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In Borneo does it snow?

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July 26, 2011 9:21PM

Borneo's tallest peak, Kinabalu, which rises to 4000m/14,000', does experience snow falls on rare occasions.

Contrary to what many believe, it does snow near the equator, on the highest peaks of various continents. Probably the best-known example is highlighted by Ernest Hemingway's short story "The Snows of Kilimanjaro."

Papua New Guinea actually sports some impressive--yet rapidly melting--glaciers atop 3-mile-high Puncak Jaya.