Malaysia - Kinabalu Park

"Kinabalu Park, in the State of Sabah on the northern end of the island of Borneo, is dominated by Mount Kinabalu (4,095 m), the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. It has a very wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest to tropical mountain forest, sub-alpine forest and scrub on the higher elevations. It has been designated as a Centre of Plant Diversity for Southeast Asia and is exceptionally rich in species with examples of flora from the Himalayas, China, Australia, Malaysia, as well as pan-tropical flora.

The site has a diverse biota and high endemism. The altitudinal and climatic gradient from tropical forest to alpine conditions combine with precipitous topography, diverse geology and frequent climate oscillations to provide conditions ideal for the development of new species. The Park contains high biodiversity with representatives from more than half the families of all flowering plants. The majority of Borneo’s mammals, birds, amphibians and invertebrates (many threatened and vulnerable) occur in the Park." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Kinabalu Park is a UNESCO WHS site. Mount Kinabalu (4095m) is the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. Many, young and old, are able and have climbed to the top of this summit.

I created these maxicards using matching postcards and stamps of Mount Kinabalu National Park UNESCO stamps.

Postcard 1
A North Borneo classical stamp themed postcard of Mount Kinabalu. Thanks to Cikgu Dale of Sabah, Malaysia.

Postcard 2 - Kinabalu Park (1012 - 2000)
Cool Kinabalu Park postcard. Nice set of Sabah definitive garden flower stamps. Thanks to Carol of Sabah, Malaysia.

Postcard 3 - Mount Kinabalu
Matching stamp of Gunung Kinabalu (Mt. Kinabalu) used. Sent from Kota Kinabalu - the state capital of Sabah.

Postcard 4 - Summit trail
This 2 days trek up to Mt. Kinabalu requires a overnight stay and an early morning hike to the top for the sunrise. Thanks to Cikgu Dale for this postcard from KK, Sabah. Postmarked at Pepatung.

Postcard 5
Mount Kinabalu, Sabah. Thank you to Mazlina of Malaysia.

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