|UNESCO #1012 - Kinabalu Park (Low's Peak) - MALAYSIA|
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Kinabalu Park (Low's Peak) - MALAYSIA - UNESCO #1012
Today I received three cards from a UNESCO collector that lives in Malaysia (the first cards I get from there!)... In this one we have the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago, located in the island of Borneu (well known, among other things, for the gorillas sanctuary). Thanks a lot Shaliza - now I have 66 sites, only 915 to go. This postcard took 8 days to arrive!
Kinabalu Park, in the State of Sabah on the northern end of the island of Borneo, is dominated by Mount Kinabalu (4,095 m), the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. It has a very wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest to tropical mountain forest, sub-alpine forest and scrub on the higher elevations. It has been designated as a Centre of Plant Diversity for Southeast Asia and is exceptionally rich in species with examples of flora from the Himalayas, China, Australia, Malaysia, as well as pan-tropical flora.