Beyond Bali

Jakarta

Places of Interest The National Monument (Monas) The National Museum Taman Ria Remaja Senayan Satria Mandala Museum Perintis Kemerdekaan Building and The Soekarno-Hatta Monument Jalan Surabaya Sunda Kelapa Indonesia in Miniature Park (TMMI) Keong Emas Imax Theater (Golden Snail Theatre) Komodo Museum Stamp Museum Ragunan Zoo Condet Bird Market (Pasar Burung) Lubang Buaya Heroes Monument TIM Art Center Thousand Islands (Pulau Seribu) The Marina Jaya Ancol Jaya Ancol Dreamland Fantasy Land Maritime Museum The Wayang Museum The Jakarta Hilton Convention Center (JHCC) Pasar Baru Festival   The …

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Irian Jaya

Irian Jaya is a land of contrast, with some of the most impenetrable jungles in the world and snowcapped mountain peaks towering over glacial lakes. Irian Jaya is Indonesia’s largest and easternmost province and covers the western half of the world’s second largest island. It is a land of exceptional natural grandeur, with beautiful scenic beaches, immense stretches of marshlands, cool grassy meadows and powerful rivers carving gorges through dense primeval forests. The most heavily populated and cultivated parts of the islands are the Pantai Lakes district …

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East Nusa Tenggara

The islands of East Nusa Tenggara have been shaped by the power and force of an enormous chain of volcanoes which begins in the north of Sumatra and stretches east across Java, the legendary ‘Ring of Fire’. The province consists of over 550 islands, but is dominated by three main islands of Flores, Sumba, and Timor. Occupying a unique position at the junction of Australian and Asian submarine ridges marked by the Wallace line, it is one of the world’s most dynamic and exotic marine environments in …

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Gili Islands

Gili Trawangan

Lying a few kilometres off the west coast of Lombok just north of Senggigi beach are three isles no more than two or three kilometres in circumference. These isles are considered special because of the diversity and abundance of marine life that finds its home in the extensive coral waters that surround each of the them. And anyone can guess what they have in common – crystal clear water, fabulous coral, no short supply of palm trees and an array of multi coloured fish. Tweet

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Senaru Village

Senaru Traditional Village

The village of Senaru is the main gateway to Gunung Rinjani National Park, the most popular start point for the three day Rinjani Trek up Indonesia’s second highest peak (3,726m). For the people of Lombok, Sasak and Balinese alike, the volcano is revered as a sacred place and the abode of gods. Within the spectacular crater, the Segara Anak Lakeis the destination of many pilgrims who place offerings in the water and bathe away disease in the nearby hot springs. Tweet

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Lombok places of interest

Museum Nusa Tenggara Barat lombok

West Lombok Museum Nusa Tenggara Barat The Architecture of this building is typical “Sasak” House. It is located in Jl. Panji Tilar negara Ampenan. The art fact are stored in it. The Museum collection includes 1239 manuscript conveying the ancient history of the area, written on lontar (dried palm leaves), barks and bamboo, in ancient native language. Grave of General Van Ham Van Ham was a Dutch General, who was killed in 1894 when the war between the king Lombok and the Dutch broke out. Mayura Park …

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Lombok Volcano – Gunung Rinjani mountain

Gunung Rinjani mountain, Lombok

Most of Lombok has been heavily deforested, but an extensive area of forest does remain on the slopes of the huge volcano, Gunung Rinjani (3726m), and stretches for over 65km across the north of the islands. From a distance, and even visible from Bali, Rinjani appears to rise in solitary glory from the plains, but in fact the entire area is a throng of bare and soaring summits, wreathed in dense forest, Invisible fro below, the most breathtaking feature of the range is Segara Anak, the magnificient …

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Lombok flora & fauna

The “Wallacea Line”, which separates Asia and Australia start from east of Bali and Lombok and goes up north to east. The land in the south eastern part of Lombok is dry and less fertile. The Flora and Fauna are different from the ones that exits in Asia hemisphere. Forests in Nusa Tenggara Barat are mostly found in mountainous areas. Most of the mainland in Lombok are cultivated for rice fields. Tweet

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Sport activities in Lombok

Diving in Lombok

Diving and Snorkeling The snorkelling and diving around the islands is some of the best and most accessible in Lombok, but it may not be the way fro long. There are no moorings on any of the the reefs, so each time boats anchor, they damage them. Tweet

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Lombok Beaches

Kuta beach, Lombok

KUTA is part of Central Lombok Regency which the Capital is Praya. The located about 70 km from Selaparang Airport/Mataram and also from Lembar Port can be reached by public transport. Start it from Bertais bus station to Praya Bus Station which takes in 30 minutes, and then you can go on from Praya to Kuta which takes at least 30 minutes by using bemo public transport which is available until 5.00 pm. Tweet

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