Category: Indonesia

‘Endangered’ status puts spotlight on Komodo dragon protection as Indonesia government defends upgrade projects; Kiki Siregar; Channel News Asia

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Weighing up to 150kg and growing up to 3m long, the Komodo dragons are the world’s largest lizards only found in Indonesia’s Komodo National Park and neighbouring Flores Island. The cannibals eat deer and pigs, and are even capable of attacking humans with their shark-like teeth and poisonous venom.

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‘Endangered’ status should spur Komodo dragon protection: activists; Jakarta Post

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The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) recent reclassification of the Komodo dragon, a species endemic to Indonesia, as “endangered” should provide a stronger impetus for the protection of its habitat, activists and experts have said.

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Komodo dragons are now classified as an endangered species, and climate change is being blamed;  Jordan Mendoza; USA Today

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The popular lizard that only lives in Indonesia is facing extinction as sea levels begin to rise as a result of climate change.

Source: Komodo dragons are now classified as an endangered species, and climate change is being blamed

A Local’s Guide to Bali, Indonesia; Rick Jordan; Conde Nast Traveler

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Healer Tjok Gde Kerthyasa on his favorite hidden spots on the island.

Source: A Local’s Guide to Bali, Indonesia

UNESCO calls on Indonesian gov’t to halt tourism projects in Komodo National Park; Coconuts Bali

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The UN body cited concerns over potential impacts on the environment. This article, UNESCO calls on Indonesian gov’t to halt tourism projects in Komodo National Park, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia’s leading alternative media company.

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Dream of going green? Explore these terrace farms from around the world; Elizabeth Rios; Film Daily

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Plan your next trip to one of these beautiful manmade landscapes. From Peru to China, these terrace farms are historical landmarks you need to see!

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How Covid has led a centuries-old heritage site to digitalise operations and rethink distribution; Corinne Wan; WIT

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How Covid has made the centuries-old Borobudur temples rethink its distribution and turning to technology bring the temples alive virtually…

Source: How Covid has led a centuries-old heritage site to digitalise operations and rethink distribution – WIT

Komodo National Park; Diptarkar Ghosh; World Atlas

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The Komodo National Park was established in 1980, to initially protect the endemic Komodo dragon, but its conservation goals were later extended.

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Labuan Bajo and beyond: Exploring the beauty of Indonesia’s dragon archipelago; Theodora Sutcliffe; CNN

Labuan Bajo, a bustling port town on Flores’ northwestern tip, is best known as the jump off for UNESCO-listed Komodo National Park. Here’s a look at what travelers heading to the area can experience when the country reopens to international tourism.

Source: Labuan Bajo and beyond: Exploring the beauty of Indonesia’s dragon archipelago

8 Things To Do In & Around Borobudur, From Sunset-Watching To Temple-Hopping To River Rafting; Dwiputri P; Smart Local

After the Borobudur complex and its neighboring heritage attractions, bike tours, museums, and rafting can be part of your Jogja itinerary.

Source: 8 Things To Do In & Around Borobudur, From Sunset-Watching To Temple-Hopping To River Rafting

Beyond orangutans: Indonesia’s Gunung Leuser National Park local community, stakeholders jointly craft conservation plan; PIA

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A Story about a World Heritage in Bali; Alek Karci Kurniawan; Modern Diplomacy

Monday, June 29, 2020, when you open the Google search engine, you will see a picture of a farmer sitting in a hut. His eyes lead to green fields. Google Doodle displays an image with the tagline “Celebrating Cultural Heritage, Subak”. Subak is a tradition of the Balinese, Indonesia. When you visit the countryside in Bali, you will see a fields at the foot of the mountain with neat watering.

Source: A Story about a World Heritage in Bali

30 Best Bucket List Trips For Your Lifetime: Visiting The Real Life Jurassic Park; Larry Olmsted; Forbes

There is no other trip like this one on the entire planet.

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Prambanan Temple; Lonely Planet

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Witness the Pink Sands and Elusive Dragons of Komodo Island in Indonesia; Sharmistha Chaudhuri; Outlook India

Flores in Indonesia promises dragons, pink beaches and manta rays—a compelling adventure awaits you…

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Relishing the rolling hills of Val D’orcia in Tuscany; Natasha Wahyudihardjo; Jakarta Post

Explore Val D’orcia for two days and you are in for the adventure of a lifetime.

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Top World Heritage National Parks in Indonesia; Indonesia Expat

For anyone who wants to spend a few days away from the crowds of big cities, national parks are a rare treat to fix that need of solitude and to be…

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Buddhist Gem in the Wonder of Borobudur; Som Kanika; Khmer Times

Packed with hundreds of captivating tourist sites, Indonesia is a discovery for curious travellers and history buffs.

Source: Buddhist Gem in the Wonder of Borobudur – Khmer Times

Top 7 ‘winter’ destinations in Southeast Asia to visit for a cool holiday; Mae Yen Yap; Mashable

Here’s the top places Mae Yen Yap recommends.

Source: Top 7 ‘winter’ destinations in Southeast Asia to visit for a cool holiday

Tourists visit Prambanan temple in Central Java Province, Indonesia; Xuxin; Xinhua

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