The Best of the Best of Indonesia – 10 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Right Now

The Best of the Best of Indonesia – 10 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Right Now

1. Komodo Dragons  Indonesia is home to the Godzilla of the reptile world -Komodo Dragons: the largest lizard on the planet.  They are closest thing we have to dinosaurs, each year these fierce dragons draw visitors from around the world. Found only on the Islands of Komodo National Park, these impressive creatures weigh up to 70kg and have toxic bites with incredibly strong jaws; they can hunt and kill animals far bigger then themselves (including a human here and there)… they are definitely a lizard you show respect to! Best to visit these guys with a park ranger, otherwise… you may end up in a real life Jurassic Park disaster!

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Lok Baintan Floating Market… tourists help revive a dying tradition

Lok Baintan Floating Market… tourists help revive a dying tradition

As the sun begins to rise in Lok Baintan in Banjar regency, South Kalimantan, the river comes to life with a bustle of boats, colour and people.  Members of the Banjar community, one of the ethnic groups of Kalimantan,  adept at maneuvering their jukungs (rowboats) on the Martapura River, take up position for the morning ahead. Established in the 18th century, Muara Kuin floating market was once the most famous of its kind; it still exists today, but with rapid urban development, including the construction of malls and mini marts, sadly the floating market is in decline, with the number of boats and transactions decreasing each year.  But whilst this market declines, Lok Baintan floating marketing is increasing in popularity as a

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