Sipadan Island|Sabah|Malaysia

Interesting Places In Malaysia


Sipadan Island is located in the Celebes Sea off the east coast of Sabah, East Malaysia (which is on the island of Borneo). Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 metres (2,000 ft) from the seabed. It was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop.

Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre 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. Sipadan is judged by many to be among the top 5 diving locations in the world.

The island is a covered in lush jungle and home to tropical birds such as kingfishers, sea-eagles, sunbirds, starlings and wood pigeons. There are also fruit bats and monitor lizards and at nightfall a turtle may come to lay her eggs on the beach while coconut crabs scurry into the water at the slightest sound. It was declared a bird sanctuary as early as 1933 and in 2004, all accommodation facilities on Sipadan were closed to further protect this pristine natural treasure.

18 comments:

Nancy StylenDecorDeals said...

Absolutey stunning photos! Wish I were there!
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Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Wow! Beautiful water. I'd love to take a trip there someday. :)

Morela said...

Hi, thank for the follow. These are beautiful pictures!

Morela

E said...

Oh my gosh those pictures are breath taking. The colours are spectacular and that turtle is so cute! Makes me want to go on vacation to the Bahamas or something.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following, I'm swinging by to return the favor.

-E

Mizzreviewlady said...

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Mama said...

Wow, What beautiful pic. Following you back, Tks for stopping by.
Blessings
Mama

Mindie Hilton said...

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Your photos make me want to take a vacation. That water is so clean and pretty. Not how it is like in Cali.

Schooling in the Sun said...

What beautiful pictures! I am following you back and can't wait to see more!

dreamachine said...

AMAZING! I'm so jealous! Your pictures are beautiful! Makes me want to get on a plane right this minute!!!

Great blog, thanks for the follow, returning the favor.

Mary said...

What lovely photos. I'm new here and have spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a lovely spot for your readers to visit and I enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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Yes I Have A Coupon! said...

I am your newest follower. And I so want to go on vacation now!

Nicole said...

Wow!!! I wish I was there!!! I love turtles!!

A lejon said...

Beautiful!!!!
Im going on a World tripp in dec 2011,and this will definitly be one of the places.
Great pics. Have a good one!