medical mission trip lumampau sipitang sabah

reaching out, changing lives!

The list of information we received just short of a week before we were due for our weekend medical mission trip was brief. All we got was — electricity by generator set (still under repair), bring torch, sleeping bag and mosquito net, weather can be cold so bring something warm… then there was the assignment…

taishan, mount tai Shandong china

on top of Mount Tai, Shandong

Mount Tai/Taishan (泰山), one of the 5 sacred mountains in China is considered the greatest (五嶽之首) as its location in the east is regarded as a sacred direction with the sun and the moon rise. In history, it was said that there had been as many as 72 emperors including Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇) who…

heze shandong, peonies

a date with peonies at Heze, Shandong

“Let’s go to Shandong for the peonies!” was a statement uttered out of excitement by my good friend May over dinner one fine evening late last year but was one that we took very seriously.  And with that earnestness, we put things into motion this year and by late April we saw ourselves heading to…

sukau kinabatangan, wildlife, proboscis monkeys

“wildest” dreams fulfilled

Going to Sukau along the Kinabatangan River in the east coast of Sabah, North Borneo was one of my two main back-to-the-nature domestic trips for last year.  The first one to Tabin Wildlife Nature Reserve in Lahad Datu materialised in early May 2016 and it was an amazing trip to remember (you can read it here). …

a boat ride to see a huge rock – Batu Punggul

After we concluded our short medical mission trip to Tataluan in the interior of Sabah and before we bid farewell to the villagers and headed home (the photo blog of our amazing journey is here), we spared some time to take a boat ride to see a natural wonder in the area, the Batu Punggul pinnacle.…