Mulu Caves and Sipadan Island Nominated into the New 7 Wonders of Nature List

On: Monday, July 14, 2008


About the New 7 Wonders of Nature

The New 7 Wonders of the World campaign was a resounding success, in which more than 100 million votes were cast and which took democracy to a new global level. Now, the second campaign organized by the non-profit New7Wonders Foundation, to choose the New7Wonders of Nature, is off to a promising start: Some 200 nominations were submitted by some half a million people within the first few months of the campaign.

Nominations can be submitted for the New7Wonders of Nature campaign until December 31, 2008. Check the world map now to ensure that your favorite natural site has been suggested, then get in touch with local authorities to make sure they form an Official Supporting Committee for the nominee.

Vote for your nominee!Voting for nominees will continue through 31.12.08. Then, a panel of experts will create a list of 21 candidates from which voters worldwide will elect the New7Wonders of Nature. The New7Wonders Panel of Experts, under the leadership of Prof. Federico Mayor, former Director-General of UNESCO, will select the 21 Finalists from the top-ranked Official Supported Nominees (to ensure the fairness of the process, the names of the Panel of Experts will be released after their decision has been made). The 21 finalists will then be put to popular vote.

Support Malaysia's Nominees: Mulu Caves & Sipadan Island

Mulu Caves

Gunung Mulu National Park in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, encompasses an array of caves and karst limestone formations in a mountaininous equatorial rainforest setting. Within Gunung Mulu National Park is the world's biggest natural enclosed space, Sarawak chamber, in Gua Nasib Bagus. It is 700 m long, 396 m wide and at least 70 m high. Other notable caves are Benarat Cavern, Deer Cave, Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave, which exposes parts of a long underground river going through the park.

Sipadan Island

Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 m from the seabed. It is in the Celebes Sea, east of the town of Tawau and off the coast of eastern Malaysia. It was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone, and took thousands of years to develop. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the center 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.

My 7 Votes:
1. Mulu Caves, Malaysia
2. Sipadan Island, Malaysia
3. Lake Toba, Indonesia
4. Great Barier Reef, Australia
5. Loch Ness, Scotland
6. Mount Everest, Nepal
7. Black Forest, Germany

Click here to vote now!

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2 comments on "Mulu Caves and Sipadan Island Nominated into the New 7 Wonders of Nature List"

Kazuolim said...

My 7 Votes as below: Voted!

Vote 1: Asia - Sipdadan Island (Malaysia)
Vote 2: Asia - Mulu Caves (Malaysia)
Vote 3: Asia - Lake Toba (Indonesia)
Vote 4: Asia - Ko Phi Phi (Thailand)
Vote 5: Europe - Black Forest (Germany)
Vote 6: Europe - Plitvice Lakes (Croatia)
Vote 7: Asia - Pamukkale (Turkey)

Sai Mun said...

Just got back from Mulu National Park.

It is truly an amazing place/sight and worthy of the title 'Wonder of Nature'. Especially the Pinnacles & the bats!