How many times have you been to Bali?
Think you would wanna go back again? What if I told that right next to Bali, you could find at least 50 other islands which have just as much beauty to offer?
Read on and find out what you've been missing.
Indonesia has close to 17,000 islands - each one made up of unique and marvellous landforms. From the Mentawi islands at the western most tip of Indonesia to the Sulawesi islands in the East, the length of Indonesia's islands span almost the length of the continent of Australia.
I've lived most of my life in Singapore and find myself returning to the islands of Indonesia time and again. Let me take you on a trip to the island of Lombok.
Situated a mere 142 km from Bali, Lombok is barely 2 islands away and almost as big as Bali. Less commercial but with the same beauty and adventure to offer, it's perfect for a short weekend getaway or an extended family holiday.
Perfect for backpackers and luxurious family vacations, this island is raw and filled with natural beauty.
I'm an avid traveller, with absolutely no hesitations in travelling solo to whichever part of the world that takes my fancy. With an unexpected few days off from work - I started thinking hard and fast on how to maximise them and for me this means only one thing - where can I travel to?
Picking Lombok was easy - I've had it in my sights for a couple of years now with an itinerary and places to stay all saved in wish lists - I was more of less ready to go! Booked myself a flight on Thursday, 31 October and flew Friday morning Friday, 1 November. I flew Singapore Airlines - flight time was around 5 hours at SGD 600.