Batu Caves still awaiting protection half a century later

Unique: The entrance to Batu Caves’ Dark Cave, which has 2km of passages. — Filepic/The Star

I READ with disappointment the article in StarMetro on May 28 that reported on the gazettement of the Gombak-Hulu Langat Selangor Geopark (“Upgrading works ongoing at sites to meet geopark status”; online at Disappointment because Batu Caves was not included, apart from Gua Damai Park that covers a tiny fraction of Batu Caves.

Geopark legislation is ideal for Batu Caves as it gives equal emphasis to the preservation of natural resources, local history and culture. In Perak, several famous temples are geosites. Batu Caves meets all these criteria and more. It is an iconic natural monument and a major tourist destination.

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