Sandakan: Sabah, famous for its vast forest treasures and its landscape, is to host the inaugural Malaysian Rainforest Flora and Fauna Festival in August next year.
The Prime Minister's wife, Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, who is also the Malaysian Landscape Advisory Panel Chairman, said the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) in Sepilok here has been picked as the location of the biennial festival.
She said the month-long festival would promote Malaysia and its tropical rainforest on the international tourism map.
"Sabah has been picked to host the event based on its accreditation as one of 12 world bio-diversity mega zones which are rich in unique landscape and their flora and fauna.
"Sabah can be said to be a pearl in terms of natural landscape and its rich flora and fauna. That is what we want to showcase to the rest of the world," Jeanne told reporters after visiting the RDC, here, Sunday.
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