The Thrilling Komodo Festival 2018
The recent Komodo Festival 2018 saw the amazing presentation of Flores’s many vibrant cultures, ethnicity and traditions in a spectacular 5-day event. The festival officially opened on Monday (5/3), at Kampung Ujung Football Field, Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and ended on Saturday (10/3). In addition to showcasing Flores’s myriad arts and culture, visitors also enjoyed representations from Reog Ponorogo art community, Bima community, Makassar, and many more.
Charming attractions from various regions across Flores and the archipelago attracted throngs of tourists, in particular, the Komodo Statue Parade which began at the front of SILOAM Hospital in Labuan Bajo. Visitors were also wowed by the traditional Manggarian war dance, also called the Caci Whip Fight. Other fun activities held during the festival were Photography Competition, Beach Volleyball Competition, Rowing Competition, Komodo Beauty Pageant, Handicrafts Exhibition, Art and Music Performance, and a whole lot more.
Tourists visiting Labuan Bajo during this time could also join in an excursion to Papagarang traditional village. Situated between Labuan Bajo, Komodo Island, and Rinca Island, the village has a unique natural wonder: small sand islets that formed the number ‘9’, hence, the name Pulau Sembilan or Nine Island. Waters around the island is also home to hoards of jellyfish which makes for an exceptional sight.
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