Malaysia Postcard - Tapak Warisan Dunia (World Heritage Sites)
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Pos Malaysia | Tapak Warisan Dunia | World Heritage Sites
Face Value
50 Sen
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GPO P.Pinang
No Gum
106 × 150 mm
Used With Postmark - Extra Fine
Malaysia Postcard - Tapak Warisan Dunia (World Heritage Sites)
<span style="color:#0000ff;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>Malaysia Postcard - Tapak Warisan Dunia (World Heritage Sites)</strong></span></span><br /> <br /> Kinabalu and Mulu parks, both fall under Natural category whilst Banda Hilir and Georgetown fall under cultural.<br /> <br /> <span style="color:#0000ff;"><strong>Obverse</strong></span><br /> <br /> Photo of three places with UNESCO status.<br /> <br /> <span style="color:#800080;"><strong>1. Banda Hilir, Melaka, Historic City of Straits Settlements<br /> 2. George Town, Penang, Historic City of Straits Settlements<br /> 3. Taman Kinabalu, Sabah</strong></span><br /> <br /> And bi-language title of the postcard,<br /> in Malay: Tapak Warisan Dunia<br /> in English: World Heritage Sites<br /> <br /> and <span style="color:#800080;"><strong>Pos Malaysia</strong></span> logo on the bottom-right.<br /> <br /> <span style="color:#0000ff;"><strong>Reverse</strong></span><br /> <br /> A map of location for all three places described on the obverse.<br /> <br /> Bottom-right, the price of the postcard RM0.80 (80 sen)<br /> <br /> <span style="color:#0000ff;"><strong>Indicia</strong></span><br /> <br /> <span style="color:#800080;"><strong>Taman Negara Mulu, Sarawak</strong></span><br /> <br /> Size: 40 x 30 mm.<br /> <br /> <span style="color:#0000ff;"><strong>Brief Information About the Sites</strong></span><br /> <br /> <strong>Gunung Mulu National Park</strong><br /> <br /> Important both for its high biodiversity and for its karst features, Gunung Mulu National Park, on the island of Borneo in the State of Sarawak, is the most studied tropical karst area in the world. The 52,864-ha park contains seventeen vegetation zones, exhibiting some 3,500 species of vascular plants. Its palm species are exceptionally rich, with 109 species in twenty genera noted. The park is dominated by Gunung Mulu, a 2,377 m-high sandstone pinnacle. At least 295 km of explored caves provide a spectacular sight and are home to millions of cave swiftlets and bats. The Sarawak Chamber, 600 m by 415 m and 80 m high, is the largest known cave chamber in the world.&nbsp;Received UNESCO status in 2000.<br /> <br /> <strong>Kinabalu Park</strong><br /> <br /> 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. Received UNESCO status in 2000.<br /> <br /> <strong>Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca</strong><br /> <br /> Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca have developed over 500 years of trading and cultural exchanges between East and West in the Straits of Malacca. The influences of Asia and Europe have endowed the towns with a specific multicultural heritage that is both tangible and intangible. With its government buildings, churches, squares and fortifications, Melaka demonstrates the early stages of this history originating in the 15th-century Malay sultanate and the Portuguese and Dutch periods beginning in the early 16th century. Featuring residential and commercial buildings, George Town represents the British era from the end of the 18th century. The two towns constitute a unique architectural and cultural townscape without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia. Received UNESCO status in 2008.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Notes</strong><br /> 1. Posted at Post Office in USM, Penang on 19/03/2013.<br /> 2. Received on 21/03/2013.<br />
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