Jumat, 27 September 2019

Published September 27, 2019 by jelajah indonesiaku with 0 comment

All About Lembar & Southwestern Peninsula

Gili Kedis, Sekotong

Lembar is Lombok's main port for ferries, tankers and Pelni liners coming in from Bali and beyond. Though the ferry port itself is scruffy, the setting think azure inlets ringed by soaring green hills is stunning.

However, there's no reason to linger, with good transport connections to Mataram and Senggigi. If you need cash, stop by the BNI bank, 100m from the harbour's entrance.

Bemo shuttle regularly between Lembar and the Mandalika terminal in Cakra (IDR30.000). From there switch to an Ampenan- bound bemo (IDR5.000), where you can get another to Senggigi (IDR5.000). There are also regular shuttles (per person IDR50.000) connecting Senggigi and Lembar. A taxi from Mataram is IDR100.000.

Ferries run hourly, day and night, to Bali (child/Adult/motorbike/car : IDR29.000/IDR46.000/IDR129.000/IDR917.000, five hours).

Southwestern Peninsula

The sweeping coastline that stretches west of Lembar is blessed with boutique leeps on deserted beaches and tranquil offshore island set in azure waters. Pearl Beach, Dive zone's new resort on Gili Asahan and Cocotino's offer diving, which is fun if not spectacular. 

And whether you are a diver or not, you can waste weeks here among the pearl farms, salty old mosques, friendly locals and relatively pristine island - three of which have accomodation. Our favorites are Gili Gede, and the wonderful GIli Asahan, where soothing winds gust, birds flutter and gather in the grass just before sunset, muted calls to prayer rumble, stars and moonbeams bathe the night in sweet tenderness, and silence is deep and nourishing.

The only blot on the landscape is the goldrush town of sekotong. The hills above Sekotong are rich in the precious metal, and up to 6000 locals mined ilegally here in huge open-cast pits (using mercury) until a crackdown in December 2009.

Unofficial and not so clandestine mining still continues despite government opposition and environmental damage. You'll see some of these crude goldmines riddle the rugged hills as you follow the narow (but paved) coastal road, along the contours of the peninsula, skirting white-sand beaches on your way to Tanjung Desert (Desert point) one of Asia's legendary surf breaks.

Sleeping & Eating

There are a few hotels and resorts sprinkled along the southwest coast, though the best beaches and lodgings are on the sweet offshore islands. Yo'll eat where you sleep.

MAINLAND

Less a working community, and more an informal surf camp, only one of the three sleepong options on Tanjung Desert even have a phone. When the swell comes, it's first come, first surf. If these spots are all booked up - and it does happen, you'll have to nest in nearby Labuhan Poh where there are a handful of decent choices. Grower Warung (Tanjung Desert, mains IDR25.000-IDR45.000) offer simple, basic meals on the cheap.

Bola Bola Paradis

 Call : 08175787355; www.bolabolaparadis.com ; location Jl Raya Palangan Sekotong, Pelangan; IDR350.000-IDR500.000). Just west of Pelangan, this nice inn has super clean ocatagonal bungalows on grassy palm-shaded grounds that bleed into the sand, and comfortable air condition rooms with tiled floors and private patios in the main lodge building. It also has an aromatic kitchen recommended for spicy Indonesian food.

Cocotino's

Call : 081907972401; www.cocotinos-sekotong.com ; location Jl Raya Palangan Sekotong, Tanjung Empat; rate villas from IDR1.500.000/IDR3.000.000; include AC wifi. 

The mainland newcomer, this resort has an oceanfront location, private beach and high quality bungalows (some withs lovely outdoor bathrooms), though not all have seaviews. There's a profesional dive shop and a full spa here too. Walk-in for significant discounts.

 Desert Point Bungalow

Tanjung Desert, rate from IDR350.000. There are seven clean woven bamboo and thatched bungalows with bamboo beds, hammocks o the porch and private baths attached. They even have on attractive, three sided shelter stilted above the beach.

Desert Point Lodge

Call 08786104439; Tanjung Desert; rate IDR250.000. Thatched, fan cooled bungalows with tiled outdoor baths, four poster beds and private wooden decks set on a lawn in a blooming garden.

Hendra Surf Camp

Ttanjung Desert, rate IDR100.000, simply a wooden house where you can crash on a mattress on the floor of a cell like room with thin walls. Simple meal get rave reviews.

ISLANDS

Pearl Beach Bungalow

Call 081339544998 or 081907247696; www.divezone-lombok.com; Gili Asahan/bungalows include breakfast IDR370.000/IDR570.000. A brand new resort on a private island with a wonderful sweep of white sand leading to a turqoise sea.

The cottages are simple, bamboo affairs with tasteful outdoor baths and a hammock on the porch. The bungalows, however, are quite chic, with polished yellow concrete floors, soaring celling, queen beds, gauzy mosquito netting, sliding glass doors, a river rock garden and plumeria trees in the outdoor bath, and a fabulous day bed swing on the wood porch. It's owned by the folks behind Dive Zone, mainland Lombok's best dive shop. So yes, there is diving. Electricity from 6pm to 6am only.

Madak Belo Bungalow

Call : 087864712981 or 081805549637; www.madak-belo.com; Gili Gede; rate bungalows IDR150.000/IDR350.000. Here's a sensational French hippie-chic paradise with three rooms upstairs in the main wooden and bamboo lodge. They share a bath with wash basins crusted with shells and a magnificent bamboo laounge area strung with hammocks, and blessed with a perfect white shand, turquoise sea view. It also has two spacious private bungalows with queen beds and private baths. Meals are delicious. Electricity only runs for about eight hours each day.

Via Vacare Bungalow

Call 081915904275; www.vivacare.com; Gili Gede; bungalows/ rate including meals IDR750.000/IDR250.000. A secret yoga retreat with four spacious, simple and stylish octagonal bungalows. Bacpacker digs are a comfy mattress on the floor and a mosquito net in a large opensided longhouse. There's no beach to speak of, but you can go swimming at high tide. There's an open-air yoga pagoda, and fine home-cooked meals. Management will arrange free shuttle to the island from nearby Tebowong.

Getting There & Away

Bemo run between Lembar and Pelangan (IDR20.000, 1,5 hours) via Tembowong and Sekotong every 30 minutes until 5pm. West of Pelangan, transport is less regular, but the route is still served by infrequent bemo until Selegang.

Taxi boats (per person IDR15.000) shuttle between Tembowong (on the mainland) to Gili Gede. You'll see them bobbing in the sea near the Pertamina station. Chartered boats also connect Tembowong with Gili Asahaan (IDR350.000 return). Pearl beach will organise your transport to GIli Asahan from the mainland if you book in advance.


Source : Lonely Planet








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Published September 27, 2019 by jelajah indonesiaku with 0 comment

All About Mataram City

Islamic Centre Mataram City

Lombok capital is a blending sprawl of several (once separate) towns with fuzzy borders: ampenan (the port); Mataram (the administrative centre); Cakranegara (the business centre, often called simply "cakra") and Bertais, where you'll find the bus terminal.

Stretching for 12 km from east to wst, it's home to nearly half a million people. There aren't many tourist attractions, Senggigi is close by, and the airport has moved too, so unless you're booking plane tickets, or need a hospital, there isn't any reason to visit, much less stay the night.

Yet Mataram's broad tree-lined avenues buzz with bemos, thrum with motorbike traffic and are teeming with classic markets. If you're hungry for a blast of Indo realism, you'll find it here.

The towns are spread along one mainroad - it starts are Jl Pabean in AMpenan, becomes Jl Yos Sudarso, then changes to Jl Langko, Jl Pejanggik and travels to Bertais as Jl Selaparang. It's one-way throughout, running west to east. A parallel one way road, Jl Tumpang Sari - Jl Panca Usaha - Jl Pancawarga - Jl Caturwarga - Jl Pendidikan brings trafiic back to the coast.

Sights

Pura Meru Temple

Location : Jl Selaparang; admission by donation; open 8am-5pm. Opposite the water palace, Pura Meru is the largest and second most important Hindu temple on Lombok.

Google map (location) : Location Pura Meru Temple

Built in 1720, it's dedicated to the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The inner court has 33 small shrines and three thatchec, teak-wood meru (multi-tiered shrines). The central meru, with 11 tiers, is Shiva's house; the meru to the north, with nine tiers, is Vishnu's; and the seven-tiered meru to the south is Brahma's. The meru also represent three scared mountains, Rinjani, Agung and Bromo. The caretaker will lend you a sash and sarong.

Mayura Water Palace Temple

Location : Jl Selaparang; admission by donation; open 7am-7.30pm. Built in 1744, this palace includes the former king's family temple,a pilgrimage site for Lombok's Hindus on 24 December. In 1894 it wad the site of Bloody batles between the Dutch and Balinese. Unfortunately, it has become a neglected public park with a polluted artificial lake.

Google map (location) : Location Mayura Water Temple

Sleeping

Most folks nest among Cakranegara's quiet streets off Jl Pejanggik or Jl Selaparang, east of Mataram Mall.

Lombok Plaza

Phone : 0370-629718; website : www.lombokplazahotel.com; location at Jl. Pejanggik No 8; rate IDR450.000-IDR785.000. Mataram's newest and shiniest hotel has welcome flash and class. Room are sizeable with stylish wood desks and end tables, wall-mounted LG flat-screen TVs, high cellings, a breakfast buffet and 20m lap pool on the second floor mezzanine. The chinese restaurant serves excellent dim sum and a wonderful soto ayam (Indonesian chicken noodle soup) at reasonable prices.

Google map (location) : Location Lombok Plaza

Ratu Guesthouse

Phone : 085281008284; 081915904275; location at Jl AA Gede Ngurah 45; rate IDR75.000-IDR100.000. Great value in the earth of Cakranegara, a block from the market. Rooms are spacious and have spring beds, mosqueto ets, shared bath and wifi.

Google map (location) : Location Ratu Guesthouse

Hotel Melati Viktor 1

Phone : 0370-633830; location at Jl Abimanyu 1; room with fan or air condition rate IDR100.000-IDR200.000. The high ceilings, clean rooms and Balinese-style courtyard, complete with Hindu statues, ake this one of the best value in town. If they're full, head to Viktor II across the street, where everything is a bit newer and fresher.

Google map (location) : Location Hotel Melati Viktor I

Eating

The Mataram mall (and the streets around it) are loaded with Western-style fast food outlets, Indonesian noodle bars and warung.

Seafood Ikan Bakar 99

Phone : 0370-643335 or 0370-6642819; location Jl Subak III 10; mains IDR20.000-IDR55.000; open 11am-10pm. Think : squid, prawns, fish and crab brushed with chili sauce and perfectly grilled or fried, and drenched in spicy Padang or sticky sweet and sour sauce.
you will munch and dine among local families who fill the long tables in the arched, tiled dining room.

Google map (location) : Location Seafood Ikan Bakar 99

Bakery Mi Rasa

Phone : 0370-633096; location Jl AA Gede Ngurah 88; pastries from IDR5000; open 6am-10pm. A popular, modern bakery, they do doughnuts, cookies and cakes as well as local wontons stuffed with chicken.

Google map (location) : Location Bakery Mi Rasa

Shopping

For handicrafts try the many stores on Jl Raya Senggigi, the road heading north from Ampenan towards Senggigi. Jl Panca Usaha is the pre-eminent upscale shopping street sprinkled with cute boutiques.

Market Pasar Mandalika

Open 7am-5pm; A great place to get localised after you've overdosed on the bule circuit. Thera are no tourists at this market near the Mandalika bus terminal, but they've got everything else; fruit and veggies, fish (fresh and dried), baskets full of colourful, aromatic spices and grains, freshly butchered beef, palm sugar, pungent bricks of shrimp paste and cheaper handicrafts than you will find anywhere else in West Lombok.

Google map (location) : Location Mayura Water Temple

Information

You'll find plenty of Banks with ATMs scattered along Cakra's main drag. Moneychangers in Mataram mall and on jl Pejanggik often provide the best rates for cash.
Kantor Imigrasi : Phone 0370-632520; location Jl Udayana 2; open 8am-4pm from Monday to Friday

Police Station : Phone 0370-631225; location Jl Langko;in an emergency dial 110

Post office : location Jl Langko; open 8am-4.30pm from Monday to friday & 8am-1pm on saturday

Rumah Sakit Harapan Keluarga : Phone 0370-670000; www.harapankeluarga.co.id; location Jl Ahmad Yani 9. The newest and best private hospital in Nusa Tenggara is just east of downtown Mataram an has English speaking doctors and modern facilities. At reserach time where was talk of adding a decompression chamber.

West Lombok Tourist Office : Phone 0370-621658; location Jl Suprapto; open 07.30am-2pm from Monday to Friday & 8am-1pm on Saturday. Stocks a few maps and leaflets, though not much in the way of practical information.

West Nusa Tenggara Tourist Office : Phone 0370-634800; location Jl Langko; open 8am-2pm from Monday to Friday & 8am-12.30pm on Saturday. Offer limited information about Lombok and Sumbawa.

Getting There & Away

BUS & BEMO

The sprawling mandalika bus station in Bertais is the main bus and bemo (minibus) terminal for the entire island, and also for long distance buses to Sumbawa, Bali and Java.

It's a chaotic, badly organised place, so be sure to keep a level head to avoid the "help" of the commision happy touts. Long distances buses leave from behind the main terminal building. While bemo and smaller buses leave hourly from one of two car parks on either side.

Kebon Roek bemo terminal in AMpenan has bemo to Bertais IDR 2.500 and Senggigi IDR 4.000.

TOURIST SHUTTLE BUS

Lombok Car Transport , call : 085338657072; www.lombokcartransport.com; Jl Surabaya Mataram City operates shuttle bus to popular destinations in Lombok (including Bangsal, Senggigi and Kura Mandalika).

Getting Around

TO/FROM AIRPORT

Mataram's Selaparang Airport has been phased out, and a new airport near Praya is up and running. By taxi (IDR150.000) it is only about 45 minutes from Mataram.

Buses leave from the Mandalika Terminal for the airport (IDR35.000) on the hour.

BEMO

Mataram is very spread out. Yellow bemo shuttle between Kebon Roek bemo terminal in Ampenan and Mandalika terminal in Bertais (10km away). Along the two main thoroughfares.

Outside the Pasar Cakranegara there is a handy bemo stop for services to Bertais. Ampenan, Sweta and Lembar Harbour. Fares cost IDR5.000.

TAXI

For a reliable metered taxi, call Lombok Taksi (0370-627000). Cars with drivers are easily arranged in Mataram and cost about IDR500.000 to IDR550.000 per day.

Around Mataram

There are gorgeous villages, temples and scenery east of Mataram. It's worth a half-days drive.

The holiest temple compound in Lombok, Pura Lingsar (admission by donation; open 7am-6pm), was built in 1714 by king Anak Agung Ngurah, and is nestled beautifully in the lush rice fields. It's multidenominational, with a temple for Balinese Hindus (Pura Gaduh) and one for followers of Lombok's mustocal take on Islam, the Wektu Telu religion.

Purah Gaduh, has four shrines; one orientated to Gunung Rinjani (seat of the Gods on Lombok), one to Gunung Agung (seat fo the Gods in Bali) and a double shrine representing the union between the two islands.

The Wektu Telu Temple is noted for its enclosed pond devoted to Lord Vishnu and the holy eels, which can be enticed from their lair with hard boiled eggs (available at stalls outside). It's considereed good luck to feed them. You will be expected to rent a sash and/or sarong (or bring your own) to enter the temple.

Pura Lingsar is 9km northeast of Mandalika. Take a bemo from the terminal to Narmada and another to Lingsar. Ask to be dropped off near the entrance to the temple complex.


Source : Lonely Planet










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Jumat, 20 September 2019

Published September 20, 2019 by jelajah indonesiaku with 0 comment

All About Lombok Island

 
Lombok Island

Getting There & Around


Overland travel is arduous in mountainous Nusa Tenggara, particularly in Flores. Lombok, Sumbawa and Timor have fairly decent surfaced main roads and relatively comfortable bus services.

Get off the highways and things slow down considerably, however. Ferry services are frequent and consistent in the dry season, but in the wet season, when the seas get rough, your ship may be cancelled for days, weeks even.

Fortunately, several airlines now cover the main inter-island routes, as few travellers who have endured the punishing long haul across Nusa Tenggara by surface transport are up for a repeat.

Don't be scared off, however, as an influx of fast boats and air cnnections have made Nusa Tenggara more accessible than ever. In addition to increased international flight to Lombok's new Airport, Including regular flights to and from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Australia, domestic links to Maumere, Bajawa, Ende and Labuanbajo in Flores, and Tambolaka in Sumba, have multiplied to augment the typical sound links throughout Indonesia to/from Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara's main hub.

Lombok

Long overshadowed by its superstar neighbour, there's a steady hum about Lombok that's beginning to turn into a distinct buzz.Blessed with exquisite white-sand beaches, the gorgeous Gili island, epic surf, a lush forested interior, and hiking trails through tobacco, rice fields and jungle, Lombok is fully loaded with tropical allure.

You'll probably notice mighty Gunung Rinjani, Indonesia's second-highest volcano, its summit complete with hot springs and a dazzling crater lake.  For years this island has been touted as Indonesia's next hot destination.

Finally the reality seems to have caought up with the hype and with a new international airport and renewed interest from around the globe, Lombok's time is now.

Getting There & Away

AIR

Lombok's new airport, near praya, opened in 2011, rendering Mataram even more meaningless to most international travellers. However, major airlines retain ticket offices in Mataram and there are two excellent travel agencies there too, making it a wise place to arrange domestic travel.

Airasia (www.airasia.com) Three flights weekly to Kuala Lumpur.

Citramulia Travel (phone : 0370-633469; www.citramuliatravel.com), Address Jl. Pejanggik 198, Mataram open 8am - 8 pm Monday to Saturday, to 7 pm Sunday. Conscientious English-speaking staff handle domestic and international flights and offer visa services.


Garuda (phone : 08041807807; www.garuda-indonesia.com), Address Jl Pejanggik 42, Mataram. Three daily flights to Jakarta, one daily flight to Bali.

Jatatur (phone : 0370-632888; www.jatatursurabaya.com), Address: Mataram Mall Jl. Panca Usaha 11. Dependable, long running travel chain that offers fair pricing on airline tickets and english speaking service.

Silk AIr (phone : 0370-628254; www.silkair.com), Address Hotel Lombok Raya, Jl. Panca Usaha 11, Mataram. Serves Singapore direct five times weekly.

WIngs Air (phone : 0370-629333; www.lionair.co.id), Address Hotel Sahid, Jl. Sriwijaya, Mataram. Daily flight to Denpasar, Jakarta and Surabaya.


BOAT

Public feriies connect Lombok's west coast with Bali and its east coast with Sumbawa. Numerous fast boat companies link Lombok and the Gili Islands with all of Bali's major ports.

PUBLIC BUS

Mandalika Terminal in Mataram is the departure point for major cities in SUmbawa, Bali and Java, via inter-island feriies. For long-distance services, book tickets a day or two ahead at the terminal, or from a travel agency along Jl. Pejanggik or Jl. Selaparang in Mataram.

If tou get to the terminal before 8am, there may indeed be a spare seat on a bus going in your direction, but don't count on it, especially during holidays.

TOURIST SHUTTLE BUS/BOAT

The Bali based company Perama (www.peramatour.com) has tourist shuttle bus/boat service between the main tourist centres in Lombok (Senggigi, GIli Island and Kuta) and most tourist centres in Balu (Ubud, Sanur and the Kuta region). Tickets can be booked directly or at any travel agency in Lombok or Bali.

Getting Around

There is a good road across the middle of the island, between Mataram and Labuhan Lombok. Through narrw, the Mataram-Praya-Kuta and Mataram-Senggigi-Anyar routes are also decent sealed roads.

Public transport is generally restrcted to the main routes; away from these, you need to hire a car r motorbike, or charter a bemo, cidomo (horse-drawn cart) or ojek (motorcycle taxi). During the wet season, remote roads are often flooded or washed away, particularly around the foothills of Gunung RInjani.

BUS & BEMO

Mandalika Terminal, is in Bertais, 6 km southeast of central Mataram; other regional terminals are in Praya, Anyar and Pancor (near selong). You May have to go via one or more of these terminals to get from one part of Lombok to another.

Fixed fares should be displayed. Public transport becomes scarce in the late afternoon and normally ceases after dark. Chartering a bemo can be convenient and reasonably cheap - about IDR400.000 per bemo per day (including petrol), depending on distance and road conditions, although some bemos are restricted to specific routes or regions.

CAR & MOTORCYCLE

Mataram and Senggigi are the best place to organise car or motorcycle rental. Arrengements can be made in Mataram or other places, but rates are much higher. Hotel and travel agencies offer the most competitive rates.

SUVs are best for Lombok's roads. Toyota Avanza or Xenia cost from IDR350.000 per day, and Toyota Kijang Innova cost about IDR450.000 excluding Petrol. Discounts are offered for longer periods.

Hiring a car with a driver is a very sensible and popular option as you won't be liable for any damage - expect to pay between IDR500.000 and IDR 600.000 per day, depending in the season.

Lombok Car Transport (phone : +6285338657072; www.lombokcartransport.com), Address Jl. Surabaya, Mataram open 8am - 8 pm Monday to Saturday, to 7 pm Sunday. Conscientious English-speaking staff handle.

Motorbike s can be rented for around IDR 75.000 per day. Motorcycle run for IDR75.000 per day in Mataram and Senggigi.

Lombok Motorbike Rental (phone : +6287765448040; www.lombokmotorbike.com), Address Jl. Beo Cakranegara, Mataram open 8am - 9 pm Monday to Saturday, to 7 pm Sunday.You can pick up and drop off at Mataram, Senggigi or Airport Lombok.

Indonesian law dictates that you should carry an International Driving License if you plan on operating a motor vehicle. Your rental agency won't request it, but police may ask for one at check points, and will issued a fine (to be paid immediately) if you don't have one.

Check your insurance arrengements carefully. Some agencies do not offer any coverage at all, and others offer only basic coverage. Even insured Balinese vehicles are often not covered in Lombok. It is best to proceed to Lombok and arrenge a rental in Senggigi.


Source : Book Lonely Planet.



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Selasa, 17 September 2019

Published September 17, 2019 by jelajah indonesiaku with 0 comment

Scenic route in Lombok by car or motorbike


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Sabtu, 09 Februari 2019

Published Februari 09, 2019 by jelajah indonesiaku with 1 comment

Informasi 7 Sewa Motor di Mataram Lombok

Sewa Motor Mataram dan Rental Motor Mataram Murah
Sewa Motor di Mataram & Rental Motor Mataram Murah



Salah satu cara untuk menghemat biaya berlibur Anda adalah mencari informasi tentang sewa motor di kota Mataram Lombok atau rental motor murah di kota Mataram.

Jangan sampai Anda salah dalam memilih penyedia jasa sewa motor, karena banyak kejadian yang dialami oleh para pejalan/ traveler/ backpacker  perihal keluhan terhadap motor yang dia sewa di Mataram. Seperti mengeluhkan kondisi motor yang kurang terawat, ban yang mulai menipis, helm kurang nyaman dan alasan-alasan lainnya.

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