Friday, January 13, 2017

The LOST world Maliau Basin: This mysterious land hidden for decades is finally OPEN to travellers


THE MALIAU BASIN in Borneo’s Sabah region has been called ‘The Lost World’, as one of the last remaining untouched areas on the planet.

"Sabah’s Lost World has been described as one of the few remaining untouched wilderness areas on the planet"

On the Malaysian side of Borneo Island lies the state of Sabah.

Speckled with sprawling white beaches, vibrant coral reefs and luscious wild jungle, the region lays claim to an untouched paradise.

The remote location of the state makes it a mystery to the rest of the world, and some parts are more shrouded in secrecy than others.

Right in the heart of Sabah sits the Maliau Basin, which has been nicknamed ‘Sabah’s Lost World’.

It has been described as one of the few remaining untouched wilderness areas on the planet.

Covering 58,840ha, the Maliau Basin comprises a deep valley of wild forests concealing secret waterfalls and exotic wildlife.

Part of the reason it’s largely untouched is because it remained undiscovered until 1947, when a pilot almost crashed into it.

The first record of any human entry into Maliau wasn’t until the 1980s.

Since then the area has been declared a conservation site, with only scientists and researchers allowed to explore it.

Recently tourists were given permission to take guided trips, but obtaining entry was extremely difficult.

Now the Maliau Basin is being opened up to trekkers in search of an intrepid adventure.


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