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  • At the entrance of Kinabalu Park
    At the entrance of Kinabalu Park
    by Pieter11
  • Smile!!!
    Smile!!!
    by muddybok
  • Deposit your Baggade here!!
    Deposit your Baggade here!!
    by muddybok

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    Hire a Porter

    by muddybok Updated May 18, 2004

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    Negotiation in Progress

    Favorite thing: You can hire porter to carry you excessive baggage at the fee of approximately RM 7.00 per KG for return trip. Do bring only what is needed to scale the mountain. All your shopping & extra change can be deposited at the HQ. (see previous tip)

    My group engage 2 porters which indirectly also acted like our personal guides. Hand held all the sweet young things crossing tough obstacles. In the way, really get our money worth. Our rate is RM6.60/kg.

    P/s: the picture show some other group try to engage the one-way porter after suffered the exhaustion on their way up.

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    Park Permit (Tag)

    by muddybok Updated Apr 29, 2004

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    Park Permit (Tag)

    Favorite thing: You must wear the tag in the park at all time. The tag will indicate your day(s) of visit & will be used for tracking purposes.

    This is what I heard from our guide that upon checking into Mesilau or Timpohon Gates & if visitor didn't check into any rest house at Laban Rata within the same day, he/she will be consider lost. Search & rescue procedures will be invoked.

    Sayat-Sayat check point (KM 7) is serving the same purposes too. Of course signing in & out of these checkpoints will entitle you to purchase a valid certificate of completion for Low's Peak (4,095M) & Laban Rata (3,272M).

    Note that these certificates can be obtained as an option:
    RM1.00 per person (Laban Rata, 3,272M)
    RM10.00 per person (Low's Peak, 4,095M).

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    Fees (Mt Kinabalu)

    by muddybok Updated Apr 25, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The following are some of the changes may incurred for park visitors

    MALAYSIAN

    Entrance Fee - RM3.00 (Adult), RM1.00 (below 18)
    Climbing Permit - RM30.00 (Adult), RM12.00 (below 18)

    NON-MALAYSIAN

    Entrance Fee - RM15.00 (Adult), RM10.00 (below 18)
    Climbing Permit - RM100.00 (Adult), RM40.00 (below 18)

    Other Fees:
    Mountain Guide: RM70.00 (1-3 Climbers), RM74.00 (4-6 Climbers), RM80.00 (7-8 Climbers)
    Insurance - RM 3.50 per person
    Transfer to Timpohon Gate - RM2.50 per person or RM12.50 for group less than 5 persons
    Transfer to Mesilau Gate: RM10.00 per person
    Porter Fee (optional service): RM 7.00 per KG

    USD1 = RM3.8

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    • National/State Park

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    Deposit your Baggage at RM1

    by muddybok Written Apr 25, 2004

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    Deposit your Baggade here!!

    Favorite thing: Upon register yourself with the National Park HQ, you can deposit your extra (excessive baggage) with the park HQ for the fee of RM1 per luggage. By now, most of us would have check out our accommodation at Kinabalu Park & proceed to Raban Rata.

    USD1 = RM3.8

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    At the last signpost of the climb

    by victorwkf Written Aug 29, 2003

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    Favorite thing: During the climb up Mount Kinabalu, there are several signposts telling how much distance one had travelled. The last signpost (I believe it was the 8km signpost) is located near the summit at the rock face region, and seeing this signpost would mean that the summit is near !

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    Beautiful peaks

    by victorwkf Written Aug 29, 2003

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    Favorite thing: There are many beautiful peaks on the top of Mount Kinabalu, and they are made even more beautiful by the sun rays shinning on them in the morning.

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    Reaching the summit

    by victorwkf Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Me (extreme left) at the summit, 4095 metres

    Fondest memory: Finally reaching the summit at 4095 metres above sea level. An achievement for me indeed and beautiful scenery up there. All the effort was really worth it.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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