Komodo Island, The New7Wonders of Nature!

Send KOMODO to 9818

A lieutenant in 1910, Steyn van Hens Broek, tried to prove statements from the Dutch troops about the existence of a large dragon like animal on an island on the south side of East Nusa Tenggara province in the east of Sumbawa Island, separated by Sape Strait, they named the island as the Komodo Island.

The island is known as a habitat for native dragons animals, Komodo, and designated as the Komodo National Park managed by the Government of Indonesia. In addition to this Komodo, this island also store a variety of exotic flora, such as “sepang wood” which is used as a medicinal and dye clothing by the local people and “nitak ini tree” (Sterculia oblongata) is believed to be useful as medicines and seeds are tasty and delicious like peas.

Komodo Island, not just a matter of Komodo dragons animals, but the uniqueness of nature under the sea, a collection of stone corals, fish diversity and the enchantment of coral reefs, swimming the giant stingray without sting making it safe to swim with them under the water and diving spots that please the diving enthusiasts.

The world community can rate and provide an appreciation of the uniqueness contained in this island, one of the ancient creatures that still live up to the present, Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis), the giant lizard in the world.

The nomination of this island has been going on and the organizers, The New 7 Wonders Foundation, has set the area of the island as one of the finalists of the “New Seven Wonders of Nature”, the winner is determined by internet voting (or via sms). Indeed there was a slight misunderstanding between the organizers with the Indonesian tourism ministry, but the promotion of the Komodo Island seems to have run thus far.

Selection of the Komodo Island to get The New 7 Wonders of Nature from the version of The New 7 Wonders Foundation, almost left a few weeks away, would need support so that the island is included in “the big 7”, it takes the support of 120 million votes before the deadline (November 11, 2011). Today, the Komodo Island compete with 28 other states with their uniqueness sites.

Despite the competition that occurs with a variety of unique tourist sites in various other places in the world, the characteristics of a natural attractions are hard to compare, unless it has seen where its uniqueness itself.

There is always a pleasant surprise there!

(Various sources /Images Setiadi Darmawan and Indonesia United)


  1. Quoting from
    Indonesia’s previous Vice
    President, Mr. Jusuf Kalla which
    has been appointed as the
    ambassador to support
    Komodo’s island, he says “The
    chance for Komodo’s Island to be
    the new 7 wonders is still huge,Whereas in Indonesia, right now
    there are around 150 million
    people carrying handphone. We
    still have 40 more days to vote.

    vote for Komodo Island to be the new
    7 wonders by simply typing
    KOMODO in their short messege
    and by sending its messege to
    9818. Each SMS vote will be
    charged for Rp.1 per message.
    Up until now, there are around
    10 million people have already
    sent short messeges to
    support the Komodo Island to be
    the new 7 wonders of the world.
    Currently we are still looking for
    another 90 million more votes to
    support it. We only have 2
    days before all of the
    panelist of the new 7 wonders of
    the world will count the votes.
    The counting date will be on
    November 11th, 2011.
    Now! This is the time to be
    proud of our own Country!!

  2. come on, come on, come on Indonesia can !!
    let's support the Komodo island to 7 new wonders of the world.
    komodo island is awesome of indonesia .. :)


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