Romance Of The Gili Islands Paradise
I am finally back from Lombok in Indonesia. It was a very crazy and fun filled trip. I went there to collect my wife who was sunburned from her hike up the tough trails to conquer Mount Rinjani's Volcano. It was such a breathtaking and wonderful experience for her to trek up 4 days & 3 nights, sleeping under the stars inside the tents. The many photos taken up the trails, crater and volcano was awesome with the panoramic scenic lakes. It was really like heavens! I will share the photos in the next blog post together with the fabulous services of Rinjani Kingdom's team of professional guides which I must share with the whole world! Stay tuned!
I spent the last 3 days with my wife and some 30
other friends who joined the hiking expedition
to conquer the beautiful Mount Rinjani's Volcano.
Thanks to my wifey for this trip!
We took a fast speed boat from Teluk Nare at Lombok Island
to reach the Gili Trawangan. It was just 20 minutes instead
of an hour by the slow ferry boat from Bangsal Harbour.
The whole world asked why I didn't hike up with them? Truth be told,
that all the hikers are IRONMAN, Iron ladies, State runners & atheletics
who lead a lifestyle of rigorous daily exercises! Definitely not me!! Sobs!
There are no cars or vehicles but just
many horse carts, boats and bicycles!
You can just simply walk too.
Gili Trawangan is one of the 3 paradise islands off Lombok,
which is directly opposite Bali Island. It is still unspoilt
with clear sea water where one could see millions of fishes
swimming at your feet with miles of exotic corals and oceanic
plants swaying below. It is truly a haven for scuba divers and
We arrived this pier at Gili Trawangan.
This is the boutique Gili Trawangan Oasis hotel with lovely chalets
around the swimming pool. We took up almost the entire place with
over 30 persons in our group.
My darling and I went ronda-ronda on the bicycles around
the whole island which is only 6 kilometres! There are hundreds
of boutique & chalet hotels lining side by side with so many pubs
and souvenir shops. It was truly a relaxing sight unlike the
very commercialized resort islands like Phuket, Bali or Langkawi.
This place is where they gave quick intensive
course to scuba divers!
They have very pretty unique roofs using bamboo & attap leaves!
Miles of clear beaches with deck chairs to relax.
Small, Medium & Big sized tourists everywhere!
Everyone was relaxed & happy.
We stopped by a restaurant serving mixed rice dishes.
Everything looked so mouthwatering & delicious.
This was my lunch! It looks like Malaysian food but
the taste was very different but awesome & nice.
I always loved the Indonesian food and cakes!
My wife loved this Avocado Juice with Chocolate.
Many friends loved this too but to me, it is
too thick and slimy!
This is a near completed pavilion for Yoga!
The bamboo architecture is very interesting.
Many cute chalets everywhere and the prices are
affordably cheap too.
Lombok & Bali have many similar interesting cultures
The entrance to a boutique hotel with the Hindusim statues outside.
Another private beach with a myriad of colourful beach sofas & umbrellas!
We just had to snap a photo for our colourful memories!
My darling and I.
Why nobody believed that I went surfing?
The walls of colours depicts my wife's colourful life today.
Next month will mark our 15 years of wedding bliss.
My dearest wifey will treat me with a next trip to Hong Kong!