The Hidden facts behind Sipadan Island and Kapalai Island

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Sipadan Island Sipadan Island got its name from the word “Siparan”, which refers to a dead body of Paran (Si Paran – “Si” in this context is an old prefix in front of people’s name) whom had been found on the beach of the island. Sipadan is an island situated at east coast of Sabah and can be reached by boat from Semporna. It is located at the heart of Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine …

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Sipadan Island, the Diving Legend of Sabah Borneo

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Sipadan Island, just mention the name “Sipadan” and instantly the word “diving” came into mind. Sipadan had become synonymous with diving. Sipadan Island is an oceanic island in the Celebes Sea off the East coast of Sabah, Borneo. Sipadan Island was formed thousands of years ago through the slow process of living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone. With a depth reaching 600 metres to the sea floor, Sipadan Island was surrounded by the richest marine life …

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Fish-eating humans

Man-eating fish always stirs the imagination. However, the bigger problem is fish-eating humans who seem to be gobbling up all the fish in the world in a hurry. Mabul Marine Week 2011 was not just about garbage disposal. Raising eco-awareness was another key plank of the event, and organising chairman Rohan Perkins spoke passionately about conservation in several resorts. “There are seven species of sea turtles worldwide, and Sabah is very lucky to have four of them in its seas,” …

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Sipadan Kapalai resort waste method to become case study

SEMPORNA: The Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort’s waste management practice will be made a case study by the Ministry of Tourism as part of efforts to preserve and conserve the beauty and natural environment of islands marked as tourist destinations in the country. Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said the case study was important since it could be made as a guideline before the ministry comes out with a certain policy on good waste management practice for island …

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