Cat-like formation in Niah National Park could become a new tourist attraction in Bekenu


Rosey (front, fourth from right) and his group in a photo which depicts the cat formation, seen on a limestone wall behind them as they walk through one of the caves in Niah National Park.

MIRI (September 10): A recently discovered feline formation on a limestone wall inside one of the caves in Niah National Park could become a new tourist attraction in Bekenu, as well as in Sarawak in general, said Deputy Minister of Women, Children and Community Development I Datuk Rosey Yunus.

Rosey, who is an MP for Bekenu, considered the discovery “an interesting find”.

“During a visit today (yesterday), along one of the paths we took, we saw a very interesting shape (on a limestone wall) resembling a cat,” he said. she told reporters when she met yesterday at the national.

Asked about the application of the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) for Niah National Park to be inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) World Heritage List, she fully supported the proposal, adding that previous research on the Niah Caves has suggested that human civilization existed there around 45,000 years ago, while other studies claim it was 65,000 years ago. year.

“This means that the history of the Niah caves goes back a long way; therefore, it is only fitting that Niah National Park be recognized as a Unesco World Heritage Site,” Rosey said.


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