Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia
Oct 16, 2016 - Tim's Birthday in Mulu - best day so far!
Tim's Birthday. Brek..Tim noodles, Jo toast. 'SImpson' the guide again. Did Wind and Clearwater caves - up river on long boat, stopped at local market which wasn't very busy as lots were in church (could hear them singing). Bought jewellery (approx £7) all locally made (hopefully). Tim Laska noodles for lunch. I had Chicken in spicy tom yam broth...yummy but very spicy. Walked 'Botanical Loop' critter spotting then down to bat exodus. Noisy children made us leave early but made it back in the nick of time for a downpour, everyone else got...Jump to full entry
Oct 15, 2016 - Mulu National Park
Cock-up with shuttle bus - reception booked a cab to airport so 30 ringgit rather than 20. Flew to Mulu National Park- wonderful flight. 1 hour 35 mine. Got booked into our Garden Villa called 'Wild Banana' Straight away went on our guided tour Deer Cave (which is the biggest cave passage in the world, discovered in 1978) & Langs Cave. Watched bat exodus 3 million bats! Hiked back in dark saw giant grasshopper 8" Walked across bingo bridge to local cafe / bar. Drunk locals had zillions of empty Tiger Beer cans ao their table. Had tea and a...Jump to full entry
Jul 17, 2014 - Still no orang utans, but 3 million bats!
I've finally discovered the Borneo I was hoping to experience. Not the river banks scarred by logging and the appallingly decimated rain forests (although I've seen all that too), but real jungle, albeit preserved in a national park at Mulu. As the sun set and I witnessed 3 million bats fly out of a cave in search of food, corkscrewing through the night air to avoid predators, it seemed a world away from modern Malaysia which so far has been a little disappointing. My attempt to proceed upriver was defeated when I arrived at the port of...Jump to full entry
The plane flight into Mulu was absolutely stunning. As you start to get closer the thick jungle trees start to surround large mountains full of caves. Massive mountains appear all around you and you really get the sense that you have finally arrived in what they call the ‘true jungle of Borneo’. It almost feels like you are in a completely different world, a new adventure awaits you the minute you step off the plain. Since we arrived in the afternoon we went to the park information headquarters and were lucky enough to get into a last...Jump to full entry
Jul 25, 2010 - Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia
Traveling to Mulu NP was more of a challenge than any other place during our travels because basically the only two ways to get to Mulu is to either take an 8+ hour boat ride or a 30 minute plane ride to a small air strip cut out of the dense jungle. Due to time constraints and actually a cheaper price we opted for the 30min plane ride. We arrived in Mulu to mixed weather at 1030 on the 19th. It was a five minute ride to our accommodations at the Mulu River Trails. We experienced some difficulty booking lodging because we were traveling...Jump to full entry