Top 21 Things to Do in Malaysia; Stephanie Parker; Big World Small Pockets

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Fantastic Heritage Destinations in Asia; Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj; CEO World

Out of all the continents in the world, Asia has something mystically beautiful about it. The way Asia preserves its history and heritage is something commendable. Naturally, the number of world heritage sites in Asia are greater than any other place for sure. Ranging from adventurous spots to places of spiritual importance, Asia has everything for the traveler. Here we bring the list of fantastic heritage destinations in Asia which you cannot afford to miss: Luang Prabang, Laos: Watch the colonial mansions, gilded temples, and saffron-robed monks collecting alms during the memorable stay here. A historic city located in pristine…

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Guide to the Perfect Borneo Wildlife Trip; Carissa Gurgul; Ecophiles

The best way to appreciate the beauty of nature is to go on a trip, and Borneo should be on your list; it’s wildlife is astounding!

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Best places to travel in Malaysia: Top 14 tourist attractions of Malaysia; Break.com

With outstanding wild scenes, clear blue sea, quaint streets and delicious food, these locations in Malaysia will bring you a lot of interesting experiences.

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17 best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South-East Asia; Wanderlust

Wanderlust lists the best UNESCO-listed world heritage wonders in South-East Asia; in Vietnam, Singapore, Laos, Malaysia, Borneo, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

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Malaysia Travel: All You Need to Know; Nellie Huang; WildJunket Adventure Travel Blog

Forget Thailand or Vietnam. Malaysia has a whole world of tropical jungles and empty beaches. Here’s all you need to know about Malaysia travel.

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The UNESCO World Heritage List Has All the World’s Top Attractions – But How Do They Qualify for It?; Gregory Basil; Asean Post

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Explore your wild side in 10 of Southeast Asia’s national parks; Wanderluxe

From Kimodo to Taman Negara, the region’s national parks offer great diversity…

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10 World Heritage Sites you can visit on a cruise around Asia; John Wilmott; Telegraph

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Natural wonders of East Malaysia; Time Out

If you love nature, make these sites within Sabah and Sarawak your next holiday destination…

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Travel Tips For The Eager Explorer In Bornean East Malaysia; David Bowden; Asia Tatler

Travel writer David Bowden heads off into the wilds of East Malaysia to reveal some of Malaysia’s best natural escapes.

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Ecotourism in Southeast Asia: Tips on Destinations and Activities; Gianni Bianchini; Nomad Is Beautiful

Awesome tips on ecotourism in Southeast Asia with focus on eco-adventure activities that help conserve nature, and cultural immersions.

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Sabah wants Mt Kinabalu in Unesco geopark list; Muguntan Vanar; The Star

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has set its sights on getting Mount Kina­balu and its surrounding districts listed in Unesco Global Geoparks by 2020.

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Mount Kinabalu reaches for Unesco Global Geopark status by 2020; EdgeProp

Source: Mount Kinabalu reaches for Unesco Global Geopark status by 2020

These are the world’s most epic hikes; Lainey Loh; Travel Wire Asia

The world has no shortage of hiking sites and thrilling peaks and Lonely Planet has just saved you some time by sieving through the thousands of peaks and walking trails to uncover 50 most incredible hikes in 30 countries that adventure travelers are bound to love.

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This M’sian Mountain Has One Of The Most Epic Hikes In The World, Says Lonely Planet; Nicholas Chow; Rojak Daily

Just look at the view.

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Mt Kinabalu steps into Lonely Planet’s book on world’s most epic hikes; Mei Mei Chu; The Star

PETALING JAYA: Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia’s highest peak in the land below the wind, has been listed as one of the world’s 50 most incredible hikes in Lonely Planet’s new guidebook on hiking trails around the world.

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Top 5 itineraries for a 3D2N Sabah trip; Travel Inspiration

Malaysia – Kinabalu Park

1. Nature galore

A favourite getaway for a long weekend is Kinabalu Park and its surrounding attractions. Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, Kinabalu Park, is a paradise for nature and adventure lovers. Hike along the many trails found within the park or visit the nearby Poring Hot Springs for a canopy walk and a dip in a natural hot spring.

Further down is the Desa Cattle Dairy Farm (their ice-creams a must-try!) History buffs should take the time to visit the Kundasang War Memorial and, if you have time to spare, how about teeing off at Mount Kinabalu Golf Club?

If scaling Mount Kinabalu is your main agenda, dedicate your trip solely for this – climbers have to spend a night midway up the mountain at the Panalaban Base Camp before continuing the ascent to the peak at the break of dawn.

2. Culture up north

The north beckons! A leisurely 3-hour drive from KK city is the district of Kudat. The main attraction is none other than the northern-most tip of Borneo, Tanjung Simpang Mengayau (popularly referred to as Tip of Borneo).

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Heritage sites under threat: Sites in Asia suffering worst damage, says study; Jonathan Pearlman; The Straits Times

Malaysia – Kinabalu Park

Rising populations, increased human activity have damaged many sites: Study

In the past 45 years, a select group of sites across the planet have been chosen as members of a unique and highly exclusive club.

These are the 203 sites of such natural beauty or “universal” value that they have been included on the United Nations’ World Heritage List.

The list spans all continents and includes some of the world’s most famous natural phenomena, such as the rainforests of Sumatra in Indonesia, the Grand Canyon in the United States and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

But these prized assets of planet Earth are under growing threat.

A landmark study by Australian researchers has found that rising populations and increased human activity have damaged more than a quarter of the world’s most important natural sites, with sites in Asia suffering the worst damage.

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