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Monday, January 24, 2011

Mulu Day 2 - Clear Water & Wind Caves

Thurs. 13th Jan 2011
Clear water and Wind caves

Cost: RM10pp
Transport: Long Boat (approximately 15 mins)

Things you may need to bring:
- Torchlight/Headlight
- Raincoat (in case of raining)
- Suitable walking shoes or sandals
- Drinking water
- Snacks/foods
- Camera

Our next destination after Penan Market. Still we need a boat ride to get here. From the Penan Market, it took around 10min to reach the Boat Jetty. From Boat Jetty, you need to walk on a plank walk to reach the caves. Our first cave tour was Wind cave and it took 10 minutes to get there. On the way to wind cave, the view surrounding was very nice, cool and windy… maybe because we’re about to enter the Wind cave or Malay name nye "Gua Angin".


Menyulusuri Sungai Melinau to the next destination


We’re accompanied by our Guide, Eugene. He’s very OK and his explanation about the cave’s history also very interesting.

All the way inside the windcave we’ve been introduced by Eugene to the various spectacular formation of limestone cave. It was very unique and fantastic. Eventhough, the formation are nice to see but you’re strictly not encourage to touch it. The true story was I’ve been told by Eugene after he saw me touching stalactite just above my head. Reason, the contact with human skin can cause the color of the surface limestone to be changed. Emmhhh... Interesting.

I quoated this from wikipedia:

....“Stalagmites should normally not be touched, since the rock buildup is formed by minerals precipitating out of the water solution onto the old surface; skin oils can alter the surface where the mineral water will cling, thus affecting the growth of the formation. Oils and dirt from human contact can also stain the formation and change its colour permanently” ...

The cave was named "wind cave" because of the cool breezes which can be felt at the narrow parts of the cave. We've been told by Eugene that if you open your mouth a bit you could feel the cool breeze. I did try but didn't really feel it...maybe need a little bit concentration. But, honestly I did't really feel the wind. Maybe... because there were too many people inside the cave produced heat from everyone. Whatever lah. But, I really enjoyed the beautiful formation inside the cave...It's really different from the other caves I've been to before.



View from Inside Wind Cave

Wind Cave was actually part of the Clearwater Cave system and you could see many unique and impressive stalactites, stalagmites, flowrocks, helitites and rock corals and... so many other beautiful formations.





Ade tangga juga

Continue to Clearwater Cave


You may find Mini Pinnacle also here


Tangga ke Clearwater cave


Formation of Limestone Clearwater Cave



Kena naik tangga nak ke Clearwater cave ni

Eugene...our guide of the day



From inside Clearwater cave



The water inside this cave is really crystal clear and very cold



Inside Clearwater Cave

After Clearwater cave, we proceeded to the next cave known as Lady Cave. Why it is called "Lady Cave"....because the formation inside of this cave more or less looks like a lady. Actually not all the formation, only a few. Also, you could find the Pinnochio formation and people kissing....opppsss....it's only formation but actually you can use your imagination to create your own formation character. All you need is just to be creative and use your imagination...like what Eugene always says.



Entrance to Lady Cave

Spectacular Clearwater

To be continued...


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