Niah Caves, Sarawak, Malaysia

Niah Caves, Sarawak, Malaysia

Niah Caves located about 120km southeast of Miri, Sarawak on the Borneo Island provide and insight into the past. The discovery of the oldest human remains in Southeast Asia along with other pre-historic relics in this cave, makes this Borneo’s most important archeological site. The relics point to the existence of human activity in this area almost 40,000 years ago. However, the cave is now home to the bats which deposit their droppings or guano, a rich source of fertilizer, on the cave floor and the swiftlets whose edible nests are greatly favored for their medicinal value. 

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Located 120 km southeast of Miri on the Borneo Island, Niah Caves provide a wealth of beauty and insight into 40,000 years of human past.