How are World Heritage sites chosen?


Niah National Park in Sarawak is expected to achieve Unesco World Heritage status some time this year.

A position on the prestigious Unesco World Heritage list is highly coveted, including by Malaysia, which already has four sites.

These world heritage sites are legally protected by an international convention and are recognised for having cultural, historical, scientific or other forms of significance.

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