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What became of the houseboat
Published on: Sunday, September 15, 2019
By: David Thien

KOTA KINABALU: Remember the houseboat preacher Jonathan Selby that Daily Express reported on his arrival in Kota Kinabalu from the Philippines back in mid-2017. It attracted lots of visitors and donors.

Despite the donations in kind and otherwise to improve his houseboat, it only made it as far as Brunei as it was disabled in a storm that he described as a typhoon in December, after he managed to land in Labuan’s Tanjung Aru beach.

Many witnessed his departure from Putatan where he stayed while repairing his houseboat.

Upon departure, the houseboat nearly demolished a wooden house as it sped on straight due to a breakdown in the steering gear. 

After a couple hours of delay, guided by a village fisherman, Jonathan Selby managed to clear the river mouth out to the South China Sea to be accompanied by a boat.

After his misfortune in Brunei, he managed to fly to Israel, Cyprus and England where he worked as a Santa Claus entertainer. 

He then went down to live in Morocco where the cost of living is only US$10 a day, while waiting for a cheaper flight back to his home in the United States.



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