As we aware that the Malacca and George Town, Penang have been inscribed at the World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in year 2008, do you aware that there are two others site in Malaysia which earlier had also been inscribed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO under the categories of wildlife habitat and geological formation? Yes, these are the Kinabalu Park and Gunung Mulu which are located at Sabah and Sawarak respectively. They were inscribed in year 2000.
Mount Kinabalu, one of these World Heritage Sites, has been adopted to depict on the reverse of RM1 of 3rd Series Malaysian Banknote. It is in deed an honour to appreciate the natural habitat that we have in Malaysia.
The reverse of 3rd Series RM1 note depicts the Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia
Photo of Mount Kinabalu from Wikipedia
Located at Sabah, the Kinabalu Park is dominated by the Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia with the total height of 4,095 meters above sea level. The Kinabalu National Park was established as one of the ealiest national parks of Malaysia back in 1964.
This national park contains of a variety of flora and fauna that ranges over 4 climate zones. It covers from the from rich lowland dipterocarp forest through the montane oak to the coniferous forests, also to the alpine meadow plants, and to the stunted bushes of summit zone. Besides, it also home to a multitude of endemic animal species that include birds, insects, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles.
For more information about Mount Kinabalu, please visit Sabah Tourism. It is definitely an exciting trip to those who in love with the nature of our earth.