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In Borneo, deep in Sarawak’s Gunung Mulu National Park, lie the most spectacular caves on earth. Over millennia the flow of water draining from the slopes of G.Mulu towards the sea has cut deep gorges through the Park’s limestone mountains and, within the rock itself, a complex network of vast caves has been formed.

Since 1978 these caves have been the focus for a succession of expeditions and this website holds a record of the discoveries made during that period.

As we move into the 21st Century, humanity appears to have explored to the limits of our environment. Using technology we can photograph the surface of distant planets, probe the immensity of space, scan the beds of the deepest oceans, image the inside of living bodies and picture the surface of structures to microscopic detail. In such a world, it might be imagined that there is no true exploration left to be done. But this would be untrue.

Under the surface of our planet lies a parallel world, a world of great beauty and mystery formed over thousands of years by the most elemental of forces, the passage of water through rock. This world, the domain of caves, remains largely unexplored. In northern Sarawak, the Mulu Caves Project is making progress on this journey of discovery.

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