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 →

11 Facts about Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park

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.

  1. TNK is populated by roughly 2,400 komodo dragons, the greatest lizard in the world.
  2. TNK comprises the islands of Rinca, Padar and Komodo.
  3. The Indonesian government officially announced TNK in 1980.
  4. TNK is 173,300 hectares.
  5. Topographically, the islands are hilly. And the valleys are home ranchs to komodo dragons. Continue Reading →

Cruising to Indonesia

Norwegian Jewel cruiserStar 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 →