Komodo Island, The New7Wonders of Nature!
Send KOMODO to 9818A 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)