I went to Lombok and Sumbawa Indonesia!

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One thing that I never expected to do while I was in Indonesia was to go to West Nusa Tenggara region. Truth be told I already booked my flight out from Java Island and the email came in just an hour after that. I believe that it was meant for me to go to Lombok and Sumbawa in West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia. A dear friend gave me the one of the best gift this year; a flight ticket from Jogjakarta to Lombok and then to Kuala Lumpur. Too bad I didn’t get to see him when I was in Lombok. We will see somehow somewhere eh buddy? 😀

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So, what’s so special about this Lombok Sumbawa 2014 Tour? If you follow me on facebook or Instragram, you would noticed that I updated a short blog/stories about my journey in Lombok and Sumbawa. West Nusa Tenggara has so many stories and being one of those untouched regions in Indonesia, it still holds a lot of local and rustic environments and not to forget the savanna-like geographical surrounding. I arrive in Sumbawa after a 6 hours ride on the bus as well on the ferry crossing from Port Kayangan to Poto Tano Port in Sumbawa before embarking on another journey to Sumbawa Besar.

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So what’s in Sumbawa?

Untouched nature, savanna-like environment during dry season with majestic brown shades of summer, beautiful island (I’ve only been to one but good enough to tell ya it’s great!) and am sure some beautiful beaches (but I didn’t get to go to any beach nor swim in any sea so I can’t say anything about that)

The second day I was in Sumbawa, we took a chattered boat/yacht to Moyo Island in West Nusa Tenggara. The boat cost us $800 ; inclusive of food, tour guide and tour for 35 people (do the math, quite reasonable if you come in big group). But if you are a solo traveler like me and asking HOW TO GET TO MOYO ISLAND SUMBAWA for cheap, there is a few water taxi for the villages to commute but there is no fixed schedule, so you might end up waiting couple hours or day in and out of Moyo Island from Sumbawa Besar.

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On Moyo Island, there is a beautiful waterfall name Diwu Mbai, located about a good 30 minutes walk from the port or you can hire a bike to that you there. It’s pretty exciting to take the bike around the forest and the water! If you have the heart of a lion, jump off the edge and fill your body with excitement and adrenaline! I have a heart of a mouse, so I took the road less travelled. 😛

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It was so calm on the island.

It was untouched beauty.

It was paradise.

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I hope it stays that way but all I know one day, Sumbawa in West Nusa Tenggara will be well known to curious travelers. Next post on a small man-made island called Bungin, the one where my heart got left behind. Longing to go back!

Till then, travel safe.

Author: Rayyan Haries

A Malaysian boy's journey becoming a man through his journey travelling and volunteering around the world.

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