One of my childhood dreams was to visit a tropical rainforest. Gunung Mulu National Park located in the heart of Borneo was naturally a perfect place to visit and a highlight of my trip. I spent a few days in the Mulu trekking the rainforest and exploring the caves.
Mulu has an immense amount of flora and fauna so there was a lot to see while walking through the forest. Some insects camouflage well with their environment (such as the ubiquitous stick insect) while others are colourful and distinct.
The Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing is the most protected butterfly in Sarawak and is the national butterfly of Malaysia.
The cracks between handrails are usually inhabited by scorpions with their small claws sticking out.
Many plants flourish in the humid and warm environment, and are well adapted. You can find many epiphytic orchids and ferns growing on tree branches, and pitcher plants that trap insects for additional nutrients.
Unfortunately I did not see many animals except for lizards. A flying gecko was a neat find with its flat body.