World Heritage Sites
Kinabalu Park was gazetted as the first State Park in Sabah in 1964 and declared Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 2000.
Gunung Mulu national park is a place rich in biodiversity and limestone covered by the flora and fauna. Listed as a UNESCO site in November 2000 due to its dramatic landscape and biological importance
Malaysia has been awarded the cultural world heritage site to Malacca and Georgetown in 2008. This nomination was initiated as the serial nomination where both states applied for it as an UNESCO world heritage site based on the importance of the Straits of Malacca as an crucial world trade routes linking the west and east thus creating some important cities along the Straits of Malacca.
KILIM GEOFOREST PARK
On 1st June, 2007, Malaysia has officially become a member of the 52ᶮᵈ global network of national Geoparks which thus recognize Langkawi as one of the geopark sites in the world.
Located in northern Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Kedah, it is formed by the combination of 99 magical islands that adds the uniqueness to Langkawi Archipelago. The total area of the Langkawi Geopark is about 478 square kilometers.
Endorsed for its natural beauty, ecological harmony and archaeological and cultural significance.