Photographer's Note

A campsite by the Kadamaian River at Kampong Tambatuon. It is the only village this side of the Mount Kinabalu where as if the landscape has two mountains.

The mountain in the centre foreground is Mount Nongkok or also known locally by the natives as "the Son Of Mt Kinabalu" and in the background, generally can only be seen in the morning without its peaks being smothered by the clouds, is Mt. Kinabalu.r

Kampong Tambatuon takes its name from Rambatuon, the native words for stars. Many decades ago, this village had the largest hillside population this side of the mountain and the populace then, described themselves as many as the stars in the night sky. Then, a cholera breakout almost decimated the total population.

From this village, it takes a day trek to Kampong Kiau passing through Kampong Kaung and Kampong Lobong Lobong on the other side of Mt. Nongkok you see in the foreground.

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