November 2017 | LOMBOK SOCIETY

Monday, 27 November 2017

GILI TRAWANGAN NIGHT MARKET

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Night Market is one of the small restoran which located in art market Gili Trawangan right infront of Trawangan Jetty.

Formerly night market was built to serve food products for local people like nasi bungkus, nasi campur, sate lombok and other products to sell.

Many local people own the stall which only open at night starting 7 PM till 11 PM in the mid night, cause of time starting we call "night market".

There are some product you can buy in this place with local price :
- Nasi Bungkus
- Nasi Campur
- Nasi Rawon
- Fish Barbeque
- Seafood ( shrimp, tuna, lobster, prawn, calamari, etc )
- Chicken Satae
- Beef Satae
- Corn BBQ
- Meat Bowl
- Fried Noddles 
- French Fries
- Fried Rice
- and other

There are many tourists come through this place to try new food serve, every tourist will interest to see the customer waiting for order.

The are some reason why tourists want to try this place for dinner :

1. The price was so economic then another restaurant in Trawangan with the same dish offer

2. For the guest who want to try indonesian real food from truly indonesian people from the classical life

3. Various options to selected, there are many kind of food products, simple food for a simple price.

4. All the main dish serve and cook right Infront of you then you will know all the process, you will be a witness of your food to eat.

5. The tips to get chepest price, when the seller give you a price try to negotiate before deal, be a friendly customer to engage better offer coz a local people will be very respectable.




6. Before take any seafood try to check the quality of food before choose it, like a seafood you may differ for fresh or non fresh by see the eyes sign, you can ask direct to seller to get further information.

7. Many people decide that the price was overpriced then other resto, please check more details, some of restaurants has many staff actually this will affect to increase the price up. As my experience the price was cheaper then other.

Night Market was serve to manage new small business for local people, actually the price under the quality and ability of local people, try it and prove it

How can reach this place from Lombok, this place was so easy to find cause the location on the central area of Gili Trawangan, right infront of Trawangan Jetty.

From Bangsal Harbour in Lombok you may take a Public Boat to Gili Island then continue sailing for around 20 minutes long.

Several the time over, the boat will landing on Trawangan Harbour which located around 200 meters from Art Market Gili Trawangan, take a little wake to the left side the in 5 Minutes you will find the place where is.

Share this information to other traveller to help people found the place.


Sunday, 26 November 2017

THREE GILI TRAWANGAN SWINGS TO CATCHING SUNSET MOMENT

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Trawangan swings was a viral photo shoot in social media, especially Instagram, there are many thing to do in this island then other from Snorkeling, Diving, Lounge, Dinner by the beach and catching beautiful sunset in paradise.

Non- motorized island still holding tightly by this island for keep moving to be always the best island destination. 

Everybody who are doing traveling need a camera or smartphone to  memorize the moment by catching place in a smartphone they hold on hand, the beautiful moment will catch and post to Instagram, every best moment every friend will interest and prepare the question, where this picture take a place ? 

Trawangan Swings was a symbol of Trawangan, then here the 3 Trawangan swings which the place are post on Instagram : 

1. Ombak Sunset Swings 

Ombak Sunset is one of the biggest hotel in Gili Trawangan which located on the west side of Gili Trawangan under the sunset point. 
Ombak sunset hotel in one of the pioneer of idea to build sunset swing which go viral on the social media and Instagram, the swing was so beautiful for sunset backround or pre wedding like the hotel do it. 

To reach this place just 20 minutes walk from central area Gili Trawangan, or 10 minutes by horse cart or bicycle. 

http://www.lomboksociety.com/2017/11/3-trawangan-swings-to-catching-sunset.html

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2. Pandawa Hotel Swing

Pandawa Hotel Swing located on the north side of Gili Trawangan right after Ombak Sunset and Aston sunset hotel. 
The Pandawa hotel was build on 2017 and now ready to operate, they have long beautiful beach with Javanese hotel architecture. the swing was so natural, not much design to observe around the swing although use a couple of swing. 
The beautiful swing with leafs on the top

http://www.lomboksociety.com/2017/11/3-trawangan-swings-to-catching-sunset.html

http://www.lomboksociety.com/2017/11/3-trawangan-swings-to-catching-sunset.html

3. The Exile Swing 

The last one is another kind of swing come together with hammock which located on the west side of Gili Trawangan facing with Mount Agung - Bali. 
The exile swing serve music during sunset with bonggo music ala Reggae, while you order some drink you may sit under the trees and enjoy the huge music instrument. 
As we know the exile is a name of small wooden bungalows. 

http://www.lomboksociety.com/2017/11/3-trawangan-swings-to-catching-sunset.html

http://www.lomboksociety.com/2017/11/3-trawangan-swings-to-catching-sunset.html

Now, it time for you to chose which the best swing you may chose for your photo shoot for holidays moment in Gili Trawangan.

Another extra new swing you can find in Pink Coco hotel where you can see the pink hotel background.

This was built to cover the swing and completely the hotel view

The Gili Trawangan Swings is a symbol of the place where you are, what for ?

Social approved is kind of the traveling symbol to share in social media, how can this happen.

as we know for a long time a go the the classical marketing was made by mouth to mouth until now still hold the best marketing way, but starting the smartphone boost the communication effect, everything change every people need social approved that they have been visit that place not the only to memorize the holiday but mainly to get social approved.

Gili Trawangan swing as report for  2017 have been build 3 swings and one another new, we just classified the place to recognize the report as new update.

The content will be always update every single change and new building event.

What the best time you can use swing ?

The best time you can visit the place at sunset time starting 05.30 PM till 06.30 PM those are the recommend time which you can find the best moment.

How long we take the time if we will not staying in Trawangan.

From Lombok you can reach Gili Trawangan Island by find the Bangsal Harbour where you can take publik boat to Gili Island

but need to remember they open starting 7.00 AM to 04.30 PM then you need to prepare anything early then the time.

Bangsal harbour just serve public transportation to across Bangsal to Gili Trawangan or Gili Meno or Gili Air.

One stay on time or come anytime ? 

Another harbour you may take this one to get 24 hours service name is Teluk Nare Harbour where you can take speedboat private to Gili Island, they server depend on order then why should worry with the time, come anytime as you want then let wave embrace you.

After you arrived in Gili Trawangan you may take horse cart from Harbour to Sunset Point to get swings place with cost 100.000,- rupiahs for 3 passengers.

Another options, you may take bike hire to ride to sunset point with price  20.000,- rupiahs per hours coz you just need one or 2 hours to grab the sunset.

Share this information then the people will get the true information and nothing to worry about on your vacation

Friday, 24 November 2017

Gili Gede, The Hidden Paradise in West Lombok

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Gili Gede is a small island located 500 meters to the northwest of Lombok Island. The island has a maximum length of 4 km. This island is the biggest island in sekotong area, in juni 1994 the island was ever held a cross race Gili Gede 10 km, on the island of Gili Gede there is a primary and middle school one roof (SPDT 13 West Lombok) and there are 4 mosque, in 2012 the island was legalized to be a part of archipelago village, covering Gili Gede, Gili Layar, and Gili Rengit, with a population of 1000 people 550 heads of family, Gili Gede has divide by 5 Small Village, there are Main Village we call Gili Gede or Pengametan, Tanjungan Village, Cenik Labuan Village, and Buccal Orong Village and most of the population are fishermen.

Transport Lombok Airport to Gili Gede





By way of administration of Gili Gede island is located in Gili Gede Indah Village, Sekotong Tengah Sub district, West Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province. According to information obtained from the head of Kades ( The Leader of Village ) who served at that time, namely the father of Farhan Gili Gede native of Makassar from Wira Selayar, due to DITII rebellion.

The meaning of Gili Gede is Big Village, on December 31, 2010 the village of Gili Gede was inaugurated which previously the island is still included in the administrative area of ​​Pelangan village. On this island there are 5 ( Small Village ) namely,

· Dusun (Small Village) Gendang Siang,
· Dusun (Small Village) Labuan Cenit,
· Orong Bukang (Small Village),
· Tanjungan ( Small Village ) and
· Dusun (Small Village) Gili Gede.

Gili Gede Island is in the status of the village area of ​​the Islands, for the island ownership status is the property of ulayat or customary rights, it's just that there are about 4 point island territory owned by private parties as well as foreign resort. But this benefits the citizens because some residents who become employees of the resort.

Gili Gede Island geographic coordinate position on the wwest side of Lombok Island with 317 Ha land. Gili Gede Island is the largest island owned by West Lombok regency. The boundary of Gili Gede Island in the north is bordered by Lombok Sea in the south bordering Pelangan Village Sea, to the west by the Sea of ​​Batu Putih Village and to the east by the Village Sea of ​​West Sekotong.

How to reach Gili Gede from Lombok ?

Accessibility to Gili Gede Island can be calculated starting from the airport located in Central Lombok to Mataram City about 30 minutes distance using land transportation.

From the city of Mataram to West Lombok regency can be reached with a distance of 20 minutes. Then from West Lombok to Sekotong Tengah District about 1 hour 30 minutes by land transportation.

To reach this island Gili Gede from Lombok International Airport Lombok which located on the Central Lombok, a vehicle will drop you to the west side of Lombok island passed Mataram the Capital city of Lombok and continue follow the road to the west to Sekotong beach where the Gili Gede is.

The Tawun harbor will be a destination for take a boat to Gili Gede, a slow wooden boat will sailing through Gili Gede Island for 20 Minutes length.

The road around the trip was reconstruction due to the tourism quality, just the trek was same like a mountain road, coming up and down.

How to reach Gili Gede from Bali ?

Several time of 2017, Gili Gede Island was so fabulous island. There are many tourist come to visit and enjoy the beautiful world under water.

The better way to visit this island from Bali by take a fastboat from Padangbai harbor in Bali continue sailing to Gili Gede, it take just 30 minutes from Bali to Gili Gede. One of the fastboat company serve the sailing to Gili Gede was Gili-Gili Fastboat .

You may take this service if you stay in Bali island, the short way to take the journey over 2 islands Lombok and Bali.

Gili Gede is not part of Gili Island like Gili Meno, Gili Air or Gili Trawangan cause the location was different, the 3 popular island it located on the south of Lombok under North Lombok regency.

Gili Gede has another small island neighbor namely Gili Layar, Gili Kedis, Gili Sudak and Gili Nanggu, those are have a beautiful scenery and was managed as one of our best tour package for explore world under water.

Population, Socio-Culture and Institutional

The population of Gili Gede Island is 1.380 people out of 438 heads of households with the percentage of women more. For the livelihood of the population as much as 80% fisherman and 20% cultivation fishermen. The religion of all the islanders are Moslem. The number of people who have elementary education 75%, junior high 10%, high school 10% and 5% lecture. There are 5 groups of fishermen on Gili Gede Island.

Coral Reefs in West Gili Gede

The location of West Gili Gede observation has clear waters in the water column with a distance of about 6 meters and visibility upward about 8 meters. The data is collected at a depth of 9 meters on the base water contours in the form of slope or sloping. The coral of this observation location is fringing reef, the current condition is moderate and faster at the end of the afternoon.

Substrates of water base at the observation location of West Gili Gede is dominated by Hard Coral or Coral Reef group. The condition of the coral reefs at this observation location is in the medium category because it has a percentage between 25% - 49.9%.

The second largest percentage is from the group (coral fracture) or in the form of coral fractures. While the third percentage was Soft Coral mainly from Genera. Biota (other) found mainly derived from groups of sea lilies.

Where to stay in this island ?

There are some small bungalows was established to fill the occupancy of the room during low and high season. As we know Gili Gede try to reach the high popularity as best island destination, it proven a big hospitality project was planned long time ago.

A huge hotel was established namely Kokomo Gili Gede, one of the biggest hotel to stay on, designed to accommodate for the people who respect a private property with a private villa design. This hotel good enough for honeymoon couple with lonely place to stay.

Kokomo Gili Gede

White sandy beach covered this hotel front accompany with a swimming pool with beach view right under the palm trees. It has a beautiful wooden jetty make be a classical place. The weather was different like in Lombok. The rainy season will come rarely due to small island, rain will come when the main rainy season was come down.






This hotel located in-front of the beach where you can spend long of your time to stay see the beautiful beach and let the wave embrace you. Lounge and lay down on the beach station will make every step of your holiday better, there are not much activity of the local people in this place just fishing and apply the order for snorkeling by slow wooden boat.

The most of activity in Gili Gede Island

A small island will over not much activity to do, just a little private activity then other island in mainland like Lombok or Bali. This place was missing a lot by the people who want escape from the crowded of the city and run a way from daily boring activity.

A family is the best choice for, the island present a beautiful white sandy beach to play over with a little slow wave to swim and play together.

1. Snorkeling of the island

Most of Gili Island was so famous with world under water, the coral reef and fish population will be the best view to show up. Hold the snorkeling stuff like masker, snorkel and fin and continue jump to the water cause the fish still come close to the edge beach.

Another option you can hire a boat for snorkeling to another island neighbor like Gili Nanggu or Gili Kedis with another view under water to show.

2. Visit Other Gilis ( Hoping Island )

This island mostly like another island in Lombok, they have another Gili to show and visit, to spend your time you can hire a boat to explore another island with your family especially Gili Kedis which very popular with island without man just a view white sandy beach scroll.

3. Lay down on the Beach

Stay on your hotel will make it boring, come open the door take a towel and order some glass of drink, a sunny weather will grab you to beach. Seat and a little smile to see the beach side with unforgettable view.

A little drink will accompany your beautiful day under the sun burned your back, sun light straight to the white sandy beach transformed to be a little pieces of pearl of the island,stay on your place until the sun comedown.

4. Look around the whole island

To see the island condition you should step out of your property, try to wake up after take a little coffee for your breakfast, step you foot to the beach and breath the fresh weather with clear oxygen.

The morning time where the local people starting for morning activity, you will feel very comfortable with friendly people who will say good morning to you every meet. Try for morning jogging to the whole island to get better health although the holiday with you on.

5. Catch the Sunset
Sunset moment will not exchangeable, the true moment will see under 6 PM where the all activity will close, the sun step down and hide from the beautiful paradise.

This time you can take the moment with camera under the Mount Agung Bali, you will see the sunset come down from the blue sky to the middle of Mount Agung – Bali and step by step we will lose the shadow of the sun and the night come rustly.

A little note about Gili Gede as your reference to visit the beautiful paradise island Lombok.

Monday, 13 November 2017

TRANSPORT FROM TELUK NARE TO GILI ISLAND

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Teluk Nare is a second harbour in Lombok with not much people know about it, Teluk Nare located on the way of Senggigi Beach to Tanjung around 3 km Bangsal Harbour.
As we know Bangsal Harbour is a public harbour where you can take public boat from Lombok to Gili Island.

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http://www.lomboksociety.com/2017/11/transport-from-teluk-nare-to-gili-island.html

Starting from 2016, the local government try to push to promote Gili Island until the condition we saw now, Bangsal Harbour wan not big enough to hold the total amount of tourist every high season best solution was established to control the passenger is Teluk Nare Harbour

Why use Teluk Nare Harbour instead of Bangsal Harbour ?
  •  Teluk Nare is a private place to take your boat to Gili Island  then you will not sailing together with another guest or any other stuff to bring out to Gili Island. 
  •  There are no Public transportation in Teluk Nare then no body will waiting for long time and fully the space
  • Teluk Nare located closer then Bangsal Sengigi beach 

BOOK SPEEDBOAT FROM TELUK KODEK TO GILI ISLAND BY CLICK THIS LINK BELOW : 
https://bes.hybridbooking.com/lomboksocietytour/booking/rsv/detail/LST9359/Speedboat-Teluk-Kodek-to-Trawangan/?470520cc6beb7f3c166d1240ce245f41

 

What Service you can find in this harbour :

1. Speedboat Service

As we know, the speedboat service in the fastest way to reach Gili Island from Lombok, just spend 10 minutes ride from Teluk Nare Harbour to Gili Trawangan or Gili Meno or Gili Air

All facility was validation by the government  under SNI ( National Standard Indonesian ) cause all the facility completely with life jacket, fire extinguisher and professional boatman to sailing to the gili island

The price 350.000, for 2 person of you, want to book please contact us with the number or email you can do, the boat can load 10 passengers in a boat, reminder : we just accept private trip it mean you will no need to wait another persons,


2. Slow Boat to 3 Island 

This service you can take if you need to enjoy your journey by slow boat, see the best view and come close to with wave and the break of the wave out.

Some of the people use this boat to take a material from Lombok to Gili Island to build new hotel or another thing, this boat was made to manage for long time to across from Lombok to Gili Island for long time ago although now it be the classic transportation but the tourist still like it.

The slow boat well managed for fishing trip to the best spot where you can hold a big fish to grill and we provide the bait depend to the season of recently time.

FISHING BOAT

SLOW BOAT

The boat can load maximum 20 passenger one way with big space of seat and wonderfull time to spending together, the machine was create to spend a little slow time 30 minutes across the sea from Teluk Nare to Gili Island.

3. Snorkeling Trip to 3 Island

Snorkling is the best under water activity you can take, this valuable thing that can do cause no need the expert people to do it, a little skill of swim then you can jump to the water. 

The tour guide will ready to learn and show you where the best spot for snorkEling good enough to explore it. 


Another Land transportation you can book by contact us, then payment will be collect by our driver after arrived in a destination you ask for. 

4. Transport  to Lombok International Airport 

5. Transport to  Sengigi Beach Hotel 

6. Transport to Kuta Beach 

7. Transport to Mataram 



From airport to ..........

No
Destination
2 px
4 px
6 px
1
Bangsal Harbor
350.000
400.000
450.000
2
Mataram
250.000
300.000
350.000
3
Senggigi
250.000
275.000
300.000
4
Kuta Area
150.000
175.000
200.000
5
Senaru
450.000
475.000
500.000



teluk nare to  …………………………. 

No
Destination
2 px
4 px
6 px
1
Airport
350.000
400.000
450.000
2
Mataram
300.000
350.000
400.000
3
Senggigi
200.000
225.000
250.000
4
Kuta Area
350.000
375.000
400.000
5
Lembar Harbour
275.000
300.000
350.000

   
PRICE LIST FOR SPEEDBOAT TO GILI ISLAND

tELUK NARE TO

No
Keterangan
2 px
4 px
6 px
1
Gili Trawangan
350.000
375.000
400.000
2
Gili Air
350.000
375.000
400.000
3
Gili Meno
350.000
375.000
400.000
4
Tour 3 Gili
1.200.000
1.300.000
1.400.000
Return
2x
2x
2x




Saturday, 11 November 2017

TANJUNG BLOAM BEACH - EAST LOMBOK

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The hidden paradise well set in the east of Lombok where the population extremely decrease due to quality of the land fertile, All the people in Lombok will choose the land as home depend to the quality of the land side, the are able to improve live quality or not.

East Lombok esspecially in Jerowaru where the Tanjung Bloang is, there are much people hold the life production under the fishing activity, the fish and other potential pruduct of the sea is the main thing to continue the life, it is for consumption or sell for rice. 

Transport from Lombok Airport to Gili Trawangan, This service you can choose to reach that place, you may use just land transport from Lombok International Airport wit h land transfer around 2 Hours to the east. A little pieces of the land of Lombok You can see on the way to.

Another Potential product that people do not really care about it, a tourism object, you can see the beach of Tanjung Bloam was so Popular cause of that one hotel have established, Hotel Jeeva Bloam, just the only one. 

You may check the picture below 

http://www.lomboksociety.com/2017/11/tanjung-bloam-beach-east-lombok.html

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