Posted in Malaysia

MY-190626: Sarawak, Malaysia

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Postcrossing ID: MY-190626
Date Sent: 6 February 2014
Date Received: 28 February 2014
Days Travelled:  22
Distance Travelled:  634 km 

Amazingly, this card took more than three weeks to travel the short distance between Malaysia and Thailand.  It features Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.  The UNESCO World Heritage Site contains enormous caves, vast cave networks, rock pinnacles, cliffs, gorges, and limestone karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting.  The park is named after Mount Mulu, the second highest mountain in Sarawak.  Gua Nasib Bagus (“Good Luck Cave”) in the national park houses the largest known underground chamber in the world, Sarawak Chamber.  It’s 2,500 feet (about 700 meters) long, 1,500 feet (396 meters) wide and around 230 feet (70 meters) high.  The chamber is so big that it could accommodate about forty Boeing 747s without overlapping their wings.  The nearby Deer Cave is one of the largest single cave passages in the world while Clearwater Cave is believed to be the largest cave in the world by volume.

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