Tuesday, February 2, 2010

short story about quiet island (Lombok)

Lombok Island which is one part of West Nusa Tenggara region is exactly located a few miles from Bali and a few miles from the island of Sumbawa. Lombok can only be achieved through air and sea. Through the air can be achieved through the international airport Ngurah Rai - Bali. Juanda airport Surabaya through - Surabaya - East Java. Jakarta through Soekarno Hatta airport. Various options such as flight through the air: Garuda, Merpati, Batavia, Lion, Wings, Trigana.

Through Sea Road

There are two alternative entry door by sea to the island of Lombok is by crossing from Port Padang Bai - Bali around 30 minutes drive from Denpasar or terminal Übung. Crossing BALI - LOMBOK by ferry to the schedule every hour of departure and if you come from the east - the island of Sumbawa, Lombok could be achieved by crossing from the port to POTO TANO LABUHAN KAYANGAN.

POPULATION and customs

Native of the island of Lombok is dominated by SASAK tribes who inhabited the southern regions and the northern island of Lombok and the majority of the native island of Lombok nestled in the hills and mountains.

Sasak tribal customs can be seen at weddings, where the women if they want to be wed by a man then a woman should be taken once the family home of the man, this is known as "MERARIK" or "SELARIAN". Taken the day after one will be commissioned to inform the woman's family that her son would be married by someone, this is called "MESEJATI" or such notification to the family of women. After finished eating will be called the "NYELABAR" or agreement on the cost of the reception.


Most of the tribal population SASAK Islamic religion and a few of them were called by the term "Islamic Wektu Telu". Islamic Telu Wektu are formed from the historical legacy of Islamic religion spread by the mayor or 9 is called premises "Wali Songo" from JAVA. Where at that time Islam has not communicated to perfect SASAK tribal population.


Original language is the language of tribe sasak SASAK with nearly a hundred more dialects and different accents.

Lombok island population according to the last census amounted to 2.5 million people and most of them based in East Lombok district because this place is the most fertile on the island of Lombok.


Tribal livelihoods SASAK derived from agricultural land, livestock and only a small portion of their livelihood from tourism.

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