Pasar Traditional, Kecodak, Tari Gendang Belek, Tradisi Khas Masyarakat SasakAbout Lombok
Lombok’s Traditional Sector
About Lombok island is located east of Bali. Lombok geographically is nearly the same size as Bali and, just as there are favorite tourist locations on Bali, so Lombok provides a wide range of destinations to match different holidaymakers’ tastes. A tropic climate with warm and humid weather all allall year round. Temperature range from 21 Celsius to 32 Celsius. The wet season begins from Nov to May and dry season start from May-October. The optimum time to come is in May when the weather is just perfect with bright daylight and green scenery.
People & Religion
The local inhabitants of Lombok are called Sasaks that make up 70 percent of individuals are the predominant group with Balinese, Chinese, Arabian, and Javanese along with other ethnics groups constitute the rest.
Bahasa Indonesia is the National Language, but English is widely spoken.
Lombok has 3 central districts with 3 capital cities: Mataram from the west, Praya in central and Selong in east Lombok. The vast majority of trade is in the capital city of Mataram in Southern Lombok.
Islam is the vast majority religion, but all other religions are practiced freely. Each Friday around 12.30 noon, Muslims go to the mosques just like Christians go to church on Sunday. In case you’re planning on traveling around the island and visiting small villages it’s more satisfactory to wear trousers or knee length shorts, a shirt with sleeves or a sarong.
In case you happened to be here during Ramadhan, which is the Muslim month of fasting from dawn to sunset, please don’t to eat, drink or smoke out in the open public during this month-long fast. Even though the people today don’t even seem bothered in the typical tourist locations such as Senggigi and the Gili islands, it’s best to respect the people and not eat or smoke publicly.
Wetutelu is a distinctive religion that blends Islam – Animism and is only found in north Lombok.
Its roots stem from the village of Bayan from the north. The people who practice this still consider themselves Muslims, but they’ve their rituals in addition to the normal Muslim ones. One such ceremony is Nyiu, that takes place one thousand days after someone dies. The family members of the deceased provide material things such as clothing, toothbrushes, dishes, food, mattresses, etc., so the dead will be pleased in paradise.