This Article will discuss about 6 unique facts about the island of Lombok which is the location of MotoGP in 2021.
The island of Lombok, which is located adjacent to Bali, may be familiar to tourists and is known to have beautiful beaches. The fame of the island of Lombok is increasing with plans for the 2021 MotoGP event to take place on this island.
While waiting to visit this island next year, let’s find out some unique facts about this island of Lombok first!
1. Lombok is famous for its spicy food
Maybe most of you are familiar with ayam Taliwang. Culinary with the main ingredient of chicken cooked with spicy spices that comes from the island of Lombok.
For you lovers of spicy food, Lombok can be a culinary heaven for you. Not only chicken Taliwang, there are many Lombok culinary specialties that have a spicy taste ranging from the typical Lombok water spinach plecing, eggplant beberuk, rarang chicken, and others.
2. Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok is the second highest volcano in Indonesia
Not only offers beautiful beaches, the island of Lombok also has Mount Rinjani. Which is the second highest volcano in Indonesia after Mount Kerinci on the island of Sumatra.
With the highest peak of 3729 meters above sea level. This mountain offers stunning natural beauty that has always been a destination for climbers.
Besides being able to climb to the top, you can also enjoy the beauty of the Segara Anakan lake with Mount Barujari which is at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level.
3. It’s nicknamed the “Island of a Thousand Mosques”
Adjacent to Bali which is known as “Island of a Thousand Temples”, the island of Lombok is known as “Island of a Thousand Mosques”.
This title originated from the visit of the Director General of Islamic Community Guidance at the Ministry of Religion Effendi Zarkasih in 1970 when he inaugurated the Jami Cakranegara Mosque. This is not just a saying, you will easily find mosques on this island ranging from mosques that look magnificent to those that look simple scattered in every village on this island.
4. Have many beautiful and attractive beaches
One of the things that should not be forgotten when visiting Lombok is its beautiful beaches. Apart from mountains, this island also has a series of beaches that are no less beautiful than Bali.
If Bali is synonymous with Kuta beach, on the island of Lombok you can find a beach with the same name in the Mandalika area. Here you can also find Tangsi Beach which has pink sand like the one in Komodo National Park.
For those of you who like surfing, Lombok has Bangko-Bangko Beach. Which is known to be one of the surf spots with big waves.
5. Have a tradition of hunting sea worms which is done once a year
Bau nyale is a tradition passed down from generation to generation in Central Lombok which is held once a year. In the Sasak language smell means looking for and nyale means sea worm. Nyale is believed to be the reincarnation of Princess Mandalika.
In the legend of the local community, the beautiful and beautiful Princess Mandalika chose to throw herself into the open sea at Seger Beach to avoid the war between the princes who were fighting for her.
Before plunging herself into the princess, she promised to visit her people in the form of nyale. You can see a statue depicting the events of Princess Mandalika dropping into the sea on Seger beach.
You have to wake up early in the morning if you want to take part in this festival or tradition. Because nyale usually appears from early morning to early morning. Nyale can be processed into a typical Lombok culinary.
6. Sade Village has a unique tradition of scrubbing house floors with livestock manure
The Sasak tribe is an indigenous tribe that occupies the island of Lombok. The house of the Sasak tribe, eaten with Bale Tani, still has thatched roof with woven walls. And the most unique thing is that the floor is wiped with buffalo dung. This is done to strengthen and compact