Saby’s amazing “Hill Top Party Spot” in Kattingeri Moodubelle

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By Victor DSouza, Doha
Bellevision Media Network

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Moodubelle, 16 March 2011: It was barely few months ago in September 2010, Saby (Ronald Saby D’Souza) said “I am going to build a party spot here right on this hill” showing the place around on the top of the hill after he took me there in his four wheel drive. It was a high hill near his house in Kattingeri. The steep access road with sharp curves was just under construction and it was an adventurous drive to the top. Only a four wheel drive driven by a skilled person can succeed in reaching up there. Well, Saby drove it up with ease like a toy.


On hearing Saby’s plans I was paused for a while thinking how he is going to get the construction materials up here and how will he convince any Engineer or Contractor on this project. But I know Saby from child hood and I knew he will do it some how for sure. The place was beautiful and since it was high, it was a panoramic view all around. I then thought that it might take quite a long time for him to build something here.


When I visited him in end of December 2010, he told me “Victor, come on, I will show you the Hill Top now”. It was night and we went there in his new four wheel drive this time. The roads were neatly built with barricades and seeing the top of the hill I was stunned!! It was unbelievable!! The whole place has been transformed into a beautiful party spot with the floor landscaped with interlock tiles and lawn, without removing the trees so that they provide the shade, classical shaded sitting areas, hanging seats, traditional woven cots, a multi purpose stage at the centre with floor lamps, beautiful lawn, garden, sculptures, pathways, wash room, BBQ stand with roof and many more, everything that is required for a fantastic day or night party or picnic.


It is a calm place with lush green thick trees around and the brightly lit electric lamps and you could feel that you are on top of the world. I still could not believe how on earth he could complete it in just three months time while he is in Dubai, even though he made few frequent visits from Dubai. Then I learned from him that his close friend who is Civil Engineer and Contractor handled this project on top priority. Sabi says, he shared his thoughts and ideas with his friend and the friend got thrilled. Being a civil engineer and builder he said it is his challenge to set it right. He handles his own projects and never takes outside jobs, as an exception towards the friendship, he took the job and completed in three months and did it cost to cost without taking a rupee profit out of it. Moreover he gifted Saby with four antique poles to support both roofs.



Roads were made a year ago and tough task was to cut the rocks to create raw road for the crawling earth mover and to plan the path keeping future safety aspects in mind. Most of the material was transported by Crawl mounted movers and some long structures manually, some emergency material by 4WD. For the past twenty years nobody has been to this hill top due to the tough terrain, thick forest, thorny bushes and the fear of wild animals.


He invited me again to join him, his family and Bellevision friends on January 1st 2011 noon. It was a great time we all friends and families shared together on New Year’s Day in that fantastic atmosphere of very fresh, natural and the stunning beauty of the forest all around us. Saby’s Hill Top Party Spot brought us together for a relaxing day of fun, food and interesting conversing. Children too had a great time playing games and having fun. Later Saby’s parents too joined us and shared some joyous moments with us. Saby further says, if we create such soothing environment, family members and future generation would love to visit home and the native more often thus helps creating and developing stronger family and generation bonds, value and belief system.


Thanks to Saby who is always creative and likes to share the joy with others. This fantastic day will be remembered by us always.


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Comments on this Article
Prithvi Hegde, Mumbai Mon, April-11-2011, 8:07
Dear Seby, Very Nice Place and Make sure you spend sufficiant time there and we will join you some day. Be Happy
Roney, Kerala ,Kottayam Thu, March-24-2011, 1:03
I saw this place with Roney Dsouza before he was making this haven ,it was just a forest He told me that he is going to make this place as a barbeque area his dream come true his hard work come fruitful and hats up for your hardworking (its me george thomas brotherinlow Roney )
Sandra Crasto, Mumbai Mon, March-21-2011, 10:07
Dear Ronnie, Congratulations on your beautiful hill top. Being up there will surely make us feel one with nature. The hard work truly deserves a thumbs up.
Edward Barboza, Kanajar / Auckland Mon, March-21-2011, 5:43
Congratulations Saby. "Hill Top" looks great and fantastic. It will be a great picnic spot for everyone. Must visit by end of this year to this "Hill Top". See you on 31-12-2011
sadanand moolya, kabyadi/doha Sat, March-19-2011, 12:49
thank you shows your interest of your own home town.really good job.i didnt expected such a mind in kattingeri village.god bless you.its looks like kadri park of Mangalore.
Ronald Sabi, Moodubelle Sat, March-19-2011, 9:25
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Victor for a beautiful article on Hill Top. Though I was hesitant initially to publish this article, now I feel it is worthwhile looking at the appreciations for this piece of work. I thank all those who appreciated and expressed delight on this job. It certainly motivates me to go for further creativity and adventure. It is extremely satisfying to note that the landscaping has motivated many in our hometown and few are already seeking my advice for landscaping their home front and back yard. We already have several houses in our home town with beautiful landscaping and gardens. All it takes is imagination, hard work to put the ideas into practice, not to forget the need of couple of hours a week to maintain the same. With great love and gratitude for the support I received, sincerely - Ronald Sabi
Lawrence Saldanha, Kanajar/Kuwait Sat, March-19-2011, 2:02
Dear Saby, Accidentally learnt about your venture in Kattingeri Moodubelle, perhaps I should visit Bellevision more often from now. The entire earth is our mother and we must love her wholesomely. You have demonstrated your love to your mother beyond one s imagination and I can only wish your dream come true and may Almighty God bless Kattingeri so that its fallout may extend to her daughter Kanajar too. Beware of destructive critics, so called conservationists, short-term emotional players, religious hypocrites and subotageurs, who may not tolerate such visionary creativity and innovation, which can one day bring economic prosperity to the land. Wish you all the very best in your endeavors and wish to see one day Saby as the Father of Modern Moodubelle. Kind regards Lawrence Saldanha Kanajar
Benedicta Lobo, Udupi/Dubai Fri, March-18-2011, 12:22
Awesome!!! Saby, you have proved you can do anything nothing is impossible for you, wonderful creativity offcourse you have attracted all of us to your beautiful, peaceful place
fr Paul sequeira, Moodubelle Fri, March-18-2011, 6:59
Hai Sabi,congratulations to youfor having got done a great place to relax.As an artist can see a lion in the stone so also you have seen a beautiful place in your own place.May it be an inspiration to others also.Thanks for your contribution. We would like to see your creativity in future too. God bless you. Fr Paul,Moodubelle.
Remous D souza, padubelle Fri, March-18-2011, 5:55
Dear Rony, you have build a thing which has international quality. it is nice to see place like this in our village place.hatsup for your creativity.
Manoj, Moodubelle/Dubai Thu, March-17-2011, 1:06
This place looks like heaven in our neighbourhood. Looking at these pictures i realise that beauty is arround us and we need not go places looking for it. Great Piece of art Saby am.
Wilfred H Menezes, Moodubelle/Dubai Thu, March-17-2011, 9:14
Saby’am, no doubt you are a genius & that too when it comes for creativity you always astonish people..!!!. Believe me you have created a fabulous place for a perfect unwind on the highest point of Belle, congratulations..!!!, I had an opportunity to visit this place during my last holiday it was a pleasant surprise for me within such a shortest time you have created an “Oasis” on top of this hill. Very uniquely designed & executed party lounge with brilliant ideas bundled with nature, trees & a lush green landscape with a mind blowing panoramic view of the surroundings makes you feel great!. Apart from all this, getting on the top the hill with Sabyam’s 4WD on the steep road is real fun…..!!!. Well done Saby’am, don’t forget to let me know when you plan your next holiday..???
Roy D Souza, Dubai Thu, March-17-2011, 7:27
Hi Saby, Wonderful idea amazing to see it executed in such a short duration. As always,you come up with something different. Would love to spend some quality time with family on Saby hill during next trip to M lore.
Francis L Lobo, Belle/ kattingary Thu, March-17-2011, 3:37
Dear Ronald Saby!!!Congrats!!!Like your Grand father,father you have inbound ideas,vision @ we r all proud of you.Very soon it will be great picnic spot.I think this is only a begining!!!Thanks a lot.
Stanly D Souza, Dubai Thu, March-17-2011, 2:22
Hello Saby, this is wonderful idea to have a leisure place at hill top. No one can think about this except Saby. I know him personally since college days and he is very unique, talented, helping, motivating, inspiring, leading, forgiving, adjustable..... May god bless you and let your talents shine in the years to come.
Fr. Deepak, Belle Wed, March-16-2011, 1:07
Sabi, sabi se uuncha thera pahhad aur dimaagh. Hats off to your Paradise on earth.I wish I could spend my entire life over there meditating the beauty of nature. Warmth of people living there and richness of nature has no comparison and words to express.
Ronald, Belle Wed, March-16-2011, 11:41
Really wonderful!. Approach road is indian however when seeing the pictures of the park it looks like it is one of forign countries!. great work. keep it up Rony.
Charles D Mello, Pangala Wed, March-16-2011, 9:55
Hi Ronald Saby, Although I missed the new year party, I am happy that I was there only two days prior to the party. It is really a Hill Top and any party thee couldbe enjoyed to the fullest. Congratulations to you and sathish.
Alphons (A.J), Kattingeri ("Near Sabi Park") Wed, March-16-2011, 5:45
Sabi!!! tell me one thing, how on earth did you get those construction material up there? Amazing!! I think we should change the name of that whole area from Kattingeri to "Saby Park" like Cubbon Park in bangalore, "Kadri park" in Mangalore and have a bus-stand in the same name. Great creativity!!! Great Skills!!! and a Wonderful Man - "SABY" Hats off to you SABY!!
Valerian Alva, Kattingeri / Dubai Wed, March-16-2011, 4:01
This is amazing. Saby told me several times that he is going to have a party place on the hilltop near his house but I never imagined it could be so beautiful and organised in a place like Kattingeri. Saby being an Engineer by profession and with his superb creative skills, is having all the abilities to make things wonderful. It is something unique in whole Moodubelle and Kattingeri area. Yes, as Dony wrote earlier, this calls for an party.
norbert, kattingere Wed, March-16-2011, 1:50
Hi Ronie Amazing! Wonderful!! Marvelous!!! Fantastic!!!! Incredible!!!!!! Brilliant!!!!!! Splendid !!!!!! Astonishing!!!! Unbelievable!! ani yenare. Congratulations!!
Dony Correa, Pernal / Dubai Wed, March-16-2011, 1:18
"Katte Pooje" malpare yepa kulluga? Saby, very attractive place. Thrilling hilltop drive, but easy to return after drunk...just scroll down! Cheers!
Benedict Noronha, Udupi Tue, March-15-2011, 11:34
Excellent wormanship. congratulations to Saby and co. It is like another Eden on earth at kattingere. Heaven is not far away from there I suppose. Well done and beautiful view even in the photographs. May it last longer for the generationext.
Eugene DSouza, Moodubelle Tue, March-15-2011, 10:22
Saby\ s ingeniousness in converting barren hillock into a beautiful party spot is really amazing. He has great imagination and ability to realize his dreams. The beautiful natural setting that he has maintained at the hilltop manifests his love of nature. Thanks Victor for your article and pictures.
Philip Mudartha, Qatar Tue, March-15-2011, 2:25
Shall I check in too, Sabi, next time Have seen such stuff in kenya, but in our own back yard, never!
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