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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Two tiny islands, Bali and Lombok have been buffeted by powerful empires throughout their history, and their fortunes have often been tied to those of their larger neighbours, Jawa and Sumbawa. Relations between Bali and Lombok have been uneasy at the best of times, but more often turbulent and bloody. The origins of their present cultural, religious and economic differences are firmly rootes in past events.
Thirty-five kilometres east of Bali at its closest point, Lombok is inevitably compared to its better known western neighbour, although it differs considerably in almost every respect : physically, culturally, linguistically and historically. It also contrasts quite markedly for the visitor, with less widespread tourist facilities, sparser public transport and simpler accommodation.