Home > News > Nation
Thursday January 30, 2014 MYT 4:26:00 PM
Thursday January 30, 2014 MYT 5:14:50 PM
by ruben sario
Frost blanketing the ground and plants at Laban Rata on Mount Kinabalu. – Photo courtesy of Mestianna Eil Inda
KOTA KINABALU: The unusually low temperatures in Sabah has sprinkled a layer of frost on the plants on Mount Kinabalu, especially near Panar Laban and Laban Rata at an altitude of just over 3,000m.
In addition, the cold has frozen the water droplets in the mist shrouding the mountain.
“It’s like tiny ice crystals in the air that melt when they touch your skin. It’s magical,” said seasoned tour guide Tham Yau Kong.
Trekkers and staff of the Laban Rata rest house have noticed the frost and ice crystals for the past three to four days.
Tham, who reckons he has trekked up the mountain about 500 times, said he has noticed frost at the peak about 20 times.
“It’s not a new phenomena.
“‘’I am sure the frost is due to the cooler than normal temperatures that we have been experiencing in Sabah for the past two weeks or so,” he said on Thursday.
Cold air leaves frost on Mt Kinabalu
Did it snow on the summit of Mount Kinabalu?
German tourist believed killed in fall near Mount Kinabalu summit
New book explores the other face of Mount Kinabalu
GOF team stranded on Mt Kinabalu since Wednesday
Marine cops foil smuggling bid, seize RM1.4 worth of illegal cigarettes
Community also reminded to adhere strictly to the Quran and Sunnah
Former resort worker to hang for killing manager
WHO: Ebola cases cross 10,000 mark, fatality rate close to 50%
Google flags bit.ly links as malware
Families of MH370 passengers hope for closure
Boys learn about sympathy and altruism from having siblings
Hon Hai says reviewing investments after media reports on US$5.7bil China plant
Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)