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One traveller's day-by-day account of a year-long journey through Japan, China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada

Day 208: 27th August
Summit Great
The flag of Malaysia

Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia

Dawn at 13,500 feet

There should be an international standard for alarm clocks that says they cannot be set for ridiculous times such as 2am. Alas, that's what we had to do last night, in order to be ready to