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- Great place to see orang Utans- 9 am and 3pm. Only during these times they come out for the food. They are magnificent and the forest rangers are informativeWritten 17 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We arrived by boat and left our luggage in the locker room while we went for our first walk with our guide Alex ( who was excellent). We checked in at 2pm - we’d chosen a lodge with air conditioning. The lodge was spacious but very basic - strange , we thought, not to give you a top sheet, just an old cover (like a large towel). You need to take your own towels. Good to have a fridge but we had to unplug it to charge our phones as the other sockets didn’t work. Shame there’s a lot of plastic washed up that they don’t get rid of. The food was very ‘basic’ too - all lukewarm from a buffet. However, lovely walks and great to see the wildlife. You have to be sure footed on the walks - lots of roots along the paths but also boardwalks. Saw hairy pigs, flying lemur, 3 types of monkey, frogs, insects and wasn’t bitten by any mosquitoes!!Written 25 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Amazing restoration of Sarawak's indigenous homes depicting communal living. You must have strong legs to climb those steps whether you are 2 or 100! It is a shame the "Chinese house" is not restored to the same level as the other native houses. It would have truly shown what its interior and compound is like during James Brooke's Sarawak. Overall, the Penan peoples' short musical demo is very welcoming. Worth a visit if they could restore frequent bus services from the capital Kuching.Written 26 June 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The riverfront esplanade has a bit of something for everyone. Lots of shops, food stalls, light shows, and impressive buildings lining the river. Definitely worth a visit if in Kuching!Written 24 August 2023
- Stayed 3 nights inside the park in the garden bungalows. Spacious, clean comfortable units, good bathrooms plenty of hot water. No internet and limited mobile reception. On site restaurant serves an excellent breakfast and good meals thru the rest of the day. A little more expensive than eating out in other parts of Malaysia, but very convenient, especially as the other eateries outside the park gate are seemingly only open during the tourist peak. We did the 3 "tourist" cave trips ... Deer/Lang and saw the bats streaming out in the evening ... An amazing sight, but only if it's not raining...the bats won't exit the cave in the wet. Went up the river in a long boat to Clearwater/Wind which was also nice. You are taken to a handcraft village on the way and can buy trinkets n you wish, but no hard sell or pressure. Also did Fastlane cave which was our favourite. Parties limited to 6 people (20 In others) and a much more "natural" feeling cave with no artificial lighting (bring your own light). Saw a lot of bats, swiftlets and a racer snake deep in the cave. Did the canopy walk which was nice but didn't spot any birds or animals. Some parks of the walkway are looking a bit old. Saw a vast array of fascinating bugs and creepy crawlies on the handrails in the park. Had planned to do the night walk but a massive thunder storm put paid to that. This was the best of our Malaysian experiences to date...all staff were extremely helpful. The park is well looked after with only jungle noises after dark. Highly recommended.Written 4 June 2023
- You have to register at the main entrance of Niah Caves Park. There are some chalets for rental as well as a restaurant. If you are planning a day trip, there is also a shower in the ladies toilet and a prayer room. It is designed to have a very short boat ride across a river to the hike to the caves.
Niah caves consist of a few interconnecting caves. In order to see the cavemen drawings, you have to go all the way in. The hike path through out is on board walk so there is no worry about leeches. Some sections of the board walk inside the caves are very slippery even with hiking shoes. Wish they would use wire mesh on the wooden board as anti slip. Need individual torch lights as the path in the caves is not lighted to take care of the bats.
You can find torch lights at the half way mark of the trekking path where there is a Tamu where you can find some local Iban women selling their handicrafts, torch lights, snack and cold drinks.
It was nice hike.Written 10 August 2023
- Mount Santubong was a great hike/ rockclimb. You have to start om weekdays between 0800 and 0900. After 0900 they won’t let you start anymore. You have to turn around at 1300 No matter if you reached the summit or not. The expected time is 1,5h to the lookout and then another 2,5h to the top. 4h Total ascend. Descend is the same path. Entrance is free.
First part of the hike to the lookout point (f7) is not too difficult. It’s a steep walk and at some parts you have to hold on to a Rope. After the lookout point the real climb to the summit starts. Expect very steep terrain all the way from the lookout to the summit. Along the way you get multiple fireladders up to 10 meters high. Don’t be afraid of hights. You also have to do some rope climbs. During the climb watch out for spiders and snakes (especially if you are the first ones of the day like us, we saw both and a bit too close for comfort). The summit has a beautiful lookout.
The hike and climb are quite challenging and I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re not fit/ used to hiking. We are quite fit and did it in 2,5h up 3h down but it was challenging and we only took short breaks. Bring enough water and food for the trip.Written 26 September 2023
- A stunning cave that is worth the time and effort to get there. Be advised to wear good footwear, it is possible to rent shoes there if your shoes are not adequate.
BE ADVISED, this is a physical demanding trip, if you have any mobility difficulties or have trouble with steps/ladders I would recommend windy caves instead.Written 15 May 2023
- We did a 3-day 2-night trip, staying in garden bungalow park accomodation and visiting the 4 'show caves': Lang, Deer, Clearwater and Wind.
The caves themselves are awesome, especially Deer with its huge scale and Clearwater, with its miles of underground river. Large parts are easily accessible, with a guide, via well maintained walkways. The caves are set in primary rainforest; just walking to and from them and around the area in the evening, surrounded by the sounds of the forest, is a great experience in itself.
We booked through Borneo Adventure and had a great guide, Nelson, who was full of interesting information on the caves and the flora and fauna of the forest.
Food at the park cafe was good and reasonably priced. There is also a centre with loads of interesting information on the history biology and geology of the park.
Mulu is an amazing place, my favourite experience in over 2 weeks travelling in Sarawak and Sabah, and it's a world heritage site with good reason.Written 11 September 2023
- I went on a night time frog spotting tour with Lucien (Sarawak private Tours and cooking class at Indah House). Lucien was extremely knowledgeable, and amazing at spotting frogs. We saw 9 different kinds. Walking in the forest after dark was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend doing it.Written 16 May 2023
- Place is beautiful and is housed in a massive building.
Interesting artifacts and some good knowledgeable contents across 5 or 6 floors.
Washrooms are spotless , impressively clean.Written 6 August 2023
- I went on my own to visit this excellent historical museum of the remarkable recent history of Kuching since the mid-1800s, and the White Rajahs who governed. Super interesting, and in an awesome fort (Fort Margerita) positioned over the river to repel pirates.
To get there from the Kuching waterfront, I tried and failed to walk from the Darul Hana bridge- but you can't walk past the parliament. Instead, take a little boat across the river, ad then it's a short (10 minute) walk up to the fortress.Written 25 May 2023
- Deer cave is the 2nd largest chamber cave in the world. Its amazing to see all the bats cluster together and in the evening fly out togfly out together for food.
However be prepare to walk inside cave with some up and down steps.Written 14 September 2023
- It was hard , actually not hard but it was toughest. All you do is leg exercise for 6 hours back to back. Your legs are killed. But all you experience is heart touching. You will never forget this. People you meet. The kindness of them. Nature's beauty 😍Written 14 July 2023
- This museum provides and detailed introduction to the nine major Chinese communities. It discussed the dialects, cuisine and temples. Highlights included musical instruments, ceramics and more.Written 3 September 2022
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