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Geotourism in Malaysia

By Linda Tancs

Malaysia’s first established UNESCO Geopark is located in Langkawi, a popular holiday destination summoning visitors to its 99 islands in the Andaman Sea.  Like other UNESCO designations, a Geopark is so named for its contributions to history and culture–in this case, add in its geological value.  Datai Bay boasts some of the oldest rock formations in the region, dating back over 500 million years.  The boat ride from Datai Bay to Telaga Habour presents scenic rocky cliff formations.  And that’s just one of several trails through the area highlighting sea arches, caves, mangrove forests and tropical jungles.

National Lighthouse Day

By Linda Tancs

On August 7, 1789, Congress passed an act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers.  In honor of the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the first federal lighthouse, Congress designated 7 August as National Lighthouse Day in 1989.  Why not celebrate this national treasure with a stay at a local lighthouse?

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