It really took me a lot of time to finish up my travelogue. It’s getting near to April, and I’m still blogging the back dated travel. Anyway, I still have to finish up the post, no matter how. For those who missed out the previous posting, then follow the below links.
Mulu World Heritage – Day 1: Getting There
Mulu World Heritage – Day 1: Moonmilk Cave
Mulu World Heritage – Day 2: Penan Settlement
Mulu World Heritage – Day 2: Wind Cave
Mulu World Heritage – Day 2: Clear Water Cave
So today, let’s bring you all to the Lang & Deer Cave.
I believe most of you are quite family with the name of these caves, as its the most popular bat watching caves in Mulu.
This is stick insect. Watch it closely, it moves slowly.
Lang Caves and Deer Caves are just next to each other. It tooks around 1 hour of walking distance from the park to reach the cave entrance.
The first cave that we went to was Lang Cave.
I would say that although Lang Cave is consider a small cave, but the rocks are quite amazing.
It’s amazing in a way.. you can see a “penis” inside the cave.
Really… Have some wild imaginations =)
Ok that’s not the main attraction to the cave. Lang cave is actually popular of its beautiful rock’s formation. Some say it looks like a human’s brain. What do you say?
The founder of this cave is actually one of the cave explorer back in 70s. And today, our tour guide, Mr. Lang which the surname is the same as the cave , is the son of the founder of the cave. Our tour guide educate all of the tourist to love the nature and not to pollute the caves. He even take up any single rubbish as he seen on the way to the caves.
Next. We are going to Deer Cave.
Before entering the cave, the tour guide give us a quiz question.
What is the name of the deer with no eyes?
If you can’t get the answer, you are not allow to enter the cave. Har!
Deer Cave is known to be the longest cave passage in the world.
But to me, this is also the darkest cave and the smelliest cave in the world! It’s the home for millions of BATs lives in this cave, we get the chance to access to free natural perfume of the Bat’s shit! So friendly reminder, get a bottle of “Minyak Kapak” before you enter the cave. =)
And of course, the landmark of Mulu. Rock formation and turns to Abraham Lincoln’s face. Awesome right?
Hey, it took me some time to actually realize of the shape. So enjoy the picture despite of standing there and smelling the natural perfumes.
Rocks in Deer Cave
Sometimes I think those founder of the caves are brilliant. You know what do they name these thing ? It is call the shower head. Har!
You will get more version of story if you closely listen to what the tour guide says.
We spent almost an hour plus inside this cave, there’a a lot of things to watch, a lot of stairs to climb, and of course I can’t take too much pictures. Why? I’ve to watch out for the bat’s shit first of all. Second, it’s too dark, my little compact camera can’t do much work here. ;)
We were back at the Bat Observatory Deck around 5pm. Sky is getting dark, and it’s raining cats and dog.
As it was Christmas Eve, all the tour guide needs to leave earlier for the celebrations. Hence, we were told to walk back to the hostel on our own. We were not alone, because hundreds of tourist will be here sitting and waiting for bats to come out.
While waiting, let’s have the candid cam!
It seems like the bats are not coming out today. It’s better we depart early to the park. The sky is getting darker as the rain getting heavier and yet its an hour walk back to the park.
To overcome my sadness and regretfulness, I pamper myself by searching the videos from Youtube. Haha, here you go, to conclude this post, I present you the Bat’s from Deer Cave!
Hope you enjoy this post as its almost complete my Mulu travelogue.
Oh ya, before that, the answer for the quiz above is, “No Idea“. =) Have Fun!