A non-profit organisation advocating for the conservation of Malaysian karst

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Batu Caves, the crown jewel of MCKC.

MCKC represents Malaysia at the International Union of Speleology.

News and updates

TALK: Exploration of Possible underwater cave passages in anak takun

MCKC takes pride in collaborating with karst enthusiasts from diverse fields. On this occasion, we are pleased to co-host with Rimba Ilmu, a sharing session with distinguished cave divers. Embark on a journey into the submerged underground cave passages on Saturday March 9th, 10 am at Auditorium Rimba Ilmu, Universiti Malaya. 

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Updated March 5, 2024

outreach: northern laos expedition

The president of MCKC had the chance to take part in the 2024 Northern Laos expedition led by Joerg Dreybrodt of the Swiss Speleological Society. A total of 7 cavers from 6 different nationalities were involved in this expedition, covering karst in 3 districts.

A heartfelt appreciation goes to the Laotian government for their trust and permit, officials from the Tourism Department and Tourism Police, guides and drivers, all village heads and local people for their effort and warm hospitality.

Photo credit: Martin Foakes, Joerg Drewbrodt

Updated February 28, 2024

takun scientific expedition: 1st newsletter

On 20th September 2023, a meeting session was conducted on the Takun Scientific Expedition with participants in Rimba Ilmu, University of Malaya. This meeting was held to brief the participants with information of the aim, guidelines and commitments of this expedition. Fifteen individuals attended the meeting comprising the participants and Malaysian Cave and Karst Conservancy (MCKC) members. The meeting was conducted by MCKC President, Dr. Ros Fatihah and insights given by Dr. Ruth Kiew into thepast and present flora and fauna of Anak Takun.

Updated January 22, 2024


batu caves guidebook

This 116-page Batu Caves Guidebook furnishes readers with a glimpse into the hidden and not-so-hidden gems of this magnificent hill that is so important to so many people in many different ways and the path ahead towards a common vision for its sustainable use and conservation.



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