State Tourism and Culture Committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi said the cave was closed to the public since Aug 13 last year for maintenance works related to safety. Photo taken from Guatempurung.my’s gallery.

IPOH: Gua Tempurung, the largest limestone cave in peninsular Malaysia, will be reopened to the public from Friday.

State Tourism and Culture Committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi said the cave was closed to the public since Aug 13 last year for maintenance works related to safety.

She said maintenance works had to be carried out after Ikram Engineering Sdn Bhd inspected the platforms and steps from March 30 to May 18 last year while the Minerals and Geoscience Department had also performed a study on the cave structure on Aug 10 and 12 last year.

"The state government has worked hard to ensure that the maintenance works can be completed as soon as possible without compromising the environment in the cave which is highly sensitive," she said in a statement here today.

She said maintenance works were completed on schedule on March 14 and the final inspection showed that the cave could be reopened, including both the dry path and wet trail, which also covers a subterranean stream.

The new complex will also have better facilities including 32 cubicle toilets, a guard house and a new monument to welcome Visit Perak 2017.

Although Gua Tempurung is about 4.5 km long, only 1.9km of it is accessible to the public.

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