Here's what our friends have to say...

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!

Regards,
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

Miki

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

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.

Regards,
Sophia.

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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhuP06b5JTY&feature=channel_page

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

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

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