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Aug 20, 2009 - Visit to Niah Caves in Niah National Park

We are flying to the Kelabit Highlands in Sarawak's interior tomorrow morning, so we filled our day today with a visit to the Niah Caves in Niah National Park, some 115 kilometers south of Miri. Some of the Niah Caves number among the largest caves in the world, and a 5½ kilometer walk leads hikers through some of the caves open to the public. There is also at the national park headquarters an archeology museum built in the Malay architectural style. Our visit to the Niah Caves lasted around 9 hours, including our return trip back to Miri....

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Break From the Law

Sep 11, 2006 - Sarawak - Miri & Mulu

Mandy flew to Oz and I flew to Borneo.... After a brief overnight stop in Miri, in Sarawak, I booked last minute flights to Gunung Mulu National Park where I've been for a few days to see the rainforest and caves - all really lovely despite lots of rain - which really has to be expected in the rain forest!! I didn't know about a possible 2 day hike up to 'the Pinnacles' rock formations until I got there, but it would have taken all my time so I missed out on that. It probably would have been great so it's something for me to come back for...

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Aug 4, 2006 - Bintulu to Batu Niah

The travelling distances in Sarawak between cities or towns are considerably larger than on peninsular Malaysia. This also means that distances between food are greater. Leaving early and getting food when it's available is not optional, as one may not get a second chance on the way. So leaving Bintulu around 7:30am we set out for Niah Town. We were told that we would pass tonnes of palm plantations along the way. This did prove to be true, but it didn't come close to what we had experienced in West Malaysia. The riding took us passed lots...

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Somewhere in Asia

Oct 19, 2005 - Niah Caves National Park

I've just spent a great couple of days in the raucous tranquillity of Niah National Park (wearing leech proof underwear). The main attraction of the park is supposed to be the caves in the limestone hills but for me the forest surrounding the park was the highlight. I had good feelings about the place as soon as I arrived, I'd never heard of the place until I met a couple in Brunei who had just been here. They had told me that they charge you for the whole room in the dormitories so I paid RM42 instead of the RM10 per bed that it should be....

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May 11, 2005 - Niah caves

Caves. This seems to be the great pride of Sarawak (among many others) and the area had the biggest caves in the world. I liked Niah Caves the most, since it proved human inhabitation during time, beginning with the impressive discovery of the so-called 'Deep Skull' dated to 40.000 BC.: The skull hereby getting the status of the oldest human discovery in Borneo. Beautiful red painting on the walls of the caves was another good reason for my preference over the caves, even though these paintings are not yet to be dated (however :ooooooold;...

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