Saturday, July 9, 2011


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Narmada Park is located in the Village Lembuah, District Narmada, West Lombok regency, about 10 kilometers east of Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara. Park which covers about 2 hectares was built in 1727 by King Mataram Lombok, Anak Agung Ngurah Karang Asem, as a place of ceremony Pakelem held every full moon Caka fifth year (October-November). In addition to the ceremony site, Garden Narmada is also used as a resting place of the royal family during the dry season.

The name is taken from Narmadanadi Narmada, children are very sacred Ganges River in India. For Hindus, the water is a sacred element that gives life to all beings in this world. Water emanating from the soil (spring) associated with Tirta Amrita (water of immortality) emanating from Kensi Sweta Kamandalu. Formerly the possibility of a name used to name the name of Narmada springs that form several ponds and a river at the site. Over time used to mean the whole complex of temples and Narmada Park.

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Narmada Park that now is the result of development and a series of improvements / refurbishment which took place from time to time. When officials from the Directorate of Protection and Development and Archaeological Heritage in conjunction with the Regional Office of MOEC officials Nusa Tenggara researching and collecting data as the initial step of restoration, they argue that a satisfactory restoration is not possible, because the material is less than 50%. Many parts have been damaged, especially the cliffs of the pool, gardens, fences and buildings. In 1980 to 1988 Narmada Park reconstruction can be completed.

Once reconstructed by the government through the Directorate General of Culture, Directorate of Protection and guidance Heritage and Antiquities, Ministry of Education and Culture, Taman Narmada serve as a heritage building complex with a master list of inventory of historical and central purbapakala number 1839. Thus, in accordance with applicable regulations preservation Narmada Park is protected by the government.

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Narmana Park Complex
Narmana Park complex in Lombok it can be divided into several parts, the main gate, jabalkap, twin lake, gate bracelet / paduraksa, mukedes, padmawangi lake, lodge hall, bright hall, patandaan, sakapat buildings, halls bancingah, Pura hump and Pura Lingsar. The following will be described portions of the Narmada Park from the main gate.

The main gate of the moment and are shaped arches on the north. Once we enter the main gate jabalkap pages, in which there is the lake twins. In the southern part jabalkap there is a gate called the Gate Bracelet or Paduraksa linking between pages jabalkap with mukedes page. On page mukedes there are several pieces of buildings, among others Sanggah Temple, Hall and Hall Pamerajan lodge (one of the buildings between the king's residence). In the southeast there is a gate mukedes page to the page pasarean. On this page there are also paseran Loji Hall, Lake Padmawangi, Pawedayan, pawargan, Center of Light, and a new building that does not clear status. Light Hall is a building that serves as a place to rest / sleep a king, shaped stage made entirely of wood. The top of the building which used to enjoy the open view of the temple on the east side of Meru. Light Hall doors and windows are patterned single month and herbs.

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In the east there pasarean page hump or Pura Pura Narmada. Architecture resembles a staircase shape punden. The most sacred part contained in the central courtyard on the top steps (temples in Bali are generally the most sacred page is the most backward). This temple belonging to the universe or temple temple common to all Hindu Dharma and was one of eight old temples on the island of Lombok. Narmada temple is situated on a cliff-steps staircase, was below the valley there are cliffs and lake swimming mermaid child immediately.

South of the page there pasarean patandaan page. On this page there are two buildings patandaan sakapat which is a kind wantilan open stage or four-poster. On this page often held various performances. While in the south there Patandaan bancingah page. Left on this page is now just a wall around the yard with two gates for a while.

Elements of other buildings that actually there are many, including nine shower (Siwak) is located on the Segara Anak. The shape of the building with two separate sections dorogancet resemble a traditional building in Central Java. This building includes a building sacred to both Hindus and followers of Dharma Tilu Time.

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In addition, there is also a source of Hall petirtaan water comes from Mount Rinjani. Petirtaan Hall is also the meeting place of three water sources, namely Suranadi, Lingsar, and the Narmada. For the eyes of its water comes from Mount Rinjai and meeting place of three other springs, the water that exist in Central petirtaan believed to make people who drank and washed her face with water in it will stay young.

Other buildings in the complex of Taman Narmada in the form of gardening has been hard to track authenticity. According to the map in 1899 the park complex in Taman Narmada include: Garden of Angels, Garden Anyar Paresak Parks, and Parks hump. Parks and Parks Anyar hump today has become the township residents. While the park has now become Paresak orchard with its main plants is the mangosteen fruit.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Sendang Gile Waterfall

This waterfall is located in the area of Mount Rinjani National Park is called Sendang Gila (read gile), because according to the story, local residents accidentally discovered this waterfall when the screwed crazy lion hunt in a village and then ran into the forest. Tourist sites more frequently visited by domestic tourists has a height of about 31 meters. This waterfall comes from the top of the cliff and fell into the river beneath. Basically relatively flat, so a lot of people who bathe under a waterfall. There is another waterfall locations in this location named Tiu valve. However, because the distance from Spring Gile long time (1 hour) and poor road conditions, travelers often prefer simply to visit this waterfall.

Located at an altitude of 600m above sea level, this waterfall offers a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. For tourists who get bored with the hangar-bustle of the city, it's good to stop in this tourist sites. The touch of nature that are categorized as far from urban shades, beautiful and captivating panoramic views, as well as the fresh air, able to bring you to the world that can eliminate fatigue in the head.

In addition, there are other interesting things that make this location is different. Local residents believe that the water at this location has a magical element that can make a person younger than one year of age.

Natural attractions are located in the northern area of ​​Central Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province. Precisely in Senaru village, Bayan subdistrict. The village is located approximately 60 km from the capital Mataram. These tourist sites are still in the area of ​​Mount Rinjani, which is the 3rd highest mountain in Inodnesia. To go to the location of this waterfall takes about 2 to 3 hours with four wheel drive from downtown Mataram or Selaparang Airport. There is no public transportation that led directly to the location. Therefore, tourists usually rent a car in rental-car rental which are found in the city center (Mataram or Cakranegara). To reach the waterfall, visitors must walk down 315 steps through a valley which takes about 15 minutes.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bau Nyale Ceremony

Central Lombok regency is one of the Level II in West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. In this area there is a coastal tourist area is very interesting and visited by tourists, both local tourists and foreign tourists. This area is Kuta Beach, located on the southern island of Lombok, about 65 kilometers from the city of Mataram. The beauty of this beach makes the tourists become fascinated watching its natural panorama. The water was clear and quiet make this beach ideal for swimming.

Besides its natural beauty, Seger Kuta Beach also has another attraction that is no less exotic for tourists. Every once a year, between February and March, in this place held a party or a ceremony known as Bau Nyale. Said the smell comes from the Sasak language means capture, while Nyale word means a type of marine worms that live in holes in the rock below sea level.
Odor party Nyale is an event and tradition of the legendary and has a high sacred value for Sasak tribe, the tribe native to the island of Lombok. The existence of odor Nyale party is closely related to a folklore that developed in the southern part of Central Lombok district, precisely at the community Pujut, a district that includes the region of Central Lombok district. The story tells of a princess who is very wise and prudent, his name is Princess Mandalika. She is the daughter of a king who ever reigned in the land of Lombok. Her face is beautiful, her body is sleek and good perangainya, making the princes of the various countries willing to marry her. Any prince who came to propose to her, no one refused. However, between one prince and another prince who did not receive if the Princess was beautiful diperistri by many princes. This is what will lead to a war between the princes of one with another prince. This is precisely what makes Princess Mandalika feel uneasy. He was always pensive figure out how to avoid bloodshed.

After thinking for a day-night, the Princess was to find a way out. Initially, the Princess intended to choose one of dozens the prince who proposed to her as her husband. However, the intention is to cancel it after thinking about risk. If he chooses one among several prince as her husband, of other princes who were jealous. This certainly will lead to bloodshed. Therefore, there is no other option for the Princess. He also decided to sacrifice body and soul. His commitment has been not negotiable. He was ready to give up his soul for the sake of avoiding war that will take more casualties.

The appointed day arrived. Behold, the very interesting scenery. The attendees of the various countries in droves to come to the beach of Kuta Seger. People who came thousands of them. Seger Kuta Beach is mobbed like sugar ants. In fact, many invitations which came two days before the day appointed by the Princess arrived. Starting from children to grandparents came upon the invitation of the Princess in that place. Apparently they are not impatient to see how the Princess was a beautiful choice.

Sereg Kuta beach was crowded by the invitation. Before long, the Princess who was famous beauty that was arrived at by using the stretcher which carried gold encrusted. All invitations simultaneously pay homage to the Princess who was accompanied by the father and mother as well as a number of royal bodyguards. The atmosphere of pandemonium that had become quiet. All pairs of eyes are present beauty stunned the Princess's face. His body was wrapped in a silk dress which is very delicate, adding elegance and beauty of the princess. The prince could not wait await the decision of the Princess. Each one hopes that he himself would choose the Princess. The atmosphere more tense. Heart pounding the prince seemed to want to come off.

Not long after, the Princess stepped a few times, then stopped at the pile of stone, his back to the open sea. In the place he stood, Princess Mandalika then cast his eyes to all the invitations that were thousands in number. The curiosity of the audience rising. They are increasingly impatient to hear word for word from the mouth of the princess who mentions one of the names of dozens of princes is in place as the choice of his heart.

After his gaze evenly toward the audience, the Princess was speaking to announce his decision in a loud voice to exclaim, "O, Father and Mother and all the princes and peoples of the Tonjang Beru that I love! After I consider carefully, I decided that I am to you all. I can not choose one among many princes. Myself have been destined to become Nyale which you can enjoy together in the month and date of when the emergence Nyale at sea level. "

Hearing the Princess's decision, the audience gasped in surprise, including my father and mother, because the Princess was never informed his decision to both parents. Father and mother have not had time to speak, the princess suddenly plunged into the sea and swallowed by the waves directly. Along with that, the wind blowing hard, lightning and thunder was booming. The atmosphere at the beach was a mess. Voice heard screams everywhere. Occasionally the sound of cries for help. However, the atmosphere took place not long.

A moment later, the atmosphere relaxed. The attendees quickly find the Princess in a place where she immersed herself. There was no sign of the Princess in that place. He disappeared without leaving a trace. Shortly thereafter, the animals suddenly appear small number of very much from the seabed. Worm-shaped marine animals that have a very beautiful color, a mix of white, black, green, yellow and brown. The animal called Nyale.

All the people who menyaksiksan incident is believed that Nyale Mandalika Princess incarnation. In accordance message the Princess, they were rollicking and are competing to take the animal to be enjoyed as much as a sign of love for the Princess.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011


If you ever imagine your body lying on the beach in Indonesia, on a beautiful white sand, sprinkled with exotic all-natural landscape, and bombarded the sunlight that warms the body, it is not wrong if you took a recreation and tourism were to Senggigi Beach on the Island Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. The beach is located 12 kilometers northwest of Mataram is indeed a tourist attraction famous for its beautiful beaches and naturalness.

People often juxtapose the beauty of this beach with famous beaches on the island of Bali, like Kuta, Legian and Sanur. In fact, the beauty of Senggigi Beach is often portrayed exceed these beaches, because the condition is much more comfortable and quiet. Perhaps this is related to the arrival of foreign tourists has not been rampant in this beach.

As a mainstay of coastal resorts of West Nusa Tenggara Province, Senggigi is still relatively natural and maintained clean. The beach is still beautiful, lapping waves not too big, and beautiful underwater scenery, the more confirmed that the beach that stretches about 10 kilometers is the ideal place for domestic and foreign tourists for a moment forget the daily routine and atmosphere of the hustle and bustle of the city.

Senggigi Beach is now beginning ogled by tourists, especially foreign tourists, because the area is relatively virgin and also has extensive information about its existence. With increasing interest and enthusiasm of tourists to Senggigi Beach, the local governments and companies sewasta increasingly keen to build and fix all the infrastructure, for the tourists more interested to visit this beach.

Visiting Senggigi in Lombok Island may need to be a tourism agenda for tourists who love the beauty and natural coolness. Just imagine, when entering the beach area, travelers will soon be swept away by the breeze gently blowing in the cluster along the coast in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Province. Fresh atmosphere, comfortable, and beautiful as if greeting tourists at the beginning of his visit. As has been at the beach, the eyes of the tourists will be served by the exotic charm of the beach set in waves chasing each other, white sand which extend, and thousands of small animals that spreads on a bed of sand, and the landscape of Mount Agung in the opposite island (Island of Bali).
Senggigi beach does offer a unique charm. Natural atmosphere that has not been much crammed by foreign tourists, as a marker of difference this beach with the beaches in Bali. It certainly gives the feel a great pleasure for the visitors. No wonder, the beach is now used as a new alternative destination for tourists miss the reassuring atmosphere of natural silence.
da lot of tourist activity that can be done in this beach visitors, such as swimming, water play, diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, and playing around making sandcastles. If the afternoon sun had begun to fade, tourists can also take the time to just relax with a barefoot walk through the beach, sitting on the sand with mangamati blue-green sea water, or relax at the seaside hotel outlets while waiting for sunset arrived. For visitors who want to swim or just play the water, it is suggested to be more careful, because at the seaside there are many coral reefs are quite dangerous pointy toe.

For tourists visiting the Senggigi Beach, sempatkanlah observed Pura Batu Bolong. As I walked along the edge of Senggigi Beach, less than about half an hour, travelers will find a temple built on a rock which lies on the beach. Pura is what the community was named Pura Batu Bolong. According to local legend, long ago in the temple is often held sacrifice of a virgin, as a serving of food to Shark who live on the beach. Another legend says, the temple is also a place for women to throw themselves into the sea because of a broken heart.
Another interesting thing to do is along the Senggigi at night, especially during full moon arrives. Visitors will see lots of people / people around who take advantage of the warm sand of Senggigi to medical therapy. They bury part or all of the body until the neck for 2-3 hours, while listening to the waves that broke the silence. This therapy is believed to surrounding communities to cure various diseases, such as pegel shooting pain to paralysis. If interested in this activity, visitors can join and try it.

For matters of the stomach, tourists can try the delights the kinds of dishes / Lombok typical dishes in restaurants are lined up neatly on the edge of the beach. The price varies from Rp 30,000 to Rp 300,000 per person (December 2008). Of course, dining fun at the beach lit by moonlight tinge and were entertained by orchestras beach waves a pity if it is passed away. No less interesting, tourists do not forget to taste the typical dishes ie Chicken Taliwang Lombok and Plecing Kangkung. Almost every restaurant in Senggigi Beach, Lombok or in general, provide this cuisine. While eating the chicken Taliwang or Plecing Kangkung, tourists will be entertained with typical Lombok arts, music and dance form. Even if you do not mind, visitors are also allowed to dance together in shades of joy and kinship.

In addition, for by-by, tourists also do not forget to buy pearls and woven fabric with various motifs and colors. Pearl jewelry that has been assembled into a beautiful and charming eyes are mostly found in the beachside kiosks. However, if you want to string the pearls themselves, tourists can buy a plain pearl beads. Plain pearl is usually sold in the form of a necklace that consists of many pearls. Pearls can be arranged themselves according to the desired form of jewelry.

Once satisfied to enjoy the natural beauty of Senggigi Beach, tourists can go on tour to the tourist attractions are not far from the coast, among others, the three Gili (small islands): namely Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air, Beach Kerandangan, and Pantai Batu screen. The screen is a stone shrine for the followers of Islam in Lombok Island Wetu Telu (Sasak tribe.)

Senggigi Beach is situated in the northwest city of Mataram, West Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province (NTB), Indonesia.

Towards Senggigi Beach area is easy, because there's been the ports and airports on the island of Lombok. If departed from the island of Bali, travelers can depart from the Port of Karang Asem use ferries to Senggigi, with travel time about 30 minutes away. Mileage can be pruned when using aircraft from Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar towards Selaparang in Mataram (the capital city of NTB), which only takes about 15 minutes.

Apart from the Port of Karang Asem, tourists can also depart from the port of Padang Bay in Bali use a ferry to the Sheet Harbour on the island of Lombok. On the way, travelers will be pampered with a beautiful natural scenery and also the emergence of dolphins followed the ship that chased each other. Padang Bay-sheet travel by ferry takes about 4 hours. After arriving at the Port of Sheet, tourists can continue the journey to the City of Mataram. From Mataram, Senggigi Beach is 11 kilometers and can be reached by taxi and other public transport.

In addition to sea, tourists can also go Senggigi Beach using air flights from major cities in Indonesia, like Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali, and Yogyakarta. By using aircraft from one of the city, tourists will get to the airport Selaparang, Mataram. From the airport to direct tourists to the area of ​​Senggigi Beach.

Accommodation and Other Facilities
In the vicinity of Senggigi Beach there are many lodging options that can be tailored to your needs. Ranging from hotels, resorts, hotels jasmine to lodging. Some places to stay that can be used as an alternative is the Holiday Inn, the Oberoi, Sheraton Senggigi, Melati Dua Cottage, Pool Villa Club, Panorama Cottage, and others. In addition, in the coastal region is also found many restaurants, cafes, bars, open markets, a row of souvenir stalls and souvenirs, rooms, public restrooms, ample parking, and others. Indonesia Senggigi Beach is the beach that deserves to be a place of tourist beaches.

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Monday, May 9, 2011


PERISEAN is a traditional sport performed by people of Sasak Lombok. PERISEAN means shield (protective devices or repellent blow) opponent, battering is called a whip (Penjalin) are usually made of rattan while deterrent called Ende made of cowhide.

PERISEAN yore is usually done by the people of Lombok (Sasak), namely sports at each other with a cane held in the dry season in order to ask for rain on the creator.

The players who competed called Pepadu while the game system led by a referee who called Pekembar and well known builders pekembar contest called Pengadok.


In PERISEAN, the game will be immediately terminated if any of that on the pitch Pepadu bleeding (Leaking), due to hit the enemy. Pepadu who wins and who loses remains were given a gift called the Peris, in PERISEAN also known that high sportsmanship, win lose or keep your resentment means not proceed beyond the arena.

PERISEAN usually accompanied with a music called Drum (Gending) Perisean, musical instruments consist of two drum, one petuk, a set Rencek, one fruit and one fruit Gong Suling as penghalus.

The types of Gending Perisean divided into 3 (three) types:
1. Gending Rangsangan is called Gending Ngadokang that is being played at the time assisted Pengadok Pekembar looking Pepadu rival and opponent who will compete (Pepadu which aims to pit one another).
2. Gending Mayuang namely that aims to signal that has been there two Pepadu are equally ready and willing to do PERISEAN / agree.
3. Gending Beradu namely that aims to evoke the spirit of Pepadu as well as the audience and played during the tournament round by round

Clothing PERISEAN:
1. Using sapuk (Tie Head) of the cloth (batik)
2. Using a cloth (stern leang).
3. Using a cloth belt from a looped waist / ancestor (usually in the tuck bebet ajimat or hexes which is also called Bebadong).

PERISEAN Spirit is the sportsmanship in the match and rely on the power of mantra (bebadong) Pepadu respectively. Lose-win is not a problem but in a situation brotherhood called the game.

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