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Dear Michela,

Many thanks for organising our trip which all went very well. We both really enjoyed our tours in Sabah and Sarawak.

You were a great source of advice and organised this all really well. I was also very pleased with the high standard of the guides at Mt Kinabulu, Mulu and Kinabatangan and all the accommodation etc.

Many thanks,

Best wishes,

Mark Aitken, 18 December 2009

Anne and the Mountain Torq Team,

I can't say enough about Anthony and rest of the team that helped me summit Mt. Kinabalu last week. They are amazing professional and expert guides, trainers, ecologists, and truly wonderful human beings. Anthony knows people and knew just what I needed, as well as what the mountain needed as he cleaned up after other hikers who had left wrappers and other trash on the trail.

Be assured that I will be telling all my friends about this experience and the 5 Star treatment that I received all along the way.

I have attached four photos that I think capture the best of the best moments while I was on the mountain. Please pass them (and the compliments) along.


Clint Moore, 05 December 2009

Dear Sarah,

Let me thank you for the wonderful time we had in KK. The tours went without any hitches. We truly enjoyed the sites and also the food. My biggest appreciation would be to Shem, our tour guide. He is an excellent guide and was very helpful to us, most particularly to our 84-yeard old mother. He truly is an asset to your group.

Rest assured that I would recommend you to my friends who are interested in going to KK.

Again, many thanks.

Dr. Cecilia C. Carlos

Dr. Cecilia C. Carlos, 05 December 2009

Dear Michela,

We have just arrived home after a great holiday. We toured Indonesia for another 2 weeks after Sabah. The best part was the Durum valley and Mataking island where we were the only guests on the island for the 3 days (ony 16 guests and all went diving).

Many thanks for the arrangements. If any of my friends want to visit Sabah we will recommend you.

Very best regards

Leonard Schneider, 30 November 2009


Thank you. I received the travel vouchers before I left Abu Dhabi and was able to print them. I'm at my friend's house in Kuala Lumpur now and will be heading off to bed soon. My flight is tomorrow to KK, which I'm very excited about. If I have time, I would like to thank you in person for handling my travel arrangements but I don't know if I'll have time before my return flight to KL on Tuesday. If I don't get the chance to see you in person, thank you so much for all of the help, patience, and advice. You've been great.


Clint Moore, 27 November 2009

Hi Len,

My friends and I had a great trip atop Kinabalu. Very good arrangements, everything went very smoothly. We particularly enjoyed the via ferreta. The guides for the via ferreta (John and gang) were very professional. They were very friendly and simply, a great bunch of guys. The porters and mountain guides (Anthonious) assigned to us as well. The river lodge was Poring was impressive as well.

Thank you for everything and I will like to recommend my friend, Yihan, who I cc-ed in this mail, your package. Hope you can give him the best rates!

Douglas and Colin

Douglas Seah, 03 September 2009

Ciao Michela!

Oggi ho trovato la nota su quella che mi hai dato il tuo indirizzo. Quella sera volevamo chiamarti, ma non siamo riusciti a trovare il pessattino di carta!,

un peccato perché veramente mi sembri una donna molto agradabile, e poi anche perche ho rimasto con tante cose da chiederti! jaa!

A realtà volevo solo ringraziarti per la tu gentilezza e la simpatia quella giorno al lodge.

In particolare mi sonno inamoratto di Kota e Borneo in generale.

....Chi potrebbe essere fortunato ad essere lì come te!
Sai che qui a Barcellona, se avete bisogno di qualcosa mi¡e lo dice. ok! Vi lascio con un grande abbraccio


Saluti da Dolors anche

Miguel Angel Nicola, 01 September 2009

Hi Jessica,

Good morning!

Here are 3 photos for you to post on your website if you like.

IF I have friends visiting Sabah, I am sure to recommend them to your Company for a tour or climb IF needed. Of course and I, also my friend will go back there to climb and reach the summit of Mt. Kinabalu someday again soon. Real looking forward to it!

Thanks once again and have great days ahead!

Warmest regards,
Karen & Yukiko.

Karen & Yukiko, Singapore, 13 August 2009

Hi Jessica,

How are you?

I've came back to Singapore already a week but still thinking of the Sabah trip that I booked through your Company. I would like to say my friend and I could enjoy the tour very much even there were some changes to itinerary due to bad weather and not able to climb to the summit of Mt. Kinabalu because of the strong wind. I guess we will go back there again some time again soon.

The guide, Mr. Alex was friendly and helpful for us throughout the trip, so is the driver (Mr. Eddy) who sent us off to the airport for departure. My friend lost her cellphone and he helped us to speak through phone to the other party but and unfortunately, we still won't be able to get back the cellphone. In any case, "Thanks" to all for their kindness and help.

A big "THANK YOU" in many ways!

With rgds,

Karen Ong, Singapore, 11 August 2009

Dear Anne,

Our family arrived home last week after a wonderful holiday in Borneo. Without doubt the highlight of our trip was the unforgettable tour down the Kinabatangan River staying in lodges, meeting the local villagers and spotting the wild life.

Thank you for your help in organising this tour. You and the company you represent were professional, courteous and helpful. Even when there was a slight glitch about airline tickets being booked to Sandakan, you were quick to rectify the situation.

Thank you very much for your help in making our holiday so enjoyable. It was a pleasure dealing with you. Our family thoroughly recommends your company to anyone who wishes to visit your beautiful country.

Kind regards,
Kate Porter

Kate Porter, 28 July 2009

I am writing to acknowledge the outstanding service I have received from your company while planning a climb of Mount Kinabalu. I have been making arrangements for this with Anne Dsilva who has been brilliant. We have had to make short notice changes to our plans, due to illness of my partner. On two occasions she was able to rearrange our booking for us with no delay. We found her to be friendly, courteous and professional.

Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson, 24 July 2009

Dear Anne,

Hi : ) We're back from our wonderful Mt Kinabalu trip with loads of fun memories.

We survived the 2 times ascend and managed to summit on the first climb to see the spectacular sunrise. On the 2nd day, our ascend to 7.5KM for via-ferrata activity was a breeze. Many thanks to you for arranging a very experience guide, Anthony Gunting who has been so, so helpful. The via-ferrata acitivity thru Low's Peak circuit was very exciting and adventurous. Roland, our via-ferrata guide was so cool and patient. He took a number of great photographs of us whilst we're busy "hooking & looping".

We've enjoyed ourselves very much and hope to return with more friends next year.

Best rgds,
Miss Tan

Miss Tan, Malaysia, 07 July 2009

Hi Len,

Hope you are well.

Just wanted to give you back some feedback from my trip. I truly had a wonderful, unforgettable, exhilarating time.

My Mountain Guide (Francis Suanti, unsure of spelling) was polite, calm and genuinely friendly. My Via Ferrata Guide (unsure of name, I think it was Subleen, but I was the only person signed up to do Low's Peak Circuit on July 3 with them and they were professional and conscientious as well as fun. Mount Kinabalu and the Via Ferrata were the best experiences I have had in a long, long, long time.

Booking with you was very easy and it was very proactive of you to suggest a trip that matched the time off I had. It was a lovely touch to include the certificate (for climbing to the summit) as well as a welcome note with Anne's contact details if I needed any assistance.

I would certainely consider using your travel services again, the only thing that might be worth keeping an eye on is the pick-up/ drop-off service though. My pick-up was an hour late. And my drop-off was going to take me to the wrong hotel (I over-heard them mention the hotel I had been picked up at). Also, not a problem, but is it normal for other passengers who have not booked a tour with you to be picked up as well?

Anyway, many thanks again for the most excellent itinerary and customer service.


Sophia Wong, United Kingdom, 06 July 2009

Hi Len & Anne,

We are back now and I just thought I'd send you a short email to pass on our thanks for helping us organise the climb. All three of us thoroughly enjoyed it and we have got the bug now, so were looking for a new challenge for next year. I took millions of photo's + a few video's, one of which I put on You Tube last night (of us reaching the summit).

Unfortunately, due to weather conditions, the previous nights climbers were turned back, and it looked like it was going to be similar on our night ascent. The other 2 guys with me were also a little uncomfortable with heights and didn't like the thought of the via ferrata. So, to give us a better chance of reaching the summit (due to better weather in the mornings), we all decided to go up to the summit around 9am. As it turned out, it was a great decision because we were the only ones above the last checkpoint and we spent an hour sat on the summit, which gave us a chance to really enjoy it and soak up the views, without being stuck in a queue in the dark & cold :-D

Here's a weblink for our video clip

Thanks again for all your help, it is really appreciated and everything went perfectly. I will definitely recommend the climb, and your services to all of my friends.

With kind regards,

Ralph Haslett, United Kingdom, 19 May 2009

Hi Anne & Len,

I just got back from KK just now and boy am I tired. I summited Mt Kinabalu and then rushed over to do Low's Peak Circuit. And it was amazing!!!! What an experience to behold trying out Via Ferrata. The best part was it was just me and the Mt Torq trainer (Joe)because the other two participants wanted to do Walk The Torq instead of Low's Peak Circuit after they completely exhausted themselves going for the summit. Joe was amazing. He knew which areas to photograph me and was very professional and really made me enjoy Via Ferrata rather than letting me think the safety of it all. I let myself loose on Via Ferrata and had some amazing pictures in my Facebook.
I'll put it in my blog in a couple of days time.

Looks like ABC Tours have struck a perfect chord with me. That's great because when all goes well, I will always continue use you guys as my preferred agent in East Malaysia just like how I always use my Perhentian agent for more than 6 years now. Anyway, thanks Anne , for the Mesilau, Pendant Hut and Via Ferrata arrangement. You did great.

As for my April 2010 Sipadan trip, I know it's a long way to go but I've already bought my KL-Tawau-KL tickets (Apr 21-Apr 25 2010) already for RM70.00.

Can you provide me with the options available so I can plan in advance? Like how much is per dive, rental of equipment, staying in Kapalai,Mabul or Semporna ( I once stayed in Dragon Inn for 2 weeks a couple of years ago), etc. Take your time in providing these info.

Last but not least, thanks again guys.

Teoh Yew Aun

Teoh Yew Aun, Malaysia, 11 May 2009

Dear Michela,

back home in the UK I just wanted to say thank you very much for arranging a fab trip for us in Borneo. Everything worked out well, everyone was friendly and we had an amazing time. We especially enjoyed having Patrick as our guide - please thank him on our behalf. We also loved the long house, it's rare to meet such a hospitality as the one we were greeted with there.

We'll recommend you to friends going in the summer. So once again, thank you very much.

Best regards,

Henriette, United Kingdom, 23 April 2009


Please excuse my late reply to your e-mail.

Had difficulty with the Internet the day before I left for KK.

I really enjoyed my hike of Mt. Kinabalu - we were pretty lucky with the weather; the rain didn't hit until after I had made if back to Pendant Hut.

Your driver and my guide were excellent.

Thanks for all of your assistance organizing this trip.


Jonathan, 17 April 2009

Dear Len,

We just returned home from our holiday in Malaysia. We really enjoyed our visit to Mount Kinabalu and climb to the Low's Peak and Via Ferrata. It was really beatiful and all the Mountain Torq services were very well organised. We will for sure recommend the trip to others.

Would it be possible for you to email me the receipt of our payment? I paid with credit card upon reservation.

With best regards,
Jussi Juutinen

Jussi Juutinen, 08 January 2009

Dear Michela,

First of all, happy new year!
I hope you did enjoy your stay in Italy and had a great time with your family and friends.

We have arrived in the cold but sunny Tokyo two days ago but it is difficult to go back to our normal life and a part of our mind still remains in Borneo.
Michela, we would like to thank you for all the arrangements you have made for us. Everything went smoothly and we could enjoy every minute of our vacation. We have seen so many fantastic things and the nature of Sabah is breathtaking. We had a lot of fun in Mabul Island and we were fortunate and got two times the permission to go diving in Sipadan and had so the chance to see sharks, countless turtles and the big school of barracudas.

Also, the experience to see our distantly relatives the Urang Utans in Sepilok and all the wildlife in Danum Valley and Sukau was amazing and we will keep a lot of great memories and impressions.
I have attached some pictures of our trip but it was difficult to choose because we've seen so much and took so many photographs. But if you are interested to see more my friend Stefanie posted some pictures on her side of Facebook. May be you are a member of Facebook, too?

Say hi to your co-workers we've met in your office in Kota Kinabalu.

Anke & Stefanie

Anke & Stefanie, Japan, 07 January 2009

Hello Len

I want to thank you on behalf of myself and my family for the excellent arrangements you made, we had a great holiday and particularly fell in love with Mataking!

thanks again for making this a memorable holiday.

have a terrific 2009!


Thomas, 07 January 2009
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