Sunday, June 28, 2009


Sipadan Island
is a tropical oceanic island located on the south-east of the Malaysian state of Sabah, offshore of the town of Tawau. Located in the Celebes Sea (Laut Sulawesi) and right at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem.

Sipadan Island is actually a mushroom shaped atoll rising six hundred metres from the deep sea floor, with the island rises above the corals that covered above the millenia old extinct volcano cone on the seabed. Although Sipadan is recognized as one of the five best spots for diving, the designation of Marine Park status for the island since 2005 means diving activity will become scarce and a rare seen phenomenon and accommodation was dislodged from the island ever since.

However, this in line with the establishment of the need to protect the oceanic life and natural ecosystem that consists of the schools of green and hawksbill turtles nesting and mating, schools of barracuda and big-eye trevally in tornado-like formations, pelagic species such as manta rays, eagle rays, scalloped hammerhead sharks and whale sharks.

Realizing the natural wonder awesomeness in this tiny rain-forest island, recently Sipadan Island was named as one of the official nominees into the selection of the New 7 wonders of Nature.

The New 7 Wonders of Nature will be an online competition that features an international worldwide voting to select for top 7 nature's iconic landmarks around the globe. Sipadan Island is one of 261 qualified contender to eyeing for the Top 77. Therefore, anyone can vote as long as you have registered your e-mail with them.

This is the official website for the Malaysian Sipadan entry into the The New 7 Wonders of Nature at

And this is how the selection for The New 7 wonders of Nature will be done. So far, sipadan Island ranks #5 and may stand a good chance to enter the Top 77 nominees. I hope we can reach the Final 21 as well.

This is how you can help our own Sipadan Island to gain more international recognition into The New 7 Wonders of Nature. Follow these simple steps and you will make our country proud.

ONE. Login to You will see the below notice been posted on it. Read on.

TWO. Optionally, you can search for Sipadan Island through the list of nominees given. Or you can just go to the URL link of Click "Vote now for Sipadan Island".

THREE. You will be linked into the voting page.

FOUR. Part one of the voting - please register your e-mail and fill in the necessary particular. Remember you need a valid e-mail OK!!

FIVE. Fill in the seven nominees of your choice. The most important - Sipadan Island (Malaysia) should be placed at #1 of the voting list. The rest fill of the 6 nominees on your top 7 can be choose from anything of your choice on the list. (However, I would suggest that you do not place any of the 6 nominees comes from any of those Island category. I forgot to tell you that Sipadan Island is under Island category and there are 7 categories)

SIX. Submit your vote.

SEVEN. Go to your e-mail inbox and check for an e-mail notification by New7Wonders.

EIGHT. Click on the link given in the e-mail to validate your vote. remember to validate because if you don't, your vote is not considered.

So what are you waiting for. Vote for Sipadan Island. Vote for our proud island to enter the list of international recognition. Sipadan is truly a natural wonder island for the world. Remember, you have till 7 July 2009 for voting, but please do so soon.

Green Tea World!! supports Sipadan Island. So how about you?
Thanks for your supports!!

"This mushroom-shaped island is known amongst divers around the world for its unique seascape and exceptional beauty. A rich variety of marine life shimmers through the translucent waters surrounding this oceanic island." -

The very famous late French underwater explorer and filmmaker, Jacques-Yves Cousteau once remarked about Sipadan Island “I have seen other places like Sipadan… 45 years ago. Now we have found again an untouched piece of art.”

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