August 09, 2009

Gili Trawangan #Sunset

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


brattcat said...

The still shot is beautiful, Nanak. The movie is fun, a little bit dizzying. I like hearing different languages. Laughter is a universal language and I liked that you caught that, too.

Jacob said...

Excellent work, Nanak! As Brattcat said, we need different languages...and photography speaks for itself!

Babzy said...

Beautiful sunset !

JM said...

Gorgeous sunset!

wie bali said...

Really nice sunset ...!
Excellent work, Nanak!