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Lombok, Indonesia

 Posted by , May 20, 2007 at 05:20:24 :: Indonesia

Lombok (1990 pop. 2,403,025) is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It is part of the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait between it and Sumbawa to the east. It is roughly circular, with a "tail" to the southwest, about 70 km across and a total area of about 4,725 km² (1,825 sq mi). The administrative capital and largest city on the island is Mataram. Lombok in Indonesian language and local Sasak people has different meaning. In Sasak Language Lombok mean Straight and in Indonesian language meaning is Chili. (source Wikipedia)

Quiet white sand beach and bleu water in Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands near Lombok, Indonesia


Less developed than Bali, Lombok has better beaches, a bigger volcano and more varied landscapes. Tourism is still low key, and many visitors are independent travellers drawn by the island's intoxicating diving and snorkelling, hiking and surf spots, as well as Lombok's intriguing endemic culture. (source LonelyPlanet.com)

View of Gili Meno, archipelago of three small islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia


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