10 Things You Should Bring When Climbing Mount Kinabalu

Wondering what you should bring to climb the majestic Mount Kinabalu? Deciding what to pack is more than just lacing up your hiking shoes and packing loads of snacks. Carrying proper items with you is absolutely crucial and it is the key to keep you going further while having a delightful hike with your friends and family, or even by yourself. Don’t fret, here are the 10 things you should bring when climbing Mount Kinabalu.


Emotion, mental well-being, and in the 3rd and final article of Getting Away From Hiking, we look into ‘social notworking’ in hiking. This is a terminology first being used here in Hiking Malaysia since networking largely associates with a purpose of why we engage in a network, and many a time that has to do with working outcomes eg business. The article will explore the formation of social groups, its social cohesion and how those ‘social notworks’ can serve as a lasting measure of emotional and mental stability and health.

10 Things Many People Don’t Know About Mount Kinabalu

Every one of us knows that Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in Malaysia and it is located in Sabah. We also know that Mount Kinabalu rewards every mountain climber with spectacular views at the peak. But, there are many other things about Mount Kinabalu that many of us do not know about. Here are the 10 things many people don’t know about Mount Kinabalu:

He is the First Malaysian to Complete 10 Triathlons in 10 Days

What hasn’t Jeff Lau done before?

When a full marathon does not interest him anymore, he runs the Marathon des Sables, running over 250km across the Sahara Desert.

When the toughest foot race on earth does not intrigue him anymore, he braces himself for the coldest, toughest, and windiest ultra foot race on earth – smashing 560km at the most extreme 6633 Arctic Ultra Marathon.

To most, an ultra marathon is a pinnacle of physical and mental resilience. To Jeff, it is not even close to tough enough. The ultra marathon runner, made history as the first Malaysian to successfully complete the Swiss Ultra Deca Triathlon.

Why Hike With Sandals?

Malaysia is rich in evergreen forests, jewel-blue streams, unique flora and fauna, and many interesting trails and fascinating undergrowths. Because of the variety of beautiful trails, hiking is also surging in popularity in Malaysia every year.

There are almost no seasonal changes in climate, however, the weather in Malaysia most of the time can also be fickle. The climate of Malaysia varies depending on which region you are in. Due to the unpredictable climates and various types of terrain conditions, hiking sandals come into play.

How does the new Banana Boat® Dry Balance Sunscreen work?

We love summer. We love outdoors. We love sunbathing. But we hate the lobster red skin which is extremely difficult to pull off. Whenever the warmth of sunlight rolls around, it’s easy to forget the essentials – applying sunscreen.

We have heard about the importance of applying sunscreen. We know sunscreen not only protects us from damaging UV radiation, it also reduces the risk of skin cancer and sunburns. Yet again, many of us choose not to apply sunscreen because it makes us feel sticky and greasy.

Did you know that the new Banana Boat® Dry Balance Sunscreen has addressed these issues? And, it helps to keep your skin feeling dry and fresh.

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