Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sandakan Rainforest Park introduction seminar

SANDAKAN: Some 115 participants attended a seminar themed at “An introduction to a new eco-tourist destination: Sandakan Rainforest Park”on December 15, 2007.

The participants mainly tour operators, tourist guides, hotel managers and other nature- tourism stakeholders.

Held at the auditorium of the Sabah Forestry Department in the morning than on a guided tour of the park in the afternoon.

During which the participants were shown the park’s facilities: The Kebun Cina Gallery where historical, scientific and conservation values of the park are explained with posters, plant and animal specimens and historical documents, outdoor recreation facilities such as the jogging track and children’s playground, a natural pitcher plant garden which four species the Nepenthes ampularia, Nepenthes gracilis, Nepenthes mirabilis and Nepenthes rafflesiana of the insectivorous plants grow naturally and nature trails through pristine and semi-natural forests where the participants encountered live specimens (topotypes) of 13 species of plants, first discovered in the Sandakan Rainforest Park area.

They were also informed that facilities such as an entrance plaza, eateries and observation tower will be built in the near future.

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