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You're constantly passed (at high speed) by porters like this guy - quite discouraging... =P  
   

You're constantly passed (at high speed) by porters like this guy - quite discouraging... =P

Many of the porters were women, carrying almost their own body weight in goods!
Climbing Kinabalu

December 10th 2006
Clambering down from the rickety base-camp bunk-bed, I turn off the 2am alarm and wonder vaguely what was going through my mind when I packed for this trip. Already shivering in the frigid early morning air, I blearily consider my woefully inadequate clothing options. Let me sum it up for you like this: I'm about to climb to the summit of the highest mountain in South East Asia and I don't even ha ... read more
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Malaysian Flag During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Fe... ... read more
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