Penang Hill and surrounding areas inch towards Unesco reserve status


Breathtaking and beautiful: Visitors enjoying the view of flora and fauna during the Penang Hill festival. — ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

GEORGE TOWN: Efforts to get Penang Hill and its surrounding areas de­clared a Unesco biosphere reserve are in the final stage, says Cheok Lay Leng (pic below).

The Penang Hill Corporation general manager said paperwork for the application would be handed over to the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry by next month, ahead of the September submission deadline.

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