Aiming to break the world record
According to Edward, his attempt will take place from March 8 to 13, covering a total distance of 20 kilometres.
“I will start from the Timpohon Gate. It will take me six days and five nights to complete the challenge,” he said. But despite the sheer difficulty, he is no stranger to doing similar stints.
In 1992, he walked backwards from Inanam to the peak of Mount Kinabalu before descending the mountain normally, cementing his status as the first person to achieve that feat in the Malaysia Book of Record. According to Edward, he managed to do that in just 61 hours.
He also had walked backwards from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu in 2009 and from Lahad Datu to Penampang in 2012, both to raise fund for the Seri Mengasih Centre and Bukit Harapan respectively. According to him, living with a disability did not stop him from contributing to society.