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Frequently Asked Questions

  How do I get to Mulu?   Is it safe to visit Mulu?
  Exactly where is Mulu?   Are there any shops or town in Mulu?
  Can you make the flight arrangement for me?   Is there any mobile phone coverage in Mulu?  
  What languages are spoken in Mulu?   What services and facilities do you offer at the resort?
 Does it rain often in Mulu?    How far from the resort is the National Park and its caves?




 How do I get to Mulu?


MASWings operates two daily flights from Miri into Mulu, both of which are ATR 72. In addition, there are three weekly flights from Kuching into Mulu. Please contact MASWings for flight schedules and pricing - flights from Miri to Mulu take about 30 minutes. Mulu can also be reached by boat or overland by four wheel vehicles over rough timber tracks, both of which will approximately take 8-10 hours to reach the resort. There is no road access or highway between Miri and Mulu. See our travel routes page for further details.


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 Exactly where is Mulu?

Mulu is a small remote community in the heart of the Borneo jungle, close to the Brunei border. It is part of the Baram district, and lies adjacent to the Gunung Mulu National Park on one side, and the Brunei border on the other, on the shores of the Melinau River. The next larger settlement is Marudi, and the nearest larger city is Miri. See our location page for further details.

Mulu has a population of approx 800 people, most of which belong to Borneo's various ethnic groups like Iban, Penan and Orang Ulu. There is an airport in Mulu, as well as a small school, a clinic, the famous Gunung Mulu National Park, and Royal Mulu Resort itself.

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 Can you make the flight arrangement for me?

Royal Mulu Resort is not an authorized ticketing agent, therefore we are unable to make airline reservations or issue airline tickets. Please contact MASWings or your local travel agency to book air tickets.

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 What languages are spoken in Mulu?

All staff members at Royal Mulu Resort speak English and Malay. We also have Mandarin speaking staff. Within Mulu, there is also a variety of ethnic languages like Berawan, Kenyah, Kayan, Penan, Orang Ulu, Iban and Bidayuh being spoken.

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  Does it rain often in Mulu?

The climate in Mulu is tropical all year round, with day time temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius. Tropical rainfall is common, but occurs mainly in the afternoon hours, and usually stops again in the evening. These rainfalls are more frequent in the wet season (November to April).

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 Is it safe to visit Mulu?

Generally speaking, Mulu is free of most infectious diseases, and no special vaccinations above and beyond standard protection are required. We nevertheless recommend you to check with your general practitioner for latest health information before travelling to Mulu.

There is a small clinic in the village. For urgent cases, there is also a helicopter on call (have to refer Mulu Clinic) to fly patients to Miri, where there are a number of international standard hospitals.

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 Are there any shops or town in Mulu?

Royal Mulu Resort Gift Shop

Local Shops ~ Cafe ~ Bar

There are no shopping venues as such, only a number of very small village stores. Daily necessities as well as toiletries can also be purchased from Royal Mulu Resort's gift shop, or at the National Park Headquarters.

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 Is there any mobile phone coverage in Mulu?

Now we have the coverage for Hotlink (Maxis) SIM cards ( 012/017) and Celcom SIM cards (013/019) will work in Mulu.

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 What facilities and services do you offer at the resort?




Royal Mulu Resort features luxurious air-conditioned rooms and suites with full facilities. We have main restaurant called WildFlower Restaurant and two bars: Riverside Lounge & Splash Bar, a spa, swimming pool, jacuzzi at the pool side, a mini library,internet cafe, conference meeting with and banqueting facilities, a pool table and various leisure activities. Please enquire for further details and rates. Royal Mulu Resort offers a free shuttle service between the resort and the airport for all our guests. The distance is approx. 3.5km. Other destination will be charged at RM6.00 per person per one-way transfer.

Royal Mulu Resort has its own water treatment plant, and our tap water is safe for washing, showering, brushing your teeth etc. We do recommend that for drinking purposes bottled water ( available at the resort ) be used.

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 How far from the resort is the National Park and its caves?

The Gunung Mulu National Park is located adjacent to the resort, a 5 min drive by van. Deer and Lang Cave are located a 45min walk from the park headquarters, and guided tours are scheduled in the afternoons. Wind and Clearwater Caves are 20min away by longboat from the headquarters, and tours will depart in the morning.

There are approx 5 million bats living in Deer Cave.  Every evening, weather depending, the bats will fly out of the Deer Cave to feed. This spectacle usually takes place between 4:30pm and 6:00pm.


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