KOTA KINABALU: A â€œfaceâ€ appearing on the surface of St Johnâ€™s Peak on Mount Kinabalu has startled climbers and social media users.
Images of the unique formation have gone viral.
Kinabalu Park manager Yassin Miki said the â€œfaceâ€ was obvious in certain lighting conditions on the mountain.
â€œIt has to be just after sunrise. The face would then become noticeable,â€ he said yesterday.
Some people who have seen the formation said the â€œfaceâ€ was complete with eyes, a nose and a mouth, he said.
Yassin said the formation was noticeable even before last yearâ€™s earthquake at the mountain that triggered rock avalanches, killing 18 guides and climbers.
â€œIt has been there for some time now,â€ he added.