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Tourism in The Heart of Borneo

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MIRI: Sarawak and Kalimantan are working out an exciting Heart of Borneo adventure-tourism package filled with fascinating scenery and exhilarating cultural experiences. This was discussed at a dialogue between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Sarawak and Kalimantan branches on the latest issues concerning the two-million-hectare Heart of Borneo region shared by Sarawak, Kalimantan and Brunei, Borneo project manager NurainiSoulisa told The Star yesterday. "We are discussing the latest issues on the Heart of Borneo such as our latest sustainable conservation efforts, researches and transboundary monitoring. "We will draw up an exciting eco-tourism package in the Heart of Borneo for local and international tourists.... read more


Sweetest and Smallest Bear

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Sun bears are the smallest living bear species, weighing just 35-80 kilograms. Yet, this little omnivore possesses a big appetite, feeding on anything from fruit, termites, earthworms, eggs, turtles, birds and beetle larvae. They have a particular soft spot for figs, and, living up to "Winnie the Pooh" stereotypes, also love honey. Unfortunately for the aptly nicknamed "honey bear", that sweet tooth often gets them into trouble. It causes them to wander onto farms and into villages, where conflicts between Sun bears and local communities are common.They're aided in this obsession by their prestigious 18 inches long tongues, enabling them to dexterously delve into tree trunks and steal honey straight from the hive...read more


Sabah's Lost World

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Maliau Basinor also Maliau Basin Conservation Area, is a region in Sabah, Malaysia.This 58,840hectare pristine rainforest, also known as Sabah's Lost World is a huge bowl of the few remaining relatively untouched wilderness areas in the world. Bounded by a formidable escarpment reaching over 1,675m above sea level, the almost circular Basin, one of Malaysia's finest remaining wilderness areas, encompasses 390 km² of pristine forest, a virtually self-contained ecosystem, never permanently inhabited and with large areas still remaining to be explored and documented.

The whole Basin is a single huge water catchment, drained by a set of radiating tributaries, one of which descends to 28meters height,7-tier waterfalls, known as Maliau Falls. From here The Maliau River then drains through a gorge out of the southeast of the Basin into the Kuamut River and eventually to the Kinabatangan river,...read more


Tourism to Remain Third Largest Contributor to Economy

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Aggressive measures have been taken to boost Malaysia's tourism and hospitality industry, which include hotels, foods, restaurants, chefs, as well as food services equipment with suppliers doing their part to help maintain the industry as the third largest contributor to Malaysia's economy. Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture, Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said that combined efforts by the various stakeholders to push the industry to new heights as evidenced by the ongoing and highly successful international Food and Hotel Malaysia 2017 (FHM 2017) would help the tourism industry's receipts increase this year...read more

 

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