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In a valley at the foot of Mount Kinabalu is Bundu Tuhan, a scenic farming village housing the Don Bosco Children's Home. Eighty-eight schoolgoing children - aged between six and 18 - live in the home managed by Brother Benedict, a 75-year-old Dutchman who has spent two-thirds of his life helping orphans and the homeless.
One school#8217;s success in climbing Mount Kinabalu has inspired others to attempt the same feat. Students from several schools who read about Sri KDU#8217;s holiday adventure last month, featured in the inaugural issue of I>Stuff@school /I>are keen to follow in their footsteps.
Thousands of people returned to their coastal homes after spending a night on higher ground in various parts of Sabah following a four-hour tsunami alert. Many had gone home as soon as police stood down the alert at 1am but some panic-stricken residents fearing that the tsunami waves were heading towards Sabah decided to stay put at mosques, churches and houses on hilltops.
Successive state administrations have done their part in protecting Sabah's biodiversity for nearly half-a-century starting with preserving areas surrounding Mount Kinabalu as a national park.