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Kelawar Caves, Langkawi

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Kelawar Caves, Langkawi

One of several cave attractions in Langkawi island, this 60 metre-long cave derived its name from its most notorious inhabitants, the fruit bats. The trip to Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave) is a great way to enjoy Langkawi's natural beauty as you will need to take a boat ride up Kilim River. The cave is located along one of the Kilim River tributaries.

A platform runs through the mangrove swamp all the way from the jetty into Gua Kelawar for visitors' convenience. This allows visitors to eyeball the magrove swamp and its inhabitants at leisure before venturing into the cave to admire the strange and wonderful formations of stalagtites and stalagmites there. The formations found here and in other caves around Langkawi is a sight to behold as Langkawi has a geological landscape that is more than 500 million years old.

Location

Along one of the Kilim River tributaries, Langkawi Islands

How To Get There

By Air - Langkawi's airport is called the Padang Matsirat airport, located about 20km from Kuah town. Daily direct flights from Kuala Lumpur are available via Malaysia Airlines. Optionally Air Asia also has regular flights to Langkawi.

By Rail - Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) connects Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar and Arau towns in Kedah. From these towns, you can catch a taxi or a bus easily to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis respectively and catch a ferry to Langkawi.

By Boat - From Kuala Kedah ( 1 hour 15 minute ride), from Kuala Perlis (45 minutes). Ferries are also available from Penang.

By Road - From the North South Expressway (NSE), head north to Kedah and take the Alor Setar Selatan exit (Interchange 177) onto the highway headed to Teluk Kechai and on to Kuala Kedah where you can catch a ferry to Langkawi island. Alternatively, you can also catch ferries from Kuala Perlis further north, accessible via the Jitra Selatan exit (Interchange 181) via Kodiang and Kangar on trunk road K3. This route is longer at 48km from the NSE exit. From Kuah Jetty in Langkawi, it takes about a half-hour drive to get to the jetty at Sungai Kilim, and another hour by boat to the cave.

Crocodile Caves, Langkawi

Crocodile Caves, Langkawi

Crocodile Caves was once home to crocodiles. Today, the Crocodile Caves is home to thousands of bats.

Location

Langkawi Islands

How To Get There

By Air - Langkawi's airport is called the Padang Matsirat airport, located about 20km from Kuah town. Daily direct flights from Kuala Lumpur are available via Malaysia Airlines. Optionally Air Asia also has regular flights to Langkawi.

By Rail - Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) connects Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar and Arau towns in Kedah. From these towns, you can catch a taxi or a bus easily to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis respectively and catch a ferry to Langkawi.

By Boat - From Kuala Kedah ( 1 hour 15 minute ride), from Kuala Perlis (45 minutes). Ferries are also available from Penang.

By Road - From the North South Expressway (NSE), head north to Kedah and take the Alor Setar Selatan exit (Interchange 177) onto the highway headed to Teluk Kechai and on to Kuala Kedah where you can catch a ferry to Langkawi island. Alternatively, you can also catch ferries from Kuala Perlis further north, accessible via the Jitra Selatan exit (Interchange 181) via Kodiang and Kangar on trunk road K3. This route is longer at 48km from the NSE exit.

Caves of Stories, Langkawi

Caves of Stories, Langkawi

The Caves of Stories is located on a promontory facing Tanjung Rhu. The Caves of Stories has ancient inscriptions that resemble holy verses of the Koran. Visitors who wish to visit the Caves of Stories will have to brave a thirty - minute boat ride from Tanjung Rhu. A wooden ladder will lead one into the cave, which offers one spectacular view of stunning stalagmites and stalactites.

Location

Langkawi Islands

How To Get There

Can be easily accessible by boat from Tanjung Rhu

Tok Sabong Caves, Langkawi

Tok Sabong Caves, Langkawi

The Tok Sabong Caves is located in the Teluk Yu area. The Tok Sabong Cave has the most impressive stalactites and stalagmites.

Location

Teluk Yu, Langkawi Islands

How To Get There

By Air - Langkawi's airport is called the Padang Matsirat airport, located about 20km from Kuah town. Daily direct flights from Kuala Lumpur are available via Malaysia Airlines. Optionally Air Asia also has regular flights to Langkawi.

By Rail - Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) connects Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar and Arau towns in Kedah. From these towns, you can catch a taxi or a bus easily to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis respectively and catch a ferry to Langkawi.

By Boat - From Kuala Kedah ( 1 hour 15 minute ride), from Kuala Perlis (45 minutes). Ferries are also available from Penang.

By Road - From the North South Expressway (NSE), head north to Kedah and take the Alor Setar Selatan exit (Interchange 177) onto the highway headed to Teluk Kechai and on to Kuala Kedah where you can catch a ferry to Langkawi island. Alternatively, you can also catch ferries from Kuala Perlis further north, accessible via the Jitra Selatan exit (Interchange 181) via Kodiang and Kangar on trunk road K3. This route is longer at 48km from the NSE exit.

Siam Caves, Langkawi

Siam Caves, Langkawi

The Siam Caves is located in a mangrove swamp. People found primitive tools and skeletal in the Siam Caves.

Location

Langkawi Islands

How To Get There

By Air - Langkawi's airport is called the Padang Matsirat airport, located about 20km from Kuah town. Daily direct flights from Kuala Lumpur are available via Malaysia Airlines. Optionally Air Asia also has regular flights to Langkawi.

By Rail - Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) connects Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar and Arau towns in Kedah. From these towns, you can catch a taxi or a bus easily to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis respectively and catch a ferry to Langkawi.

By Boat - From Kuala Kedah ( 1 hour 15 minute ride), from Kuala Perlis (45 minutes). Ferries are also available from Penang.

By Road - From the North South Expressway (NSE), head north to Kedah and take the Alor Setar Selatan exit (Interchange 177) onto the highway headed to Teluk Kechai and on to Kuala Kedah where you can catch a ferry to Langkawi island. Alternatively, you can also catch ferries from Kuala Perlis further north, accessible via the Jitra Selatan exit (Interchange 181) via Kodiang and Kangar on trunk road K3. This route is longer at 48km from the NSE exit.

Pinang Caves, Langkawi

Pinang Caves, Langkawi

The Pinang Caves is located at a tributary at Kuala Kubang, Badak. The Pinang Caves is situated in an area, which was under the sea thousands of years ago. There is abundance of ancient seashells embedded in the Pinang Cave’s wall.

Location

Kuala Kubang Badak, Langkawi Islands

How To Get There

By Air - Langkawi's airport is called the Padang Matsirat airport, located about 20km from Kuah town. Daily direct flights from Kuala Lumpur are available via Malaysia Airlines. Optionally Air Asia also has regular flights to Langkawi.

By Rail - Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) connects Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar and Arau towns in Kedah. From these towns, you can catch a taxi or a bus easily to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis respectively and catch a ferry to Langkawi.

By Boat - From Kuala Kedah ( 1 hour 15 minute ride), from Kuala Perlis (45 minutes). Ferries are also available from Penang.

By Road - From the North South Expressway (NSE), head north to Kedah and take the Alor Setar Selatan exit (Interchange 177) onto the highway headed to Teluk Kechai and on to Kuala Kedah where you can catch a ferry to Langkawi island. Alternatively, you can also catch ferries from Kuala Perlis further north, accessible via the Jitra Selatan exit (Interchange 181) via Kodiang and Kangar on trunk road K3. This route is longer at 48km from the NSE exit.

Gua Tempurung, Perak

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Gua Tempurung, Perak

Gua Tempurung, stretching over 1.5 km, is believed to have been in existence since 8000 BC. Gua Tempurung is probably the largest natural limestone cave in Malaysia. Gua Tempurung is located in the vicinity of Gopeng, about 24 km south of Ipoh. Gua Tempurung is approximately 1.5km long.

Gua Tempurung is made up of five huge domes, which the ceilings are resembled with coconut shells. Each dome has different formations of stalagmites and stalactites. The domes also different from one another in terms of temperature, water level, content of limestone and marble.

There are a few types of guided tours for visitors to choose from. The short tours provide basic information of the Gua Tempurung and are suitable for those who do not wish to get dirty or spend too much time in t Gua Tempurung. A walkway and platforms have been built for the visitors’ convenience and safety.

For the more adventurous ones, the longer excursions will definitely satisfy their curiosity. The tours normally take 2 to 3 1/2 hours through the underground river and come out on the other side of Gua Tempurung. One will be able to see various stalactite and stalagmite formations, where many of which are still growing.

Location

Gopeng, about 24 km south of Ipoh, Perak

Tour Package - Catwalk Tour (Dry Tour)

Golden Flowstone (About 40 minutes tour) - RM 6 (Adult)
                                                                     - RM 2.50 (Children, age from 7 to 12)

Top of the World (about 1 hour 45 minutes tour) - RM 9 (Adult)
                                                                             - RM 4.50 (Children, age from 7 to 12)

Tour Package - Adventure Tour (Wet Tour)

Top of the World & River Adventure Tour - RM 11 (Adult)
                                                                   - RM 6.50 (Children, age from 7 to 12)

The Grand Tour - RM 22 (Adult)
                          - RM 11 (Children, age from 7 to 12)

Batu Caves, Selangor

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Batu Caves, Selangor

Batu Caves is a major tourist attraction on of the state of Selangor. This popular tourist attraction is made up of three major caves and a number of smaller ores. The biggest is referred to as the Temple Cave, which has a l00 metres high ceiling, is a Hindu Shrine. Visitors who wish to reach it have to climb a step flight of 272 steps.

Location

Approximately 13km away from Kuala Lumpur

Admission Fee

Free

Fish Cave, Kelantan

Fish Cave, Kelantan

Fish Cave is located nearby the Gunung Stong. The name of the Fish Cave is derived from a solitary rock that looks like a fish. Adventure lovers must take a chance to explore the Fish Cave and the surroundings of the Fish Cave. One may stumble across treasures that were said to have been stashed away during the Japanese Occupation.

Location

Nearby the Gunung Stong, Kelantan

Gunung Senyum Caves, Pahang

Gunung Senyum Caves, Pahang

The Gunung Senyum Caves consist of at least 20 caves, which are fascinating to explore. Cave explorers must be prepared for the smell of bats, limestone rocks and the sighting of strange creatures and insects. While cave exploration and camping are common activities, scientific research is also gaining in popularity among students and scientist.

Location

40km from Temerloh, and 20km from Pusat Jengka

How To Get There

By Road - From the main Kuantan to Kuala Lumpur road in the Temerloh area, there are 2 or 3 turn offs all signposted to Hutan Lipur (Recreational Forest) Gunung Senyum. One is by the east end of the bridge at Temerloh, one at Kampung Awah. Follow the signs. 40km, from Bandar Pusat Jengka.

By Water - Visitors who love challenging activities would want to endure the 'crossing over' Sungai Pahang, that drastically streams down to Gunung Senyum. Sungai Pahang is promising a memorable experience for everyone.

Gomantong Caves, Sabah

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Gomantong Caves, Sabah

The Gomantong Caves was described by WWF as “the best managed edible bird’s nest cave in the world”. The Gomantong Caves, which located nearby Sandakan has been the focus for bird’s nests for centuries.

The famous bird nest sites are Simud Hitam and Simud Putih. Simud Hitam is easily accessible and produces inexpensive black nests, while Simud Putih is harder to reach and produces white nests, which cost more.

Location

Sandakan, Sabah

Niah Caves, Sarawak

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Niah Caves, Sarawak

In 1974, the Sarawak government designated the Niah Caves as a national park. The reserve covers an area of 3,102 hectares of forest and limestone. Over a hundred big and small caves some concealed spread over in this park.

Gunung Subis is one of the highest peaks in the Niah Caves, standing at 390 metres tall dominates the landscape. The archeological team from the Sarawak Museum discovered bones and artifacts that proved the cave once sheltered human life some 40,000 years ago.

The famous Painted Cave, which spans over 11 hectares, is another highlight of the visit to Niah. At the Niah Caves, there are little human - like figures drawn in red hematite watch over a graveyard, where bodies of the dead lay in boat - shaped coffins. The Niah Caves and Painted Caves have been listed as conservation areas and are protected by legislation to safeguard Malaysia’s precious heritage.

In addition, the Niah Caves are popular for the bird’s nests, an expensive delicacy for people in the East particularly the Chinese. Local Penan tribesmen climb the caves to collect the edible nests of the swiftlets.

Location

110 km from southwest Miri

Admission Day and Time

Opens Daily - 8.00 am to 4.30 pm

How To Get There

Bus

Mulu Caves, Sarawak

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Mulu Caves, Sarawak

A true tropical wonderland, the Mulu Caves cover an area of 544 km2. Mulu Caves boasts of the world’s most extensive cave system and the world’s largest caves chamber. Mulu Caves can rarely seen limestone pinnacles formation that is believed to have been shaped about 1.65 million years ago during the Ice Age.

These pinnacles rise 50 meters above the forest canopy. The majestic Gunung Mulu is the second highest peak in Sarawak and standing at 2,376 meters above sea level, which dominates the Mulu National Park. Thus, the Gunung Mulu is also the world’s largest cave passage.

Besides that, the Deer Cave can accommodate England’s St Paul Cathedrals five times over. The Deer cave is the longest cave in South East Asia. The Deer Cave has a Clear Water Cave that runs a length of 51.5 kilometres. The Deer Cave’s system also houses the world’s largest natural chamber, which is the Sarawak Chamber. This natural wonder is capable of holding 40 Boeing 747 aircrafts with room to spare.

In addition, the Lang Cave boasts of magnificent stalactites that hang from the roof and stalagmites that rise above the floors, which brings a reminder to visitors the power and wonders of nature.

Location

Jalan Puchong, Miri, Sarawak

How To Get There

By Air - Malaysia Airlines operates three daily flights from Miri into Mulu (30 minutes flight). Recently, an airline called FAX, which is a subsidiary of Air Asia, has started flying to Mulu as well.

By Boat - You can also take the express boat from Kuala Baram (three hours) to Marudi. From Marudi, take a commercial express boat to Kuala Apoh or Long Panai on the Tutoh River (a tributary of the Baram River). The express departs Marudi at noon daily and returns to Marudi in the early morning of the next day. The trip takes about three hours.

Deer Cave, Sarawak

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Deer Cave, Sarawak

The Deer Cave is named after the deer, which frequented the cave and which native hunters pursued. The Deer Cave is large enough to hold London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral five times over and is believed to be the largest cave passage known to man.

There are two entrances at either side of the Deer Cave. Thousands of bats live the Deer Cave and the odor from their droppings is noticeable some distance away from the mouth of the Deer Cave. Thus, there are other cave dwellers in the Deer Caves such as the swiftlets, earwigs, centipedes, spiders, crickets, scorpions and white crabs.

The silhouettes of some of the Deer Cave’s limestone formations have been creatively interpreted; notably the profile of Abraham Lincoln. Adam’s and Eve’s Showers, at the East End of the Deer Cave, are hollow stalactites, where the water pressure increases when it rains.

The darker section at the East End of the Deer Cave is the preferred habitat of the naked bat. Albino earwigs live on the bats’ oily skin and regularly drop off. At the Deer Cave’s east entrance opens onto “The Garden of Eden”, where it is a luxuriant patch of jungle that was once part of the cave system until the roof collapsed.

As for the West End of the Deer Cave is home to several million wrinkle - lipped and horseshoes bats. Hundreds and thousands of these bats pour out of the cave at dusk. Bat hawks can often be seen swooping in for spectacular kills.

A three kilometers long walkway links the Deer Cave with the Park Headquarters. The walkway passes through virgin tropical forest where one can observe a huge variety of plants, orchids, insects and other animals.

Location

Sarawak

How To Get There

By Air - Malaysian Airline System operates twice daily flights from Miri to Mulu.

By Boat - The park can also be reached by river from Kuala Baram. Express boats travel as far as Long Terawan on the Baram River. From there you travel by longboat up the Tutoh and Melinau Rivers to the park.

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