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Gili Trawangan is the largest of Lombok's Gili Islands and is the only one to rise significantly above sea level. It is 3km long and 2km wide with a population of about 700. Of the Gilis, Trawangan has the most tourist facilities; the pub Tîr na Nôg claims that Trawangan is the smallest island in the world with an Irish pub. The most crowded part of Trawangan lies on the eastern side. It is administered under Lombok Barat Regency along with Sengigi Beach.
On Gili Trawangan (as well as the other two Gilis), there are no motorized vehicles. The main means of transportation are bicycles (rented by locals to tourists) and cidomo (a small horsedrawn carriage). For traveling to and from each of the Gilis, locals usually use motorized boats and speedboats.
Some of the first inhabitants of Gili Trawangan were from Sulawesi who are fishermen and farmers. Previously Gili Trawangan was covered in forest and deer lived on the island. (Source: Inhabitants of Gili Trawangan - no printed source available)
The economy of Gili Trawangan centres on tourism, as the island is too small to support any broad scale agriculture, and too remote to allow economically viable industry or commerce. (Source: Wikipedia)
video from Sunset Point Gili Trawangan
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i took this picture at Narmada Park. *retouching with photoshop :)
I got tagged by Henny. Thank you.
The rules are simple: Tag and link back to the person who tagged you. List six (un)important things that make you happy. Tag six bloggers and let them know they're "it". We all feel this blogging community to be one of inclusion and friendship.
Some happy things pop up in my mind first:
- my cellphone
- to have a DSLR camera
- meet my favorite football & basketball player.
- travel around the world
- to know what to write and not have problem with English and other language.
- to visit new places and meet nice people
And here are my six tagged bloggers :
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Gendang Beleq is one of the most popular festivals in Lombok. Gendang Beleq is in fact a dance festival that is performed annually in the month of April. This is a native festival of Lombok. In the prehistoric era, Gendang Beleq was performed during the occasions like farewell of the soldiers who were going to face the war and also to welcome them from the warfronts. However, gradually Gendang Beleq became a more general festival and now it is performed in various occasions such as marriage ceremonies, in a parade called Nyongkolan and also for the entertainment of the important guests in Lombok.
The dance that is performed in the Gendang Beleq festival is called Gandrung. The dance involves two huge drums to accompany it. The word “Beleq” means huge and the other word “Gendang” stands for drum. The drums make loud noises, which in turn signify the essence that makes war.
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