- Open Zoo
THE Malaysian Rainforest Discovery Centre in Sabah will be further developed as an open zoo concept. It is one of the efforts to launch Malaysia as one of the world’s premium eco-tourism destinations.
- Rainforest Rock Festival
SARAWAK will host another international musical event called “Rainforest International Rock Festival” or RIRF to be staged in Miri, sometime in October next year. The event, which would uphold the “rainforest” branding will be an improvised ambitious version of the current “Tree House Rock Concert” held annually at the Borneo Tropical Rainforest Resort (BTRR), about 35km from Miri along the Miri-Bintulu road.
- Great Wall in Gopeng
GOPENG in Perak is fast becoming a major tourist destination with resorts and homestay programmes sprouting up in the past few years. The jungles and rivers near the town offer several attractions, including visits to rafflesia sites, orang asli settlements and durian farms, and white water rafting. The latest attraction is a 120ha gaharu (a type of heartwood) plantation which will be surrounded by an 8km-long wall that should remind visitors of the Great Wall of China.
- Frangipani Langkawi
“It is indeed an important event for our country to be hosting an international conference. It provides a platform where world leaders can share with us their successful tourism stories,” “We believe that by sharing the experiences with over 43 countries, it will help increase total world tourism. It is about creating opportunity,”
- Belaga braces for tourism boom
“There will be a lot of new islands created (once the water level at the Bakun Dam is raised), providing new potential for the people here to promote them to anglers and eco-tourists.
- Palazzo Park
Palazzo Park Hotel Residences - The first luxury beachfront hotel and condominium resort in Costa Rica to be built with the latest green building techniques, including the country’s largest greenroof at 40,000 square feet.
Permaculture is a combination of two words - permanent and culture. It is the science of using natural functions to create an environment that is sustainable in all its functions and in every way.
- Rainforest World Music Festival
Despite the decline in the turnout, the 13th RWMF ( Rainforest World Music Festival ) from July 9 to 11 was still a success. About 7,000 people attended the concert on Saturday night. RWMF is a unique festival that brings together renowned world musicians from all continents.
The second World Ecotourism Conference couldn’t have made a better choice of its namesake than the pristine Royal Belum State Park. Held for three days last week at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the conference was officially called the Royal Belum Second World Ecotourism Conference (WEC2010).
- Focus on eco-tourism
The main destinations for eco-tourism include the Mulu Caves in Sarawak, Belum in Perak, Gunung Stong in Kelantan and Gua Kelam in Perlis. Mulu Caves has the world’s largest cave chamber and the world’s most extensive cave system while Belum is famous for its rich bio-diversity hosting more than 100 species of mammals.
What is important is the understanding and experience on the culture and socio-economy of the local community which is made up from people of various ethnic groups. This helps to preserve unity among the population. The homestay programme also creates positive impact by improving the economy of the rural community in Sabah.
- Kuala Gandah Elephant Centre
The Government plans to turn the National Elephant Conservation Centre in Kuala Gandah here into a world-class facility which will also focus on eco-tourism.
- Ecotourism Spotlight Award
A Laos’ ecotourism web page was chosen from among four nominees as the winner of the Ecotourism Spotlight Award for the third time in row. The Award should draw attention to the best practices in online ecotourism promotion.
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