Efforts underway to popularise Sabah's second highest mountain
Thursday, 01 July
2004 (Source: Bernama)
Efforts are underway to popularise and provide better climbing
treks up Sabah's second highest mountain, Mount Trusmadi,
which is located in this district.
Minister Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said that besides
having an attraction of its own Mt Trusmadi, at 2,462 metres
high, would also complement the popularity of Southeast
Asia's highest peak, Mt Kinabalu.
"It is a
scenic peak, has waterfalls at various angles as well as
a less rocky peak compared to Mt Kinabalu," said Pairin
who is also Tambunan Assemblyman and Sabah Rural Development
was a need to provide good climbing facilities such as a
better trek as well as more publicity to attract the people
to scale the mountain, he said.
Pairin chaired the Tambunan District Development Committee
meeting where he urged the various departments to popularise
He also urged
the Sabah Forestry Department which managed the Trusmadi
Forest Reserve to make the mountain an appealing attraction
and agencies involved should take steps to rid the vicinity
of pollution and clean up the surrounding area from garbage,"
He related his
experience climbing the mountain with a group in the mid-1990s
when it was littered with garbage.
Upon seeing this,
the group conducted an impromtu cleaning up of the surroundings,
can be scaled up from Kampong Kaingaran here and it has
two peaks of almost the same height.