Image courtesy of Yusuf Hashim
2007 …. at last …… the 4th edition of the trip is starting to turn its wheels!!!
This year, the core organizing committee will comprise members from PhotoMalaysia and it looks like they are going ALL OUT to impress us with the wild inner hinterland of inner Borneo …. most likely with Kota Kinabalu as the LAST stop at the end of the adventure.
They’re leaving soon for a recce trip. Those keen on going for the recce trip please get in touch with Digitalartist (Yusuf) ….. I understand that AirAsia flies budget from JB to Tawau (Sabah)
Their thread with more information on planning stages (currently) is located here:
ONCE THE RECCE TRIP IS COMPLETED and details worked out between Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and ourselves in Singapore, I’ll be posting more details….!!!!
FYI Yusuf Hashim is one of the country’s Who’s Who of Malaysian Explorers and Adventurers. This guy has motorcycled from Europe to Malaysia, done the Silk Route the hard way, just returned from 2 months in South America by 4×4, traversed the Kalahari, done Tibet overland by 4×4 etc etc etc….. the Malaysian Indiana Jones and an all round funny guy and Mr Nice. Those of you who were on Crossing Bridges 3 last year will certainly attest to his good, easy-going, a-laugh-a-minute nature.
Message from Yusuf Hashim”The kids on the remote island that we are going to visit are stateless people. Hence they do not go to school, they dont have access to piped water, electricity, hospitals, playstations, TV, etc. During the last visit by three members of PhotoMalaysia, we left some drawing materials, water colours, and crayons for the kids. During the recce we asked for the drawings and were astounded by the stark simplicity and beauty of the artistic expressions of these kids. Here are some samples of their work. We thought it would be a good idea to offer a few of these drawings for purchase by CB4 participants. We are thinking of asking RM 100 each for these beautiful drawings and 100% of the collection will go to the kids themselves to be used either for the community or for whatever their families needs. RM100 is less than US$30, a small number to most of us but HUGE to these people who earn less than 1.40 ringgit per kilo farming, and collecting DRIED seaweed which are used for pharmaceuticals, which fetches at least USD30 per kilo on the pharmaceutical raw materials market. ”