Meet the World’s Largest Living Lizard

Komodo, the biggest monitor aliveThey natively inhabit the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang and Gili Dasami, in Indonesia. Their average weight is 70 kilograms, with 2-3 meters in length. The largest specimen found is 3.13 meters in length male. Yes, we’re talking about the top predators in the ecosystems. Komodo dragon. A.k.a. Varanus komodoensis. Continue Reading →

Luwak Coffee, the Most Expensive Coffee in the World

Luwak loves the fine coffee fruitDon’t claim yourself a coffee lover or a gourmet if you never drank luwak coffee. Yes, luwak coffee. Or kopi luwak in Indonesian. It’s not a kind of coffee made from luwak (palm civet a.k.a. Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). Just, the production process involves civets. This little mammal lives on the trees and eats the chosen coffee fruit. And it takes only a healthy civet to produce good quality coffee bean. Continue Reading →

Surabaya Zoo, Lungs of the City

It’s been four years since the last time I went to this zoo. It’s pretty long time ago. But still I can feel the ambiance. Because in the morning when I entered Setail Street, sometime I heard the roaring lions, bears, shrieking primates, and singing birds. Those voices reached the street. Yes, Surabaya Zoo is located in the center of the Surabaya city. Continue Reading →