Some items from the press relating to caves
Book on Perak cave temples
Gua - a board game inspired by Mulu caves
Gua Kelam in disrepair
The year started with a report from NST on 3 Jan about the lack of maintenance at Gua Kelam in Perlis. Dark Future for Gua Kelam. The train into Gua Kelam 2 stopped running some time ago (2013?), see reports in Dec 2015.
Study on Perak cave temples
Bernama on 6 Jan reported that a study would be done on some of the cave temples in Perak :
Publication Of Study On Chinese Temples In Cave Will Put Perak On World Map
IPOH, Jan 6 (Bernama) -- Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Kampar and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences today signed an agreement to publish a study on Chinese temples in caves around Ipoh which is put Perak on the world map.
State Health, Transport, National Integration, Non-Muslim Affairs and New Villages Committee chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said the study would be conducted by UTAR and the Academy.
"Among temples selected are Nam To Ngam and Loong Thow Ngam Tao temples at Gunung Lang, Sam Poh Tong and Nam Thean Tong temples at Gunung Rapat," he told a press conference after the signing here, today.
Dr Mah said he was confident that the publication, expected to be released in July, could attract more Chinese tourists to Perak, especially Ipoh.
"Before this tourists from China will just stop over at two or three temples before travelling to other states.
"But with this book I am sure they will be attracted to see more and will spend a night in Ipoh," he said.
NST 5 Jan "China's publisher set to publish book on Perak's temple caves". The Star on 9 Jan also had an article on this book, "Book on cave temples to be launched".
Gua - board game inspired by Mulu
The Borneo Post 11 Jan described a new board game called Gua - "BoBís new game inspired by Mulu Caves". BoB or Beast of Borneo is the publishing company that produced Gua.