Mulu Park Show Cave: Sarawak Chamber @ Lubang Nasib Bagus

The Sarawak Chamber is a huge chamber in Gua Nasib Bagus (Good Luck Cave), it is considered to be the largest known underground chamber in the world.

The chamber was discovered by three Englishmen in January 1981. Andy Eavis, Dave Checkley and Tony White (all experienced cave explorers) had been exploring the dense, unpopulated area of the Gunung Mulu National Park jungle in Sarawak, in the north of Borneo, in an expedition led by fellow Englishman Ben Lyon.

The Sarawak Chamber measured 600 m long, 415 m wide and at least 70 m (230 feet) high. Sarawak tourism literature boasts that the chamber can accommodate 40 Boeing 747’s, or 10 parked nose-to-tail.

Alas, the Sarawak Chamber is not open to the general tourists. The exploration is opened to advanced cavers only and can be arranged by Mulu Park Management.

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