Saturday, March 31, 2007

Bora Bora - The Most Beautiful Island In The World

I received a good news from my Brasilian friend, Roy and Tania. After so many months of preparation, this couple got married in March. Too bad, I was not in Brasil to attend their wedding but had already prepared a little wedding present (together with my Singapore colleagues) for them long time ago.

And the most wonderful thing is the island they went for their honeymoon, Bora Bora.
Bora Bora (16°26′40″S, 151°45′5″WCoordinates: 16°26′40″S, 151°45′5″W) is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 260 km southwest of Papeete is surrounded by a lagoon and a fringing reef. In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano, rising to two peaks, Mt. Pahia, and the highest point, Mount Otemanu, reaching 727 meters (2,385ft.).
The island is administratively part of the commune (municipality) of Bora-Bora, itself in the administrative subdivision of the Leeward Islands.
As of 2002, the population was about 7,250 people. The major settlement, Vaitape is on the western side of the island, opposite the main channel into the lagoon.
The original name in the Tahitian language might be better rendered as Pora Pora, meaning "First Born".
The products of the island are mostly limited to what can be obtained from the sea and coconut trees, which were historically of economic importance for copra.

Got their permission to publish some of the photos to show how beautiful this island is. I love it so much!



7 comments:

zeezee said...

Bora-bora, the nicest island in the world!!

shall save it for my honeymoon too, well.. if there is a chance to marry myself out.

DK said...

Yeap. Its a beautiful place. Wish I could visit it some day.

Cool Insider said...

Waaaah. I am so in need of a holiday right now I tell you. Work is simply killingly stressful and Bora Bora looks awesome!

Don't worry about finding the right one btw. I am sure your day will come soon. A nice girl like you shouldn't have any problems lah.... ;)

Pauline said...

I believe this is going to be a lot of couples dream place to visit for honeymoon. Me too, hee hee.

eastcoastlife said...

Oooo, Bora Bora is awesome!

er... I married liao so cannot go there for honeymoon. wooohooo....

Pauline said...

Its ok, you may go there for yr anniversary.....in future

Jason Ho said...

fwah..I am liking Bora Bora man..water is clear and the pic looks relaxing man...iWant!!