Selamat Datang and Welcome to Indonesia and Lombok Island
Indonesia is a vast country with a sprawling archipelago and has much to offer, from cultural diversity, historical heritage to natural beauty.
Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. The national motto of Unity in Diversity "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" is the essence of unity despite ethnic, regional, social and religious differences.
It consists of 18,307 islands, surveyed in 2002 from LAPAN (National Institute of Aeronautics and Space). The archipelago starts from Weh Island (Sabang)-West Sumatra, and covers Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Maureka is the eastern most cities in Indonesia, located in Irian Jaya Island.
Indonesia as a whole is an amazing place to visit. It has much too offer for individual traveller, groups and families.
It is a tropical destination with white sandy beaches, blue sky, magnifient sunsets, great place for snorkling, diving, seeing dolphine, i.e: The Gili Islands in Lombok, Bunaken Island, Wakatobi, Raja Ampat and many more.
It is a place for families with easy walking through paddy fields, from soft to difficult trekking, climbing in mountains or volcanoes, i.e: Mount Rinjani and Pergasingan Hill in Lombok, Mount Bromo in Java and more places.
Indonesia has a strong value of cultural and natural heritage site, i.e: Komodo National Park located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores, Borobudur and Prambanan Temple in Java, Sangiran Early Man Site located in Solo, and many more sites.
You can do a lot of different activities from just relaxing by the beach, paragliding, adventure sea and land, traditional art shopping, beautiful spots of photography and choices never ending.
Capital city: Mataram.
Airport: Lombok International Airport. Located in Praya. Opened 01-10-2011.
Harbour: Lembar Harbour. Located southwest Lombok.
Highest point: Mount Rinjani, 3,726 metres (12,224 ft).
Smaller islands called: Gili.
Population in 2005: 2,950,105 people.
Time zone: GMT +8.
Seasons: 21 - 33 degree celcius. May to October: dry season. November to April: wet season.
Lombok divided into 5 Regencies: East, West, Center, North and South.
Places of interest:
National park: Mount Rinjani.
Hills: Pergasingan, Anak Dara, Pusuk.
Hot springs: Aik Kalak.
Mangrove: Gili Sulat.
Craft village: Sasak.
Rural villages: Sembalun and Senaru Villages.
Historic villages: Sasak and Beleq.
Mosque: Bayan Beleq.