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I have read a few reviews that state this place is dirty and smelly and that is true but look at what is housed in this cave
The starling that makes the nest that...More
This was an interesting insight into the extent to which folks go to procure the nests of the swiftlets who make their nests in this huge cave as the basis for birds nest soup. Large, smelling of ammonia from the swift and bat droppings it...More
WARNING: if you are in any way sensitive about cockroaches or other creepy crawlies then DO NOT enter the cave! The floor and walls of the cave and the walkway are carpeted in thousands of cockroaches.
On the walk to the cave, many monkeys and...More
I have visited other caves in Borneo, and notably the wonderful Mulu park. This Gomantong cave is a joke. The entrance fee is a ripoff compared to other attractions, and it's absolutely filthy inside with no good scenery to look at.
You'll be walking around...More
We visited the caves because we wanted to see how the locals harvested the birds nests from swiftlits, that are prized for birdsnest soup. It was good to learn about the manner it was governed to maintained the sustainability of the birds. The visuals within...More
We were not quite sure what to expect with this excursion, which was part of our trip with Borneo Eco Tours. The cave is home to hundreds of bats, as well as swifts, whose nests are a delicacy in Malaysia. They collect the nests to...More
Seeing people hundreds of feet up in a cave supported only on ladders and ropes was mind boggling. Collecting these tiny birds nests every day just so we can have them in soup, no wonder they're expensive! Great and worthwhile experience
We arrived c5pm en route to Sukau.
The main cave is huge and has a board walk all around it. It does smell and there are a few rats running around.
Around 1745 (dusk) bats and swiftlets emerge from various exits at c50-100 per second....More
Had seen these caves on a David Attenborough doco and it was great to go and experience it for myself, different to any caves I have been before a think it was fascinating if your in the area go and check it out
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I took this tour on our way to Bilit. It is a vast cave, interesting, however we did not witness the bats departing and the birds were not nesting. If you do go, be sure to wear long pants, hat (for droppings from above... More
I took this tour on our way to Bilit. It is a vast cave, interesting, however we did not witness the bats departing and the birds were not nesting. If you do go, be sure to wear long pants, hat (for droppings from above) and closed in shoes. Our guide advised us to purchase cheap face masks for the ammonia smell. You will need to give your shoes a good clean at the amenities when you leave. If your are into the ecology of caves it is fascinating - however it was not a highlight of our trip. If hiring or driving yourself I would certainly research other things to do enroute to make the trip worthwhile.