Batu Tulug Museum, Kinabatangan

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Located at Batu Putih village and 41km from the Kota Kinabatangan township, Agop Batu Tulug is a steep and isolated limestone cliff that stands almost 40-meters high and is part of the 20-25 million-year old Labang limestone formation.

Within these limestones are three main caves, they are Agop Suriba (lower) on the forest floor, Agop Lintaga (middle) and Agop Sawat (upper). The word ‘agop’ in the native Orang Sungai language means cave.

batu-tulug-limestoneInside the middle and upper caves are carved wooden coffins numbered at more than a hundred and dates back to between 200-250 years, watched over by bats and swallows.

The coffins resemble different animals which is said to be associated to the beliefs of the Orang Sungai. There are also claims that these coffins contained the remains of the Chinese who once settled in the area as Chinese artifacts were found within them.

This site was converted into a museum in 1996, and has been equipped with facilities such as an information center, stairs leading up to the caves, toilets and resting huts.

If you wish to pay these caves a visit, then please contact us so that we can incorporate a trip into your Wildlife Adventure Program.

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