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9 Unique Islands in Indonesia

Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago nation consisting of 17,508 islands. Therefore, it is not strange that Indonesia has prominent islands in the world and has unique characteristics. But apparently there are some islands, especially small islands that are often overlooked but it has a remarkable uniqueness. Here are 9 unique islands in Indonesia, mostly still rarely discussed.

Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago nation consisting of 17,508 islands. Therefore, it is not strange that Indonesia has prominent islands in the world and has unique characteristics. Papua, Kalimantan, and Sumatra islands are included in the six largest in the world. Bali Island is the best resort island in the world. Borneo Island is the only island in the world that is home to three countries. Java Island is home to one of the largest megalopolis in the world and so on. But apparently there are some islands, especially small islands that are often overlooked but it has a remarkable uniqueness. Here are 9 unique islands in Indonesia, mostly still rarely discussed.

1. Samosir Island

Samosir Island is an island inside the island. The island is located in the middle of Lake Toba. Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world and is located in North Sumatra province, Sumatra Island. Samosir Island is reputedly the world's largest island inside the island.

2. Bungin Island

Bungin Island is the world's most populous artificial island. This island is located in West Nusa Tenggara province, Lesser Sunda Islands. The island is a coral island with a population density of over 38,000 inhabitants per square kilometer.

3. Komodo Island

Komodo Island is located in East Nusa Tenggara province, Lesser Sunda Islands. The island is very unique because ancient animals living here are called Komodo dragons. In addition, the island also has a stunning natural beauty and has a wealth of marine life. Hence the island is included in the new seven wonders of nature.

4. Onrust Island

Onrust Island is one of a thousand islands in northern part of Jakarta. In the Dutch colonial era, the island of Onrust is a port of the VOC. At present, on this island there are many archaeological relics in the Dutch colonial period. The uniqueness of this island is the presence of myth and mystery of VOC treasure relics. This treasure myth arises from historical oddity, how a trade institution as large and as powerful as the VOC went bankrupt suddenly. Many people say that VOC treasure was hidden on this island and surrounding sea.

5. The island of Nusa Kambangan

Nusa Kambangan Island is located in the province of Central Java. The location just south of the island of Java and is very close to the town of Cilacap. The island is unique because there are some correctional institutions or prisons with maximum security, so often associated with the prison island of Alcatraz. Inhabitants of the island are only the inmates and prison employees and their families. If it will get in or out of this island must have special permission with certain procedures. The island is also listed in the list of the outer islands of Indonesia and directly overlooking the Indian Ocean.

6. Anak Krakatau Island

Anak Krakatau Island is a small volcanic island, which appeared in the former location of Mount Krakatau in the Sunda Strait in 1928. Mount Krakatau itself has been eliminated because of his own eruption in 1883. The eruption was so powerful; hot clouds and the resulting tsunami killed about 36,000 people. Explosion sound was heard up in Australia and the island of Rodrigues near Africa, 4653 miles. Yield is estimated at 30,000 times the atomic bomb that was detonated on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II. This island is the youngest island in Indonesia. Along with the volcanic activity of volcanoes that exist on this island, the highest point of the island is increasing at a rate of 7-9 meters per year.

7. Kemarau Island

Kemarau Island is an island in the delta of musi river, South Sumatra. The island is unique because there is a pagoda and temple. These islands represent Indonesia as a religious state.

8. Kumala Island

Kumala Island is located in the middle of the Mahakam River, East Kalimantan. This island is an amusement park island. There are a lot of rides like jet coaster, comedy round, sky tower, cable car, as well as other attractions. There are even plans to add a small airport on the island.

9. Simping Island

Siping island is located in West Kalimantan province near the city of Singkawang. This island is the smallest island in the world and has been recognized and recorded by the United Nations.

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Great list!

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