Monday, February 16, 2009

Sipadan gets nominated for New7Wonders of Nature

Pulau Sipadan, touted as one of the world's diving havens, is vying to be on the Internet list of seven wonders of nature in the world.

Sabah's famous island was one of the 261 nominees in the New7Wonders of Nature online campaign, aimed to celebrate the most extraordinary sites worldwide.

Other nominees include Ko Phi Phi Island, Maldives, the Grand Canyon, Mount Everest, Niagara Falls and the Great Barrier Reef.

Sabah Tourism, Environment and Culture Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun, who was surprised with the news, said the nomination was an honour for the country.

"Even though the island is in Sabah, this will be a major tourism boost for the country.

"I believe we were nominated by foreigners who went diving around the island and the fact indicates that they have high regard and admiration for our island," he said.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

too bad... sipadan will be ineligible for the next stage of voting unless an official supporting committee is form to support the nomination...

as of today, feb 19, there is still no official supporting committee yet for the island.