The best way to enjoy Sabah is by experiencing its wonders in the ocean and all the way to the tallest mountain in Malaysia, to climb Mount Kinabalu.
So when a petite young lady from Penang booked the Ocean to Mountain program with us, we made sure that her Borneo Adventure is an unforgettable one!
Shu Jia adventurously travelled solo to Sabah for the first time. And when she did, her decision was anything but ordinary when she signed up for a comprehensive yet challenging program by Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures.
For the week-long program, Shu Jia was first brought to our premier Dive Downbelow PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island to complete her PADI Open Water Course and get a chance to enjoy the tropical underwater world of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. What an accomplishment it was, when Shu Jia was able to become a certified PADI Open Water Diver with us!
After a day of rest, the Borneo Adventure continues at Kinabalu Park, Ranau. This time Shu Jia will need to conquer the mighty and majestic Mount Kinabalu which stands at 4,096m high above sea level. During her climb, she experienced a little bit of pain from having sprained her ankle a few weeks ago, but she persevered through it and had successfully reached the summit! Thankfully Tino the mountain guide assisted her a lot throughout the journey.
If climbing with a previous injury isn’t enough, Shu Jia pushed through with another activity – Walk The Torq at the world’s highest via Ferrata! We highly recommend this exciting activity to all our guests. The cable bridge was Shu Jia’s favourite part!
As with any adventure, a story has to come to an end. Before it was time for Shu Jia to return to Penang, she dropped by the head office and gave a cake to the island team and travel centre team each. Our Travel consultant Rachel had guided Shu Jia in her adventure every step of the way, which Shu Jia was really grateful and appreciative for. Her joy was apparent, as with the satisfaction of being able to go home with three precious certificates from her time with Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures!
So if you seek for a holiday unlike any other, we are here to cater to your travelling needs and satisfy your wanderlust. Contact our Travel Centre today and plan your adventure with us!