The Indonesian government has decided that Komodo National Park’s reptilian residents face no threat of decline, so the destination will not be closing. Photo: Shutterstock The Indonesian government has decided that Komodo National Park’s reptilian residents face no threat of decline, so the destination will not be closing. Photo: Shutterstock
The Indonesian government has decided that Komodo National Park’s reptilian residents face no threat of decline, so the destination will not be closing. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Komodo National Park is staying open, but at US$1,000 to visit its dragons, will anyone go?

  • After months of uncertainty, the Indonesian government has announced that the popular destination will not be closing to tourists
  • Instead, the number of visitors will be limited and a two-tier ‘membership’ scheme will be implemented

The Indonesian government has decided that Komodo National Park’s reptilian residents face no threat of decline, so the destination will not be closing. Photo: Shutterstock The Indonesian government has decided that Komodo National Park’s reptilian residents face no threat of decline, so the destination will not be closing. Photo: Shutterstock
The Indonesian government has decided that Komodo National Park’s reptilian residents face no threat of decline, so the destination will not be closing. Photo: Shutterstock
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.