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Komodo Island

Komodo Island

Located between Sumbawa and Flores, the Komodo Island is home to Jurassic Park-like, famous Komodo dragons.


The Komodo lizards are indigenous to the region and grow up to three meters long (making them the world's largest living lizards). There are nearly 5,700 Komodo dragons in the park, spread over three large islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar and many smaller surrounding islands. You should never wander around without a guide on the islands; although they are usually quite docile, Komodo dragons are surprisingly fast movers, and they do attack humans occasionally.


In 1980, the islands became a national park, which four years later was expanded to encompass the surrounding seas, as well as the western tip of Flores. In 1991 Komodo National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Komodo National Park is also known as a superb diving destination with plentiful unspoiled coral reefs and a multitude of colorful tropical fish, turtles, manta rays, small sharks, dolphins and other aquatic life. The beaches here are also spectacular, as are the ocean vistas across glass-clear water to the rugged islands rising from the sea.

 
There is malaria in this part of the country, so ask your doctor to prescribe the appropriate malaria tablets. You should also use mosquito repellent at all times.

 

Nusa Lembongan

This time I’m taking you on another quick trip across the Badung Straits and a 40 minute boat ride from Sanur we disembark on another journey 20km away from it all for a night in the sleepy little island of Nusa Lembongan. The color and clarity of the ocean’s blue and green here make me praise the beauty of island life and again ...

Prambanan

Built in the 9th century, Prambanan is a hinduist temple in Central Java, located 16 km east from the city of Yogyakarta. This temple was built during the reigns of two kings named Rakai Pikatan and Rakai Balitung. The temple is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia and UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its history and impressive ...

GUNUNG RINJANI NATIONAL PARK

A large, active volcano looming over the island, Gunung Rinjani culminates at 3726m and is the 3rd highest peak in Indonesia. The last eruption was in May 2010 but several treks are available from 100’000 Rp to 2’500’000 Rp. In 2008, approved by UNESCO, the Gunnung Rinjani National Park became the first geological park in ...

Borobudur

Located in Central Java, the Borobudur temple is an 8th century monument and a World Site Heritage. It is one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in the world. Borobudur was abandoned during the decline of Buddhism and Hinduism in Java during the 14th century. Forsaken in the deep jungle, Borobudur was rediscovered by the British in 1814. ...

Gili Islands

Meaning 'Small Island', this cluster of three islands has escaped the trappings of modern life, with their undeveloped, immaculate sandy beaches and lush tropical vegetation. Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air were 'discovered' by party-loving backpackers in the eighties. Horse-drawn carts replace automobiles and ...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK

Sound of Mine: The Sound of Alternative Rock with a Touch of Blues and More!

Bali has sure seen the birth and progress of numerous bands this year, and here we are, happy to do our part related to the births and happenings related to the island's music scene! We are sure passionate to cheer for the newcomers to make their way and earn their place, of course starting in the local scene.   This week we...

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