August 2014 :: Sandakan Death March
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
“What a fantastic opportunity it was for us to retrace some of the footsteps of our soldiers who suffered so much. It was at times, both emotionally and physically draining but such a satisfying experience to learn about the involvement of the local people in supporting our men. To carry ‘our soldier’ with us through the trek and the afterwards whilst climbing Mt Kinabalu, and finally back on to home soil personalised our entire trip in a way we could never have anticipated. This all added a great deal to the history we had researched through books such as Lynette Silver’s and Paul Ham’s. We have nothing but the highest praise for our guides, Jimmy and Duin, and their willingness to share their knowledge of the jungle and to take us places it looked like no-one had gone before. The support crew of Jeffrey and ‘Lazy Boy’ (JB), were so friendly and willing to go out of their way to satisfy our wishes – and prove there are plenty of ‘Tigers’ in Borneo. As for Beverley, we could not have got a better tour leader. Her knowledge of the death marches was only surpassed by her friendliness and great sense of humour. To have Tham (and the film crew) join us for a couple of day was an added bonus, and spending some time with Tham explains why the trek crew is so fantastic. We would like to think we didn’t just have a great crew looking after and educating us, but we have made some new friends. We could not recommend this trek highly enough”
Ken Lowes, Judith and Greg Young, Greg Mulready, Peter Baldwin and Graeme Clarson
Fri, 12 Sep 2014
I just wanted to thank you personally for an amazing tour, the Robinsons really appreciated your insight, enthusiasm, passion and the extra effort you went to for us.
I will be recommending this tour (with you as historian) to my friends and family as I feel the tour is outstanding value.
the three Robinsons