Langkawi Geopark planning dinosaur display from Zigong

Last update: 08/10/2019

LANGKAWI, Oct 8  – The Langkawi Unesco Global Geopark (LUGGp) will have a dinosaur fossil exhibit from Zigong, China – also known as the “hometown of dinosaurs” – once details have been ironed out.

“LUGGp and the Zigong Unesco Global Geopark are planning to trade treasures like fossils and rocks. We’re currently working out the details, with the dinosaur specimen to be displayed at the Discovery Centre at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park,” said Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) chief executive officer, Dr Hezri Adnan, after attending the Regional Course on UNESCO Global Geoparks 2019 at Ombak Villa.

Unesco Global Geopark Network vice president, Prof Datuk Dr Ibrahim Komoo, who was also present, said the collaboration will allow Langkawi and Zigong to promote each other.

Hezri said aside from Zigong, LUGGp is also working with other counterparts around the world for “an exchange of all kinds of specimens. The initiative enables us to learn about other geoparks with their geological treasure kept here for a period of time.”