Climbers spending the night at the Panalaban Basecamp, Mount Kinabalu were surprised with a live viewing of a Premier League football match thanks to the Astro Plug & Play Ultra Box that allowed streaming live sports over the internet. The match was hosted by Astro MeleTOP host Hawa Rizwana Redzuan, entrepreneur Mohd Faiz Bin Zakaria, together with professional porter Jvy Mius.

The trio made the climb up to Mount Kinabalu on the morning of 13 August, where a small group of lucky fans caught an exciting match that night between Chelsea and Liverpool. The match ended just in time for their preparation to ascend the summit.

The whole encounter began when Jvy shared his excitement for the upcoming Premier League season on a TikTok post, hoping he could watch matches between climbs up to Mount Kinabalu.

Faiz, a Liverpool fan, commented on the post and decided to host a match viewing during his climb up and surprise Jvy with a Liverpool jersey, while Hawa was observing the entire encounter and decided to tag along. Faiz shared more videos on their hike to the top, while Jvy shared a TikTok video of his reaction unveiling his surprise.

“Throughout my years of being a porter, this is my first time having someone hike up with an Astro Ultra Box to stream a Premier League match on the resort’s TV. While most hikers would want to rest, football fans are probably energized by watching their team play,” said Jvy Mius.

Hawa shared that despite a long climb to the basecamp, she was excited to watch a thrilling game together with other fans 3,323 meters above sea level.

The Astro Ultra Box with the Sports Pack is a sport’s fan's best friend. The New Astro - Bringing more altitude to your football match and heightening the viewing experience. Paired with the Astro GO App - ain't no mountain high enough. No matter where you wander you can stream all your favourite live games on the go, FREE for Astro customers