Lombok

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Lombok is an island in West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. It forms part of the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait between it and Sumbawa to the east. It is roughly circular, with a “tail” (Sekotong Peninsula) to the southwest, about 70 km across and a total area of about 4,514 km² (1,825 sq mi). The provincial capital and largest city on the island is Mataram. It is somewhat similar in size and density with neighboringBali and shares some cultural heritage, but is administratively part of Nusa Tenggara Barat along with sparsely populatedSumbawa. It is surrounded by a number of smaller islands locally called Gili.

The island was home to some 3.17 million Indonesians as recorded in the decennial 2010 census; the latest estimate (for January 2014) gives the population as 3,311,044.

Lombok Gallery

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Aan Beach

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Sasaknese Wedding

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Camping over the top of Mount Rinjani

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The Padang-bai Harbor with its ferries, tourist boats and fishing boats

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Senggigi Beach

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Senaru Waterfall

Various cuisine from Lombok such as:

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Taliwang Grilled Chicken

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Lomboknese Kikil Soup

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Bulayak Satay

Administration

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Lombok is under the administration of the Governor of the province of West Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Barat). The province is administered from the provincial capital of Mataram in West Lombok.

The island is administratively divided into four kabupaten (regencies) and one kota (city). They are as follows, with their areas and populations at the 2010 Census and according to the latest (January 2014) official estimates:

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Lombok Island, Indonesia

History

Little is known about the Lombok before the seventeenth century. Before this time it was made up of numerous competing and feuding petty states each of which were presided over by a Sasak ‘prince’. This disunity was taken advantage of by the neighbouring Balinese who took control of western Lombok in the early seventeenth century.

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The Sasak chiefs of Lombok that allied with the Dutch to resist Balinese occupation.

The Makassarese meanwhile invaded eastern Lombok from their colonies in neighbouring Sumbawa. The Dutch had first visited Lombok in 1674 and the Dutch East India Companyconcluded its first treaty with the Sasak Princess of Lombok. The Balinese had managed to take over the whole island by 1750, but Balinese infighting resulted in the island being split into four feuding Balinese kingdoms. In 1838, the Mataram kingdom brought its rivals under control.

Relations between the Sasak and Balinese in western Lombok were largely harmonious and intermarriage was common. In the island’s east, however, relations were less cordial and the Balinese maintained control from garrisoned forts. While Sasak village government remained in place, the village head became little more than a tax collector for the Balinese. Villagers became a kind ofserf and Sasak aristocracy lost much of its power and land holdings.

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During one of the many Sasak peasant rebellions against the Balinese, Sasak chiefs sent envoys to the Dutch in Bali and invited them to rule Lombok. In June 1894, the governor general of the Dutch East Indies, Van der Wijck, signed a treaty with Sasak rebels in eastern Lombok. He sent a large army to Lombok and the Balinese raja capitulated to Dutch demands.(see Dutch intervention in Lombok) The younger princes however overruled the raja and attacked and routed the Dutch. The Dutch counterattacked overrunning Mataram and the raja surrendered. The entire island was annexed to the Netherlands East Indies in 1895. The Dutch ruled over Lombok’s 500,000 people with a force of no more than 250 by cultivating the support of the Balinese and Sasak aristocracy. The Dutch are remembered in Lombok as liberators from Balinese hegemony.

During World War II a Japanese invasion force comprising elements of the 2nd Southern Expeditionary Fleet invaded and occupied the Lesser Sunda Islands, including the island of Lombok. They sailed from Soerabaja harbour at 09:00 hrs on 8 March 1942 and proceeded towards Lombok Island. On 9 May 1942 at 17:00 hrs the fleet sailed into port of Ampenan on Lombok Island. The Dutch defenders were soon defeated and the island occupied.[6]

Following the cessation of hostilities the Japanese forces occupying Indonesia were withdrawn and Lombok returned temporarily to Dutch control. Following the subsequent Indonesian independence from the Dutch, the Balinese and Sasak aristocracy continued to dominate Lombok. In 1958, the island was incorporated into the province of West Nusa Tenggara with Mataram becoming the provincial capital. Mass killings of communists occurred across the island following the abortive coup attempt in Jakarta and Central Java. DuringPresident Suharto’s New Order administration, Lombok experienced a degree of stability and development but not to the extent of the boom and wealth in Java and Bali. Crop failures led to famine in 1966 and food shortages in 1973. The national government’s transmigrasiprogram moved a lot of people out of Lombok. The 1980s saw external developers and speculators instigate a nascent tourism boom although local’s share of earnings was limited. Indonesia’s political and economic crises of the late 1990s hit Lombok hard. In January 2000, riots broke out across Mataram with Christians and ethnic Chinese the main victims, with alleged agents provocateur from outside Lombok. Tourism slumped, but in recent years has seen a renewed growth.

Geography

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Dutch intervention in Lombok and Karangasem against the Balinese in 1894.

The Lombok Strait lies to the immediate west of the island, marking the passage of the biogeographical division between the prolific fauna of the Indomalayan ecozone and the distinctly different, but similarly prolific, fauna of Australasia—this distinction is known as the “Wallace Line” (or “Wallace’s Line”) and is named after Alfred Russel Wallace. Wallace was the first person to comment on the division between the two regions, as well as the abrupt boundary between the two biomes.

To the east of Lombok lies the Alas Strait, a narrow body of water separating the island of Lombok from the nearby island of Sumbawa to the east.

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A 75 carat diamond on exhibit at the Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden. It was taken, together with 230 kg (507 lb) of gold, 7,000 kg (15,432 lb) of silver and three chests of jewels and precious stones from the royal palace of Lombok after a Dutch invasion in 1894. Only part of the treasure was handed back to Indonesia in 1977

The island’s topography is dominated by the centrally-located stratovolcano Mount Rinjani, the second highest volcano in Indonesia which rises to 3,726 m (12,224 ft). The most recent eruption of Rinjani was in September 2016 at Gunung Barujari. In a 2010 eruption, ash was reported as rising 2 km into the atmosphere from the Barujari cone in Rinjani’s caldera lake of Segara Anak. Lava flowed into the caldera lake raising its temperature while crops on the slopes of Rinjani were damaged by ash fall. The volcano, and its crater lake, ‘Segara Anak’ (child of the sea), are protected by the Gunung Rinjani National Park established in 1997. Recent evidence indicates an ancient volcano, Mount Samalas, of which now only a caldera remains, was the source of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history, causing worldwide changes in weather.

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Mount Rinjani seen from Gili Air

The highlands of Lombok are forest clad and mostly undeveloped. The lowlands are highly cultivated. Rice, soybeans, coffee, tobacco,cotton, cinnamon, cacao, cloves, cassava, corn, coconuts, copra, bananas and vanilla are the major crops grown in the fertile soils of the island. The southern part of the island is fertile but drier, especially toward the southern coastline.

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Lake Segara Anak on top of Mt. Rinjani

The water supply in Lombok is stressed and this places strain upon both the water supply of the provincial capital, Mataram, and the island in general. The southern and central areas are reported to be the most critically affected. West Nusa Tenggara province in general is threatened with a water crisis caused by increasing forest and water table damage and degradation. 160 thousand hectares of a total of 1960 thousand hectares are thought to have been affected. The Head of Built Environment and Security Forest Service Forest West Nusa Tenggara Andi Pramari stated in Mataram on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 that, “If this situation is not addressed it can be expected that within five years it may be difficult for people to obtain water in this part of NTB (West Nusa Tenggara). Not only that, the productivity of agriculture in value added will fall, and the residents are experiencing water deficiency in their wells”. High cases of timber theft in the region of NTB are contributing to this problem.

In September 2010, Central Lombok some villagers were reported to be walking for several hours to fetch a single pail of water. Nieleando, a small coastal village about 50 kilometers from the provincial capital, Mataram, has seen dry wells for years. It has been reported that occasionally the problem escalates sufficiently for disputes and fighting between villagers to occur. The problems have been reported to be most pronounced in the districts of Jonggat, Janapria, Praya Timur, Praya Barat, Praya Barat Daya and Pujut. In 2010 all six districts were declared drought areas by provincial authorities. Sumbawa, the other main island of the province, also experienced severe drought in 2010, making it a province-wide issue.

List of islands

Lombok is surrounded by many islets, of which are:

Northwest: colloquially the Gili Islands (North Lombok Regency)

  • Gili Trawangan
  • Gili Meno
  • Gili Air

Northeast (East Lombok Regency)

  • Gili Lawang
  • Gili Sulat
  • Gili Petagan
  • Gili Bidara (Pasaran)
  • Gili Lampu
  • Gili Puyu
  • Gili Kondo

East Coast of Nusa Tenggara

  • Gili Puyuh
  • Gili Sulat

Southeast (East Lombok Regency)

  • Gili Indah
  • Gili Merengke
  • Gili Belek
  • Gili Ular

South Coast (West Lombok Regency)

  • Gili Solet
  • Gili Sarang Burung
  • Gili Kawu
  • Gili Puyuh
  • Gili Nanggu

Southwest (Sekotong Peninsula, West Lombok Regency)

  • Gili Nanggu
  • Gili Sudak
  • Gili Tangkong
  • Gili Kedis
  • Gili Poh
  • Gili Genting
  • Gili Lontar
  • Gili Layar
  • Gili Amben
  • Gili Gede
  • Gili Anyaran
  • Gili Layar
  • Gili Asahan

Demographics

The island’s inhabitants are 85% Sasak whose origins are thought to have migrated from Java in the first millennium BC. Other residents include an estimated 10–15% Balinese, with the small remainder being Tionghoa-peranakan, Javanese, Sumbawanese and Arab Indonesians.

The Sasak population are culturally and linguistically closely related to the Balinese, but unlike the Hindu Balinese, the majority are Muslim and the landscape is punctuated with mosques and minarets. Islamic traditions and holidays influence the Island’s daily activities.

In 2008 the Island of Lombok had 866,838 households and an average of 3.635 persons per household.

The 2010 census recorded a population of 4,496,855 people[4] in the province of NTB, of which 70.42% reside on Lombok, giving it a population of 3,166,789 at that date.

Religion

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Traditional Sasak houses

The island’s indigenous Sasak people are predominantly Muslim however before the arrival of Islam Lombok experienced a long period of Hindu and Buddhist influence that reached the island through Java. A minority Balinese Hindu culture remains in Lombok. Islam may have first been brought to Lombok by traders arriving from Sumbawa in the 17th century who then established a following in eastern Lombok. Other accounts describe the first influences arriving in the first half of the sixteenth century.

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The oldest mosque dating from 1634 in Bayan

According to the palm leaf manuscript Babad Lombok which contains the history of Lombok describes how Sunan Prapen was sent by his father The Susuhunan Ratu of Giri on a military expedition to Lombok and Sumbawa in order to convert the population and propagate the new religion. However, the new religion took on a highly syncretistic character, frequently mixing animist and Hindu-Buddhist beliefs and practices with Islam.

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Pura Meru in Mataram, a Hindu temple built in 1720.

A more orthodox version of Islam increased in popularity in the early twentieth century. The Indonesian government agamaization programs (acquiring of a religion) in Lombok during 1967 and 1968 led to a period of some considerable confusion in religious allegiances and practices. These agamaization programs later led to the emergence of more conformity in religious practices in Lombok. The Hindu minority religion is still practised in Lombok alongside the majority Muslim religion.

Hinduism is followed by ethnic Balinese and by a minority of the indigenous Sasak. All the main Hindu religious ceremonies are celebrated in Lombok and there are many villages throughout Lombok that have a Hindu majority population. According to local legends two of the oldest villages on the island, Bayan and Sembalun, were founded by a prince of Majapahit.

According to the 2010 population census declared adherents of Hinduism numbered 101,000 people with the highest concentration in the Mataram Regency where they accounted for 14% of the population.

The Ditjen Bimas Hindu (DBH)/ Hindu Religious Affairs Directorate’s own analysis conducted in close association with Hindu communities throughout the country found that the number of Hindus in the population are much higher than counted in the government census. The survey carried out in 2012 found the Hindu population of Lombok to be 445,933. This figure is more in line with the commonly stated view that 10-15% of the Islands population is Hindu.

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Budhist Temple near Tamjung on the north coast

The Nagarakertagama, the 14th century palm leaf poem that was found on Lombok, places the island as one of the vassals of the Majapahit empire. This manuscript contained detailed descriptions of the Majapahit Kingdom and also affirmed the importance of Hindu-Buddhism in the Majapahit empire by describing temple, palaces and several ceremonial observances.

Christianity is practised by a small minority including some ethnic Chinese and immigrants from Bali and East Nusa Tenggara. There are Roman Catholic churches and parishes in Ampenan, Mataram, Praya and Tanjung. There is a catholic hospital in Mataram as well. Two Buddhist temples can be visited in and around Tanjung where about 800 Buddhists live.

The history of a small Arab community in Lombok has history dating back to early settlement by traders from Yemen. The community is still evident mainly in Ampenan, the old Port of Mataram. Due to the siting of a UNHCR refugee centre in Lombok some refugees from middle eastern countries have intermarried with Lombok people.

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Indigenous Sasak dancers performing traditional Lombok wardance c. 1880

A non-orthodox Islamic group found only on Lombok are the Wektu Telu (“Three times”), who pray three times daily, instead of the five times stipulated in the Quran. Waktu Telu beliefs are entwined with animism, and is influenced not only by Islam, but also Hinduism and pantheistic beliefs. There are also remnants of Boda who maintain Pagan Sasak beliefs and could be representative of an original Sasak culture, undiluted by later Islamic innovations.

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Local Sasak children (c. 1997)

Many influences of animist belief prevail within the Sasak people, most of whom believe in the existence of spirits or ghosts. They regard both food and prayer as indispensable whenever they seek to communicate with spirits, including the dead and ritualistic traditional practices endure.

Traditional magic is practised to ward off evil and illness and to seek solutions to disputations and antipathy. Magic may be practised by an individual alone but normally a person experienced in such things is sought out to render a service. Normally money or gifts are made to this person and the most powerful practitioners are treated with considerable respect.

Economy and Politics

Many of the visitors to Lombok and much of the islands goods come across the Lombok Strait by sea or air links from Bali. Only 40 kilometres (25 mi) separate the two islands. Lombok is often marketed as “an unspoiled Bali,” or “Bali’s sister island.” Currently with support of the central government Lombok and Sumbawa are being developed as Indonesia 2nd destination for international and domestic tourism.

Lombok has retained a more natural, uncrowded and undeveloped environment, which attract travelers who come to enjoy its relaxed pace and the opportunity to explore the island’s unspoiled, spectacular natural beauty. The more contemporary marketing campaigns for Lombok/Sumbawa seek to differentiate from Bali and promote the island of Lombok as a standalone destination. The opening of the Lombok International Airport on 1 October 2011 assisted in this endeavour.

Nusa Tenggara Barat and Lombok may be considered economically depressed by First World standards and a large majority of the population live in poverty. Still, the island is fertile, has sufficient rainfall in most areas for agriculture, and possesses a variety of climate zones.

Consequently, food in abundant quantity and variety is available inexpensively at local farmer’s markets, though locals still suffer from famine due to drought and subsistence farming. A family of 4 can eat rice, vegetables, and fruit for as little as US$0.50. Even though a family’s income may be as small as US$1.00 per day from fishing or farming, many families are able to live a contented and productive life on such astonishingly small incomes.

However, the people of Lombok are coming under increasing pressure from rising food and fuel prices. Access to housing, education and health services remains difficult for many of the island’s indigenous population.

The percentage of the population living in poverty in urban areas of Nusa Tenggara Barat in 2008 was 29.47% and in 2009 it was 28.84%. For those living in rural areas in 2008 it was 19.73% and in 2009 it reduced marginally to 18.40% For combined urban and village the figures were 23.81% and in 2009 it fell slightly to 22.78%.

In Mataram in 2008 the percentage of the population that was unmarried was 40.74%, married 52.01%, divorced 2.51% and widowed 4.75%.

Tourism

Tourism is an important source of income on Lombok. The most developed tourism area of the island is on the west coast of the island and is centered about the township of Senggigi. The immediate surrounds of the township contain the most developed tourism facilities. The west coast coastal tourism strip is spread along a 30 km strip following the coastal road north from Mataram and the old airport at Ampenan.

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One of the unique traditional crafts from Lombok

The principal tourism area extends to Tanjung in the northwest at the foot of Mount Rinjani and includes the Sire and Medana Peninsulas and the highly popular Gili Islands lying immediately offshore. These three small islands are most commonly accessed by boat from Bangsal near Pemenang, Teluk Nare a little to the south, or from further south at Senggigi and Mangsit beach.

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The Gili Islands

Many hotels and resorts offer accommodations ranging from budget to luxurious. Recently direct fast boat services have been running from Bali making a direct connection to the Gili islands. Although rapidly changing in character, the Gili islands still provide both a lay-back backpacker’s retreat and a high class resort destination.

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Manta ray Biorock reef in Gili Islands

Other tourist destinations include Mount Rinjani, Gili Bidara, Gili Lawang, Narmada Park and Mayura Park and Kuta (distinctly different from Kuta, Bali). Sekotong, in southwest Lombok, is popular for its numerous and diverse scuba diving locations.

The Kuta area is also famous for its beautiful, largely deserted, white sand beaches. The Small town is rapidly developing since the opening of the International airport in Praya. Increasing amounts of surfers from around the globe come here seeking out perfect surf and the slow and rustic feel Lombok.

South Lombok surfing is considered some of the best in the world. Large polar lows push up through theIndian Ocean directing long range, high period swell from as far south as Heard Island from late March through to September or later. This conicides with the dry season and South-East trade winds that blow like clock work. Lombok is famous for its diversity of breaks, which includes world-renowned Desert Point at Banko Banko in the southwest of the island.

The northern west coast near Tanjung has many new upmarket hotel and villa developments centreed about the Sire and Medana peninsular nearby to the Gili islands and a new boating marina at Medana bay. These new developments complement the already existing 5 star resorts and a large golf course already established there.

Pre-2000

Tourist development started in the mid-1980s, when Lombok attracted attention as an ‘unspoiled’ alternative to Bali. Initially, low budget bungalows proliferated at places like the Gili islands and Kuta, Lombok on the South Coast. These tourist accommodations were largely owned by and operated by local business entrepreneurs. Areas in proximity to the airport, places like Sengiggi, experienced rampant land speculation for prime beachfront land by big businesses from outside Lombok.

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Mawun Beach

In the 1990s the national government in Jakarta began to take an active role in planning for and promoting Lombok’s tourism. Private organizations like the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) and the Lombok Tourism Development Corporation (LTDC) were formed. LTDC prepared detailed land use plans with maps and areas zoned for tourist facilities. Large hotels provide primary employment for the local population. Ancillary business, ranging from restaurants to art shops have been started by local businessmen. These businesses provide secondary employment for local residents.

1997 to 2007

The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis and the fall of Suharto regime in 1998 marked the beginning a decade of setbacks for tourism. Spurred by rapid devaluation of the currency and the transition to true democracy caused all of Indonesia to experience a period of domestic unrest. Many of Indonesian Provinces struggled with elements of the population desiring autonomy or independence from the Republic of Indonesia. At the same time fanatical Islamic terrorism in Indonesia further aggravated domestic unrest across the archipelago.

In Jan 2000, radical Islamic agitators from the newly formed Jemaah Islamiyah provoked religious and ethnic violence in the Ampenan area of Mataram and the southern area of Senggigi. Many foreign expatriates and tourists were temporarily evacuated to Bali. Numerous foreign embassies issued Travel Warnings advising of the potential danger of traveling to Indonesia.

Subsequently, the 2002 Bali bombings, the 2005 Bali bombings and the Progress of the SARS outbreak in Asia all dramatically impacted tourism activities in Lombok. Tourism was slow to return to Lombok, provoked in part by a worldwide reluctance to travel because of global tensions. Only since 2007–2008, when most developed countries lifted their Travel Warnings has tourism recovered to the pre-2000 levels.

2008 to the present

The years leading up to 2010 has seen a rapid revival and promotion of tourism recovery in the tourism industry. The number of visitors has far surpassed the pre-2000 levels. All signs indicate the long-term trend will see a steady increase in the number of visitor arrivals.

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Harbour of Labuhan Lombok

Both the local government and many residents recognise that tourism and services related to tourism will continue to be a major source of income for the island. The island’s natural beauty and the customary hospitality of its residents make it an obvious tourist destination.

Lombok retains the allure of an undeveloped and natural environment. Tourism visits to this tropical island are increasing again as both international and local tourists are re-discovering the charms of Lombok. With this new interest comes the development of a number of boutique resorts on the island providing quality accommodation, food and drinks in near proximity to relatively unspoiled countryside.

The Indonesian government is actively promoting both Lombok and neighboring Sumbawa as Indonesia’s number two tourism destination after Bali. The President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the Ministry of Cultural and Tourism and the regional Governor have made public statements supporting the development of Lombok as a tourism destination and setting a goal of 1 million visitors annually by the year 2012 for the combined destination of Lombok and Sumbawa.  

This has seen infrastructure improvements to the island including road upgrades and the construction of a much delayed new International airport in the islands south. Despite this, Sumbawa retains a very rustic feel compared to Lombok.

Lombok International Airport (Bandara Internasional Lombok) (IATA: LOP, ICAO: WADL) is south west of the small regional city of Prayain South central Lombok. It commenced operations on 1 October 2011. It replaced Selaparang airport near Ampenan. It is the only operational international airport within the province of West Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Barat).

Selaparang Airport in Ampenan was closed for operations on the evening of 30 September 2011. It previously provided facilities for domestic services to Java, Bali, and Sumbawa and international services to Singapore to Kuala Lumpur via Surabaya and Jakarta. It was the island’s original airport and is situated on Jalan Adi Sucipto on the north western outskirts of Mataram. The terminals and basic airport infrastructure remain intact but it is closed to all civil airline traffic.

Lembar Harbor seaport in the southwest has shipping facilities and a ferry for road vehicles and passenger services. In 2013, the gross tonnage is 4.3 million Gross Tonnages or increase by 72 percent from 2012 data means in Lombok and West Nusa Tenggara the economy progress significantly. Labuhan Lombok ferry port on the east coast provides a ferry for road vehicles and passenger services to Poto Tano on Sumbawa.

Pelni Shipping Line provides a national network of passenger ship services throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Pelni have offices in Ampenan.

Transport between Bali and Lombok

Flights from Ngurah Rai International Airport (IATA: DPS) to Lombok International Airport (IATA: LOP) take about 40 minutes. Lombok international airport is located in southwest Lombok, 1.5 hours drive to Senggigi main tourist areas in the west Lombok, 2 hours drive to the jetty of Teluk Nara before you cross to Gili Islands and about 30 minutes drive to Kuta south Lombok.

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Lombok International Airport

Public Ferries depart from Padang Bai (Southeast Bali) and Lembar (Southwest Lombok) every hour, taking a minimum of 4–5 hours make the crossing in either direction.

Fastboat services are available from various departure points on Bali and principally serve the Gili Islands, with some significant onward traffic to the Lombok mainland. Arrival points on Lombok are dependent upon the operator, at either Teluk Nare/Teluk Kodek, Bangsal harbour or the township of Senggigi, all on the northwest coast. Operating standards vary widely.

Water Resources

Areas in southern Lombok Island were classified as arid and prone to water shortages due to low rainfall and lack of water sources. On May 2011, grounbreaking ceremony has done to initial the Pandanduri dam construction which will span about 430 hectares and cost estimated Rp.800 billion ($92.8 million) to accommodate about 25.7 million cubic meters of water and be able to irrigate 10,350 hectares of farmland. The project would be finished by the next five years.

Pancasila

From Wikipedia

PANCASILAPancasila adalah ideologi dasar bagi negara Indonesia. Nama ini terdiri dari dua kata dari Sanskerta: pañca berarti lima dan śīla berarti prinsip atau asas. Pancasila merupakan rumusan dan pedoman kehidupan berbangsa dan bernegara bagi seluruh rakyat Indonesia.

Lima sendi utama penyusun Pancasila adalah Ketuhanan Yang Maha Esa, kemanusiaan yang adil dan beradab, persatuan Indonesia, kerakyatan yang dipimpin oleh hikmat kebijaksanaan dalam permusyawaratan/perwakilan, dan keadilan sosial bagi seluruh rakyat Indonesia, dan tercantum pada paragraf ke-4 Preambule (Pembukaan) Undang-undang Dasar 1945.

Meskipun terjadi perubahan kandungan dan urutan lima sila Pancasila yang berlangsung dalam beberapa tahap selama masa perumusan Pancasila pada tahun 1945, tanggal 1 Juni diperingati sebagai hari lahirnya Pancasila.

  1. Belief in the divinity of God, (in Indonesian, Ketuhanan Yang Maha Esa).
  2. Just and civilized humanity, (in Indonesian, Kemanusiaan Yang Adil dan Beradab).
  3. The unity of Indonesia, (in Indonesian, Persatuan Indonesia).
  4. Democracy guided by the inner wisdom in the unanimity arising out of deliberations amongst representatives (in Indonesian, Kerakyatan Yang Dipimpin oleh Hikmat Kebijaksanaan, Dalam Permusyawaratan dan Perwakilan)
  5. Social justice for all of the people of Indonesia (in Indonesian, Keadilan Sosial bagi seluruh Rakyat Indonesia)

Pancasila shield containing the five symbols of Pancasila.

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Sejarah Perumusan


Dalam upaya merumuskan Pancasila sebagai dasar negara yang resmi, terdapat usulan-usulan pribadi yang dikemukakan dalam Badan Penyelidik Usaha Persiapan Kemerdekaan Indonesia yaitu :

  • Lima Dasar oleh Muhammad Yamin, yang berpidato pada tanggal 29 Mei 1945. Yamin merumuskan lima dasar sebagai berikut: Peri Kebangsaan, Peri Kemanusiaan, Peri Ketuhanan, Peri Kerakyatan, dan Kesejahteraan Rakyat. Dia menyatakan bahwa kelima sila yang dirumuskan itu berakar pada sejarah, peradaban, agama, dan hidup ketatanegaraan yang telah lama berkembang di Indonesia. Mohammad Hatta dalam memoarnya meragukan pidato Yamin tersebut.
  • Panca Sila oleh Soekarno yang dikemukakan pada tanggal 1 Juni 1945 dalam pidato spontannya yang kemudian dikenal dengan judul “Lahirnya Pancasila“. Sukarno mengemukakan dasar-dasar sebagai berikut: Kebangsaan; Internasionalisme; Mufakat, dasar perwakilan, dasar permusyawaratan; Kesejahteraan; Ketuhanan. Nama Pancasila itu diucapkan oleh Soekarno dalam pidatonya pada tanggal 1 Juni itu, katanya:
Sekarang banyaknya prinsip: kebangsaan, internasionalisme, mufakat, kesejahteraan, dan ketuhanan, lima bilangannya. Namanya bukan Panca Dharma, tetapi saya namakan ini dengan petunjuk seorang teman kita ahli bahasa – namanya ialah Pancasila. Sila artinya azas atau dasar, dan diatas kelima dasar itulah kita mendirikan negara Indonesia, kekal dan abadi.

Setelah Rumusan Pancasila diterima sebagai dasar negara secara resmi beberapa dokumen penetapannya ialah :

  • Rumusan Pertama : Piagam Jakarta (Jakarta Charter) – tanggal 22 Juni 1945
  • Rumusan Kedua : Pembukaan Undang-undang Dasar – tanggal 18 Agustus 1945
  • Rumusan Ketiga : Mukaddimah Konstitusi Republik Indonesia Serikat – tanggal 27 Desember 1949
  • Rumusan Keempat : Mukaddimah Undang-undang Dasar Sementara – tanggal 15 Agustus 1950
  • Rumusan Kelima : Rumusan Kedua yang dijiwai oleh Rumusan Pertama (merujuk Dekrit Presiden 5 Juli 1959)

Hari Kesaktian Pancasila

Pada tanggal 30 September 1965, terjadi insiden yang dinamakan Gerakan 30 September (G30S). Insiden ini sendiri masih menjadi perdebatan di tengah lingkungan akademisi mengenai siapa penggiatnya dan apa motif dibelakangnya. Akan tetapi otoritas militer dan kelompok reliji terbesar saat itu menyebarkan kabar bahwa insiden tersebut merupakan usaha PKI mengubah unsur Pancasila menjadi ideologi komunis, untuk membubarkan Partai Komunis Indonesia dan membenarkan peristiwa Pembantaian di Indonesia 1965–1966.

Pada hari itu, enam Jendral dan 1 Kapten serta berberapa orang lainnya dibunuh oleh oknum-oknum yang digambarkan pemerintah sebagai upaya kudeta. Gejolak yang timbul akibat G30S sendiri pada akhirnya berhasil diredam oleh otoritas militer Indonesia. Pemerintah Orde Baru kemudian menetapkan 30 September sebagai Hari Peringatan Gerakan 30 September G30S dan tanggal 1 Oktober ditetapkan sebagai Hari Kesaktian Pancasila.

Butir-butir Pengamalan Pancasila


Ketetapan MPR no. II/MPR/1978 tentang Ekaprasetia Pancakarsa menjabarkan kelima asas dalam Pancasila menjadi 36 butir pengamalan sebagai pedoman praktis bagi pelaksanaan Pancasila.

36 BUTIR-BUTIR PANCASILA/EKA PRASETIA PANCA KARSA

A. SILA KETUHANAN YANG MAHA ESA108px-Pancasila_Sila_1_Star.svg

  1. Percaya dan Takwa kepada Tuhan Yang Maha Esa sesuai dengan agama dan kepercayaan masing-masing menurut dasar kemanusiaan yang adil dan beradab.
  2. Hormat menghormati dan bekerjasama antar pemeluk agama dan penganut-penganut kepercayaan yang berbeda-beda sehingga terbina kerukunan hidup.
  3. Saling menghormati kebebasan menjalankan ibadah sesuai dengan agama dan kepercayaannya.
  4. Tidak memaksakan suatu agama dan kepercayaan kepada orang lain.

B. SILA KEMANUSIAAN YANG ADIL DAN BERADAB110px-Pancasila_Sila_2_Chain.svg

  1. Mengakui persamaan derajat persamaan hak dan persamaan kewajiban antara sesama manusia.
  2. Saling mencintai sesama manusia.
  3. Mengembangkan sikap tenggang rasa.
  4. Tidak semena-mena terhadap orang lain.
  5. Menjunjung tinggi nilai kemanusiaan.
  6. Gemar melakukan kegiatan kemanusiaan.
  7. Berani membela kebenaran dan keadilan.
  8. Bangsa Indonesia merasa dirinya sebagai bagian dari seluruh umat manusia, karena itu dikembangkan sikap hormat-menghormati dan bekerjasama dengan bangsa lain.

C. SILA PERSATUAN INDONESIA110px-Pancasila_Sila_3_Banyan_Tree.svg

  1. Menempatkan kesatuan, persatuan, kepentingan, dan keselamatan bangsa dan negara di atas kepentingan pribadi atau golongan.
  2. Rela berkorban untuk kepentingan bangsa dan negara.
  3. Cinta Tanah Air dan Bangsa.
  4. Bangga sebagai Bangsa Indonesia dan ber-Tanah Air Indonesia.
  5. Memajukan pergaulan demi persatuan dan kesatuan bangsa yang ber-Bhinneka Tunggal Ika.

D. SILA KERAKYATAN YANG DIPIMPIN OLEH HIKMAT KEBIJAKSANAAN DALAM PERMUSYAWARATAN / PERWAKILAN110px-Pancasila_Sila_4_Buffalo's_Head.svg

  1. Mengutamakan kepentingan negara dan masyarakat.
  2. Tidak memaksakan kehendak kepada orang lain.
  3. Mengutamakan musyawarah dalam mengambil keputusan untuk kepentingan bersama.
  4. Musyawarah untuk mencapai mufakat diliputi semangat kekeluargaan.
  5. Dengan itikad baik dan rasa tanggung jawab menerima dan melaksanakan hasil musyawarah.
  6. Musyawarah dilakukan dengan akal sehat dan sesuai dengan hati nurani yang luhur.
  7. Keputusan yang diambil harus dapat dipertanggung jawabkan secara moral kepada Tuhan Yang Maha Esa, menjunjung tinggi harkat dan martabat manusia serta nilai-nilai kebenaran dan keadilan.

E. SILA KEADILAN SOSIAL BAGI SELURUH RAKYAT INDONESIA110px-Pancasila_Sila_5_Rice_and_Cotton.svg

  1. Mengembangkan perbuatan-perbuatan yang luhur yang mencerminkan sikap dan suasana kekeluargaan dan gotong-royong.
  2. Bersikap adil.
  3. Menjaga keseimbangan antara hak dan kewajiban.
  4. Menghormati hak-hak orang lain.
  5. Suka memberi pertolongan kepada orang lain.
  6. Menjauhi sikap pemerasan terhadap orang lain.
  7. Tidak bersifat boros.
  8. Tidak bergaya hidup mewah.
  9. Tidak melakukan perbuatan yang merugikan kepentingan umum.
  10. Suka bekerja keras.
  11. Menghargai hasil karya orang lain.
  12. Bersama-sama berusaha mewujudkan kemajuan yang merata dan berkeadilan sosial.

Ketetapan ini kemudian dicabut dengan Tap MPR no. I/MPR/2003 dengan 45 butir Pancasila. Tidak pernah dipublikasikan kajian mengenai apakah butir-butir ini benar-benar diamalkan dalam keseharian warga Indonesia.

BINTANG

 Sila Pertama

  1. Bangsa Indonesia menyatakan kepercayaannya dan ketakwaannya terhadap Tuhan Yang Maha Esa.
  2. Manusia Indonesia percaya dan takwa terhadap Tuhan Yang Maha Esa, sesuai dengan agama dan kepercayaannya masing-masing menurut dasar kemanusiaan yang adil dan beradab.
  3. Mengembangkan sikap hormat menghormati dan bekerjasama antara pemeluk agama dengan penganut kepercayaan yang berbeda-beda terhadap Tuhan Yang Maha Esa.
  4. Membina kerukunan hidup di antara sesama umat beragama dan kepercayaan terhadap Tuhan Yang Maha Esa.
  5. Agama dan kepercayaan terhadap Tuhan Yang Maha Esa adalah masalah yang menyangkut hubungan pribadi manusia dengan Tuhan Yang Maha Esa.
  6. Mengembangkan sikap saling menghormati kebebasan menjalankan ibadah sesuai dengan agama dan kepercayaannya masing-masing.
  7. Tidak memaksakan suatu agama dan kepercayaan terhadap Tuhan Yang Maha Esa kepada orang lain.

Sila Kedua

RANTAI

  1. Mengakui dan memperlakukan manusia sesuai dengan harkat dan martabatnya sebagai makhluk Tuhan Yang Maha Esa.
  2. Mengakui persamaan derajat, persamaan hak, dan kewajiban asasi setiap manusia, tanpa membeda-bedakan suku, keturunan, agama, kepercayaan, jenis kelamin, kedudukan sosial, warna kulit dan sebagainya.
  3. Mengembangkan sikap saling mencintai sesama manusia.
  4. Mengembangkan sikap saling tenggang rasa dan tepa selira.
  5. Mengembangkan sikap tidak semena-mena terhadap orang lain.
  6. Menjunjung tinggi nilai-nilai kemanusiaan.
  7. Gemar melakukan kegiatan kemanusiaan.
  8. Berani membela kebenaran dan keadilan.
  9. Bangsa Indonesia merasa dirinya sebagai bagian dari seluruh umat manusia.
  10. Mengembangkan sikap hormat menghormati dan bekerjasama dengan bangsa lain.

Sila Ketiga

POHON BERINGIN

  1. Mampu menempatkan persatuan, kesatuan, serta kepentingan dan keselamatan bangsa dan negara sebagai kepentingan bersama di atas kepentingan pribadi dan golongan.
  2. Sanggup dan rela berkorban untuk kepentingan negara dan bangsa apabila diperlukan.
  3. Mengembangkan rasa cinta kepada tanah air dan bangsa.
  4. Mengembangkan rasa kebanggaan berkebangsaan dan bertanah air Indonesia.
  5. Memelihara ketertiban dunia yang berdasarkan kemerdekaan, perdamaian abadi, dan keadilan sosial.
  6. Mengembangkan persatuan Indonesia atas dasar Bhinneka Tunggal Ika.
  7. Memajukan pergaulan demi persatuan dan kesatuan bangsa.

Sila Keempat

KEPALA BANTENG

  1. Sebagai warga negara dan warga masyarakat, setiap manusia Indonesia mempunyai kedudukan, hak, dan kewajiban yang sama.
  2. Tidak boleh memaksakan kehendak kepada orang lain.
  3. Mengutamakan musyawarah dalam mengambil keputusan untuk kepentingan bersama.
  4. Musyawarah untuk mencapai mufakat diliputi oleh semangat kekeluargaan.
  5. Menghormati dan menjunjung tinggi setiap keputusan yang dicapai sebagai hasil musyawarah.
  6. Dengan iktikad baik dan rasa tanggung jawab menerima dan melaksanakan hasil keputusan musyawarah.
  7. Di dalam musyawarah diutamakan kepentingan bersama di atas kepentingan pribadi dan golongan.
  8. Musyawarah dilakukan dengan akal sehat dan sesuai dengan hati nurani yang luhur.
  9. Keputusan yang diambil harus dapat dipertanggungjawabkan secara moral kepada Tuhan Yang Maha Esa, menjunjung tinggi harkat dan martabat manusia, nilai-nilai kebenaran dan keadilan mengutamakan persatuan dan kesatuan demi kepentingan bersama.
  10. Memberikan kepercayaan kepada wakil-wakil yang dipercayai untuk melaksanakan pemusyawaratan.

Sila Kelima

PADI & KAPAS

  1. Mengembangkan perbuatan yang luhur, yang mencerminkan sikap dan suasana kekeluargaan dan kegotongroyongan.
  2. Mengembangkan sikap adil terhadap sesama.
  3. Menjaga keseimbangan antara hak dan kewajiban.
  4. Menghormati hak orang lain.
  5. Suka memberi pertolongan kepada orang lain agar dapat berdiri sendiri.
  6. Tidak menggunakan hak milik untuk usaha-usaha yang bersifat pemerasan terhadap orang lain.
  7. Tidak menggunakan hak milik untuk hal-hal yang bersifat pemborosan dan gaya hidup mewah.
  8. Tidak menggunakan hak milik untuk bertentangan dengan atau merugikan kepentingan umum.
  9. Suka bekerja keras.
  10. Suka menghargai hasil karya orang lain yang bermanfaat bagi kemajuan dan kesejahteraan bersama.
  11. Suka melakukan kegiatan dalam rangka mewujudkan kemajuan yang merata dan berkeadilan sosial.

 Lagu Garuda Pancasila

Garuda Pancasila juga merupakan dan nama sebuah lagu nasional Indonesia yang diciptakan lagu dan liriknya oleh Sudharnoto.

Garuda Pancasila
Akulah pendukungmu
Patriot proklamasi
Sedia berkorban untukmu

Pancasila dasar negara
Rakyat adil makmur sentausa
Pribadi bangsaku
Ayo maju maju
Ayo maju maju
Ayo maju maju


Patung besar Garuda Pancasila, terpasang di Ruang Kemerdekaan Monas, Jakarta.

Ukuran/dimensi resmi lambang negara.

GARUDA PANCASILA

Lambang Garuda juga digunakan di jersey Tim Nasional Sepak Bola Indonesia

Lambang Garuda juga digunakan di jersey Tim Nasional Sepak Bola Indonesia