Pulau Lombok Travel Guide

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Pulau Lombok Things to Do

  • Joining fisherman!

    Its not just fishing, but its more deeper in contact with some local fisherman. Specially after spending of sometime just laying on the beach relax. Meeting several fisherman passing by, its not impossible to have a talk and further to join them fishing. Easier as a backpacker, I mean, not in a big group. What you have to do is asking when and how...

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  • Pantai Batu Bolong

    Sailing to the Batu Bolong, or just swimming around is cool! Some might like to read by the beach ... relaxin!

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  • Beautiful of Pulau Lombok

    Pulau Lombok is an island just 30 minutes to reach by air from Bali, The island with beach line and a stretch of hill is a beautiful Panorama as one can see its from Gili Trawangan , the picture is taken from Gili Trawangan

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Pulau Lombok Restaurants

  • Authentic Mexican Food

    On beach side, MexiGo and trawangan dive combine a good atmosphere, surrounding by tropical garden and beach on the other side of the road can make people easy to choose which table they like, or even a sun-bed that provided by the restaurant.Mexigo is an authentic mexican restaurant by a mexican Chef. Found in september 2009, MexiGo is now one of...

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  • Ayam Taliwang is a must!!!

    Trying ayam Taliwang is a must. It's grilled chicken with chilli sauce and using "ayam dara" [small chicken] so one chicken just enough for one person :) Plus pelecing kangkung and beberuk terong. So yum :)

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Pulau Lombok Nightlife

  • happy hours time ...

    nice place to hang out at the night. happy hours time especially. guests can have special request for songs also. from ukirsari to nicholas, we ask "hotel california". from nicholas to ukirsari, we ask "can fight this feeling". woww, fantastic :) casual

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  • Open air lounge at Gili Air

    In a very small island ... imagine people can meet each other to hang-out together. Hmmm, a small paradise, added with cocktail and bonfire will be perfect. Casual and sneakers or sandals since the floor is white sandy beach :)

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  • Sunset is gone and walking to the square

    Well, watching the sunset along Senggigi beach is amazing. In every corner you will get different impression of the sun and sky's colors. So I go to Senggigi beach, Malimbu beach also a place nearby Batu Bolong and Batu Layar [remind me with somewhere in Puncak Pass, after Bogor but the difference is; tea plantation at Puncak and shoreline in...

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Pulau Lombok Transportation

  • Cidomo = cikar, dokar, motor

    This is the unique cart that only can be found at Lombok. Named as Cidomo or acronym from cikar [cart], dokar [chariot with 1 horse] and motor [since the tires using 'special' tires for car]. So here we go ... the local 'Mercedes-Benz' as a mass transportation around Lombok.

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  • Free seating, free seating :)

    Here we go, Fokker F27. The small plane I ever met [by the way, Nick, VTer NickIng tried another small plane by Casa from Semarang, central Java]. And free seating, so I can take my fave seat for taking pictures. And because the space so small, look ... I put my feet [plus sandals, hehehe] on the wall :D

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  • The connecting flight from CGK to AMI

    Well, from Jakarta [CGK] to Mataram [AMI] in Lombok island I have to use airplane with connecting flight at Bali, Denpasar [DPS]. It takes 20 minutes by plane from DPS to AMI. You can choose Boeing 757 and other 'big bird' to Bali.

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Pulau Lombok Shopping

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    by ukirsari Written Oct 23, 2003

    There are so many art shops available in Lombok. Several villages has their own specialities. Like earthenware and terracota at Banyumulek Village and weaving sarung [saroong] at Sukarara Village.

    What to buy: Terracota and sarung [songket].

    What to pay: About Rp 400,000

    The gecko from Banyumulek by ukirsari
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Pulau Lombok Local Customs

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    by ukirsari Updated Oct 23, 2003

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    Lombok people are very polite. Please bend your back a bit if you're asking something and say "tampi asih" [terima kasih in Indonesian or thanks in English] after you get the info or get something from their hands.
    Whenever you want to say 'yes', just say "inggih" or "nggih" just like them and they will smile to find us as a fast learner :)
    Then, the traditional clothes I use here is only for single. That's why so colorful. If you get married or have a fiancee, the patterns of the weaving fabrics will more calm than this one.

    @rie in Sasak traditional by FM Nawitaningrum
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Pulau Lombok Warnings and Dangers

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    by ukirsari Updated Oct 23, 2003

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    As a place who has so many beautiful beaches and gili [small island] to be explored, please consider to the dangerous or poisonous sea creatures along Lombok Straits. Such as jellyfish, Duri Babi [poisonous thorny fish] and ... sharks. Asking the locals or your guide; the best time for swimming, snorkeling or diving.

    The shoreline of west coast Lombok by ukirsari
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Pulau Lombok Tourist Traps

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    by ukirsari Updated Oct 23, 2003

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    It's not a real tourist trap as might be you think. It's about my feeling [which so blue .....] when I have to fly home. With beautiful scenery like this? Oh, give me longer days, please :)
    Then the real tourist trap is about the boys who selling many handicrafts. These salesmen sometimes pushing you to take one or more of their stuffs.

    Unique Suggestions: Please do not touch their stuffs if you don't want and say politely that you don't or you can't buy them. Do not even touch, since touching means you're agree to buy.

    Fun Alternatives: Leave them and still say "No, thanks" with smile and they will not pushing anymore.

    Cape Aan and the hilly Kuta by ukirsari
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Pulau Lombok What to Pack

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    by ukirsari Updated Oct 23, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Daily pack and bigger backpack [for clothes and souvenirs, hehehe].

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cotton t-shirt, 3/4 capri pants, short pants added with sarung [saroong] since the locals not like in Bali [which seeing tourists everyday] and sandals. Plus swimsuit, mask and sarung [again].

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun block, medicine for your tummy and headache, after sunblock.

    Photo Equipment: Rechargeable batteries for digicam.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Well, so many cabins are available in Gili Meno, Trawangan and Air, so you don't need to bring a tent. Hammock will be nice to hang it between coconut trees or pinewood.

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Pulau Lombok Off The Beaten Path

  • The forgotten Fred

    Hello, this is my [our] beloved Fred. A hawkbill turtle which live in a marine turtle conservation at Gili Air. Please do not touch him, but you can calling his name to this lovely creature :) Donated Fred and their friends around Lombok and Alas straits about Rp 60,000 you will get a nice t-shirt from Reefseekers.

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  • Learning handweaving at Sukarara

    Beside learning about pottery at Banyumulek, I learn about handweaving at Sukarara village. A nice try. No wonder why the girls at this village looks so slim :)Because the equipment is banded at their back, tummy and feet. Can you imagine how I have to move from this place?

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  • Voila .... my Banyumulek cup made-in...

    Here my "made~by~myself" cup [at the left side] under the lamp. The bigger one was made by a friend of mine; Nawita. Which one better? Hahahaha.

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Pulau Lombok Sports & Outdoors

  • Snorkling

    The beauty of tropical coralIn some area, the corals and colorful fish are easy to spot just by walking around the beach. Well, i mean a little swimming and looking down the surface ... All you need is a snorkling mask. Or perhaps even use your swimming gear.

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  • Swimming, snorkeling, diving

    Water activity is the main attraction of Lombok beside the cultural tours. The three gili [Air, Trawangan and Meno] give special 'offers' for swimming, snorkeling and diving in the blue sea of Lombok Strait. Mask, aqualung, etc which can be hired at the 3 gili.

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  • The continent which means 'Chilli...

    I read the same perception about the meaning of Pulau Lombok, which is ... lombok means 'chilli'. But for myself, this island is beautiful indeed, doesn't 'taste hot' as chilli :) Coconut trees are waving meanwhile the white foams along the shorelines of the island appears continuosly. So lush and green and blue. I am proudly addressed Lombok as...

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  • Muslim,Hindu and other religions living...

    Population in Lombok is about 750,000 people in various religions. Muslim Sasak [the origin tribe of Lombok], Hindu Bali [Balinese] and several tribes like Mandar, Selayar and Bugis. Visit the old city of Cakranegara, I found this place as "small Bali" in Lombok. Many centuries ago, King of Karangasem [rock and tamarind tree] reigned here....

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  • Mount Rinjani welcoming scenic route

    How beautiful Lombok can be described as simple words like this; a land which have mountain [sacred Mountain Rinjani], sea [Lombok and Alas Straits], padi fields and lake [Segara Anak Lake] in one package. After landed at Selaparang Airport, you will welcomed by Mount Rinjani in front of you. This is 'only' the beginning, since you can see the...

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Batu Layar
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Several traditional occasion
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