It was 4 am in the morning. And when they were back safe in their camp by the river side, a close examination of their notes revealed that they had indeed discovered the largest chamber in the world- a chamber that can house 40 Boeing 747’s!
The story of how the Sarawak Chamber came to be found is as interesting as the area surrounding it, the Gunung Mulu National Park, in Sarawak, Malaysia. Discovered during the 80’s British- Malaysian Mulu expedition, this particular Chamber is immense not only in size but also when looked as the world’s largest underground cavity, an unnerving sense of magnanimity envelops you. Located on the northern side of the Melinau Paku Valley, it takes an approx three and a half hours walk from the park’s head quarters.
Nearby Attractions: Lambir Hills National Park, that houses 1,173 tree species, in the park alone with 286 genera and 81 tree families is Malaysia’s most diverse forest eco system. Lambir, which is just at a 40-minute drive from Downtown Miri, also offers excellent opportunities for trekkers that lead to sparkling waterfalls.
Author : Roshal Mascarenhas