What is a GeoPark and How did Umgawa Get There?
According to UNESCO, a Geopark is an area outstanding in its geology (earth history, rock formations and landscapes), has elements of knowledge and education and also improves the socio-economy of the local population, driven by geotourism. It promotes sustainability in all aspects of physical and non-physical development.
So how was Umgawa able to create one of the most exciting zipline eco-canopy tours in the heart of the Geopark’s rainforest?
The process of approval to acquire a license took 2+ years and was reviewed by LADA, forestry and government of Malaysia officials
Every tree to be used was inspected and deemed safe by forestry. No penetration of any tree took place to build the course
The background of the construction team, management, course design, and the track record of the company’s success was reviewed.
Umgawa committed to hiring and training local Malaysian citizens at every level whenever possible.