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LOMBOK  is a series of small islands in the Indonesian archipelago. It stretches for some 5000 km between Malaysia and Australia. Lombok spans 90 km from North to South and 80 km from East to West. Although this beautiful area is not as well-known as its' popular neighbor, Bali, it boasts untouched, pristine beaches, a bigger Volcano and a huge variety of different landscapes and sceneries. Why not take your time to explore Lombok and indulge in all it has to offer? Sunbathing, Snorkeling, Diving, Surfing, Trekking, Swimming, World-Class Spas, Golfing, Adventure/Eco tours you can find it all here on Lombok! If you are looking for an unforgettable holiday with crystal clear waters, clean white sand, wonderful people, delicious food and incredible adventures, without the touristy prices and the crazy hustle and bustle of a busy tourist destination, Lombok is the perfect place for you!

The earliest recorded society on Lombok was relatively small kingdom of the Sasak. The Sasak peoples were agriculturalists and animists who practiced ancestor and spirit worship. The original Sasak are believed to have come overland from North-West India or Myanmar (Burma) in waves of migration that predated most Indonesian ethnic group. Few relic remain from the old animist kingdoms, and the majority of Sasak today are Muslim, although animism has left its mark on the culture. Not much is known about Lombok before the 17th century, at which time it was split into numerous, frequently squabbling states  each presided over by a Sasak "Prince" - a disunity exploited by the neighboring Balinese.


GEOGRAPHY

Lombok lies 8 degrees south of the equator and stretches some 80 km East to West and about the same distance North to South. It is dominated by the second highest mountain in Indonesia, GUNUNG RINJANI, which soars to 3726 m. It has a large Caldera with a Crater Lake, Segara Anak, 600 m below The Rim, and a New Volcanic Cone which has formed in the center. RINJANI last erupted in 1994, and evidence of this can be seen in the fresh lava and yellow sulfur around the inner cone.

 Central Lombok, to the south of Rinjani is similar to Bali, with rich alluvial plains and fields irrigated by water flowing from the mountains. In the far South and East it is drier, with scrubby, barren hills. This area gets little rain and often has droughts which can last for months. In recent years, several dams have been built, so the abundant rain-fall of the wet season can be retained for irrigation throughout the year.

 

CLIMATE

In Lombok's dry season - from June to September - the heat can be scorching. At night, particularly at higher elevations, the temperature can drop so much a sweater and light jacket are necessary. The wet season extends from October and January the wettest months.

 

FLORA & FAUNA

The 19th Century Naturalist Sir Alfred Wallace (1822 - 1913) Observe great differences in fauna between Bali and Lombok - as great as the differences between Africa and South America. In particular, He postulated that during the ice ages when sea levels were lower, animals could have moved by land from what is now mainland Asia all the way to Bali, but the deep Lombok strait would always have been a barrier. Thus he drew a line between Bali and Lombok, which he believed market the Biological  Division between Asia and Australia.

Plant life, on the other hand, does not display such a sharp division, but there is a gradual transition from predominantly Asian rainforest species to mostly Australian plants like eucalypts and acacias, which are better  suited to long dry periods. This is associated with the lower rainfall as one moves east of Java. Environmental differences, including those in the natural vegetation, are now thought to provide a better explanation of the distribution of animal species than Wallace's theory about limits to their original migrations.

Modern bio-geographers do recognize a distinction between Asian and Australian fauna, but the boundary between the regions is regarded as much fuzzier than Wallace's line. This transitional zone between Asia and Australia is nevertheless referred to as "WALLACE".

 

PEOPLE & RELIGION

The Native in habitants of Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara) followed a belief in animism.  The Sasak are Indigenous People in Lombok. Numbering about two million, they are thought to be descendents of a hill tribe in northern India and Myanmar (Burma). After the 16th Century Islam spared from Java and cross the kingdoms,  the Islands of Lombok and Sumbawa. Nowadays almost 90% Lombok people are Muslim. in the 17 century the Balinese came to west coast of Lombok Island. with in several decades a kingdom was established, extending the territory the kingdom  of Karang Asem East of Bali. The Hindu Religion began settle up on that times. In the beginning of the 18th Century, Dutch Colonized East part of Indonesia included lesser Sunda (Bali, Lombok Cross to Timor). Belong the Dutch administration of the are they promoted Christian missions.

 

WETU TELU

Wetu Telu is an unique religion that that blends Islam - Animism and is only found in North Lombok. It roots stem from the village of Bayan in the North.

The people who practice this still consider themselves Muslims but they have their own rituals in addition to the normal Muslim ones. One such ceremony is Nyiu, that takes place 1000 days after someone dies. The relatives of the deceased offer material things like clothing, toothbrushes, food, dishes, mattresses, etc. so the deceased will be pleased in heaven.

 
Rinjani Stories
Monday, July 24 2006

At 3.726 m, Mt. Rinjani is the second highest Volcanic peak in Indonesia and is a part of celebrate "Ring of Fire". Forested slopes rising directly from the sea create their own weather pattern and act is the main water-catchments for the island of Lombok. Gunung Rinjani National Park lies within a major bio-geographical transition zone (Wallaceae), where the flora and fauna of South East Asia ................

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Senaru & Beyond
Monday, July 24 2006

The village of Senaru, an easy 2.5 hours drives from Mataram or Senggigi, is the main access to the national park. As a non trekking destination it is also popular a cool, flower filled mountain village stretching along a hill side spur above Bayan. Senaru has range of accommodations in simple home stays (Losmen), and a number of cafes serving delicious local specialties..................

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Rinjani Trek Information's
Monday, July 24 2006

The Rinjani trek is a challenging mountain walk and you must be prepared with good equipment, warm and windproof clothing. Rinjani can attract severe storms, lightening and strong winds. When the weather is settled, the sun is intense and the nights frosty. Parts of the trail are steep and slippery. Beware of bad weather and risks of exposure to the wet and cold (hypothermia)..................

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GIli Islands
Monday, July 24 2006

Around the three Gili Islands in the North-West of Lombok (Gili Air, Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan) are more than 15 different dive spots and there are new reefs being explored all the time. Some of our spots are more suitable for advanced divers, but many are also suitable for beginners.  Our experienced dive masters will always find the right spot for you........................... ...........................................................

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Scuba Diving
Monday, July 24 2006

Did you know that 25 percent of all reefs are in Indonesia? With over 3,500 species living in the Indonesian underwater world, we have one of the richest diversities of marine life in the Indo-Pacific region. In comparison, the Great Barrier Reef has just 1,500 species and the Red Sea has only 600 species. Our drop-offs, plateaus and slopes reflect a good cross-section of what Indonesia has to offer............

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Cultural Tips
Monday, July 24 2006

The Rinjani trek is a challenging mountain walk and you must be prepared with good equipment, warm and windproof clothing. Rinjani can attract severe storms, lightening and strong winds, but when the weather is settled, the sun is intense and the nights frosty. Visitors are attracted to the stunning view, panorama and wildlife. Our trek programmes are sets to minimize the impact on the environment,..............

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Villages & Watefall
Monday, July 24 2006

The village of Senaru is the main entrance to Gunung Rinjani National Park, the most popular start point for the trek to Indonesia’s second highest peak (3,726 m). Within the spectacular crater, the lake Segara Anak is the destination of  many pilgrims who place offerings in the water and bathe away disease in the nearby hot springs. The cool, flower – filled mountain village of Senaru on the slopes of Mt. Rinjani..............

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