Awarded Sustainable Global Top 100 Destinations 2018
The initiative aims to recognise tourism destinations that have worked hard to make a difference and
take sustainability seriously. This is the fourth competition organised by the Partnership for the Top 100 and the ITB Earth Award:
- Green Destinations, the Netherlands
- ITB Berlin, Germany
- Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN), Thailand:
- bookdifferent.com, the Netherlands
- Destination Stewardship Center, USA
- Ecotourism Australia, Australia
- Global Ecotourism Network (GEN), USA
- Linking Tourism & Conservation (LT&C), Norway
- QualityCoast Awards, the Netherlands
- Sustainable Travel International (STI), USA
- The Long Run, United Kingdom
- Travelife for Tour Operators and Travel Agents, NL
- TravelMole’s VISION on Sustainable Tourism, UK/Italy
Winners will receive Certificate at the ITB Earth Award
– Top 100 Awards ceremony, 6 March at ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show.
Perak’s second-largest town is defined by water and greenery. Locals laud it as the ‘City of Peace’ for trailblazing Malaysia’s first museum, first railway and first newspapers in English, Malay and Tamil. But it’s Taiping’s ‘Rain City’ title that has stuck. Taiping has the biggest volume of rainfall in Peninsular Malaysia: all the better for its verdant lake gardens (and the pastime of ‘rain betting’, where locals take a punt on what time downpours will start and stop).
Taiping is a tourism destination with elements of nature such as mountains, waterfall and wildlife. Taiping is popular with the beauty of flora and fauna that attract tourist. Taiping always gets the most frequent rainfall catchment that is near 320 days per year.
Taiping’s nature welcomes wildlife and lush plants. The beauty of the nature is able to give a feels of relaxation to the tourists that come to Taiping. Tourists can enjoy the beauty of Lotus Flower in the lake and other plants around the garden.