CUBA quiet for a moment in real dark spaces. Erase also all sources of a flashlight, camera and communication gadgets. Inside the cave, apparently everything looks black. No use membuntangkan eyes to try to see or guess the ‘who’ and ‘what’ that is close to the body itself.lost favor in the sight of such a situation, the sensitivity of hearing take over. cleft palate drop of water from stalactites cave and end on the ground, solid rock or reservoir water was so clear and resonant. Occasionally, the wind that blows cold at times sounded like the sound of howling creatures who do not want to imagine. May also add the sounds of violent akluofobia cungapan their breath. “Feel what is felt by the occupants of this cave. Not only are you identifying habitat snakes, bats, insects and other small mammals. Imagine at a time ago, people also make this place as their protector, “the voice of a woman who rebounds in a tone of horror seemed to deliberately trigger mood.
Usai five minutes told to sit in that, the instructions given to the participants to turn on the light their torches. Direction is actually coming from Syria Lejau, an experienced cave guides in Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak.“It was just a piece of the value of life in the cave. The farther you get in, the more stories you will know, “he said as a preamble to the expedition.
Exploration cave with the National Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation of the United Nations (UNESCO) Malaysia (SKUM) is part of the incentive program to introduce academic content, NatCom: Reaching The Grassroots in the Land of the Hornbill.
Kosmo! which is exclusively invited to participate in the program brought along a complex network of caves to live there.
academic activities at the UNESCO World Heritage Site is divided into two days. The participants have the opportunity to visit several caves such as Deer Cave, Lang Cave, Cave Lagang, Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave.History of cave life
Starting with his admiration of millions of unique formations of bats flying out of the cave in the late afternoon, Syria fascinating geological history of Borneo us to take us down the cave during Lagang.
“island of Borneo in the beginning does not exist . Tens of millions of years ago, the earth plates move and shift on the sea bed and produce a layer of sandstone. Over time, thus getting higher layers in the shallow waters form of evolution that leads to a variety of wildlife.
“mineral reactions in shallow waters such as the formation of calcium carbonate to happen, “he said.
Syria also talked at length about the natural order ultimately to create layers of limestone, mudstone and shales. The layers that eventually pushed into and forming the land surface.
Cave also, according to Syria, keeping the record of nature. For example, the presence of fossil marine shells deposited on the stone walls of the Cave Lagang Borneo proved that theory once the ocean floor.
At the same cave, there are boulders that have a variety of different layers of color, texture and density. Syria stole the limelight participants with thick gray layer shows two segments of the middle segment of the finger on the block.
“This layer is believed to be dust from the eruption of Krakatau volcano, Indonesia in 1883. In addition to the silt laharnya at sea, the dust was also brought ground water flow and thus form part of the cave is physical, “he responded expressions fascinate the participants.Do not touch” / span>
Each cave has its own attractions. Like into a magical world, obscure and mystical atmosphere of the landscape backdrop gaps, cliffs, hollows, overhang and stalactites, stalagmites grow jagged, the tower (when stalactites together with stalagmites) and heliktit that grow horizontally.
Hardening of minerals that form the multi-dimensional views. Just watch out if Syria sees no hands that ‘itchy’ want to touch it!
“I can yelling, scolding, or drive someone out of the cave where the prohibition was disregarded. Did you really can ‘kill’ this cave if touched? “He said.Obviously, human fingers have oils or chemicals that can prevent them from sticking mineral elements, such as that carried in droplets of water from stalactites on the stalagmites.
“In many other cave sites in Malaysia, I found that the formation of black life and ‘death’. It was pandemonium touched, let alone if damaged by accident.
“The Gunung Mulu National Park is, things like that are not allowed to occur arbitrarily, “stressed Syria.
Other than appreciating the cave that leads to a sense of landscape and mystical magic, there is one more thing that invite admiration and question mark. How would the installation works carried out in the path edge caves?The platform is built with a strong foothold, but must be adapted according to the physical appearance of a zone to be crossed. To challenge the banks are steep, slippery rocks, winding lanes, narrow space and pattern of the scattered position of the living rock, it’s not easy. “Interesting is not it? Contractor is responsible to make necessary course of ethics and responsibility of conservation and safety. ” It’s not just a cooking timber and iron without affecting the structure of the cave, they also work with maximum accuracy to damage and contamination can be avoided. “The consultation is also a national park full monitoring during the installation work done,” said a further exploration guides, Jenny Malang, which pointed toward the Deer Cave expedition. Underground River
Our last visit to the location of most end of the cave in a cave complex in the park is the Clearwater Cave. Hearing his name alone is enough to trigger the shadow of a beautiful place water reservoir. However, the rewards of such a view is not easily achieved.According to one participant exploration of a former Executive Secretary SKUM, Mohd. Zulkifli Hashim, 32, he was excited to follow the trekking to the cave hard to even go through on the road away, high and steep.
“Trek to Clearwater Cave would not be complete if it is not bathing in the pool with crystal clear water. Feeling tired and disappeared just after his arrival there, “he said not to miss the chance to play in the water for the camera lens.
Interesting about the pool also the head of the river is the soft nature of the water that shines in a turquoise green color. Pool water is actually emerged from the underground water system that flows through the rocks from the foothills.Behind the rock is concealed a tunnel cave with underground river flow system. With the discovery of the waterway which connects to the other cave systems, it is the longest underground river in the South Asia of more than 150 miles! All that was found in the complex of caves in the Gunung Mulu National Park is a national heritage not unparalleled greatness. Indeed, the heritage of responsibility lies on the shoulders of each of us appreciate God’s creation event. earth plate will keep moving. Water will continue to flow and drip on the rocks. Acid rain and earthquake disaster in the region will also continue to affect the physical fate of the caves in Mulu. All of that should not change our appreciation of him. Syria saying goes: “If I am destined to die in the cave and it is difficult to be found or produced, leave me alone. Let my body was here because this is my world.”