Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Maliau Basin hopes to attain World Heritage status


TAWAU: The existence of the mysterious Maliau Basin, located in the south of Sabah’s central region, came to light in 1947 when a pilot almost crashed the light aircraft he was flying, into a steep slope in that area.

Since then, many attempts have been made to venture into this thickly forested and mist shrouded area but all were futile.

Only in 1981, a group of Sabah Foundation surveyors who used a helicopter, managed to venture into this basin.

The basin which is about 58,840ha wide is a unique in the sense that it is shaped like a huge volcanic crater.

Continue reading (incl. pics) at: Maliau Basin hopes to attain World Heritage status

Labels: , , ,

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home