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All Mount Kinabalu Climbers Descend Safety

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KUNDASANG – All Mount Kinabalu climbers including workers descended safely from Laban Rata Resthouse early this morning following a moderate earthquake last night. According to Sabah Civil Defence Force (APM), the rescue operation which ended at about 4.30am involved 239 people including 130 climbers at the resthouse in Panalaban at 3,272 metres which is the…

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4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mt Kinabalu

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KOTA KINABALU: A 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Mount Kinabalu area, some 16km west of Ranau at about 9.39am Friday, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department website. The quake, which lasted about three seconds, was felt in Ranau, Kota Kinabalu, Penampang and Tuaran. Mountain guide Mollonius Tingdal said he and several climbers were on their…

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‘Face’ Appears On Mt. Kinabalu

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KOTA KINABALU: A “face” appearing on the surface of St John’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 “face” was obvious in certain lighting conditions on the mountain. “It has to be just after sunrise. The…

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‘Posogit’ Ceremony To Pacify Mount Kinabalu’s Guardians

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KUNDASANG – A ritual to pacify the guardians of Mt Kinabalu following its alleged desecration by a group of foreign visitors recently, was carried out here today. Prior to conducting the ritual at 8.25 am, ‘bobolian’ (spirit medium) Abas Arinting, 93, from Kampung Bundu Tuhan led 10 elders from the same village and Kampung Kiau…

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Admits To “Foolish Behaviour”, Mt. Kinabalu Nudist ELeanor Hawkins Apologizes

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A British tourist, who was deported from Malaysia for posing topless on a sacred mountain, has apologised for her “foolish behaviour”. Eleanor Hawkins returned to the UK this morning after spending three days in custody. The 23-year-old aeronautical engineering graduate pleaded guilty at a Malaysian court on Friday (12 June) to taking her clothes off…

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Mountain Guides: Malaysian Unsung Heroes

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KUNDASANG – They may not be popular film stars, but a photo of a mountain guide carrying a student on his back which went viral after the Sabah earthquake last Friday, has earned these Malaysian heroes instant fame. Most of these mountain guides had worked as porters, carrying the belongings of visitors right up to…

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Striking Blue Light Appears In Skies Over Mt. Kinabalu

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KOTA KINABALU: The blue rays seen in the skies over Mount Kinabalu are believed to be a phenomenon usually associated with areas hit by earthquakes. The photo and video of the blue rays over Mount Kinabalu went viral Thursday evening, a week after the earthquake. Geologists describe it as a “blue brush stroke light”. They…

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Quake: Mount Kinabalu May Be “Angry” With Nudists, Say Locals

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PETALING JAYA – The 7.17am earthquake in Ranau may have been caused by aki (mountain protectors) angered over tourists who stripped and urinated at Mount Kinabalu. While most on Twitter said they were just “waiting” for people to blame the 6-magnitude earthquake on the disrespect shown to the sacred site, some were not convinced that…

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