Mt. Kinabalu = 4,101M?

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Mount Kinabalu On 19 Aug 1997, everyone has learnt from the local and national newspapers that the official height of Mount Kinabalu is 4,095.2m (13,432.26 ft), not 4,101m (13,455 ft). After 10 years, someone still hasn’t updated the information. Just grab a copy of “Going Places”, a free inflight magazine for all passengers of MAS Airline. Flip to the page that has the Malaysia map and look at Sabah state.

Mount Kinabalu

The Sabah map below is from the Sep 2007 issue of Going Places. As you can see, the height of Mount Kinabalu is still posted as 4,101 M. I think million copies of such mistake had been printed for 10 years. Time to remind MAS to change it.

Mount Kinabalu

This error was even more obvious in older issue (see below) of Going Places coz the map of Borneo was taking a full A4 page.

Mount Kinabalu

Nevermind lah, people make mistake sometimes. I also thought that Mt. Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. After doing a search on the net, I found that the Mt. Hkakabo Razi, with a height of 5,881 Metres (19,295 ft), in Myanmar (Burma) is the highest in Southeast Asia. Mt. Carstensz (Puncak Jaya), with a height of 4,884 Metres (16,024 ft), in Indonesia, is the second highest. So Mt. Kinabalu is the 3rd highest in Southeast Asia (but still the highest in Malaysia and Borneo). I also need to update my web site then…

Photos taken in Sabah, Malaysia Borneo