Lombok Landscape

Landscape Profile Lombok Island

Lombok Island, Indonesia, is dominated by the Mount Rinjani volcano. Its tropical rainforest-covered foothills play an important role in Lombok’s water cycle and have National Park and protected forest status. Areas in the south are naturally arid. However, the whole island has a water problem due to degradation and deforestation.

Tourism and agriculture are two main sources of income. Agricultural lands are fertile and intensively managed by smallholder farmers growing 2-3 crop rotations. Virginia tobacco is a big export commodity for international supply chains grown on 15,000 ha of smallholder farms. Other crops include soy, coconuts, legumes and agroforestry in the highlands. The Renggung Watershed is home to 76,818 households, 45% of which are farmers..

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Rinjani Mountain

The mighty Rinjani mountain of Gunung Rinjani is a massive volcano which towers over the island of Lombok. A climb to the top is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have in Indonesia. At 3,726 meters tall, Gunung Rinjani is the second highest mountain in Indonesia. The climb to the top may not be easy but it’s worth it, and is widely regarded as one of the best views in the country.

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Sendang Gile Waterfall

Plecing very popular on Lombok as a daily dishes to eat together with plain rice. Plecing kangkung consists of a boiled kangkung (water spinach) seasoning with Sambal Terasi (Special Lombok Chili Sauce) made from grounded fresh red chili, tomato, sprouts, salt, grilled coconut, roasted shrimp paste and lime. It’s taste hot and spicy..

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Senggigi Beach

A perfect place to relax, Senggigi boasts a series of white sandy beaches and safe swimming areas. The point at central Senggigi has good waves for surfers. This place has a colourful reef which provides shelter to a variety of marine life and exquisitely shapped coral and makes it a perfect place to snorkle.

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Situated on the western side of Lombok Island, the city of Mataram is the capital and largest city in the West Nusa Tenggara Province. In addition to serving as the provincial capital, Mataram is the center of the provincial government, education, commerce, industry and services. Public buildings, banks, post office, general hospitals, shopping malls, and hotels are found here, making it a perfect staging point before travelers explore the undiscovered splendors of Lombok Island and neighboring Sumbawa Island..

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