Lombok Island in Indonesia is known for many attractions. The main ones are its pristine beaches that easily rival those in nearby Bali. Also well-known in Lombok are the surrounding Gila islands and the looming 3,726-meter high Mount Rinjani, which is an active volcano. On the slopes of Rinjani are three widely popular waterfalls, namely Air Terjun Sindang Gila, Air Terjun Tiu Kelep, and Air Terjun Betara Lenjang. Of these three, Tiu Kelep is second most popular.
LOMBOK AND ITS PEOPLE
Many consider Bali and Lombok twin islands since they offer the same attractions and are separated only by the Lombok Strait. There are three important differences, however. One, the Balinese people are Hindu-Buddhists while the Sasaks in Lombok are Muslims, and so they observe different events and festivals; two, the Balinese are more liberated while the Sasaks are [Read more…]