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This will be the last part of my long-delayed and procrastinated series on Mulu. Sorry in advance, been through a lot of struggles recently.
As mentioned in my last post, Deer Cave is located adjacent to Lang Cave, just a short walk between these two.
As we approached the cave, a strong stench “attacked” us…
A pile of bat shit welcomed us. Not bad huh…
My bro and I posed for a photo at the entrance.
Deer Cave is a gigantic cave. It is said that the entire entrance of the cave can hold several Boeing 747s at any time. Pretty impressive size.
Walk in slowly..
My sis with her favourite peace pose
It’s getting darker, but still visible with naked eyes.
Once you went inside, I just kept on WOW WOW and more WOOOOOWWWWWW.
Amazing stones up there
Some pond inside the cave
The famous Lincoln-face
Great job from my bro to capture this amazing view. Water from nowhere
The another end of the cave, towards the Garden of Eden (yes, it’s named like that)
Infra-red camera, which captures the movement of MILLIONS of bats inside the cave.
Right after this tour, we went out to the observatory to see the “bat exodus”. This is when millions of bats fly out in big groups in evening time. I can’t show you how awesome it is because of my poor camera.
Before I left Mulu the next day, my family and I went for a walk at 7am. Err, mind you, it’s not a normal walk.
Canopy walk, which is about 50 feet above ground, it’s awesome! 35 bucks well spent
So, good things have to pass. I really had a great memory of Mulu.
I really hope I can return there again. Seriously.
God bless you all!
WARNING: Indecent image ahead. Reader’s discretion is advised.
After resting at chalet for a few hours, we went to Lang Cave and Deer Cave tour.
In this post I shall dedicate it to Lang Cave first because it’s just too awesome for my cameras.
These 2 caves mentioned above are adjacent to each other, and just a 45-minute-leisurely-walk away on a nicely-built wooden plank.
Just need to bear in mind, to keep your hands off these animals on the handle. Haha
This little creature can really “cheat” your eyes.
It’s better not to play play with centipede.
The colour is intimidating enough…
Don’t make it angry!
After quite a long walk, we reached the mouth of the caves.
What can I say, simply stunning…
After some rest and drinking plenty of water, we went inside to keep exploring.
I must say, Lang Cave is damn impressive.
Guide of this tour. Very chatty lady, which is very good.
Very happy that the cave is very well-lit.
Product of millions years of chemistry.
Close-up look inside.
I can’t help but marvel at the different colours of the moonmilk stilts formed there.
They look like giant triangular earlobes.
How on earth they have those shapes…
A monument made by nature, not by human hands.
Dad and sis touch the only touchable moonmilk.
Touching any of the living ones will stunt their growth.
Terrific shot from my brother. Just awesome!
Erm, let your imaginations fly lah
Lang Cave is really graded A+++ for photo-taking! even though I thought Deer Cave is more awesome (wait for next post)
That’s all for now. See ya in the next post. God bless!
It’s been a while since I update my trip at Mulu, which was more than a month ago. Oh I am so ashamed. Haha.
On the second day, we went to Wind Caves and Clearwater Cave. To go there, we must use long boats. The whole experience of taking boat is just so cool.
Just to show you, what is actually a LONG BOAT.
The breeze of wind, the the ice cool water under the boat, how cool can it can be.
One can see how important is this river, not only for the tourist, but also for the local people here.
One of the houses by the river
Minutes later, we stopped by a Penan village, named Batu Begunan.
Got Astro bo… not bad huh..
Most of the authentic Mulu souvenirs are sold here. They are made of beads.
Very interesting wood carvings of hornbills. Kinda cute…
“Why nobody buy my stuffs… sigh…”
Some of the interesting rocks with its colours by the river.
Soon after this, we reach the jetty to these 2 caves.
1st up is Wind Cave. As the name says, it’s called like that due to the windy nature of this cave.
They look like shark fins, or porcupine. Haha
Some naturally-made monuments inside. See the hand?
Clearwater Cave is just within walking distance from Wind Cave. Including this again…
Over 200++ steps again. However, this is actually nothing if compared to the one leading to Moonmilk Cave.
So we climbed up, and continued to be blown away.
Exposed limestones welcome everyone in.
Clearwater Cave is actually a system of many caves within. This tour only get us to the tip of the iceberg. The more exciting gems are only reserved for those in caving adventure tours. So, too bad.
That’s all for now. God bless you.
As soon as we settled our accommodation, without further ado, my family and I proceed to Moonmilk Cave. This is the only FREE guide-less tour in the park.
So, here we go…
It’s about an hour walk from Park HQ, with frequent stops in the way to capture some of nature’s best offers.
I could not help but wonder, how on earth such rocks could happen, and yet can hold plants. “Engineering” mind will never understand this, I think.
After some relaxing walk, then comes the hard part…
After these pretty hardcore stairs, we finally reached cave’s entrance.
So we went inside..
That’s all for now. God bless you all
Actually, I am still in the preview parts of this series. Allow me to be a bit more dragging, please?
Before I went there, I thought Mulu is just a place.
Even thought it as a town… haha..
No. Much more than that. It is officially declared as WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
These transparent glass plates are given by UNESCO to commemorate their status.
All in all, I will show you the places that I am able to go, as well as those I cannot go, and can only see through promotional pictures. Luckily they do have a model, overlooking the entire area of Mulu.
Here, I will cover all 4 major caves (which is the really basic part of Mulu) over 3 days. I can tell you, they are really bloody magnificent, and yet I could only see the tip of the iceberg.
However, alas, I cannot go to these places…
THE PINNACLES. This is the undisputed crown of Mulu. Too bad, my fitness does not allow me to climb it, and no time and money for me as well.
I guess these explains why foreigners from all over the world keep flocking there, but keep local folks slacking around in shopping malls. Even though each tour could cost a lot of money, I prefer those at anytime.
That’s all for me now. Keeping the Mulu dream alive God bless.