LOMBOK IN GENERAL
Lombok, though only 70 miles to the east of
Bali, feels as if it's another country in
another time. Lombok's beautiful landscapes are
some of the finest in the Indonesian archipelago
with only a fraction of the hustle and bustle of
its neighbors, Bali and Java. Villagers commute
unhurriedly via cidomo (horse drawn carts)
alongside small family farms from town to town.
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Lombok Island, an undiscovered paradise…
Lombok and Sumbawa, the two main Islands of West
Nusa Tenggara and other small islands known as
The Gilis invite you with its charming variety
of landscapes, places of interest and activities
for the tourist.
Exotic tropical islands and coastlines lined
with pristine beaches, wonderful climate and
natural beauty of this island combine these with
fabulous waters for any underwater activities
such as swimming, sunbathing, sailing, diving,
surfing, fishing and much more.
Lombok is situated between 115^45 and 119^10
east and to the south of the equator between
8^52 and 9^52 south and there fore this island
is perfectly located within the golden triangle
of the Indonesia’s Best Kept-Secret Places: East
Nusa Tenggara (Komodo Island), Bali (Island of
Gods), Toraja Unique Tribe Island in Sulawesi to
It comprises of an area of 20,153 km2. For the
entire part, it is mountainous and hilly with
Low and High Plains from the western part until
the eastern end of Sumbawa Island.
It’s Length from west to east 80 km. Sumbawa is
300 km from west to east and of 100 km from
north to south its coastline extends 2500 km and
territorial waters of 29,000 km2 inclusive 137
islands of which 70 are inhabited. Sumbawa with
75 % of the land area owns only 25% of total
population, even though it is opposite to Lombok
which owns only 75% of the population.
Its Climate is generally similar to other areas
with a tropical climate in Indonesia. The
temperature ranges from 21^ to 33^ centigrade.
There are two seasons namely wet and dry season.
Wet Season starts from October to March and Dry
Season starts from April to September. January
has in general lot of rain and winds until and
reaching a peak in February.
Marine Ecology has played an important role due
to coral reefs with sea grasses and seaweeds
vegetation where the majority of reefs are found
in Nusa Tenggara Region. They could potentially
endorse the development of tourism, fisheries,
and pharmaceutical products in future.
With seasonal nature of the monsoon, vegetation
of Nusa Tenggara is influenced by the
distribution of rainfall in a year rather than
by the total annual rainfall.
Flora & Fauna
Based on the fictive “Wallace Line” that Flora &
Fauna in Asia separates from Australia which
runs north – south between the Island of Lombok
Forests are here found mostly in Mountain Areas.
Huge parts of Lombok Mainland are coastal
wetlands, irrigated fields and other wetlands
while extensive dry land areas are found on the
Island of Sumbawa. Especially species of plants
growing have specific importance that influence
the life of its people such as kesambi, bungur,
sonokeling, mahogany, teak, kelicung, pala, ipil,
bamboo, tutul and etc. here are also found
several types animals spread over the area
according to climate and natural conditions such
as wild pigs, small deer, deer, iguanas,
porcupines, turtles, and any kinds of snakes and
birds such as pring, parrots, bering, koak-kaek,
cucak rawa and etc.
Its original inhabitants formerly followed an
animism belief. The Sasak, local tribe of
Lombok, is believed to have come from north –
west India or Burma.
Nowadays, the people of Lombok are 90% are
Moslem but other adherents are found, Balinese
Hindu (mostly live in the western part),
Christian, and Buddhist.
Interestingly, varied forms of religious life
with different worship places and practices
could be seen existing alongside with mutual
respect for one another.
People & Culture
Its ethnic groups have their own respective
costumes and traditions which are still alive
nowadays. The marriage custom ceremonies are the
most dominant ones and tradition of catching sea
worms (Nyale) usually takes place on the
southern coast of Lombok (Seger Desa Beach, Kuta,
Selong Blanak, Mawun and Kaliantan Beach)
As a province, this autonomous region is
governed by a Governor of the 1st Level Regional
Administration elected for a term of 5 years by
Regional Parliament and confirmed by The
President of Republic of Indonesia. The Governor
has played an important role for conducting
administration, coordinating, planning, and
developing and promoting all aspects of social
There are seven (4) regencies below:
1. West Lombok Regency with its capital in
2. Central Lombok Regency with its capital in
3. East Lombok Regency with its capital in
4. North Lombok Regency with capital Tanjung
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