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Sarawak is situated on the island of Borneo, and is one of the two states that make up East Malaysia. Sarawak and Sabah are separated from West Malaysia (Peninsula Malaysia) by the South China Sea about 600 km away. With an area of 124,449.51 square km, Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia, making up some 37.5 per cent of the country’s total area.

The State is bounded on the north and northwest by the South China Sea, the northeast by Sabah and Brunei Darussalam, which forms a double enclave, and the south by Kalimantan, Indonesia. Sarawak can be classified into three terrain groups: the alluvial coastal plain, the mountainous interior and the central undulating belt. Sarawak’s highest point is Gunung Murut (2,434 m). Malaysia’s longest river, the Batang Rajang, glides through the State.

Why Mulu?

Earth’s history and geological features

Mulu’s concentration of caves, its geomorphic and structural characteristics are an outstanding resource, which allows a greater understanding of Earth’s history.


Ecological Processes

Mulu provides outstanding scientific opportunities to study theories on the origins of cave fauna.

Superlative natural phenomena or natural beauty and aesthetic importance

Mulu has outstanding scenic values, including the natural phenomenon of millions of bats and swiftlets leaving and entering the caves – a superlative wildlife spectacle.

Biodiversity and threatened species

Mulu provides significant natural habitat for a wide range of plant and animal diversity both above and below ground.


World Heritage status has created renewed interest in the park and a genuine desire of the government and people of Malaysia to ensure it is adequately protected.

Accordingly, the Sarawak Government has committed to developing world leading conservation practices and high quality nature-based tourism activities at Mulu and has committed considerable resources to ensure its goals are achieved.

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