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.
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