Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sipadan - Malaysia, 7 wonders

"Sipadan Island is considered the pinnacle of diving in Malaysia and one of the top diving destinations in the world. Diving here is always good and sometimes it is simply awesome. The tiny rainforrest covered oceanic island forms the top of an ancient volcano that rises up from a 600 meter abyss in the northern Sulawesi Sea. There are several outstanding dive sites dotted around Sipadan's local reef system where you are likely to see sharks, turtles, manta rays and other big pelagics. Diving here is great for walls, drop offs and drift dives, it was only discovered as a dive destination in 1984 and even received an international boost when Jacques Cousteau spent several weeks here filming".

from: http://www.asiadivesite.com/malaysia-dive-sites/sipadan/

In 17 December 2002
The International Court of Justice principal judicial organ of the United Nations, given Judgment in the case Indonesia - Malaysia for territorial claiming that both islands belongs to Malaysia.
These islands, Sipadan and Ligitan, located in the Sulawesi Sea (Celebes Sea) are very beautiful place.

In its Judgment, which is final, without appeal and binding for the Parties, the Court finds, by sixteen votes to one, that "sovereignty over Pulau Ligitan and Pulau Sipadan belongs to Malaysia". Ligitan and Sipadan are two very small islands located in the Celebes Sea, off the north-east coast of the island of Borneo.

Nowdays these islands of Malaysia nominated as 7 wonders (Komodo island in Indonesia nominated but at 9th rank).
Well, there's nothing to say but: "you'll never know what you've got till it's gone"

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