Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Komodo is one of the Wonders of the World



The Komodo is an ancient giant Lizard that only lives on the Island of Komodo and nearby islands in the Indonesian Province of East Nusatenggara.

In order to protect the Komodo, the Indonesian government has declared the places where the Komodo lives as the Komodo Island National Park.

Former Minister of Culture & Tourism, now Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources, Jero Wacik, has been eager to promote the National Park i.e. by nominating it in the selection of New 7 Wonders of the World (N7W) organized by the New 7 Wonders Foundation based in Zurich, Switzerland.

In 2009, the said Foundation announced that the Komodo Island National Park has been selected as one of the 28 Finalist from a total of 440 nominations from 220 countries.

In 2010, Indonesia was chosen as the official host of the announcement of the winner of the competition, but the Ministry of Culture & Tourism refused because it claimed that they have been asked by the Foundation to pay them US$ 10 Million for License Fee and US$ 47 Million for celebration of the event.

On 15 August 2011, Jero Wacik (Democrat Party) announced that Indonesia has decided to withdraw from the competition. He told reporters that the Foundation has taken actions that are not professional and transparent. He also said that the it was "not credible" and "unaccountable".

An independent Komodo lovers community protested Jero Wacik's said decision, so they appointed former Vice President Jusuf Kalla (Golkar Party) as the Komodo Ambassador.
He said that the winner of the above global competition shall be determined by text messages (sms) send to support nominees. He said that Komodo Island needs 100 million supporters latest by 11 November 2011.
According to Jusuf Kalla's supporters i.e. Emmy Hafidz, 100 million text messages have been received until last Saturday, she expect by 11 November there will be 120 million tex messages recieved.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Culture & Tourism announced that they are not involved in new promotion of the Komodo Island by Jusuf Kalla, and the Indonesian Ambassador to Switzerland Djoko Susilo warned that his embassy doubt the credibility of the Foundation.

Considering the above, and the fact that the Komodo has already been famous as an ancient giant Lizard that only lives in the Island of Komodo and surrounding island a.k.a the Komodo Island National Park, I felt that it is not necessary to waste so much time, energy and money to participate in the competition organized not by UNESCO which is supposed to be the most credible world organization to do that.

It would be a lot much better to use the time, energy and money to help preserve the Komodo and to help develop the Komodo Island National Park.


Photo:  Courtesy if The Jakarta Globe
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65 comments:

triesti said...

I didnt vote because the competition smells fishy. I didnt hear that the Irish are busy voting for Moher Cliff to be one of the wonders. The fact is: we have less than 10 million foreign visitors per year, while the tiny Ireland has 40 million visitors.

Perhaps we'd better use the energy to promote our culture, traditional & contemporary. Plus for the love of gawd, renovate our dirty toilets. If the Chinese could stop their spitting, why cant we change our bad habit?

Wisata Murah said...

yupz. buah pikiran yang cerdas untuk kadal raksasa komodo.. saya tertarik dengan gagasan anda. kita tidak seharusnya mengikuti kompetisi bodoh yang diselenggarakan yayasan N7W itu, karena komodo memang jadi salah satu binatang purba yang selayaknya UNISCO yang katanya paling kredibell itu harus memberi perlindungan,

kenapa menteri terkait dan masyarakat tidak bisa berpikir realistis seperti anda. seharusnya memang anda yang menjadi menteri terkait

Rubiyanto Sutrisno said...

mantap, setuju banget ...

Pakaian said...

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Vainit said...

Setuju banget. Mudah mudahan Bangsa Indonesia Mempunyai pemikiran kayak Anda :)

r10 said...

sebenarnya dari promosi new 7 wonder ini aku jadi tahu kadal air, gajah hitam, burung deil, ikan steddo

jadi untuk masyarakat mungkin tak terlalu rugi bila voting sms gratis, yg rugi justru pihak swasta yg mengeluarkan biaya promosi besar untuk menjadikan komodo sebagai new 7 wonder, namun ternyata organisasi New 7 Wonder Foundation tidak terlihat kredibel

colson said...

Komodos and the Island are a strong brand already. Nothing wrong with some extra promotion. Professional promotion that is.

The story you reveal here is about chaotic, incomprehensible actions and a shady Swiss organization. This is stuff for stand-up comedians rather than professional promotion.

I agree: a waste of time and money. But I admit: also a good laugh :).

H. Nizam said...

@Triesti,
If determination is done simply by counting how many vote casted, then China can have lots of New 7 World Wonders.

@Wisata Murah,
Sebenarnya apa yang saya katakan sudah dikatakan orang2 lain seperti disiarkan oleh mas media.

@Rubiyanto,
Terima kasih Mas.

@Pakaian,
Terima kasih.

@Vainit,
Terima kasih atas pujiannya.

@R10,
Yang terpenting dalam hal ini adalah kredibilitas perusahaan penyelenggaranya. Karena akan mempengaruhi pengakuan masyarakat dunia terhadap hasil pemilihan.

@Colson,
The whole case smells fishy.

attayaya-bono said...

walau banyak pro kontra
aku tetap pengen komodo menjadi lebih terkenal dan dapat mendatangkan devisa negara tanpa ada kerusakan lingkungan alam sekitar komodo

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Nice Veloso said...

The whole world is in this fight to preserve our forests and our animals! I Wish That All is well with you friend and his family! Hugs!

Doni said...

yaaa inilah negara kita yang haus akan popularitas.

PT. Karya Prima Sukses said...

Apapun keputusannya semoga Pulau komodo bisa lebih berkembang dan menjadikan Indonesia semakin besar di mata dunia.

H. Nizam said...

@Attayaya-Bono,
Mudah2an pemerintah membaca tanggapan anda lalu melakukan perbaikan2.

@Nice Veloso,
Let us hope that our forests and all species inside would be safe.

@Doni,
Mudah2an keadaan akan berubah.

@PT Karya Prima Sukses,
Mari kita berharap demikian.

Setyo-Utomo Said said...

One of the ways to save the world is saving the Wonders of the World, including Komodo !

H. Nizam said...

@Utomo,
Yes you are right Pak.

Zulfadhli's Family said...

Dear.

I tried to concern and focus to read your article.... generally you try to give us more information regarding this ancient animal. And I'm really confused with the information over all, because a lot of campaign for this event in multi media. I'm very respect with your conclusion and more appreciated for this matter. Thank you.


regards.
... Ayah Double Zee ...

Leo @ Belajar Photoshop said...

Kalau dari awal sudah terlihat tidak kredibel dan prakteknya mencurigakan, mengapa TV-TV di Indonesia pada menyiarkan berita untuk vote via sms ya mas?

NB: Saya tidak vote. Pemenang 7 wonders kok ditentukan pakai SMS. Memangnya acara reality show ecek-ecek di TV?

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H. Nizam said...

@Zulfadhli,
Thank you for your comment.

@Leo,
Memang aneh pemenang keajaiban baru dunia ditentukan oleh sms.

@Anonymous,
I wish that you mentioned your name and blog link so that we can be friends.
Thank you for your comment anyway.

Aryo Seno said...

I love komodo

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Grosir Sepatu Futsal said...

Great post, thanks for share about komodo island to 7 wonders of the world, I hope number 1, thanks.
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Grosir Sepatu Futsal said...

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didon45.heck.in said...

nice inpo master
salam Dunia Blog Dunia Persahabatan Tanpa Batas

Deeahzone said...

Komodo is one of the wonders of the world with or without New7Wonders.. Thanks Harry for sharing this great info to us. The important things is how to preserve Komodo from extiction.

Bali Travel said...

We should promote komodo but the most important to promote is that Indonesia save to be visited.

all the energy and money we spent will be useless if there are bom blast every day in every part of Indonesia.

As one who works in toursm industry, I feel that savety is the most product that we sell to the tourist.

smp 3 lembang said...

saya pikir ada hikmahnya kalau nggak mau vote ya nggak usah vote cuma nggak usah dibilanglah cuma buat masyarakat kecil ada hikmahnya juga meka jadi kenal pulau komodo kalau selama ini mereka nggak tahu maalah itu, kalau cuma untuk vote ya nggak seberapa waktu lah tahun lalu energi kami malah habis untuk kontes seo new 7 wonders komodo yang ternyata scam yayasannya nggak punya kantor dan merugikan blogger, tapi biarlah

H. Nizam said...

@Aryo Seno,
We all love the Komodo.

@Make Up,
Thank you for the kind words.

@Grosir Sepatu,
I am glad to see you again.

@Didon45heck,
Salam persahabatan kaman.

@Deeahzone,
Komodo should be well protected and preserve.

@Bali Travel,
You are right our country must be safe so that tourists would want to come here.

@Smp3Lembang,
Mudah2an pemerintah lebih memlindungi Komodo dengan pastikan bahwa habitat mereka tetap murni. Dan jangan terulang pristiwa di kebon binatang Surabaya dimana Komodo mati karena tidak terawat dengan baik.

John Terro said...

tapi ujung2 nya penipuan :(

H. Nizam said...

@John Terro,
Sebaiknya kita berpegang pada lembaga resmi yang selama ini menentukan keajaiban dan warisan dunia yaitu UNESCO.
NB: Batik, dll juga kita ajukan ke UNESCO tidak pernah ke lembaga swasta yang tidak jelas.

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info obat harbal said...

saya juga setuju ....

Meutia Halida Khairani said...

hmmm, i read an article from yahoo that the Komodo Island not well known as 7 wonders because the Komodo. but because the coral. they must be wrong

myjayvyn said...

Setuju banget.. dan sekarang sudah masuk dalam kategori N7W ...

Black Friday 2011 said...

The story you reveal here is about chaotic, incomprehensible actions and a shady Swiss organization. This is stuff for stand-up comedians rather than professional promotion.

Cara Aman Mengobati Asam Urat said...

setuju tuh semoga dengan adanya pengembangan komodo ini indonesia bisa lebih berkembang dan lebih maju bukti dari kekayaan indonesia buat dunia

karsiyan said...

very beautiful

Cara Mengobati Penyakit Kista Secara Herbal said...

semoga indonesia menjadi yang terbaiklah pokonya saya mendukung

wisata indonesia said...

go indonesia!! bersatu kita bisa. Salut buat pak Jusuf K.

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Doni Punya Blog said...

intinya pemerintah harus tetap merawat situs yang ada di negara ini.

attayaya-bono said...

save our komodo
save our environment

sehat bro???

Parfum said...

Semoga aset Indonesia ini bisa dipergunakan sebaik baiknya, bukannya di perdaya bangsa lain untuk mencari keuntungan.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Hope they sort things out to protect the future of this Wonder of the World - the Komodo dragon.

Cindy said...

There are lots of awareness going on to start protecting nature and preserving species like this which is good news.

Charles said...

Luar biasa! Akhirnya menang juga. Salam kenal ya. :D

Mlm Online said...

... keep komodo in the natural habit..

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hmm akhirnya gimana ya sekarang tentang pemilihan itu...? kabarnya ada rekayasa kahh..?

jay said...

bang jay setuju sama anda :2thumbup

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attayaya-lingga said...

gimana khabarnya bro??
sehat selalu ya

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opikaza said...

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Obat Alami Untuk Asam Urat said...

Komodo, primadona baru pariwisata Indonesia...

H. Nizam said...

@Info Obat,
Terima kasih.

@Meutia,
Yes you are right, It is the Komodo that makes the island popular nit just the coral.

@Myjayvyn,
Sepertinya begitu.

@Black Friday,
Perhaps you are right.

@Cara Aman,
Kita memerlukan daya tarik turis asing untuk devisa.

@Karsiyan,
Thank you

@Wisata Indonesia,
Kalau bersatu pasti kita bisa.

@Printing Machine,
Senang berkenalan dengan anda.

@Dony,
Semoga pemerintah lebih perhatian.

@Attayaya-Bono,
Yes we should save the Komodo and the environment.
Saya sehat alhamdulilah.

@Parfum,
Saya setuju.

@Cindy,
Yes it's a good news

@Charles
Senang kenalan dengan anda.

@Mlm
Yes the Komodo must be saved.

@Sukaingadget,
Wish you success too.

@Super Hero
Masih kurang jelas bagaimana.

@Jay,
Yes.

@Balipoet,
Thanks

@Attayaya-Lingga
Saya bro, semoga anda jugs sehat
Terima kasih.

@Philosopher
Thank you

@Suaraterbaru
Thanks

@Wind,
Fine, thank you.

@Opikaza,
Yeah right

@Make Up,
Thank you for your information.

@Obat Alami,
Mari kita lindungi Komodo.

Obat Herbal Infeksi Saluran Kemih said...

selamat yah buat pulou komodo menjadi salah satu keajaiban dunia

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