Ben Southall arrived at Sanya Phoenix International Airport


‘Best job in the world’ winner Ben Southall, has flown to Sanya to support the Hainan Image Ambassador Competition, which is being held during the National Day holidays.

Touted as the best job in China, the contest is welcoming applicants from all over the world. The winner will walk away with 1 million yuan in prize money, a year-long round-the-world tour and the responsibility of promoting the island.

Last year, Briton Ben Southall fought off thousands to win the "the best job in the world", a coveted six-month contract to become the "caretaker" of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

The 34-year-old, who came to Sanya for the first time, said the island has a very good natural environment, even better than the Great Barrier Reef.

Mr. Southall had joined the six national competition finalists to plant coral in Yalong Bay, travel 10 km along the coastline on foot to pick up rubbish and plant 600 trees.


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