Along the way, we met several Porters walking up or down. From our guide, I learnt that, as the rest house up there is very secluded, all supply need to be brought from the base, including 35 kg gas bottle. All waste from the rest house are also brought down by these porters.
They charge RM 3,90 / kg one-way to the rest house operator. While from tourists, they can earn better money at RM 10 / kg.
I kid you not, there was a lady who need to be carried down from the rest house (piggy back style) by a porter (shorter than her). I thought that he would walk down slowly with a heavy weight on his back, but how I was wrong 🙂
All are shot with iPhone 4S