Tuesday, 25 January 2022

TO SHORE UP HONDURAS TIES, VP TO ATTEND INAUGURATION : TAIWAN

TAIWAN TO SHORE UP HONDURAS TIES, VP TO ATTEND INAUGURATION !

 


TAIPEI : Taiwan Vice President William Lai will attend the inauguration of new Honduran president Xiomara Castro, Taiwan's presidential office said on Wednesday, January 18, 2022 seeking to shore up ties as China ramps up diplomatic pressure against the island.

 

Taiwan's government has said it would work with Castro to deepen relations on the basis of their longstanding friendship with the country, although Castro has floated the idea of ditching Taipei for Beijing, China.

 

Castro is the first female leader of the Central American country, one of only 14 nations with formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan.

 

China views democratically ruled Taiwan as one of its provinces with no right to the trappings of a state, a view Taiwan's government strongly disputes.

 

Presidential office spokesman Xavier Chang said President Tsai Ing-wen hoped the delegation could help boost relations with Honduras and show the world Taiwan's determination to participate on the world stage.

 

" Taiwan must also demonstrate to the international community that democratic Taiwan is a capable and responsible partner," he said.

 

Hsiao Bikhim, Taiwan's high-profile de facto ambassador in Washington, will be part of the delegation for the January 27 inauguration, Chang added.

 

Visits by senior Taiwanese leaders to allies in Latin America and the Caribbean are generally accompanied by layovers in the United States, where they often meet United States officials, to the anger of China.

 

Vice Foreign Minister Alexander Yui said there would be one-day transit stops in the United States, but declined to provide details, saying discussions were ongoing.

 

Asked whether Lai would meet United States Vice President Kamala Harris, who is also going for the inauguration, Yui said there would " definitely be an opportunity " to interact with other official delegations.

 

The United States has been eager for Honduras to retain relations with Taiwan, as it frets about growing Chinese influence in its backyard.

 

China has been stepping up pressure to win over Taiwan's remaining diplomatic allies, last month re-establishing ties with Nicaragua, and has openly said it is gunning to bring down the number to zero.

 

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@ Jackie San 

Monday, 24 January 2022

Buah - Buahan tempatan Daerah Limbang Sarawak

 

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NUSANTARA THE NEW CAPITAL NAME OF INDONESIA'S

NUSANTARA THE NEW CAPITAL NAME OF INDONESIA'S


 

JAKARTA, INDONESIA'S : The new capital of Indonesia in East Kalimantan has been named Nusantara, National Development Planning Minister Suharso Monoarfa said during a meeting with the working committee for the new capital city bill today at the Parliament.

 

He said President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, confirmed the name on Friday, January 14, 2022.

 

The new capital city is one of Jokowi's priority infrastructure development projects in Indonesia as the catalyst for unlocking overall economic potential, promoting growth, creating jobs and reducing poverty.

 

" I believe everyone will agree with the name Nusantara," Suharso said.

 

The minister said Nusantara was an old Javanese term, which literally means " outer island", it is iconic internationally and widely known by the global community as the Republic of Indonesia.

 

Indonesia set aside US$35.8 million (US$1 = RM 4.18) in the 2022 state budget for the construction of the new capital. The entire project costs US$35 billion.

 

Actually physical construction could start this year awaiting the capital city bill approval by the parliament.

 

On September 09, 2021, Jokowi signed Presidential Regulation No. 85 of 2021 on Government Work Plans for 2022, which comprises eight strategic steps to spped up the transformation of Kalimantan, including the building of the new capital city complete with supporting infrastructure.

 

Others include accelerating investment realisation, optimising the development of commodities and increasing legal certainty on land ownership by issuing land rights certificates.

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@ Jackie San

Sunday, 23 January 2022

THAIPUSAM STANDARD OPERATION PROCEDURES ARE TOO TIGHT - NAJIB SAYS !

NAJIB SAYS, THAIPUSAM STANDARD OPERATION PROCEDURES ARE TOO TIGHT !

 


GOMBAK SELANGOR : Former prime minister Najib Razak has echoed a federal minister's sentiments on Coronavirus rules for Thaipusam, saying they were " too tight ".


" I see the Indian community is very disappointed that such tight restrictions have been placed on them, " Najib told reporters at Batu Caves on Tuesday, January 17, 2022.


" Certain allowances, which would not have lead to the spread of Coronavirus, could have been made."


Earlier, human resources minister M Saravanan said the Thaipusam SOPs had further eroded the trust of the Indian community in the government.


In a fiery at Batu Caves, the MIC deputy president said the dissatisfaction was emblematic of a larger trend, which contributed to Barisan Nasional's election defeat in 2018.


" I must put on record that by and large, Hindus in this country are very unhappy with (the government's) decision, " he said.


" They ask me why thousands can go shopping at Pavilion but attendance at Batu Caves is limited. In the end, we are losing the trust of the community," Saravanan had said.


Najib, who noted that this year's celebration was muted, said the government should have approved applications from the Batu Caves Sri Subramaniar Temple for 200 kavadis to be part of the Thaipusam celebration.


This year, the government imposed a ban on kavadis and is only allowing those above 18 to take part in the prayers. It has also limited the temple's opening hours to 5 am - 11 pm yesterday and today.


In the past, the temple was allowed to be open for 24 hours from the eve of Thaipusam till the next day.


In addition, the authorities have allowed only 9,000 people to attend today, a stark contrast to the hundreds of thousands of devotees who usually congregate at Batu Caves on Thaipusam day.

 

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@ Jackie San



Santai Santai di Kota Kinabalu Sabah

 

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Saturday, 22 January 2022

HOLD MASS STRIKE OVER COVID-19 RULES - FRENCH TEACHERS

FRENCH TEACHERS HOLD MASS STRIKE OVER COVID-19 RULES


 

French teachers are staging a mass strike that could close half of schools as they protest the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis.

 

French ministers have made keeping schools open a priority, despite a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, fuelled by the OMICRON variant.

 

Teachers say COVID-19 rules in school are confusing and constantly changing.

 

Many primary schools will be closed on Thursday, January 13,2022 as unions expect about 75% of teachers go on strike.

 

The nationwide strike could be the biggest in decades as 11 unions representing teachers, parents and other school staff vent their anger at the government's COVID-19 policies.

 

" The exhaustion and exasperation of the entire educational community have reached an unprecedented level," the 11 unions said in a statement.

 

The unions said the government and the education minister, Jean-Michel Blanquer, were to blame for what they called a " chaotic situation " in schools.

 

The main trigger for the strike was France's health protocol, which has been changed a number of times since December 2021.

 

Under rules announced on January 02, 2022, a day before the start of the new school year, students exposed to a COVID-19 case were required to take an antigen or PCR test and then self-test two (2) and then four (4) days later to continue classes in person.

 

As coronavirus infections surged, the rule change caused massive pressure on testing capacity, with long queues seen outside pharmacies.

 

In response to this huge demand, the government this week eased rules on COVID-19 checks for students.

 

On Monday, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said students will be allowed to do self-tests instead of a PCR if one of their classmates tested positive.

 

But the relaxation has caused concerns for the safety of teachers as France reported a record 368,149 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday.

 

The unions say they the government's lack of communication frequent changes to testing, and insufficient protection against COVID-19 has left them unable to teach properly.

 

The strike " demonstrates the growing despair " among teachers, the Snuipp-FSU union said.

 

But the government has defended its policies, which it says are necessary to keep schools open.

 

" I know it's tough, but a strike does not solve problems. One does not strike against a virus, " the education minister, Mr Blanquer, told BFM TV.

 

The strike comes at a politically awkward time for French President Emmanuel Macron, who is expected to seek a second term in an April election.

 

His rivals have capitalised on the strike to criticise Mr Macron.

 

" I feel the enormous pain both of the school community and especially of parents," conservative candidate Valerie Pecresse told French TV.

 

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@ Jackie San

Friday, 21 January 2022

The Cave Adventure In Mulu Sarawak

 

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150 ACTIVISTS KILLED IN COLOMBIA IN 2021 - RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN

NEARLY 150 ACTIVISTS KILLED IN COLOMBIA IN 2021 - RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN !

 


At least 145 community leaders and rights activists were killed in 2021 in Colombia, the country's human rights ombudsman had said.

 

The 2021 death toll, which came amid a year defined by protests and government crackdowns, was lower than in 2020, when 182 killings were registered, the offices of ombud Carlos Camargo said in a statement on Monday, January 17, 2022.

 

Among those killed in 2021 were 32 representatives of Indigenous groups, 16 advocates for rural or agricultural communities, and seven (7) trade unionists.

 

" We repudiate these acts that are mainly due to the criminal actions of illegal armed groups, " said the statement, without naming the alleged perpetrators.

 

Colombia remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for activists, according to observer groups such as Global Witness, which has identified the country as the deadliest for environmentalists, with 65 killed in 2020.

 

While Colombia is officially at peace since signing a pact with the FARC group in 2016 to end more than a half-century of armed conflict, it has seen a flare-up of violence in recent months due to fighting over territory and resources by dissident FARC fighters, the ELN rebel group, paramilitary forces and drug cartels.

 

The regions that saw the highest number of killings in 2021 were areas where groups continue to fight over thousands of kilometers of drug crops or illegal mines.

 

President Ivan Duque's government accuses drug traffickers of being behind the majority of killings in the country, which is the world's largest cocaine producer.

 

However, in May year 2021, anti-government protests were met with brutal crackdowns by police and soldiers.

 

More than 60 people were killed in weeks of clashes, with the clampdowns condemned by the United Nations, United States, European Union and international rights groups.

 

A December report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said the government used " unnecessary  or disproportionate force."

 

The 63-page report said state security forces were guilty of murder, arbitrary detentions, sexual and gender-based violence, and acts of discrimination and racism.

 

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@ Jackie San

Thursday, 20 January 2022

PINNACLES OF BORNEO SARAWAK, MALAYSIA

 

MULU PINNACALES & THE ADVENTURE OF MULU

(DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE)

 

JANUARY 03, 2022 (MONDAY)

Taken ATR MasWings flying from Limbang - Miri (MH3471) @ 1120 am about 35 minutes. Transit about 1 hour and connecting Miri - Mulu (MH3632) @ 1315 pm about 30 minutes to Mulu Airport.

 

The small Airport but nice views because two (2) mountains front of Mulu Airport (Local called Gunung Susu).

 

From Mulu Airport taken private transport (Ninja Car) to Headquarters @ Mulu Park (about 5 minutes). Can walks if you can….

 

Adventure in Mulu Park, I am taken five (5) days Entry Pass for Sarawak World Heritage Areas @ Malaysian Adult (RM 15.00) - Blue wristband (Depending what day you come).

 

If you staying or visiting in the park for less than five (5) days does not alter this fee or Any Wristband.

 

And if you stay in Mulu World Heritage Area will be longer than 5 calendar days you are required to buy a second Park Entry Ticket.

 

For the first day (January 03, 2022 Monday), the first activity for me just check-in at Long House Belian 1 for one (1) nite.

 

Besides that, after I get five (5) days ENTRY PASS, afternoon I’m doing my own leisure for walk around at Mulu National Park, World Heritage Area.

 

WHAT I BRING TO MULU ?

 

MULU AIRPORT
 
LONG HOUSE BELIAN 1
 

1 - THE BOTANICAL TRAIL

This trail has 2 loops of 1.5 kilometers each which branches to the left off the path to Deer Cave about 450 metres from the Park HQ. It has a range of information panels along the way to provide you with an introduction to the evolution of plants in general and to many of the interesting families of tropical rainforest plants.

 


2 - THE KENYALANG LOOP

This about 2.5 kilometres trail provides an opportunity for you to explore a slightly different area of the rainforest away from the heavily used Deer Cave Walk without needing a guide.

 

3 - THE PAKU VALLEY LOOP ( 3 TO 5 HOURS )

This trail is an 8 kilometres long trail where you can stroll at your own pace to discover the rainforest following your own particular interest, be it birds or bugs, ferns or fungi or just a chance to be alone in a beautiful place.

The full of 8 kilometres walk should take you around 5 to 6 hours. A shorter walk will be to turn around after Paku Waterfall.

While the Paku Valley Loop is an easy walk, the section along the Melinau ia all concrete and is usually very slippery (please becareful and take it slow and easy) and on other sections there are a few small streams to cross where water levels can change quickly.

Before heading off to explore any part of the Paku Valley Loop we must register plans with the Security near the park entrance bridge. Let them know where we are going and when expected to be back soon. If something goes wrong at least we’ll know where to start looking guys!


4 - THE PAKU WATERFALL ( 2 TO 3 HOURS )

We can enjoy the forest at our own pace and follow our own particular interest be it birds, insects, ferns or just the chance to be alone. Follow the Deer Cave Walk from Headquarters and after 1.3 kilometeres we will climb down to the forest floor to follow a clearly market trail along the Paku River. Although it is an easy walk you will need good walking shoes. The trail is often muddy with streams to cross and you will get dirty. We must register at Park Security to let them know when were expected to be back soon. And We may NOT PROCEED beyond the waterfall to CAMP 1 without a guide.

 

5 - TREE TOP TOWER

A 10 minutes walk from Headquarters brings to the 30 metre tree top tower. This bird hide provides the opportunity to ‘SPY’ on canopy life in the rainforest, especially during fruiting season in Mulu National Park. Birdwatchers can pre-book a time slot for dawn and dusk.

The tower is locked for safety reasons and we’re required to pay about RM 50.00 per person refundable deposit at Park Security.

 

January 04, 2022 (Tuesday)

Departing at 0915am from Headquarters after taken my breakfast, with 4 others traveller, first activities at Batu Bungan Handicraft Market (Penan Village).

 

6 - BATU BUNGAN HANDICRAFT MARKET (PENAN VILLAGE)

Visiting the morning market on the way to ClearWater about 20 minutes from Headquarters or Mulu National Park. Bring your own money to support villagers and bought something for your love. To support the Penan Community, I bought one (1) handicraft rattan bag @ RM 35.00.

 

7 - CLEARWATER CAVE & CAVE OF THE WINDS

The cost about RM 30.00 per person includes guide and longboat fees.

We cruise up the Melinau River in a longboat and after visit a Penan LongHouse & Market at Batu Bungan (Market not open on Sundays).

After that, we make a second stop at Cave of the Winds where we have to negotiate a long ramp and a few stairs going up.

 

ClearWater River Revival Tour also I’m do and take me on a journey through the ancient underground river into areas only our most advanced cavers usually experience. By entering and exiting the system through the boardwalks of ClearWater Cave this tour is suitable for intermediate cavers with confidence in water and rock climbing for sure. The adventure begins when we step off the show cave boardwalk and into the cool, clear waters that have been carving out the expansive 200 km of passages in the ClearWater system for over 2 million years. Depending on the water levels you will wade this, swim and climb to the far reaches of ClearWater Cave and return via the same passage. For this activities the cost @ RM 220 per person.


 

Besides that, next activities are CLEARWATER CONNECTION…

 

8 - CLEARWATER CONNECTION

This trip is relatively long about 4.8 kilometres away and depending on levels of your fitness takes between 4 to 8 hours. The larger the number of people in the group the longer the trip will take up to 10 hours. Luckily my group only have 5 persons with tour guide with son.

 

The tour begins in the show cave section of Wind Cave before leaving the constructed trail and moving into a wind cave chamber off the Kings Chamber in Wind Cave. The route taken is over highly broken terrain that includes strew boulders and requires some climbing up and clambering down. Areas that are hazardous have muddy slopes, tour continues on for about one kilometre before arriving at the show cave section of ClearWater Cave. For many the river is the highlight of the tour being exceptionally beautiful and refreshing following the hard caving.

 

The ClearWater Connection tour is weather dependent, as it is not safe to run the tour when the water levels in the ClearWater River are too high. Reservations are essential, helmets and head lamps are provided. But if you can bring your own is more better. Required for this activities : Swimming Ability, Reasonable Levels of Fitness, Closed In Shoes, Waterproof Camera or Drybag Is Necessary For This Tour and Finally You Will Get Wet Later (SMILE).


 

9 - CAMP 5 & PINNACLE ( Mulu Meets All Four Of These ! )

The caves of Mulu are important for their classic features of underground geomorphology, notably the sediments and the layered sequences of wall notches that demonstrate an evolutionary history ofmore than 1.5 million years. The giant doline of the “ Garden Of Eden “ offers one of the world’s finest examples of the collapse process in karstic terrain.

 

They also provide outstanding opportunities to study the origins of cave faunas and the large-scale transfer of food energy from forest to Caves by bats and swiftlets is an exceptional ecological process. Much of Mulu’s invertebrate cave fauna belong to ancient groups which have largely disappeared from the modern land surface and are now represented by a few widely scattered species.

 

With its deeply-incised canyans, wild rivers, rainforest-covered mountains, spectacular limestone pinnacles, cave passages and decorations, Mulu has outstanding scenic values and the phenomenon of millions of bats and swiflets leaving and entering the caves is truly superlative wildlife spectacle.

 

Mulu also provides significant natural habitat for a wide range of plant and animal diversity both above and below ground. Its lowland and montane forests are botanically rich in species and high in endemism and Mulu is one of the richest sites in the world for palm species. The

park also hosts one of the highest number of bat species (35) and populations in the region as well as an exceptionally diverse cave living species.

 

KUALA LITUT & CAMP 5

Camp 5 in the center of the Park is a great place to spend a night or two (2) after a 90 minute long boat ride followed by a 3 hours walk from Kuala Litut Shelter. It’s easy, follow the well-trodden path.

 

We can do this a day trip but if want to spend the night we must check whit the office staff to book a boat and a sleeping space before we go to CAMP 5.

 

Mostly hikers plan to hike Pinaccale overnight here as transit before hike to Pinaccale.

 


For sure from Kuala Litut Shelter Ms Zoey Accountant (Petaling Jaya), Peter Finance Executive (Holland) and Jack walk about 2 hours 15 minutes to CAMP 5. Playing with leeches a lot make me crying…haha…

Overnight at CAMP 5.

About Pinnacle…

The Mulu Pinnacle climb is a high risk and extreme activity therefore the Park offers it only as a three (3) days and two (2) nights trip.

 

The first day includes a boat ride on the Melinau River for 1-2 hours after visiting the Batu Bungan Penan Village (Handicraft) and visiting

ClearWater Cave tour. After that continuing to Kuala Litut which is the beginning of the 9 kilometers walking trail to CAMP 5.

 

CAMP 5 is a basic forest shelter that caters to visitors travelling on the HeadHunter’s Trail and to those climbing the Mulu Pinnacles, providing accommodation for up to 30 guests per night.

 

At CAMP 5 please don’t worry about what to eat and how to cook !!!

 

Here I am sharing what happens what have in CAMP 5…

 

CAMP 5 has 5 bedrooms built on raised timber platform with a roof and half walls, NO windows, No doors and No insect screens.

 

>>> Sleeping mats are provided, but no bedding. Bring your own or pay a deposit for blanket, sheet and towel at HQ. Get a refund on returning the bedding at HQ.

 

>>> Mosquito net rental MUST be paid at HQ and can be collected at CAMP 5.

 

>>> CAMP 5 has separate showers (cold water only) and toilets.

 

>>> Eating facilities are self - catering with an equipped kitchen that provided gas and utensils for cooking and eating.

 

>>> Free filtered / boiled drinking water available to refill your bottles.

 

>>> No cell phone reception - only radio communication.

 

Briefing about Pinnacles climb activities at 1900 pm. Mr Eugine brief us what to bring and what to do…

 

0600 am begin to hike and climb. The Cut Of Time (COT) for the first check point - 900 metres at 1000 am. Teammates must arrived before 1000 am ( 4 hours ). If not, all teammates must return to CAMP 5. Because of failed to completed 4 hours rich to 900 metres first means walking and climbing returning back to CAMP 5 possibly at dark time or 1800 or 1900 evening.

 

JANUARY 05, 2022 (WEDNESDAY) - PINNACLE CLIMB

The trail to the top is only 2.4 km long but rises 1,200 metres to the viewpoint. The last section of the trail is near vertical with rope sections and 18 ladders to climb. For many, the descent is more difficult and can take 5 hours or more depending on your teammates.

 

The climb is well worthwhile though as it culminates in spectacular views of the pinnacle formations, some of which tower up to 50 metres high. The trail itself, which climbs steeply from the Melinau Gorge passes through some intriguing limestone forest and as you reach the higher altitudes includes some spectacular pitches plants (Nepenthes sp), sightings of rare orchids and Mountain Shrews.

 

The Pinnacle trail is regarded as an extreme climb (not a trek) on a natural route. Man-made assistance comes in the form of vertical steel ladders bolted into the rock faces and ropes. If you suffer from vertigo or fear of heights this is not for you. The visitors that were injured on this trail were people that underestimated the trail and their own fitness levels. These visitors were often not well equipped and did not adhere to the advice of their guides. Rescues are extreme (and costly) and even more so in the dark.

 

JANUARY 06, 2022 (THURSDAY) - CAMP 5 BACK TO KUALA LITUT SHELTER & MULU HEADQUARTERS

 

After a second night at CAMP 5 you retrace your steps back to Kuala Litut Shelter where you meet a boat at a pre-arranged time. For us it take 2 hours 20 minutes back to Kuala Litut Shelter and meet Mr Neil (Our New Friend - Penan Community).

 

Infront of the Mulu Pinnacle is Kerangas Mountain and Kerangas Forest or The Melinau Gorge.

 

The Pinnacles Activity cost about RM 443.00 per person.

 

Don’t worries…

 

Long Boat Return from Park HQ to Kuala Litut, sharing with others in your group. It is not possible to walk to CAMP 5 from Park Head Quarters. 

 

If you have a reason to be back before 1230 noon then you need to have your own charter boat.








 

JANUARY 06, 2022 (THURSDAY) - ARRIVED AT MULU PARK HQ AROUND 11 AM

1430 pm - Joining the Deer and Lang Caves Activities.

Deer & Lang Caves are two distinctly difference caves situated 150 metres apart in the Southern Hills area of the Mulu HQ Park.

 

While Lang Cave is the smallest of Mulu Park 4 ‘ Show Caves ‘ it too is very special. It has a spectacular display of stalactities, stalagmites, helictites, shawls and rimstone pools. The geological development was influenced more by the action of standing ground water dissolving the limestone rather than an active stream passage eroding it. Look carefully for the evidence - the flat ceiling and notches in the walls are two (2) hints.

 

In contrast Deer Cave is not only the biggest show cave at Mulu National Park it is the largest cave passage in the world. A powerful underground river once flowed through this area, dissolving and eroding the limestone to create this incredible space. The massive Deer Cave passage is an over-whelming and awesome sight.

 








To get Deer and Lang Caves…On the Rainforest Discovery Walk, along a 3 kilometres timber plankwalk from Mulu HQ Park to Caves Entrance. Please bring along a torch light ( because we will return in the dark. Watch out for the fire flies ) and during this activities please bring your own water, raincoat, and non slip walking shoes especially. Tours led by Park Guides leave daily at 1400 pm and 1430 pm.

 

1900 pm - Joining the Night Walk Activities at Mulu Park

With cost about RM 25.00 per person for 2 hours you can join this activities.

 

After vertebrates emerged from the water around 300 million years ago, the land became more and more crowded with large herbivores and predators. However, a rich habit remained available to those species that developed their abilities to find food and avoid predators at night. You too can join the thousands of species that use this time to hunt, nest and raise their young.

 

JANUARY 07, 2022 (FRIDAY - LAST DAY) - THE MULU CANOPY SKYWALK

0830 am - Joining the Mulu Canopy SkyWalk Activities at Mulu Park

With cost about RM 45.00 per person for 2 hours you can join this activities.

 

The Mulu Canopy SkyWalk I ‘ am enjoyed this activities. For the final activities such this make fulfill my leave diary at Mulu National Park, The World Heritage Area for Year 2021.

 

The Mulu Canopy SkyWalk at 480 metres long is the longest tree-based walkway in the world. As you walk among the ferns and vines 10 - 30 metres above the forest floor and river you can enjoy this unique opportunity to get closer to the rainforest ‘ web of life ‘. Compare the vegetarian of the riverine forest floor to the understorey, the treetops and the nearby limestone cliffs.

 

For your info, guided tours leave the office daily; the return trip will take approximately 2 hours.  

 

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Finally here I am sharing the accumulative cost for Mulu National Park, The World Heritage Area “ Travel Alone”

 

DATE

ACTIVITES

COST (RM)

03 /01/22 (Mon)

Breakfast at Nurul Cafe Lmn

19.00

MASWINGS TICKET LMN - MYY -MULU (RETURN)

566.00

NASI LEMAK TAPAU

9.50

PRIVATE TRANSPORT AIRPORT MULU - HQ PARK

5.00

MULU ACTIVITIES

- PINNACLE, NIGHT WALK, THE ADVENTURE CAVE, CAVING, CANOPY SKYWALK ETC

733.00

04/01/22 (Tue)

Off To Batu Bungan Penan Village

Package

Bough Ratan Man Bag

35.00

Tip to Neil (Long Boat)

5.00

Off to Wind & ClearWater Caves

Package

Off to Kuala Litut Shelter - Long Boat

Package

From Kuala Litut Shelter - Camp 5 Walking Leeches - 2 hours 15 minutes

Package

05/01/22 (Wed)

0600 am wake up and climb and hike to Pinnacle

Return back 1550 noon (8 hours climb & hike)

Package

Rent blanket ( Camp 5 cold )

10.00

06/01/22 (Thurs)

0700 am wake up and walking return back Camp 5 to Kuala Litut Shelter ( 2 hours 20 minutes)

Package

Meet Mr Neil & Pilot Long Boat and return to Mulu HQ Park ( 1 hour )

Package

1430 pm - Deer & Lang Caves Activities

Package

Mulu Cafe - Fries and Hot Coffee

15.00

07/01/22 (Friday)

0830 am - The Canopy SkyWalk Mulu Park

Package

Bough Mulu T-Shirt at Mulu Souvenir Shop

50.00

Bough 3 nos Fridge Magnet ( Mulu Pinnacle & Abraham Lincolyn

18.00

Private Transport From Mulu HQ Park - Mulu Airport

5.00

Lunch at Adenan Restaurant (With Syahwan)

11.00

 TOTAL COST RM

1,481.50

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