2. Komodo Island
Similar to Lombok, Komodo Island is also part of the Lesser Sunda chain of Islands in Indonesia. True to its name, the island is notable as a habitat for the Komodo dragons, the largest monitor lizards in the world. Compared to the other islands in Indonesia, Komodo Island is less-charted.
To get to Komodo Island from Singapore, you can either transit from Jakarta or Bali and catch a flight to Labuan Bajo Airport, also known as Komodo Airport.
Labuan Bajo, known as the city of sunset, is a small fishing town on the westernmost tip of the Island of Flores. Hailed as a hidden paradise, there are many interesting things that you can do at Labuan Bajo. One such activity is crawling through five to seven metres of an underground chamber in Batu Cermin Cave. Today, Labuan Bajo is deemed the “Trash Hero” of the country as it’s one of the most environmentally conscious places in Indonesia.
What’s a trip to Komodo Island without seeing the famed creatures? Hop aboard a boat towards Rinca Island to see the Komodo dragons in action. There are estimated to be 3,000 komodo dragons roaming the island. Aside from the giant monitor lizards, you’ll also get to witness other wild animals up close such as deers, horses, birds and wild buffaloes. A paradise for the wildlife photographers.
But for the ultimate photography spot, head over to the famous Pink Beach or Pantai Merah. Though this isn’t the only Pink Beach in Indonesia, pink beaches are generally very rare and there are only a handful of them in the world. Simply relax on the fairy-tale-like pink sands or work on your tan at the Pink Beach.