Friday, May 15, 2009

VOTE FOR SIPADAN!

i bet most of you are a bit bored of reading about my selfish ludicrous thoughts on everything. so here's a change, instead of blogging about myself, i'm gonna blog about 'Voting Sipadan For The New Seven Wonders Of Nature!' (okay yeah, you got me...i don't know what else to blog about hahaha)

i believe most of us may have heard of it and being Malaysians, especially Sabahans, we are proud to be even listed in the poll because come on, the whole world is beginning to take note of our existence and we now have something great on par with the other countries to brag about! :P.

but what makes the Sipadan island different from the rest, i mean, it's an island in the middle of nowhere and just like any other stand alone islands, they're bound to be surrounded with amazing land and underwater scenery. so what's so special about Sipadan?

"I have seen other places like Sipadan, 45 years ago, but now no more. Now we have found an untouched piece of art" - Jacques Cousteau

Just in case any of you didn't know, Sipadan Island was nothing more than just an island, that is until Jacque Cousteaus filmed a documentary 'Ghost Of The Sea Turtles' which propelled the island to international fame. But due to the fame itself, the island suffered damages from the constant on land and underwater activities which triggered the government and other private bodies to take better precautionary (some drastic) measures in preventing the deterioration of the island, especially its marine life...and truth be told, after several years of abiding the rules and everyone's intrinsic need to protect the area rather than greed, Sipadan island is now close to regaining its once breathtaking beauty as it should be.

Compared to any known islands in the world, Sipadan is different due to it's geographical location which sits right at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin where it is one of the world centre's richest marine habitats which supports more than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of corals, which has been documented and classified in this ecosystem.

Now, for the voting part. I realize the voting process from the the main organizer (New7Wonders) can be quite a hassle. But don't fret, being the most active body in disseminating information and bringing awareness to everyone in this regard, Sabah Tourism has set up a website which has simpler voting procedure. so just click on this link 'Vote Sipadan' and do your part in gaining world recognition for Sipadan!

VOTE SIPADAN!!! :)

ps: do your part peeps and let the world know what we have! Ciao :).

4 comments:

Gallivanter said...

I think I was one of the first to vote when it was announced. :-)

Gallivanter
http://www.danielfranklingomez.com

JerryInc said...

cool..you're the man! me on the other hand thought voting through facebook makes me a voter..NOT! hahaha

Fridaycat said...

Gallivanter: Well done! Thanks for the support :)

Jeremy: *online hug* Thanks, buddy. Kau juga la, hahaha (Woi, go vote ah and NOT on facebook:P)

JerryInc said...

aww...my first online hug from the catwoman herself hahahaha. hey, it's your fault i got confused with facebook hahahaha