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Komodo’s Position is Getting Stronger

→  December 27, 2010 2

The position of the  Komodo  (Varanus commodoensis), in the competition for inclusion in the world’s new seven wonders has gotten stronger, said a tourism official here Thursday. “The Komodo’s position is  now pretty strong and last week it was even in first place,” said Ulbadus Gogi, head of East Nusa Tenggara’s tourism and culture office on [...]

Indonesia’s ‘Jurassic’ Islands

→  December 23, 2010 0

They don’t breathe fire but Komodo dragons — the largest lizards in the world — can kill a buffalo or any one of the intrepid tourists who flock to their deserted island habitats. “I feel like I’m in the middle of Jurassic Park, very deep in the past,” said Hong Kong visitor Michael Lien during a [...]

[GNFI Weekend Edition] Unearthing World’s Best Underseas

→  November 6, 2009 3

More than 5 million square meters of water surrounds the island archipelago of Indonesia. Undoubtedly, it is a grand settlement for hundreds if not thousands of underwater species and beautiful, colorful coral reefs. At once, this country offers plenty of spots that many diving enthusiasts can only dream about. Thanks to the unusual political turmoil [...]