Taiping has just been included in the 2018 Sustainable Destinations Top 100 list.
According to the press statement announcing the list:
For the fourth time the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 is unveiled. This list celebrates the efforts of tourism destinations for responsible and sustainable tourism.
The list is the result of open calls in newswires, social and business media. Nominators had to provide extensive information on their destination and its efforts to make itself and its stakeholders more sustainable for the benefit of visitors, local communities and the world.
Candidate destinations had to clarify what they have been doing to comply with the 100 globally recognized criteria of the Green Destinations Standard. Nominations were evaluated by the Sustainable Top 100 Team and by members of the Top 100 International Committee and country experts
The Top 100 initiative aims to recognise tourism destinations that have worked hard to make a difference and take sustainability seriously. Nevertheless, no destination is fully sustainable. In all selected destinations important issues remain to be solved.
What do you think? Does Taiping deserve the accolade?
What about George Town? Does its plan for six-lane highways hugging the hills of Penang, massive land reclamation and hill development hinder the path to sustainability? Batu Ferringhi? Malacca? Cameron Highlands? Kuching? Kota Kinabalu?
Which do you think is the most sustainable destination in Malaysia – or made the most effort to reach that goal? Are there any hidden gems you know? Let’s hear your choice.