[Indonesia] Lombok, paradise on earth with 11 things to do

10 Things to do in Lombok

Trip of Wonders 2016
23 July - 1 August 2016


Lombok is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia known for nice beaches and for being the motor-vehicle-free island. To get to Gili islands you have to take 15 minutes speed boat ride. These are the top 10 things to do in Lombok.

1. Sasak Sade Traditional Village show

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At this village, you can see the traditional show, explore how people live and do some traditional Sasak Sade weaving. There are also many shops that sales hand-made cloths and souvenirs. It will take you about an hour to explore the whole village.

2. Enjoy Shopping

At the Sasak sade village, there are many shop for you to buy things and the prices are low, I bought 3 T-shirts for only 100,000 IDR. (7 USD)

3. Speed Boat Ride

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I took this speed boat after we finished with Sasak Sade Village in order to cross to Gili Trawangan island. The boat is super fast and very shaky but it was good to try it at least once.

4. Enjoy Street Food Market

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When you walk along the Gili walking street, you will come across a food market in the middle of the street. Every shop was serving amazing food. The "must try" is Sate and Bakso. They also sell beer at the low price so you can order your food and have a drink just right there on the street.

5. Learn how to cook

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Here on Gili island, I had found one very nice cooking school. Probably, there are more than one, so you can ask for more information at your hotel or a tour guide. This one is located on the Gili walking street.

6. Horse Riding Wagon

Horse Riding on Gili island
As I have mentioned before, Gili island is motor-vehicle-free island so the only options to get around are walk, cycling or take a horse carriage. The ride is not cheap, they charge you per person not per trip. Beware to ask for the exact price before taking a ride.

7. Enjoy the beach

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The beach on Gili Air island (Air is mean water in Indonesia) is the most famous one. Most of the people enjoy sun bathing, some enjoy drinking but I enjoyed eating as well.

8. Watch the Sunset

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There is a sunset view point on Gili island located on the southern tip of the island. It's about 3 kilometres from the walking street. There are many beach bars to enjoy watching the sunset and having a Bintang beer is a must also.

9. Try Bintang Radler

Radler!
Everyone knows that Bintang beer is a famous beer but not everyone knows that Bintang Radler is a light version of Bintang with a twist of lemon and with less alcohol (2%). Hmmmm, so refreshing!

10. Cycling  around the island

Cycling is a good option for Gili
To rent a bicycle will cost you around 50,000 IDR (3 USD) and it's a lot cheaper than a horse taxi. The Gili island is oval shaped and you can easily cycle around to enjoy the view and to see many things. Again, be careful of the horse wagons on the road.

11. Cinemas Paradiso

Watching movie on the beach
I found this open-air cinema just opposite my hotel and I'm didn't go to watch it. I just wanted to see what are they doing in the dark.
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