at wences@sabahtourism.com

Where Can I Get More Information?
http://climbathon.sabahtourism.com/

Here’s a video of the past Climbathon race in 2010:

So climbers, don’t miss the chance to watch the race in action or join the climbing action with the world’s professional mountain climbers. Who knows you could be a mountain climbing champion? Just remember to thank me when you’ve won.

The Filipino Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

Food at the Filipino Market at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Borneo

Quick one since someone asked me about this. This open market is operated by mainly Filipinos and it stays open till late at night as well. Food – its main ingredient is all over the place, in almost every stall. At dinner time, people would go there for BBQ seafood and other yummies. You’ll find the Lobsters and Giant Prawns more pricey, but worth the try if its your first time. Besides food, seafood, BBQ, they do sell a lot of other stuff there like vegetables and fruits as well, and anywhere in Sabah they are usually quite fresh. I must say there are quite a variety of fish from the sea, from giant ones to the ones that can fit in your pocket.

Their delicacies are also something special for outsiders to try. If you love night markets, then you’re sure to find something interesting or amusing along those tight pathways.

I know, I know.. More photos on the non-food later… stay tuned.

 

 

Namewee says… We Are Nothing At All – 四大皆空

*WE ARE NOTHING 四大皆空* Lyrics 歌詞和翻譯
Artist: Namewee/KarenKong feat. Dennis Lau(Violin)
Written/Arranged by Namewee 詞曲/編曲 黃明志
Eng lyrics written by Namewee/Fred Chong

 

intro#
Open your eyes y’all
睜開你們的眼睛!
This is a wake up call !
聽清楚這首歌!
For those ignorant people of the world
我要獻給自以為是的人類

 

Rap#
打開報紙 又是一堆殺人放火
Another tragedy headlining the news today
又是吵架 面紅耳赤你爭我奪
People fighting each other to get ahead
又是政客 在胡言亂語show off (Diam lah!)
People playing politics to misleading the people (Shut up!)
又是明星 在絞盡腦汁炒作 (Oh please loh!)
Celebrities making up gossips for fame (Oh come on!)
每個人 都想展現自己與眾不同
Everyone thinking they deserve to be special
誘惑太多 榮華富貴怎樣 都不夠
Lustful thoughts out to get you at every turn
來繼續墮落 快來繼續賣弄
Keep showing off your material wealth
你還有什麼 你還想證明什麼
So what else do you wanna prove here?

你說你 能征服所有一切 當你擁有一切
You keep asking for more in life
你卻從不自覺
But do not know when to stop
你說你 能面對所有困難 所有的困難
You said you can face all the hardship
都是過眼雲煙
Easy come easy go
你說人定勝天 水來土淹
You think mankind can overcome nature
如果天 塌下來你會把它當棉被
No trouble is too much trouble
哈哈 有一天 可能就在今夜
But when the boogeyman comes knocking
山崩地裂 你也只能躲在棉被
Times up and there will be nowhere else to hide

Chorus#
We’re nothing at all We’ve got nothing at all
我們一無是處 我們一無所有
When you’re trying hard
to be king of the world
但我們卻貪得無厭 自以為是
We’re nothing at all We’ve got nothing at all
我們一無是處 我們一無所有
Can’t you see
that we’re only hurting this world?
卻不斷的傷害這個世界

 

Rap#
劫 是逃不過的劫 是老天在發洩
Our path leading to a dead end we cannot escape
還是大地在埋怨
Our destiny written long before we set foot on earth
埋怨人類做的一切 是時候做個了結
Karma awaits and time to face the music
它一步一步 來摧毀一處一處
One by one we suffer the same fate
你只能痛哭 只能痛苦
You can only cry out loud
只能對著屍體 來表現你的無助
Staring at the lifeless body of your love ones
你的車 你的名牌 你的錢 你的房子
All your materialistic belongings
會在災難中化為一片泥土
Turning into waste when disaster come claiming

流著淚 望著天 等著判決
We wait for our sentence on judgment day
排著隊 等著灰飛煙滅
The door at hell’s gate soon opens
世界末日會在明天? 還是明天後的明天?
Will the world finally ends tomorrow or the day after tomorrow?
閉上眼 睜開眼 剎那之間
In the blink of an eye
一瞬間 變成了 一萬年
The clock could turn back a million years
廢墟中找尋不到 記憶裡幸福的家園
Happiness no longer exist in what we used to call home

Chorus#
We’re nothing at all We’ve got nothing at all
我們一無是處 我們一無所有
When you’re trying hard
to be king of the world
但我們卻貪得無厭 自以為是
We’re nothing at all We’ve got nothing at all
我們一無是處 我們一無所有
Can’t you see
that we’re only hurting this world?
卻不斷的傷害這個世界

Bridge#
Can I catch my breath Before I say ‘i love you’
在說愛你之前 我能不能夠吸一口氣?
Can we kiss again under the poison rainfall?
不如在”毒雨”下 來個浪漫的擁吻?
Can I hold you tight Until tomorrow?
睡覺的時候 讓我一直抱著你到明天?
Or tomorrow …There’ll never be tomorrow …
但是明天… 或許已經沒有明天了…

Rap#
看見災難很驚世 它有什麼樣的警示
So what have we learned from the misfortunes of others
還是 你只是看看電視 不關你的事
Or it’s good entertainment cos it’s not in your backyard
繼續放肆 繼續無恥 做你以為對的事
So continue living your own irresponsible and ignorant life
犯了一生的罪 沾了一身的穢 然後再濫用宗教信仰脫罪
Feed your guilty conscience by abusing your god’s forgiveness
天蓋之下 地載之上 一群無知的人類
Between heaven and earth lies a lost species
以為出類拔萃 都在自我陶醉
Thinking that this can last forever but they’re wrong

 

Chorus#
We’re nothing at all We’ve got nothing at all
我們一無是處 我們一無所有
When you’re trying hard
to be king of the world
但我們卻貪得無厭 自以為是
We’re nothing at all We’ve got nothing at all
我們一無是處 我們一無所有
Can’t you see
that we’re only hurting this world?
卻不斷的傷害這個世界

Active Climber. Tour Guide. KK. Mount Kinabalu. Sabah.