Thursday, July 09, 2009

Sipadan set to be one of world's new seven wonders of nature


KOTA KINABALU: Sipadan Island, one of the best diving spots in the world, is set to qualify for the final round of the New Seven Wonders of Nature search.

Tourism, Culture & Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said yesterday that based on unofficial result of the search, which ended on Tuesday, Sipadan was said to be in fourth place under the island category.

“I hope we get through and qualify for the next round,” he told reporters after launching orientation week for new students of the Kota Kinabalu Polytechnic near here.

Masidi said the ministry, through the Sabah Tourism Board (STB), has embarked on an all-out “Vote for Sipadan” campaign to promote the island as one of the world’s New Seven Wonders of Nature since December last year.

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