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NATIONAL PARKS AND CAVES OF SARAWAK
myMalaysiabooks takes you into the hidden paradise of Borneo. Explore nature's
paradise At many of Sarawak's Nature park or National Forest Parks
especially at Gunong Mulu, Sarawak - One of the Natural wonders
of the world
Gunung Mulu National Park
Mulu National Park is considered the 'jewel in the
crown' of Sarawak's
national parks. It is a UNESCO
World Heritage site It is the largest
national park, covering 52,865 hectares of primary rainforest,
which is dissected by many fast flowing rivers and streams.
The Mulu range is dominated by three mountains - Gunung Mulu (2,376
m), Gunung Api (1,750 m) and Gunung Benarat (1,585 m). However the
most spectacular landscape here is hidden underneath the forested
slopes of these mountains -one of the largest limestone cave
systems in the world, called the Mulu caves (5 million years old). Mulu is famed worldwide for her
numerous caves and unique rock formation.
Mulu offers the adventurous traveller an exhilarating cave
experience and rainforest trekking adventure.
The rugged adventurer can explore the vast cave systems
that can take days to venture into, but
there are show caves that can be visited on day trips for most
Most visitors can explore a
few caves that
are accessible by walking along planks and concrete paths. A
walk leads you through the forest to Deer and Lang's Cave whilst
Clearwater Cave and Wind Cave are reached by a longboat up Melinau
River, or by following a 4 km nature trail.
Spotlights highlight the unique features of the
Mulu's underground world, visitors can trek through the
forest, take longboat river trips and guided walks. Trekkers can also
step into the trail used by the head hunters of the past.
be very sure you are fit and very experienced if you
want to trek to the Pinnacles or up to the summit of Gunung Mulu.
Be sure to check out the Mulu Canopy Skywalk. The
canopy skywalk at 480 metres is the longest tree-based
walkway in the World. You will enjoy this unique
opportunity to get closer to the rainforest.
Bookings can be made at the Park Office, Mulu Park. If you are
staying outside of the Park then each day that you enter
the park you must register and pay the Park Entry Fee.
GUNUNG MULU NATIONAL PARK
Borsarmulu Park Management
P.O. Box 2413,
Miri, 98008 Sarawak, Malaysia
Fax: (+60 85) 792 305
Tel: (+60 85) 792 300 / (+60 85) 792 301
Where to Stay
You can book to stay the Forest Park HQ or stay at Royal Mulu Resort.
Park HQ (Mulu Park) - There are also forest guides available
to guide you the various trekking site. The
accommodation at Park Headquarters are nestled along the
edge of the rainforest near the Melinau River. Guest can
enjoy reading at their lounge, swim in the river or laze
in the gardens. The Park HQ stay is cheap (great for the
budget conscious!) No cooking is allowed - guests takes
their meal at the cafeteria there. Accommodations are
kampong-styled houses on stilts and built on an open
village style concept. Boardwalks connect all the
buildings. Housekeeping and Café staff are on duty from
7.00 am to 9.00 pm but Security staff are on duty 24
hours a day. The park has sleeping accomodations of up
to 80 people per night. Rooms have coffee and tea making
facilities and the hostel has individual lockers that
may be rented.
GUNUNG MULU NATIONAL PARK
Fax: (+60 85) 792 305
Tel: (+60 85) 792 300 /+60(85)792 301
Royal Mulu Resort is located adjacent to the Park
HQ. The Resort accomodations are in the style of ethnic
longhouses. Royal Mulu Resort was built on wooden
stilts, three metres above the ground. Rooms are linked
by a series of wooden walkways. The Resort stands on the
banks of the Melinau River, in the midst of the forest.
ROYAL MULU RESORT
CDT62, 98007 Miri, Sarawak
Tel. +60(85)792 388 /+60(85)792 355
Fax. +60(85)793 399, +60(85)793 377
Royal Mulu Resort rates & booking
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How to get to Mulu
nearest town to Mulu is Miri in Sarawak (East Malaysia), so that's where you start your
By Air - Fly to Miri, Sarawak first. To get to Mulu, fly
by MasWings from Miri to Mulu.
Though flights are available from Miri to Mulu, there are
limited seats, so be sure to book before reaching Miri.
The Mulu Airport is just right in the jungle area - so you wont
see any town. Two main accommodation with facilities available -
where to stay in Mulu
MASwings is a subsidiary of Malaysian
Airline whic operates all rural air services in
Sarawak, which includes Mulu.
Important: Be sure to book your flight in advance because there
are limited flights into Mulu!
(Other details at:
Air Transport in
DAILY FLIGHTS FROM MIRI TO MULU:
By Road and River - There are no buses and no
highways to Mulu. However, its
easy to reach by air or by river. The adventurous can
travel the long way by way of logging roads, river or
hike. Its a ten hour river trip from Miri to Mulu. Its a long journey where you have to
change transport three times and services are not
reliable. This route is less travelled. Check with the Sarawak Tourism Centre in Miri
if you want assistance in organizing this trip.
Other Nature Parks in Sarawak
Sarawak is nature's paradise
- There are over 10 nature parks scattered all over
Sarawak, Malaysia. Over 120,000 visitors visits these parks
yearly. However much of the forested areas in Sarawak are still
unexplored. Get an
experienced guide and a permit to explore the wonders of
natural rainforest of Borneo. Sarawak is the place to
experience a natural rainforest unchanged by the passage of time.
Travel by river to discover the forest's wondrous
diversity of life and see the complex interactions of Sarawak's
rainforest, alive with dazzling birds, spectacular and rare plants
and intriguing animals. Under the canopy of immense trees you can see the many
wildlife that lurks in the jungle.
Tanjung Datu National
Park - where the forested mountain meets the sea. It has
interesting natural features, rain forest and unique coral reefs
Mulu National Park - above
Bako is oldest national park in Sarawak. The
gazatted park covers an area of 2,727 hectares and is
located at the tip of the Muara Tebas peninsula. It is
one of the smallest national park in Sarawak, but one of
the most interesting - of unique vegetation and
wildlife. Trails allows visitors to track through the
Bako is the best place in Sarawak for wildlife
experience. Visitors, especially those who stay
overnight have countless opportunities to observe and
photograph various wildlife.
Bako is also home to approximately 150 rare
proboscis monkey of Borneo. Other wildlife seen
here includes the long-tailed macaques, silver leaf
monkeys, common monitor lizards, plantain squirrel,
bearded pigs, mouse deer and otter and the Hairy-Nosed
Otter. The largest mammal found at Bako is the Borneo
You can book trips to Bako in
Park - located on the Sungai (river) Niah, 110 km to the
south-west of Miri. The Niah caves is an archaeological site where
the oldest modern human remains in Southeast Asia were found
(estimated to be 40,000 years old). Apart from the caves, visitors
can explore several the tropical rainforests, climb a 400m tall
limestone ridge or visit an Iban longhouse located near the park
Kubah National Park
- sandstone park with many waterfalls. Located 20 kilometres from Kuching,
it is one of Sarawak's most accessible national parks.Gunung Gading National Park - Mountainous park which is home to the Rafflisia,
the largest flower in the world (reaching 1 meter diameter). (Lundu
District, southwest Sarawak)
Batang Ai national Park - a
beautiful national park, home to one of the world's most
endangered species, the Orang Utan and other protected wildlife
like the hornbills and gibbons. It is also the water catchment
area of a huge artificial lake that stretches up the Engkari and
Ai valleys and has the Batang Ai Hydro-Electricity dam.
Lambir Hills National
Park is a small park located along the Miri-Bintulu Road,
30km south of Miri Town. This park is rich in forest species and
is ideal for researchers.
National Park - is a strip of land lying on the coast of Bintulu Division (30 km from Bintulu. It has a beautiful coastline
of unspoiled white and golden sand and rocky beaches facing the
South China Sea
National Park - is located in the upper end of Sungai
Bunut where Sarawak's largest natural lake is found. The local
Berawan fishermen call this lake 'Logan Bunut' (650 ha). The
surrounding area is covered with peat swamp forest and mixed Dipterocarp
Rainforest. There are numerous bird and animals species
found here, such as herons, bitterns, eagle, swallow, stork,
hornbills, barking deer, sambar deer, argus pheasant, long-tail
macaque, civet, giant squirrel and gibbons.
National Park - is the first National Park in Sarawak to
consist primarily of a marine area. It has been created for the
primary purpose of marine turtle conservation. A permit from the
Forest Department is necessary to enter the park. The park is
managed as a combination of nature tourism and conservation area.
National Park - along the
shorelines of Central Sarawak, prevents erosion, tidal flooding
and salt intrusion and protects beaches and corals. The park is
the most complex mangrove areas in Sarawak, harbouring a total of
89 plant species. The park is home to the proboscis monkeys,
silvered langurs, small-clawed otters and plantain squirrels.
Common birds include white-collared kingfishers and stork-billed
kingfishers and contain 76 species of fish and crustaceans.
National Park - is located in Sri Aman Division, in the
Maludam Peninsula, Sarawak. The entire area is a low-lying, flat peat
swamp. The park is critical to the protection of the the only viable
population of the red banded langur (Presbytis melalophos
cruciger) remaining in the world - one of the world's most
Gunung Buda National
Park - located in Ulu Medalam, Limbang Division,
it encompasses the Mulu Formation and the Gunung Buda limestone of
the Melinau Limestone. The caves in the park are large and
geomorphologically related to the Gunung Mulu National
For more information on the Forest Parks in Sarawak, checkout:
Forest Department Sarawak website
Where to stay in Sarawak
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