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Outdoor Malaysia | N. Sembilan | Gua Batu Maloi - from a Guide's Point of View

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I'm a guide and operator here at Gua Batu Maloi; I've always said to myself that there is nothing like it anywhere else in Malaysia .. it's true, at least not that I know of :P. The most fun commercial caving activity that I've ever done is right here in Johol Negeri Sembilan.





Whilst the more popular caves are karst and limestones, caving at Gua Batu Maloi is more like crawling and swimming in the tricky and narrow passages formed in between and underneath giant granite boulders. 






What makes it even more special is the fact that these boulders have existed and fallen from 2 mountains i.e. Gunung Tampin and Gunung Datuk and stacked up in and around the river thats located in the valley between those mountains, so almost 90% of the caving routes here are in the river itself. 






This is why you would be twisting your body, crawling, swimming, wading, climbing, squatting, combat-crawling and occasionally a little bit of breath-holding may be involved to pass through the gap tha…