When you travel around the archipelago, each island, or in some cases towns, have their own renowned speciality, that special dish that sets them aside from the others. Lombok, located to the east of Bali and often called the sister-island to it has some beautiful and tasty cuisine. Some of […]

The Cuisine of the Sasaks: Lombok

Lombok Island’s Mount Rinjani National Park may well join UNESCO’s World Heritage List next year because of the incredible symmetry the park provides between nature and local culture. To be included on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s world heritage list the national park must meet at least […]

Mount Rinjani for World Heritage List Next Year: Lombok, West ...

The Bau Nyale Putri Mandalika Ritual, occurs once a year, usually during the night of the full moon in February or March, for one or two days. “Nyale”–the local word for sea worms, cluster in Kuta Beach, on the coast of Lombok. After performing sacred rituals and collecting nyale, the […]

Bau Nyale Putri Mandalika Ritual: Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara

Gamelan are found in the islands of Java, Madura, Bali, and Lombok and other Sunda Islands and come in a wide variety of ensemble sizes and formations. The word “gamelan” comes from the Javanese word “gamel“. A gamelan is a kind of musical ensemble of Indonesia typically featuring a variety […]

Is Gamelan Music Dying?

A perfectly round sun in glaring hues of red and orange was sinking behind the horizon between the islands of Gili Air and Gili Meno in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Cruising on a boat that was moving into the sunset, I sat dreamily, watching the sky turn from grayish-blue to […]

Lombok: West Nusa Tenggara

Lombok lies around 35 kilometers east of Bali, at the start of the Nusa Tenggara-Timor island chain that stretches hundreds of kilometers across the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Sumbawa, Flores and Sumba. Lombok is the westernmost island of this chain, which becomes arid and dry after the Wallace Line.

Where is Lombok?

West Nusa Tenggara Governor HL Serinata officially commenced the construction work of Lombok International Airport on Saturday, by laying a foundation stone.The new airport will be located in Tanak Awu village, Central Lombok Regency, around 35 kilometers from Mataram. The ceremony was attended by West Nusa Tenggara provincial officers, Central […]

International Airport Construction : Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara