Sunday, November 08, 2015

Newly discovered cave at Mulu National Park is named ‘Conviction Cave’

KUCHING: The newly discovered cave at the Mulu National Park in Miri, Sarawak by a British explorer Andy Avis has been named “Conviction Cave”.

This was confirmed by Sarawak Forest Corporation chief executive officer Wong Ting Chung on Friday.

He said the name was given by Avis who discovered the cave on Oct 15 this year. Avis had been exploring the area since 1978.

Wong said it was a normal practice worldwide for the person who discovered any cave to be given the privilege to name it.

He said the beauty of the cave is its formation of the limestone layers. The age of the cave could be determined from the layers, Wong added.

“Nobody has stepped into the cave before this. Even the local natives did not know about its existence,” he said.

Wong said the distance from the Mulu Park headquarters to the Conviction Cave is about 15 kilometres or about two hours’ walk on a rugged path.