Sipadan Island, Malaysia’s only oceanic Island needs your votes!

Situated off Semporna, in Sabah, Sipadan Island is in the running to be listed as one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’. This worldwide competition is organised by the New 7 Wonders of the World Foundation, based in Switzerland.

The first stage for National Qualification was held on 31 December, 2008. At the time, Sipadan qualified to be one of the 261 national and multinational nominees emerging from 222 participating countries, in the second nomination stage.

Today, Sipadan has rose steadily from the 17th ranking to 14th (as of 23 April, 2009) and is nominated in the “Island” category. In the next round, Sipadan is listed among the 11, 261 qualified national and multinational nominees, and is now competing to make it to the top 77.

We need your help to vote for Sipadan at the link or you can click on the vote Sipadan icon right next to this article.

Located in the Celebes Sea, east of Tawau in Sabah, on the isle of Borneo, Sipadan Island has one of the richest ecosystems with more than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species.

The late Jacques Cousteau, the world-renowned oceanographer, was enchanted with Sipadan Island, describing it as ‘an untouched piece of art’. Divers around the world have also voted it as one of the top five dive sites of the world.

Experience diving with a large school of Barracuda or Big Eye Trevallies in the morning, or maybe even Green Turtle, Hawkbill Turtle and Whitetip reef shark and even the rare encounter of Hammerhead sharks. This is only one of many rare experiences you’ll have diving the reef off Sipadan island.

At the heart of the Coral Triangle; the cradle of coral evolution, Sipadan is teeming with a diversity that astonishes the senses.

Come vote for Sipadan Island today! (We thank you, for your votesJ)