Fri, 7 Dec 2012 08:43:33 +1000
It was wonderful to reflect on the heroes of Sandakan and follow their footsteps. It was inspiring to walk in memory of one of the soldiers and appreciate their bravery and determination and follow their story. Thanks to the team of TYK for their dedication and sharing of their knowledge of the Sandakan Death March with us. A special thanks to our guides Basil, Jimmy, Duin, Sai, Jeffery and Saib for sharing their culture and practices of Sabah. Also thanks to my fellow trekkers for enhancing the adventure and adding to my wonderful experience of Sabah.
David and Karla Cronin
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 3:55 PM
Please accept my sincere thanks to you and your team for making my Death March experience so memorable. I would especially like to heap praise on all the guides and support staff. They made us feel like we were VIP’s and were always ready to offer a hand or some words of encouragement. I consider myself an experienced walker and have been challenged many times to continue walking in conditions that many would rate as far less than comfortable. At ALL times during our March your guides ensured that not only were we walking safely, also that our experience was enjoyable. The individual knowledge of the track as well as a genuine respect of the plight of our special POW’s was particularly a stand out in what was overall a very emotional and rewarding experience. Thank you to all involved in allowing me to “walk in the footsteps of hero’s”. Lest We Forget.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012
The walking tour with TYK Adventures was physically challenging and personally rewarding and will remain a “significant life experience” for me. There were many special places and moments – too numerous to comment on them all. However, if I choose only one, I must say it was difficult to reconcile the Last Camp as it is now with the horrors that occurred there so long ago. Following in the footsteps of the POW’s certainly gave us an opportunity to reflect on how people cope with extreme adversity, and walking in memory of “my” POW made the trek so much more meaningful.
We were always in safe hands with our guides, who were all friendly, always helpful, and physically so strong. Special thanks to Sai and Basil for helping me to negotiate all those slippery slopes and river crossings.
Tham, it was a pleasure to travel with a company that reveres this episode in Australian history and in so doing, strengthens the bond that already exists between Sabah and Australia.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012
The Sandakan Ranau Death March Walking Tour was sensational!!
To you Tham and your staff especially Basil, Jeff, Jimmy, Saiheng & Duin a very big thank you who were very experienced and more than accommodating to all our needs. A lot of care went into preparing this package and is a walk not to be missed!!