Senin, 25 Februari 2013

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From 2-3 March, Lombok Island will again celebrate a tradition that unfortunately passed, namely Festival Bau Nyale. Plan activities will be concentrated on the smell Nyale Poto (Bau Nyale Final) than Nyale Tunggak smell (odor Nyale Beginning) at the end of January. Religious festival itself will be centered on Kuta Beach, Loft Area. For the exact date of the festival is still awaiting confirmation to be decided by the council meetings and community leaders.Held every year on the 20th day of the 10th month in the traditional Sasak calendar, this year's festival will be targeted Nyale smell attended by approximately 50,000 people and will be enlivened traditional competitions. Some of them are: bekayaq, cilokaq, peresean, begambus, unrequited rhyme, and a rowboat race. As a grand event of the people of Lombok, the Festival will also hold Odor Nyale variety of performing arts such as drama colossal legend of Princess Mandalika, shadow puppets, hoster torn, and theater legend Nyale daughter.Sasak tribe itself is the dominant ethnic group inhabiting the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. The smell in the language of Lombok means catch and Nyale is a type of marine worm that only appears on the surface a few times a year. Odor Nyale a festive ceremony where sasak rollicking Nyale caught along the coast of Lombok.

Legend has it that in the past, there lived a beautiful princess named Mandalika. Stories about terkabar beauty to every corner of the island, so many princes fall in love with him and was eager to marry her. To get it, they created an upheaval in the whole island. Seeing this scene, the princess sad and yearn for peace in the land. To end the chaos, Princess Mandalika immersed herself into the sea. When followers tried to find her but they just find an abundance of marine worms, which until now known as Nyale and it is believed to be the reincarnation of Princess Mandalika. Therefore, Nyale that appear every year on the beach is considered as the beautiful princess who is visiting his subjects.During the ceremony Nyale smell, you can see the villagers, local government, as well as visitors flock to the beaches to immerse themselves in this ancient tradition. The ceremony also recognized in Sumba Nyale followed by Pasola Festival.

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Segara Anak Lake. No doubt that the neighboring island of Lombok, Bali Island has a lot of very beautiful tourist destination. Besides beaches and underwater beauty, Lombok has natural attractions as well as the adventure of Mount Rinjani. Well, at the top of the mountain with an elevation of 3,726 meters above sea level, there is a very beautiful lake, the Segara Anak lake.
It is not easy to reach the location of the lake is at an altitude of over 2,000 meters above sea level is especially for the layman who is not a nature lover or a mountain climber. It took over 9 hours of walking and climbing to get to this Segara Anak lake. Here's the route to Segara Anak Lake:

--Mataram - Selong - Sambelia - Sembalun Lawang (140 km) of about 4.5 hours by car. Continued walking distance to the lake takes 9 hours (25 km).
--Mataram - Bayan - Senaru (82 km) by 2.5 hours, walking up to the lake about 9 hours (25 km).
--Mataram - Bayan - Torean (85 km) by 2.5 hours, followed on foot to the lake for 7.5 hours.
Segara Anak Lake has an area of ​​1,100 hectares with a depth of 230 meters. Temperatures were cool and cold as well as views of the lake with clear water, making the eyes do not get enough to stare. Although the lake is located at a considerable height, but the water temperature in the lake is not so cold, this is due to the volcanic activity that occurred in the bowels of the earth beneath the lake.

Mt. Baru Jari in center lake
In the center of Segara Anak lake new cone formed, named Mountain Baru jari last erupted in 2004. This lake has a lot of fish that live in them, such as carp and tilapia. On the shores of the lake typically the climbers set up tents while enjoying the beauty of this lake.
Every year at this lake held traditional ceremonies, whether perpetrated by the Hindu community and the Sasak tribe. Balinese Hindu community ceremonies were held 2 times a year on this lake.
Hot Springs
Around the lake there is a hot spring that has a different heat. In the vicinity of the hot springs has been criss-crossed by the level of heat. Pamper your body with a foot soak or simply dipped into hot water is the most potent and efficacious to relieve tired and sore after a long tracking. It is said that the Sasak people believe that hot tubs can cure all kinds of diseases.

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Located in the village district Selaparang Swela + 60 km from Mataram through Aikmel - Swela - Selaparang or Aikmel - Pringgabaya - Selaparang. Lombok society, Tomb Kings Selaparang is always visited by the pilgrims on certain days.

Selaparang Islam is the oldest kingdom in Lombok around the beginning of the 15th century. Some historians say that the previous Hindu kingdom was founded by Queen Mas Bitter the future kingdom of Majapahit in Java, one of the descendants of King UB were later conquered by Majapahit troops, under the leadership of Senopati Nala.

About the name of the king Selaparang there are some people called Dulan, the tradition of story Raden Mas Mas Pakel Pakenak Gods kingdom, Prince Prakasa and Batara Selaparang. So since the Hindu who later switched to the Islamic era, the kingdom Selaparang according to research historians are associated with Bali, Java, Sumbawa, Makassar (Goa) and Banjarmasin, it appears in the form of a tangible physical building shared origin and religion is what is a hallmark of the tomb Selaparang that will not be found elsewhere. Selaparang visited the tomb as a religious and historical attractions.

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Presean which is part of Lombok ceremony is a symbol of virility Sasak tribe youth. That said, the event was held in the dry season for rain, but over the times, familiar Presean held on Indonesia's Independence Day celebrations. Presean is a fight by two men armed with sticks rattan Sasak (penjalin) and used as a protective shield, made ​​of thick buffalo leather is commonly called the ende. fighter called Pepadu. Referee on the edge called Pakembar Sedi, whereas in the middle is called Pakembar Tengaq. During the ceremony, the fighters (Pepadu) attack each other (mutual empok penjalin Kadu) and fend off the blade of his opponent with a shield.
Presean art is also aimed to test the courage, agility, and toughness of a pepadu the game. The uniqueness of this is the fight ala Peresean participants are not prepared in advance for the fighters themselves were taken from the audience when the show started the fight. There are two ways to get Pepadu, namely: first, Pekembar Tengaq Pepadu appoint candidates directly from the audience in attendance. Second, Pepadu who have entered the arena to challenge any audience to fight it.

The fight was held with the round system, which consists of five rounds. The winner in Peresean determined in two ways: First, when the head or one limb Pepadu bleed, then the fight is considered complete with a victory in the Pepadu that does not bleed. Second, if both Pepadu equally able to survive for five rounds, then the winner is determined by the highest score. Score is based on the observation Pekembar Sedi on the course of the fight. Rules, fighters should not hit the lower abdomen. If you blow on the head and was injured, then the game can not continue.
To unwind during the game, when the music is played in the middle of the match, the two pepadu and the referee had to dance and stop the fight. Although this fight looks creepy, each end of the match, the fighters must embrace and not hold a grudge. Injured fighter will soon be treated by a shaman to cure a certain type of oils and potions.
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Minggu, 24 Februari 2013

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Mawun beach. A hidden beaches and still very natural. The route is Selong Belanak - Mawi - Mawun. About 45 minutes or 9 miles of beach Selong Belanak (click link above). The road condition is still half broken half good (asphalt), per month in June 2012 paving work is under way. Hopefully this basic infrastructure quickly finished workmanship and durable wear. From the direction Belanak Selong Beach before reaching the beach Mawun we will find a fork in the road pavement, turn right only.

Less than 15 minutes drive from the junction we come Mawun Coast. Greeted with a gate and a guard official in this Mawun Beach Post. No admission charged but no service vehicle parking. Car worn Rp.10rb. Yes the same as the cost of entry to the beach plus parking fees.

Finally, this is it!! Hidden Beach named Mawun. A basin bay with a perfect beach! Natural scenery that will captivate anyone who came directly to the beach. Not wrong if I call a hidden paradise, right? Just like Belanak Selong Beach, this beach characteristics such as painting nature with towering hills, white sand, blue sky and sea bright unconsciously make us all be fascinated.

Activities other than incessantly admiring God's creatures are swimming, fishing and playing on the white sands Mawun. There is some shelter in the form of a large tree shade and some Berugak nan. Stalls selling food and drinks are also available simple. Hotels around the site does not exist, so the beach is suitable for transit only.

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Sabtu, 23 Februari 2013

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When hearing the tourist attractions in Lombok, then that comes to mind is the stretch of Senggigi beach hotels on the beach, Tanjung Aan place to surf and 3 Gili that is Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air with natural beauty under the sea. But has it ever occurred to visit waterfalls Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu. Understandable if the waterfall Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu less known because of lack of information. On a map of the island of Lombok is not written waterfall Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu. Along the way to the waterfall Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu no signpost, only twice found signpost. While many travel agencies that do not include a waterfall Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu as a tourist destination by reason serute with other tourist destinations such as the village Banyumulek (where craftsmen pottery), Sade traditional village and Kuta Beach. On the internet, little information is available regarding Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu, compared to other waterfall in Lombok, like a waterfall Sendang Gile.Although it may sound ordinary, no one tried to visit the waterfall Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu. Waterfall Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu located in the vicinity of Aik Berik, Batukliang (Lombok the middle). Can be reached by car about 1.5 hours from Senggigi or 1 hour of Mataram. Along the way looks lush paddy fields and rustic atmosphere. Approaching the waterfall Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu, the more narrow and not paved. Actually there are 7 waterfalls in the area, but recently opened 2, ie Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu.Arriving at the gate falls Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu, charges admission for five thousand rupees. After that we can start our adventure, accompanied by a local guide. First we follow the path to the Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu. A few meters after entering the gate, will be found a few stalls. After walking about 30 minutes, along a rocky path, from a distance looks beautiful waterfall Stokel thread that drops down. Then down the stairs to get to the waterfall. Once arrived below, were two adjacent waterfalls, down from a height of about 20 meters.After enjoying a scenic waterfall Benang Stokel, proceed to the waterfall Benang Kelambu about 1 km. The path taken is more difficult because of steep, narrow and slippery when it rains. After walking about 45 minutes, arrived at the waterfall Benang Kelambu. Waterfall Benang Kelambu larger than Benang Stokel waterfall. Water that falls from a height of 40 meters interrupted during plant looks like mosquito benang, so called waterfall Benang Stokel.To unwind, guests can bathe there or just play in the water flowing between the rocks. Cool weather coupled with the fresh water can relieve fatigue after walking in rugged terrain.At home, their journey is not as heavy as it comes. The road is wider, even along the road that is being made for the driveway to the waterfall Benang Stokel. Along the way looks a banana plantation owned by locals. With any luck, we will see monkeys playing in the woods.Beautiful waterfalls Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu comparable to the difficult journey that has been taken, especially for travelers who like trekking. Unfortunately, the awareness of the visitors to keep the waterfall area is less, there is still an old plastic waste food strewn along the path.In spite of some shortcomings of the waterfall Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu, such as lack of signboard, lack of information, lack of public facilities such as lavatories and hygiene are less secure, not hurt us to visit the waterfalls Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu, when we visited the island Lombok. Enjoy waterfalls Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu.

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Hearing the name of Kuta Beach everyone would immediately imagine the island of Bali. Not many people know that on the south coast of Lombok island there is also a beautiful beach which is also called Kuta. The uniqueness of this beach, from the beach area is surrounded by hills, sand-like grains of pepper for big sand like grains of pepper. Oops, do not be taken for cooked ya ...: D


Besides the beach is still quiet visitors, especially on weekdays. Kuta Beach Lombok seems not many are exploited by the local government to be a leading tourist destination in addition to Senggigi whose names are worldwide.

Pantai Kuta, Lombok lies a village called Desa Kuta. Kuta village started to become attractive tourist destination in Indonesia since the establishment of many new hotels. Besides the natural beauty that can be enjoyed in this village, once a year Sasak ceremony held in the village. It is a ceremony of Bau Nyale

By noon, we arrived at Kuta Beach, and the beauty of this beach does not disappoint. The ride was pretty much paid off when he saw the beauty of pristine nature. Car parking area is located on a hill, and we had to walk down the hill to enter the beach area. Apparently, we were the only visitors to the beach in the afternoon. None of the other visitors, only souvenir sellers who approached us and offered his wares. Be careful with these sellers, they are sometimes a bit forced us to buy, perhaps because it is very rare visitors and economic demands.

In the distance, seen some users jetski and that would have to come from the hotel Novotel Coralia Lombok which is about 1 - 1.5 km from Kuta Beach and is the only five-star hotel that is closest to Kuta Beach. Hotel is also located on the shoreline, and provides a variety of water recreational facilities such as jet skiing, speed boat, banana boat and others.

It provides a new alternative for foreign tourists who do not like crowds in Bali

If you stay in Senggigi or Mataram, the easiest way to get to Kuta Beach is by hiring a cab that many operate in Mataram and its surroundings.

The trip to Kuta beach of Senggigi surrou takes 2.5 hours, through the city of Mataram. We recommend that you first plan your departure time, including where you will have lunch. If necessary, consult also with the hotel concierge or taxi drivers, other places you may want to visit as well.

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Rabu, 20 Februari 2013

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Mount Rinjani


Rinjani Volcano on the island of Lombok in Indonesia is the second highest volcano in Indonesia after Mount Kerinci in Sumatra. The height of Mount Kerinci 3.805 meters, while the height of Mount Rinjani 3.726 meters above sea level. 

Rinjani Volcano is located at latitude 8a º 25 "S and 116A º 28 'E, is a favorite for mountain climbers Indonesia-climber in his deep beauty of the landscape. The mountain is located in Mount Rinjani National Park has an area of ​​approximately 41.330 hectares.

Historical eruptions

1. 10 to 12 September 1847
2. 8 to 10 August 1884 (+ / - 1 day)
3. 30 November to 2 December 1900
4. 1 to 2 June 1901
5. 29 April 1906 -?
6. 30 November to 2 December 1909
7. 4 November 1915 -?
8. May 30, 1941
9. December 25, 1943 - January 1, 1944
10. 1949 - 1950
11. October 15, 1953 + / - 45 days
12. September 1965 -?
13. March 28, 1966 - August 8, 1966
14. 3 June to 21 November 1994
15. September 1995
16. 1 to 5 October 2004

Natural Rinjani

The area of forest on Mount Rinjani including heterogeneous and homogeneous forest types in certain areas of the region. Around the height of 1000 to 2000 (above sea level) can be encountered types of plants such as banyan (Ficus superb), Garu (Dysoxylum sp), Bayur, and the plantation area planted with vegetables such as potatoes, peppers, cabbage, onions as well. trus about elevation 2000 until 3000 started a lot of mountain pine trees (Casuarina junghuniana). To a height of 3000 to the charge are types of grasses and edelweiss / perennial flower.

The most exotic Rinjani is the lake Segare Kids (and Kids Sea Segare meaning meaning children) were formed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Rinjani. People call immediately / sea because of the color of the lake water is blue like the sea. The lake is located at an altitude of 2800 M, there are plenty of fish and other flora and fauna. Many fish are in this lake are carp, tilapia and fish harper.

Reportedly ascent in February 2005 a team of climbers Astacala successfully speared carp weighing 3.5 kg. Lake Segara Anak by society believed to have magic that can cure the disease, but also to gain cult objects sacred. Near Lake Segara Anak there is a small mountain called Mount New finger (incipient mountain / new mount). Rarely people can get to the top of the New Mount although according to existing information pathways to get there, maybe it is because New Mountain is still active and out of gas.

View from Pelawangan I senaru
Pelawangan I Senaru
Pelawangan II sembalun
 Pelawangan  II Tempat Kemah

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Lombok has a geographic location in Southeast Asia 8.565Â coordinates 116.351Â ° S ° E cluster of small islands Sunda Islands. 4.725 km ² area of ​​the island. Rinjani is the highest point (3,726 m). Lombok island became part of the province of West Nusa Tenggara. Provincial capital, Mataram was this island.

In demographic population ranging 2,536,000 souls (data year 2004) with a population density of 537 people / km ². Sasak tribes indigenous population. But on the island of Lombok, there are several tribal migrants from various regions such as spare Bali, Java, and others. Sasak tribe are natives who occupied the island of Lombok amount to as many as 2.6 million people (85% of total population of Lombok). They have a relationship with the people of Bali in terms of culture and language.



Selaparang kingdom is one of the oldest kingdom grow and develop on the island of Lombok, even the so-called embryo which gave birth to the kings of Lombok. This position is further put the Kingdom as an important icon Seiaparang historical island. Proven naming the island is also often referred to as earth or in terms of its local Selaparang as Gumi Selaparang.

According Then Djelenga (2004), records the history of the kingdoms in Lombok which means starting over from the inclusion of Majapahit through exspedisi under MPU Nala in the year 1343, as the implementation of the Palapa Oath prime minister Gajah Mada Maha, which passed the inspection Gajah Mada own in 1352 .

This expedition, continued Djelenga, leaving a trail of Gelgel kingdom in Bali. While in Lombok, in its development, leaving a trail of four major royal brothers and sisters, Bayan in the west of the Kingdom, the Kingdom Selaparang in the East, the Kingdom Langko in the middle, and Pejanggik kingdom in the south. In addition to the four kingdoms, there were small kingdoms, like Parwa and prop and several small villages, such as Pujut, Tempit, Kedaro, Stone Jerky, Kuripan, and Kentawang. The entire kingdom and later the village became an independent territory, after the collapse of the Majapahit kingdom.

In between the kingdom and the village was the most prominent and the most famous is the kingdom, based in Labuan Lombok Lombok. Cities mentioned in the bay Lombok Lombok is very beautiful and has a lot of fresh water sources. This situation makes it much frequented by merchants from Palembang, Jakarta, coarse sand, and Sulawesi.

Later, when the kingdom led by King Rangkesari, Prince Prapen, son of Sunan Giri came to circumcise royal queen Lombok. In Lombok Chronicle noted, this is an effort pengislaman of Raden Paku or Sunan Giri Queen of coarse sand, Surabaya who commanded the kings of East Java and Palembang to spread Islam to various parts of the archipelago.

The process by Sunan Prapen pengislaman reaping encouraging results, until a few years later the whole island of Lombok embraced Islam, except for a few places that still retain the old customs.

Geographic Lombok
Geographically, the island of Lombok and Bali is indeed separate. Clear limits. Lombok Strait, which runs along the western coast of the island of Lombok or Bali Island on the east coast, linking the two small islands in the East Nusa Tenggara this. However, in terms of history and culture, both have a special closeness that makes Lombok and Bali as the two siblings. In fact, until the term, we can find in Lombok Bali.

The proximity of Bali and Lombok culture is inseparable from the history of the two island neighbors. Starting with the entry of the influence of Shiva-Buddha brought from Java migrants from Javanese kingdoms around the 5th century and the 6th century AD, to infiltrate the kingdom of Majapahit Hindu-Buddhist Hinduism introduced to the eastern parts of the Archipelago in the fourth century -7 M.A number of markers still visible to this day. In some places on the island of Lombok and Bali are the names of villages that adopted the name of Java. Call it, Kediri, Pajang, or Mataram, which is now the name of the capital of West Nusa Tenggara Province.Migrants who migrated to Bali Lombok at the time of the kingdom as the Sasak people call semeton, which means brother. Instead, the people of Bali and the Sasak other non-ethnic, Sasak people give a call respect, shelf, which means friend. Batur Bali means friend of Bali, Java Batur meaningful friends from Java.Language Bali-Lombok One of the cultural proximity between Lombok and Bali is the language of the other. Before crowded visited ethnically diverse, have inhabited the island of Lombok Sasak called natives. Regional variations between Lombok and Bali is very similar, both derived from the language of the Javanese script Old Kawi.Sasak and Balinese script letter 100 percent the same, his hanacaraka totaled 18. This is different from Java script in two more characters. The difference, script writing Sasak firmer than the Balinese script.So also in recording techniques. The tradition of writing on palm leaves do poets and writers in Bali and Lombok. This technique is continued with the tradition of reading literary texts, pepawosan Sasak culture and mabebawos in Balinese culture.In a ritual ceremony known Hindu community in Lombok tradition of singing songs Down Taun during the sacred ceremony pleaded rain. The ceremony was held at the local temple before the coming planting season.Although sung in Hindu society, language diversity and the song clearly shows the influence of Sasak, plus multiple inserts nuanced word Islam. Sebait this song, for example,- Down Taun Leq Gedong Sari- Mumbul Katon Suarge Mulie- Langan Dee Sida God Nurunang Sari- Sarin Sarin Sedana Merta, which in essence roughly means "may God rain down as soon as the core of happiness".Words sangkaq and kembeq (why), lasingan, timaq (though), aro (ah), kelaq moto (vegetable nodes), the Sasak language, says Mandia, among others also adopted as a colloquial Balinese in Lombok.

Acculturation Wisdom

Acculturation among locals and Bali and Java are also seen in the fashion and tradition. For example, headband, which the traditional Sasak fashion called sapuk (men wear), headband in a fashion similar to Bali.

Nebon habits, a husband who let his hair longish for his pregnant wife, known in traditional Sasak and Lombok. Her new husband's hair was cut after his wife gave birth. During nebon, husband handled household activities. This custom is maintained in order to bring forth a seed generation, ancestor, quality and weight, as well as physical and spiritual health is better.

First, if you want to visit the house of a girl, even though they both Balinese family, the youth should be able to read the contents of palm Pesasakan, the language of pure pantunnya Sasak language.

Acculturation is also seen in religion Wetu telu. Islamic syncretism religious groups, Hindu and animist. Wetu Telu adherents of the majority lived in the village of Bayan, where the religion was born. Major categories Wetu Telu also be found in Mataram, Pujung, Sengkol, Rambitan, Sade, Tetebatu, tube, Sembalun, Senaru, Loyok and Pasugulan.

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