Close to Singapore, the Malaysian state of Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, is home to the green wilderness of Mulu. The Gunung Mulu National Park World Heritage Area – to give it its full name – is easily accessible, while also boasting the remote vibe that many of us are seeking in travel today. It’s also a great one to pencil in for a future team-building session or CSR programme involving the local Penan community.
About the caves
Mulu is a place of superlatives. There are cave systems here that are virtually unparalleled for size. Deer Cave is said to be the world’s largest cave passage open to the public, while the Sarawak Chamber is among the biggest known enclosed spaces on the planet; it could hold up to 40 Boeing 747s! Clearwater Cave, with a spectacular subterranean river running through it, is the seventh longest cave system in the world.
Four caves in Mulu can be visited on half-day outings. The Clearwater & Wind Cave trip leaves the Park HQ in the morning and requires some general fitness; there are 200 stairs to reach the entrance, and also more inside.
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