14 Sep - 16 Sep 2009 Mulu

Malaysian Borneo
Sarawak aka Land of the Hornbills
Mulu Berawan Settlement
Betty’s Homestay
Basic and reasonably clean double room for MYR 30.- or US$ 8.60 per night.
Friendly native hostess.

Click below for an interactive road map of Betty's Homestay in Mulu, which we would recommend, and for directions:

Climbing into the canopy of the old-growth tropical rainforest and traversing the 480-m long Mulu Canopy Skywalk (MYR 30.- or US$ 8.60 per person) - the longest tree-based walkway in the world and one of the ballyhooed attractions in the Gunung Mulu National Park +6085792300, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site and heavily commercialised tourist destination for young and old nature lovers where almost all of the caves and rainforest treks require that visitors are accompanied by a guide licensed by Sarawak Forestry, supplied either by the park or by one of the adventurously greenwashing adventure-tour agencies; who told you that tourism is a substitute for war?

"If it's tourist season, why can't we kill them?"
(Unknown Headhunter) 

Joining a guided tour (MYR 10.- or US$ 2.90 per person) of the world’s largest cave passage - over 2 km in length and 175 m in height - through the Deer Cave and the adjoining Lang’s Cave with its fascinating limestone formations (elegant rock shawls and cave curtains as well as dramatic stalagmites and stalactites) and later viewing the mass exodus as millions of bats, great swirling whorls of them, like sky-darkening clouds of gnats, emerged from the vast entrance of the cave to forage in the rainforest.

Click below for more blog posts about caves and cave temples
18 Apr - 22 Apr 2014 Phetchaburi
25 Jan - 29 Jan 2013 Phatthalung
20 Aug - 23 Aug 2012 Datong
15 Oct - 21 Oct 2011 Ipoh
28 Aug - 31 Aug 2009 Niah Caves

Click below for a summary of this year's travels

Facing Borneo
© Konni & Matt

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