Vote for Sipadan and Coral Triangle

I am sure you have heard of the new 7 wonders of the world. While I love lists like this more than anyone else, I think the whole process is unfair as patriotic sentiments inadvertently means countries with a big population will have their nominees at the top of the list. Nonetheless, I am voting for Sipadan in the new 7 wonders of nature, not just because I am Malaysian, but also because I think that it should be in the list. At the moment, it is at number 13, and in danger of not making the cut. So, if you think Sipadan is great too, vote for SIPADAN!

http://www.new7wonders.com/nature/en/

While you are at it, you might want to vote for the Coral Triangle too which is in a different category. Malaysia’s oceans to the east of Sabah is part of this area too. Our Prime Minister yesterday committed millions of dollars to protect this area.

WHY is MULU not there?

BTW, why is Mulu National Park not listed under the Caves category? Does it not have the largest caves in the world? Is it not one of the world’s treasures? And why are our forests and national parks not in there as well? Are our jungles not older than the Amazon? Is Borneo not one of the places with the greatest diversity in flora and fauna? The Heart of Borneo should be in the list.

2 Comments

  1. Tadpole said,

    May 28, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    The Mt. YuShan of Taiwan, even though it is less impressive and lower (3,978M) than our majestic Mt. Kinabalu (it is not even a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site!), is in 1st place under Mountain Category. This whole thing becomes so funny… 😦

    • losttraveller said,

      June 12, 2009 at 4:21 PM

      Sipadan Island is now number 4!


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