Komodo Passes 100m Votes in New7Wonders Contest

31 Oktober, 2011 | Source: The Jakarta Post

As of Monday morning, more than 100 million text messages had been sent to vote for Komodo Island to become one of the New7Wonders of the world, P2 Komodo, a team campaigning for the island, says.

“On Sunday alone 14.3 million SMS came in. As of Monday morning there has been more than 100 million SMS to support [komodo], but, we cannot state the exact figure because that is against the rules,” P2 Komodo chief Emmy Hafidz said Monday in Kupang.

On Monday evening the figure may have exceeded 110 million, Emmy said, adding that it needed 120 million votes.

“For those sending more than 100 text messages, you can register to be added to the Komodo Monument as witnesses of history,” Emmy added, as quoted by Antara.

She said the New7Wonders Foundation, the organizer of the New7Wonders contest, was expecting a total of 1 billion SMS votes for 28 finalists from various countries.

Emmy added that people wanting to support Komodo can send a text message that reads “Komodo” to 9818, for only Rp 1 per SMS.

 

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