Friday, January 11, 2013

Kampung Komodo

Visit to kampung Komodo - a short video
See pictures from Komodo  at this link (Komodo Dragons and Kampung Komodo Village).
The Komodo National Park is a national park in Indonesia located within the Lesser Sunda Islands in the border region between the provinces of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara. The park includes the three larger islands Komodo, Padar and Rinca, and 26 smaller ones, with a total area of 1,733 km≤ (603 km≤ of it land).

The only village here is the coastal village of Kampung Komodo, a fishing Village in an east-coast bay. Kampung Komodo has 1,100 residents and 300 houses where the  ethnic Bugis fishermen have managed to coexist  with the 2,000 dragons who dominate the island. The remoteness of Kampung Komodo means that it is well behind your every day run of the mill village, especially with regards to the infrastructure, medication and education.  The villagers build their homes on stilts a the only new building is the school which was part funded by the Australian government.

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