They 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 →
The Komodo National Park (Taman Nasional Komodo or TNK) is one of the 7 New Wonders of Nature’s nominees. And these are the 11 facts you probably didn’t know.
- TNK is populated by roughly 2,400 komodo dragons, the greatest lizard in the world.
- TNK comprises the islands of Rinca, Padar and Komodo.
- The Indonesian government officially announced TNK in 1980.
- TNK is 173,300 hectares.
- Topographically, the islands are hilly. And the valleys are home ranchs to komodo dragons. Continue Reading →
Once upon a time, there was a boy named Sangguana who lived in Rote Island. One day, he tended to savannah. Felt tired and asleep, he slept under a palmyra tree. That’s when the dream came. Sangguana dreamt that he played beautiful music with a unique instrument. The sound, the melody, was so enchanting. Continue Reading →
The Borobudur Temple may out of the Seven World Wonders since long time ago, but Indonesia still has seven World Heritages. Seven world class sites. UNESCO has released the World Heritage Sites list, and some of them are in Indonesia. Here they are. Continue Reading →
Star Cruises, a cruise line centered in Hong Kong, has interested to open a new route that stop in Surabaya. According to Sammy Chan, Assistant Vice President Business Development of Star Cruises, the cruisers which may enter Surabaya are SuperStar Virgo (1,870 passengers capacity), SuperStar Libra (1,480 passengers capacity), SuperStar Aquarius (1,529 passengers capacity), and Star Pisces (1,287 passengers capacity). Certainly it’s a significant number for Surabaya tourism. Continue Reading →