Sunday, March 29, 2015

Exploring Gua Kelam - Caving Deep inside Nakawan Ranges and the Secret Garden

 On 27th March 2015, we have the opportunity to explore Gua Kelam hills at Nakawan Ranges, Kaki Bukit, Perlis.
For those who are interested to hold a trip to explore the place, you may contact:-
Jabatan Perhutanan Perlis, km 2, Jalan Kaki Bukit, 01000 Kangar, Perlis

+60 4-976 9013

or visit their website at

The beautiful signboard welcomes the visitors

Good view of the Nakawan Ranges, the bridge brings the visitors into the cave of the rocky granite hill

Mr Jamili, the Forestry Agency Officer cum the caving guide for the program
Before caving, a short briefing on dos and don't s for the participants

Crossing the bridge from the reception counter

Rocky cave tunnel, here we come into... 

It's a real hard work by the miners to dig into granite rock to make this amazing tunnel

We walked continuously until we arrived at an empty space and an underground lake inside the cave

The history that can be read by those who are able to cave around 200 metres into the earth 

Unique mother nature preserved well in here

Another pit cave dug by the miners to mine for high quality tin

The equipments used by the miners still remain holding from cave ceiling

Never been seen outside - 'rabbit fur' fungi 

Simple caving route that being explored and mapped by the forestry officers. 

All participants took a break at a junction and enormous empty space in the cave

There's a place where you have to climb down deep in the earth

Walking in the small underground stream.

The shallow underground stream that guides you to the exit.

We are out at last, the bright sun light at the end of the cave.

The other end of the cave that is protected well with the iron grill.

Can't believe it, we came out from that cave which also flows the water to Gua Kelam stream.
All of the participants climbed the bank

The exit is right under the secret garden stairs.

The view taken from see tower (menara tinjau)

                Here is the other end of Gua Kelam, or the Forestry Agency is transforming it into the 'Secret Garden'.

Unique decoration of the staircase.

The signboard of 'Hujan-Hujan' camp site, taken after the name of the trees shading the camping site

The gazebo at the 'hujan-hujan' campsite.

The 'hujan-hujan' trees that make the beautiful shading landscape.

A small building that can be transformed as activity hall.

There is a lot of 'amang' or the waste element of the tin mine activity could been seen at the campsite.

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