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Mulu: Gunung Mulu National Park

Sarawak, MALAYSIA

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Gunung Mulu National Park was officially constituted in 1974 but only opened to the public in 1985. In 2000, it was inscribed under UNESCO World Heritage Site by, one of the only two in Malaysia .. for now. We head out to Gunung Mulu National Park after lunch. After registering at the Park HQ, Andy led the way to the two showcaves, Deer Cave and Lang Cave. Though distance to the caves is the same 3km, the condition of the boardwalk in Mulu Park was much better than Niah's.

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The walk was pleasing to our eyes and cleansing to our lungs. Andy pointed out some interesting plants and insects along the way. We saw a wild salak plant, some colorful millipedes, lantern bugs and I almost crushed a stick insect, crawling across our paths, oblivious to people seeking a glimpse into their habitats ...

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Less than 20mins of walking, the sky opened up and poured. It's the Borneo RAIN-forest in every sense. Well, if there were lessons learned; first, it would be to pack a raincoat (duh!) and second, to keep your phone, camera and plane ticket in a plastic bag in your backpack before you set off to Borneo RAIN-forest ....

Posted by mingtravel 05:07 Archived in Malaysia

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