Sabah aka Land Below the Wind
Kampung Dumpiring Atas
Jalan Mohimboyon Kibas
David B&B +6088889689
Clean and basic double room with shared bathroom for MYR 20.- or US$ 6.- per person per night, including an opulent breakfast.
Checking out the scenic surroundings south and east of the Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the wild granite spires of Borneo’s highest peak, the majestic Mt. Kinabalu (4,095 m above sea level), always as a backdrop, whilst navigating in four-wheel drive off the beaten track through uncharted mountains, lush valleys and wild streams, visiting the Kadazan-Dusun one-horse town of Ranau with its native open-air market, a congested, colourful and smelly melee of vendors, hagglers, browsers, gawpers and hawkers, and thereafter drinking strong organic tea at the Sabah Tea Garden +6088879220, a pretty tea plantation that looks like a cluster of giant mossy tussocks, located on picturesque rolling hills at an altitude of 800 m near Kampung Nalapak.
Bidding goodbye to our Chinese friend David and to his hospitable village of Kundasang and then heading west, commemorating at the touching Kundasang War Memorial (admission: MYR 10.- per person) the Aussie and British prisoners who died on the infamous Sandakan Death Marches, listening en-route to the music of our favourite punk-rock band Crass, discussing vehemently the pros and cons of pacifism, agreeing partly with Peter Gelderloos that pacifism as an ideology serves mostly the interests of the state and is hopelessly caught up psychologically with the control schema of patriarchy and racial supremacy, and remembering Ramona Thompson who worked up the nerve to write a poem with the title The Only Good Cop is a Dead Cop.
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