Monday, August 3, 2015

Trail With Malim Gunung Kinabalu

Kota Damansara Community Forest Reserve
Jalan Merbah 10/1, Kota Damasara, 47810 Petaling Jaya
GPS Coordinates 3.168766, 101.580455



5km and 2km

By minimum contribution of RM50
(All contributions will be donated to the 4 families of the late mountain guides)

This is a No Frills Trail run open to maximum of 500 pax only. 

This project is an initiative of Daniel Tan and YS Lee

To ensure transparency in all monies collected, contributors may check on the list at the link below

How to contribute?

Step 1:
Fill in the form

Step 2:

Bank in your contribution to -

JW Biznet
Account No : 3-1960215-17
Public Bank, Pandan Jaya Branch

Step 3:
Email the form and confirmation to

Once we received your entry form & payment, a confirmation number will be issued to you. You may check on your contribution via the List of Contributors as stated above.

For more details, you may email your queries to - or call Julie Wong at 016-2284088



To pay tribute to all the Mountain Guides of Mount Kinabalu (also knwn as Malim Gunung)
To honor the 4 unsung heroes who give their lives for the safety of climbers whom they regarded as their guests
To raise fund for the families and next of kins of the fallen Malim of Mount Kinabalu
To be in solidarity with the people of Sabah especially those who are directly affected by the earthquake


June 5, 2015 at 07:15
The earthquake struck Ranau, Sabah with a magnitude of 6.0 which lasted for 30 seconds.  Eighteen people died  with most of the deaths being Singaporean students from Tanjong Katong Primary School, while about 137 other people who were climbing the mountain were stranded, but were subsequently rescued.
As a result, from the earthquake, most areas in the Kinabalu Park have been closed temporarily until the situation is cleared and undergoing repairs .

Mountain guides that made a difference.
At about 4pm, the mountain guides collectively decided to lead the group to safety themselves, after not having received any word of help that was coming for them.
"I don't think the climbers would have been able to make it through the night. Most of them were wearing thin layers of clothing. They were hungry and thirsty. We either died waiting, or died trying. We chose to die trying," said Mr Kintai, one of the mountain guides leading the group.
Most of the mountain guides live in the villages surrounding Mount Kinabalu, and depend on the climbing tours for income for their families.
One of the mountain guides identified as Joseph Selungin, 33, was found along with two of his climbers. According to eyewitnesses, Joseph appeared to be using his body to shield two of his climbers from the falling rocks. He is survived by his wife and two children aged four and two.  He promised to return by June 12 to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

The other 3 mountain guides who perished are Robbi Sappingi, Valerian Joannes and Ricky Masirin

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