Flooding Closes Malaysia’s Wind and Fairy Caves

January 20, 2015 / Malaysia, Asia
Looking out from inside Malaysia's Wind Cave.

Looking out from inside Malaysia’s Wind Cave. Photo by Alex Gooi/flickr

Malaysia’s Wind Cave and Fairy Cave Nature Reserves have been closed to the public until furthering notice following heavy rains that overflowed the Sungai Sarawak Kanan river.

Bernama reports that the caves have been temporarily closed for safety reasons and to allow cleaning up and repair work of damaged facilities and a plank walk which leads visitors from the cave.

In a statement, Sarawak Forestry apologized for any inconvenience due to the temporary closure and confirmed plans to re-open the sites once the repairs are completed or the sites are deemed safe for the public.

Located approximately 50 kilometers (30 miles) southwest of Kuching, capital of Sarawak, the caves are popular day trip and picnic destinations.

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