It is located on the western coast, east of Bali. Until the end of the 18th century, it was the chief city of the Muslim kingdom of Mataram on Lombok. Brought under Balinese rule by Agung Dahuran in the early 19th century, the city subsequently became the capital of the Balinese sultans.
As beguiling, beach-blessed and downright blissful as its near neighbour Bali, Lombok is now much more than just a surfers' paradise. Read More. Selong Blanak.
Senggigi is the most upbeat and populated area of the island and while still relatively low key when compared to Bali, you can find a number of late-night venues with live music until the early hours and free flowing drinks. Mataram is fairly quiet and at night there are a few coffee shops and restaurants open till late, the upside being that most of these venues are free to enter. The Marina Pub is probably the most frequented bar around this area, a good place to meet locals and dance along to the live band.
Senggigi offers a lot of kind of excitement and fun. Most hotels in Senggigi usually offer their guest with daily live entertainment, from cultural shows to live acoustic music from locals trios. This regular entertainment accompanying the Buffet offered by hotel's restaurant.
My partner and I have paid a deposit for accommodation and paid for our plane fares. If criminalization of Homosexuals is put in law like its expected to be this month. I am very concerned about going to Bali.
Amahl soon read an interview that Maruf Amin, a prominent Muslim cleric and then-leader of the top clerical body, the Indonesian Ulema Council, gave to a local newspaper. That was when Amahl decided not to vote for either candidate on April Amahl is typical of a protest route increasingly chosen by Indonesians.
Lombok is definitely gay-friendly, as mentioned above, but doesn't have enough people to have gay-only hotels. However, their gay-friendly attitude extends to most of their accommodations, meaning most places you book will be gay friendly. If you want a taste the exotic experience of Lombok, check out our amazing Hotel Collections for available hotels. These hotels include ones with breathtaking views and direct access to the beach.
There is not much urban things about Mataram on first look, but if you look deeper you will find many cool things going on and making this city really different, special and memorable. Exploring the city of three cities, Mataram, Ampenan and Cakra. First stop will be a local market, to feel the aromas of goodies Lombok can give you.
An elderly Italian man has been jailed for five years for having sex with four underage boys on the Indonesian resort island of Lombok, a court official said Thursday. Bruno Gallo, 70, was found guilty of having sex with the minors, aged between 16 and 17 years old, by a judge in West Nusa Tenggara province on Wednesday. The Italian, who has lived on the island for 20 years, is accused of luring the victims to his house with money and gifts, where they agreed to have sex with him. Although consensual sex between gay couples is allowed in most Indonesian provinces, the age of consent is