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About Lombok


Lombok Investor Facts Sheets

Population: 3,166,798 2010 census

Size: 4,725 sq km

Demographics/ethnic groups:

85% Sasak, 15% Balinese,
Religion Muslim majority, Hindu and Buddhist minority

Local Industry: Tourism, Agriculture, Fishing, Seaweed Farming, Mining

Tourist Arrivals: for NTB (Lombok and Sumbawa) – 2009: 620,000

Key Areas to consider investing in:

  • South Coast
  • Gili Islands

Getting there [airport and sea links]:

  • From October 1 2011 the new BIL (Bandara International Lombok) will operate in South Central Lombok. The old airport in Mataram will close
  • Major Seaports in Lembar for transportation to/from Bali / Java and Lauban Lombok for transportation to/from Sumbawa
  • Minor Seaport in Bangsal for transportation to/from the Gili Islands and to/from Bali via passenger boat

 Key tourist attractions:

  • Surfing – the best waves are found along Lombok’s south coast
  • Treking Mt. Rinjani – Indonesia second highest volcano
  • Diving – popular in the Gili Islands and along the South coast
  • Cultural Tourism – many traditional villages engaged in crafts including weaving, batik, and pottery
  • Beaches – In particular Selong Belanak, Tanjung Aan, and Mawun

 Recommended Hotels/Villas:

  • Sempiak Villas
  • Tugu Hotel
  • Lombok Lodge
  • Qunci Villas
  • Novotel

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