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Hi Anne

Thanks for your reply and we only had the one night with no power for a few hours. I was relating Papua to how heavy the rain came down on that one day - other than that the weather has been great. When we get back to Papua I will send you some of the pictures from our vacation here. So I would think you can put the following comments on your Web Page.

We have had a really good time here at the Nexus Resort. The Staff have been great, very obliging and really helpful in looking after our needs. Meals are average, but the service is good. The beach is really nice with soft clean sand and the sea is clean and warm. The only thing we have found is the Resort is expensive for dining / drinking / Spa etc and a little too far from KK. They do provide good transportation to and from the Resort but if one wants to shop it is a little inconvenient.

The golf cart situation has improved so this has been remedied. We would recommend the Nexus Resort to anyone wanting to have a nice relaxing vacation. Again thank you for your valued assistance and we will visit again. All the best

Ron / Diana

Ron & Diana Koebel, Indonesia, 26 June 2010

Dear Anne

I just came back to my home Japan today.

Thank you very much for all your help arranging Mt. Kinabalu activities and accomodations.

Low's peak and via ferrata were good experience with great guides under the nice weather.

 

We really enjoyed the mountain and are thinking of going back there someday again. but next time would be for climbing other peaks such as oyayubi peak. and I would like to stay in a local home, I mean, I want to experience homestay somewhere around the bottom of Mt. Kinabalu. Would it be possible to ask you to arrange???
Please check my FACEBOOK page as EMI SANJO. I made an album of Borneo trip.

How was your days in Mt. Kinabalu?

glad that you also climbed it!

wishing you all the best
Emi

Emi Sanjo, Japan, 14 June 2010

Hi there. Hope you are all fine. Every time we look at the photos we just don't feel like working. We want to go back there in Pom Pom and stay for a longer period of time.

Anyway to Carla please send our regards to everyone especially my dive master Andrea. Tell him I am trying to get the Sabah State government to fund a special coffee book for Pom Pom island. I have called some of my friends and they have not reverted to me. I personally do not have any contacts in E Mal.

Angela, hope you are doing well and diving regularly. I don't know when is the next opportunity for me but be rest assured if the chance arise we will appoint you to organize for us.

To all of you at POM POM have a wonderful day.

We miss you all.

Hey Carla get the owner of the resort to call us whenever he is in KL. We can share some Marketing ideas. And Andrea can make some income with his wonderful underwater pictures. They are world standard.

Azman/Mussadikh
DNA COMM Sdn Bhd

Azman/Mussadikh, Malaysia, 20 May 2010

Dear Anne,

I cannot say enough thank you for everything you have done to our group. Allow me to share this website (see below) that depicts our recent climbs in the Philippines and Malaysia. Our high school kids had a great time and I hope they learned a little about themselves during these climbs. Say "hi" to Len for us. You guys are the best!

To Life!

Gus

Gus Guerrero, USA, 18 May 2010

Dear Ann,

Just arrived in Chicago from Manila tonight.

Allow me to thank you for all the great things you did for us in KK. It would have been difficult to get out of that Air Asia snafu without your assistance. Fortunately, you were there when we needed you most. Among others, you facilitated our re-booking, obtained free accommodations for us from Air Asia and allowed us the use of your office computer and phones. Indeed, you were most generous not only with your time but also with your resources when you comped our dinner that night; that was really nice and lifted our sagging spirits.

 

Money can buy excellent service but it cannot buy the empathy and generousity that you provided. For these, we are most thankful.
Our appreciation extends to Len and everyone else in ABC Tours. Please, let them know how we feel.

Sincerely,
kerry

Kerry Pacana, Philippines, 18 May 2010

Hi Anne,

I just wanted to say thanks for organizing us on a great trip up Mt. Kinabalu. It was a stunning place and it was the highlight of our week long adventure in Malaysia. I attached a picture of my on the via ferrata to this e-mail.

One small thing- on my certificate that I climb Mt. Kinabalu, my name is spelled incorrectly. It is written as "Michael David O'Niell" instead of "Michael David O'Neill". Is it possible to have another one printed out and mailed to me with the correct spelling of my name? I hope it's possible.

Thanks again Anne!

Best,
Mike, UK

Michael David O'Niell, United Kingdom, 18 May 2010

Cara Michela,

purtroppo abbiamo finito le nostre vacanze in Borneo e in Singapore.

Ti invio il nostro feedback sui resort:

Tanjung Aru Resort Shangri-La: ottimo albergo con dei servizi soddisfacenti; il mare è brutto ma almeno c'è un telo che filtra l'acqua, così è possibile fare il bagno tranquillamente senza pensare alle meduse o altri animali. Per le famiglie con i bambini è ottimo. C'è anche il servizio di barca che porta sulle isole vicine.

Cena a buffet: per gli europei non è molto buona, cmq ci sono dei piatti squisiti.
Lankayan Island Resort: molto esclusivo per la bellezza, la tranquillità, il cibo, la pulizia, lo staff e le tartarughe che depongono le uova la sera; non c'erano nè mosquitos, nè sand flyes, nè meduse. Il mare pieno di coralli colorati e pesci. Il prezzo è caro ma vale per l'esclusività del posto. Per le famiglie con i bambini è molto buono visto che il mare è shallow.

Sepilok Nature Resort: ottima posizione, ottimo cibo e gli chalet sono puliti e semplici. Bellissimo il giardino.

Orang utan Sanctuary: abbiamo visto due oranghi solamente, si tratta più di dare un contributo per aiutare la conservazione. Il filmato che hanno fanno vedere dopo il feeding time era più impressionante.
Rainforest Discovery Center: super buono chi è disposto di fare delle belle camminate ammirando la foresta pluviale. Stanno per aprire un nuovo canopy walkway.

Ti invio qualche foto della vacanza:)))
Ho dimenticato di dirti che al Sepilok Nature Resort il nostro chalet era attaccato all' orangutan centre e sono arrivate le scimmie e un orango stava scendendo da un albero a 5 metri da noi, era fantastico!

Un caro saluto.

Judit & Giancarlo, Italy

Judit & Giancarlo, Italy, 17 May 2010

Hi Anne,

We have all returned to Singapore and everyone enjoyed the trip very much. The mountain guide, porters and driver were all very helpful. In fact we are talking about returning again to visit other places on interest in Sabah.

Thanks for your great help and being patient with all my questions. Hope to be contact with you again when we plan another visit to Sabah in future.

Take care,
Sylvia, Singapore

Sylvia Yap, Singapore, 04 May 2010

Dear Anne,

now I'm back to Germany. I would like to thank you so much for your help and I can only say your organization was EXCELLENT - EXCELLENT- EXCELLENT.

We enjoyed our trips so much and everythink was perfekt. Thanks for the great days with ABC Travel on Survivor Island and Mt. Kinabalu / Via Ferrata. Thanks also for bringing back my lost hiking sticks to the hotel.

In a couble of days I will send you some photos.

Best regards to Sabah,
Anja, Germany

Anja Kadzioch, Germany, 29 April 2010

Dear ABC Tours,

Thanks a lot for the perfect services provided, all worked out very well from picking me up at the airport till returning to the hotel - pretty satisfied with all services & especially people met ! For sure would use your services right away again as well as recommend you to other travelers as well !

The only not so nice experience (next to climbing the mountain :-) ) was the "pretty simple" breakfast at the Pendant hut. Not that fantastic with toast, toast and some more toast ... ops forgot the boiled eggs, butter & jam - but I really don't wanna complain as all the stuff has to be carried up all the 3270m, considering these efforts it's still reasonable !"

From: Horst Iblher
Nationality: German

Horst Iblher, Germany, 21 April 2010

We started ABCTours with a passion...
Our core value and guiding principle is to conserve and protect our natural environment. It is also our aspiration to present to all our guests our precious Borneo's gifts - nature at its pristine condition.

We believe that our great treasure-troves will be best conserved if more people see for themselves the natural wonders that make this one of the most beautiful places on earth. This is the cradle of our world's environment - the Island of Borneo.

Join us in our effort to preserve this environment that we all depend on for our very existence.

And most importantly, let us turn you into our lasting friends.

This website is dedicated to all our friends, who have been travelling with us and make us understands more about ourselves. We shall use this platform to share our friends' passion with you.

Warmest greeting from all of us at ABCTours.