But wait, err.. you know about New 7 Wonders voting, right?
Don’t tell me you don’t know. WHAT? YOU REALLY DON’T KNOW? Okay, sorry that I have to say you must be a tarzan or something like that, live in a place without internet, tv, newspaper, or maybe clothes.. LOL, just kidding v(=∩_∩=)ﾌ
For you who don’t know what New 7 Wonders voting is, you can find out at their officially website here, or at their facebook page here. Shortly, there are 28 finalists, they are selected from many beautiful natures in the world, and you have only to choose 7 of them to become new wonders in the world. And one of their finalists is KOMODO ISLAND.
So did you know anything about Komodo Island? Or maybe you’ve ever seen that beautiful island by your own eyes? Indonesian must be know it at least.. but people outside Indonesia? Then that’s my duty to make you know! Keep reading!
- Komodo? Komodo or Komodo Dragon or Komodo Monitor or Varanus Komodoensis or “Ora” as the locals call them, is the largest living species of lizard in this world. Growing to a maximum of length 3 meters in rare cases and weighing up to around 70 kilograms. Because of their size, many people call them as the relatives of dinosaurs.
- Location. Komodo Island is an island located in the Nusa Tenggara Islands. Exactly at Komodo district, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Komodo Island is the western end of East Nusa Tenggara Province, bordering the province of West Nusa Tenggara. Since 1980, the region is an area of 1817 km2, a National Park by the Government of Indonesia, which are then recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1986. Together with two other large islands, the island of Rinca and Padar, Komodo Island and several small islands around it continued to be maintained as natural habitat of reptiles.
- The pink sand on the beach. There are only 7 pink sandy beaches in this world, and one of them is in Komodo Island! The sand appears pink because it is a mixture of white sand and red sand, formed from pieces of Foraminifera.
- Things you shouldn’t miss if you go there. First, of course you have to see the Komodo! A trip to see Komodo dragons is totally awesome adventure as they are now no longer kept in an enclosure but free to roam and hunt for food anywhere they please. The experienced and well trained park rangers will take you on a hike through the bush lands of Komodo Island for the experience of a lifetime. An what you can do next is.. come to think of it.. it’s an island, there are beach and sea.. yeah absolutely you have to go diving! Komodo Island is part of the Marine reserve, a professionally managed world class diving destination. The underwater world is teeming with a seemingly endless collage of fish species and coral formation. You will be pleasantly surprised at what you find and ponder the contrast of a barren monotone island above with the sea so full of colour below the waterline.
- The Beautiful Views!