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17 December

Overseas OVs

It is always wonderful to see OVs meeting up, especially in such a spectacular setting as the Tip of Borneo, Sabah, East Malaysia.

Dr Feisul Mustapha (H 90-92) and his family recently visited Howard Stanton (S 84-91) at Howard’s Eco Lodge and Jungle Camp, Tampat Do Aman.

Overseas OVs Howard Stanton Feisul Mustapha

Feisul is currently deputy director of the Malaysian Health Department, in charge of combatting non-communicable diseases for the country. Feisul and his family decided to take a well-earned break and visit his King’s friend. As Howard explained, “We had a great catch up, talking about our time at King’s!”

Speaking with Howard about how things are in Borneo at the moment, he said, “We are doing well (ish) out here. Running a tourism business in a pandemic certainly throws obstacles in the way but we will survive and keep our heads above water. 2020 saw all 22 World Challenge and Outlook Expeditions groups cancel; this was a big bit of business wiped out, but I am happy to report that we have had some groups recently book for 2022, so the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter and closer. During this ‘down time’ I have been busy with maintenance and improvements at our place and in a strange way enjoyed the lockdowns, as they have allowed me to spend more time with the family and crack on with projects I had been meaning to do for a long time.

“We have also welcomed another daughter; Amari Avasi Konsiong Stanton was born on July 24th 2021 and her big sister Margaret Ekow Konsiong Stanton is a very proud and happy big (six years old) sister.”

Both Howard and Feisul, who currently lives in Kuala Lumpur, would love to hear from any OVs who might remember them – and Howard would be very happy to help anyone looking to travel to Borneo/Sabah. If you would like to get in touch with either Howard or Feisul, please get in touch with us at alumni@ksw.org.uk and, with your permission, we will forward your email/contact details onwards.