Pictorial blogs on some of the interesting caves I have visited around Southeast Asia. On some blogs I have included photos taken over the years.
Although this blog was only born in 2011, I have now included older posts from my Multiply blog which closed in March 2013. This includes articles I have written. I am now also adding news relating to caves I have a particular interest in.
See my website on Caves of Malaysia.
I have been to Perlis many times for caving and know the area quite well, but it has been a few years since my last visit. I was surprised at the number of changes, such as new roads, more tourist facilities etc. There's a new market at the Wang Kelian border.
We were so close to the Thai border at Wang Kelian that I used to pop across to the Thai side for meals, and go to the duty free shop. I was amused to see lots of Thais every day buying large floor mats from the Malaysian side and taking them across to Thailand - these mats are made in China!
Wang Kelian market
Early morning in Perlis State Park -
The road is green and rubbish bins made from old tyres
Kaki Bukit fire station , but there are 3 bikes blocking -
In July 2010 I joined some British cavers from South Wales on a caving expedition to Perlis. The objective was to look for new caves and to survey them, and explore known ones that hadn't been mapped, and for one member to dive resurgences.
We stayed in Perlis State Park. Unfortunately we ran into problems with lack of permits as the situation has changed and you now need to obtain permits from 3 government departments in Putrajaya!
We did however find some new caves, and visited some I have already been to.
We were so close to the Thai border at Wang Kelian that I used to pop across to the Thai side for meals, and go to the duty free shop. It was monsoon season, which meant quite a lot of rain, and it was very cool at night.