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Is this the world’s most beautiful sound?

Kuching could be the best ‘soundseeing’ destination

If you've ever wanted to hear first-hand the world’s most beautiful sound, make a beeline for Kubah National Park in Malaysian Borneo.


Image The Borneo Post


A recording of the sounds of frogs, birds and insects in the NP, more accurately located in Kuching, Sarawak, was voted “the most beautiful sound in the world” by US-based lifestyle website, BeautifulNow.


Announced by the site, and music-sharing page, the recording was submitted by Australian photographer and sound engineer Marc Anderson, who titled the piece "Dusk By The Frog Pond" under the moniker Wild Ambience.


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Listeners voted the track to the top spot after a month-long search, which began with over 100 entries.


Competition creator Julian Treasure, who is chairman of The Sound Agency, said in an audio interview posted on BeautifulNow, that the recording was "the most amazing, rich recording of just life - teeming life".


The recording, those of the twelve other finalists, and interviews with Anderson can be heard at It will blow your mind!


Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 28 July 2016

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