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Miri, from Cowboy Oil Town to the City of Beauty

Miri, from Cowboy Oil Town to the City of Beauty

The drill digs deeper and deeper until the earth rumbles, ground tremors, dark dense liquid spew out and the people rejoice. About a century ago, Miri became Malaysia’s first official oil harvesting site and sparked off the petroleum industry in the country. Since then, it has prospered not only in…

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Gua Teluk Kelawar, Lenggong

Gua Teluk Kelawar, Lenggong

Gua Teluk Kelawar is located at the Bukit Kepala Gajah limestone complex, latitude 5° 07.44’ north and longitude 100° 58.60’ east, 76 meters above sea level. Located one kilometer from Lenggong, Perak, research was first carried out by the Malaysian Archaeological Research Centre until 1990. Later on, Universiti Sains Malaysia…

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Gua Gunung Runtuh, Lenggong

Gua Gunung Runtuh, Lenggong

Gua Gunung Runtuh is located at Bukit Kepala Gajah, one of eight limestone caves in Lenggong Valley. Excavations started in 1990 (Zuraina; 1994, 2005) and uncovered evidence of Late Palaeolithic from 13,000 till 10,000, which may be the oldest cave site in Lenggong Valley. The caves are said to be…

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Tempurung Cave (Gua Tempurung), Perak

Tempurung Cave (Gua Tempurung), Perak

The cave is probably the largest natural limestone cave in Peninsular Malaysia. Located in the vicinity of Gopeng, 24km south of Ipoh, the cave is approximately 1.5km long. Made up of five huge domes which ceilings resemble coconut shells, each dome has different formations of stalagmites and stalactites. The domes…

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World’s largest cave chamber, Sarawak

World’s largest cave chamber, Sarawak

Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, Mulu National Park is home to an impressive collection of natural treasures, including razor-sharp limestone spikes called The Pinnacles, and Sarawak Chamber, the world’s largest cave chamber capable of accommodating 40 Boeing 747 aircraft. Meanwhile, the Deer Cave has the world’s…

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