Daily Archives: August 30, 2009
The mere mention of the name Komodo, sends shivers down people’s spines. Especially those who know what we’re referring to. A type of giant monitor lizard (Varanus Komodoensis) that lives exclusively on a little island by the same name, east of Bali, Indonesia. More commonly known as Komodo Dragon, its habitat was declared a natural sanctuary protective area and the Indonesian Government established The Komodo National Park (KNP) in 1980 to ensure this unique species’ survival.
I chose to post this video not merely as it features an interesting niche sporting event in Bali, but also because the short promo video on the event is well produced, providing a good glimpse into the wonderful Bali and her people and their rich culture. It’s a breath of fresh air to know that Bali’s being recognized for Adventure Sports and X-Sports (yes, I know this is a whole entire category, but essentially falls under a similar genre of unique outdoor sporting events). Bravo Bali!