Posts Tagged ‘Eco-tourism’


Festival of Wings 2011

Festival of Wings 2011

It is that time of the year again where our winged friends embark on their long journey from colder homes heading to warmer climates. This annual event is organised to promote the importance of the birds as a natural indicator of the planet Earth’s health. Bird lovers can expect to see dozens of species of our feathered friends stopping by en route to their destinations.

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Malaysia: Too Hot To Be Cool?

Malaysia: Too Hot To Be Cool?

Kinabalu Park has added a new attraction, the Kinabalu World Heritage Site Gallery, just this December as part of its 10th anniversary celebration as a World Heritage Site. This information centre showcases the unique features of the park and its rich biodiversity, key attributes that led to its initial listing 10 years before. The gallery includes three major sections, including a three dimensional display of the park, a diorama landscape of the parks biodiversity, and information regarding the park’s listing as a World Heritage Site.

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Making over Kenyir Lake

Making over Kenyir Lake

The Kenyir Lake, located in the state of Terengganu, is the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia. The lake covers 260 square kilometres of land and is home to 340 small islands. Kenyir Lake also serves as another gateway to Malaysia’s oldest rainforest, Taman Negara. The artificial lake is also home to a variety of freshwater fishes and exotic wildlife. It was developed with the intent of turning it into a destination for eco-tourism due to its beauty and natural surroundings. However, the plan did not quite live up to the expectations of certain quarters.

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