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Rare treat: A visitor looking at the frost blanketing the plants and the grounds of the Laban Rata rest house on Mount Kinabalu.
KOTA KINABALU: The unusually low temperatures in Sabah sprinkled a layer of frost on 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 water droplets in the mist shrouding the mountain.
“They’re 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 members of the Laban Rata rest house have noticed the frost and ice crystals for the past three to four days.
“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 the past two weeks or so,” said Tham yesterday.
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