I was holiday-ing at Mulu, in Sarawak, hiking in the caves and monsoon jungles.
Mulu is a Malaysian forest reserve rich with Limestone Caves, wild animals & beautiful scenery. I took a flight from KLIA (MAS) to Kuching, then transfer flight to Miri (MAS), stayed a night at Miri and another transfer to a smaller plane from Miri (MAS-Wings) to Mulu the next day.
This is Mulu airport. Small but really neat one. The first flight was cancelled so i had to stay a night at Miri. *A piece of advice, plan loads of free time on your schedule as Mulu always rains thus airplane can’t see runway and can’t land. Thus flight cancel.
This is the bat observatory area and also the entrance to the deer cave. It was a healthy 8km hike TO THE ENTRANCE of the deer cave. No pictures along the way as it was pouring heavy rain and i was wearing a raincoat and all drenched. No pictures of things in this cave as well as it was also raining from water above the cave into the cave.
The cave was about 5km of stair climbing. And another 8km hike out of the reserve.
That’s Gunung Api where the cave is located. Had to track by foot.
You need rangers with you all the time! Clear Water Cave is a staggering 189km long!!!!! You will get lost in the cave itself!!
Inside is really beautiful. With heaps of satelites, insects and bats. The park ranger explains of the formation of the these sharp rocks due to phyto-something bacteria inside them.. Got more pictures of the cave to upload. Wait till i resize them first…
Mulu is all great. Things that you should be reminded of are raincoats, torchlights!, caps, really tough shoes (loads of walking and hiking), mosquito repellant and some form of entertainment.
Basically no internet access…only in the resort at a stagerring RM35 per hour. Not much of astro and tv, very blur coverage but you’ll have loads of free time to think and walk with nature in this lovely isolated area in Sarawak.
On the final day, was supposed to fly off at 10am in the morning but flight delayed as the plane can’t land. Waited for the next plane to come at 3.15pm and hope that it will not be fully booked as the next connecting flight from Miri-Kuching-Kuala Lumpur was at 4.10pm. Lucky not fully booked and able to to reach Miri airport at 4.05pm and took the flight out of Miri. Such a relief as to not stay another night in Mulu.
All in all, Mulu is really REALLY fully much recommended for thrill seekers and hiking lovers.
Remember to bring RAINCOATS!