Maliau Basin is a 60,000 hectare water catchment in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, and one of the largest surviving examples of pristine tropical forest. It is surrounded by a set of cliffs creating a giant bowl which drains into the Kinabatangan river, creating a ‘Lost World’ where few people have set foot, and many endemic organisms can be found. The conservation area lies southwest of the basin and provides the only safe route into this unique landscape whilst providing a base for scientists and explorers.
Explore how MBCA benefits from both research and tourism.
Watch my documentary about Maliau, where I uncover some of the animals found from treetop to jungle floor.
A selection of the best photos taken at Maliau Basin, and also get an idea of the facilities at MBCA.