Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lizard Island or Varanus salvator atau Pulau Biawak

kadal, biawak, buaya, komodo  or lizard, the monitor lizards (Varanus salvator), crocodile, Komodo dragon.  is a reptile that inhabited islands in Indonesia. there is even a special island beast's name because of his many populations on the island.

The real name of the island is the Raft Island, but by the regency of Indramayu called Komodo Island because the island is often found wildlife became his trademark, the monitor lizards (Varanus salvator). This animal is unique because saltwater habitats. Every sunset, dozens of lizard with a length between 20 centimeters to 1.5 meters seen swimming at the seashore. Animals was indeed hunting for fish feeding needs.

In addition to so-called Komodo island, the island is also referred to as the Island and Island Menyawak Bompyis.

The islands have unique tourist charm, because the coral is still 'virgin' and live. Among the four islands, Komodo Island is only intact in everything. While the other three islands just a sheer expanse of coral islands. Sandbar Island, for example, poor condition because millions of cubic yards of material to backfill the location of coral taken Pertamina refinery Processing Unit VI Balongan.

The existence of this island is very harmful to the shipping lanes of ships that pass in the islands. So, not surprisingly, during the Dutch colonized the Indonesian archipelago, the lighthouse tower building. Lighthouse with a height of about 65 meters was built by ZM Willem in 1872.

  Until now, the building still serves to guide ships across large and small. Seeing the age of the building, it is estimated lifetime lighthouse at Anyer Beach with lighthouse.