"TRAVELING TO PULAU SUMBAWA" Pulau Sumbawa by meiyergani

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The picture above is a Ferry from Lombok island Kayangan seaport toward Sumbawa island Poto Tano Seaport, it is an afternoon view when a ferry approaching PotoTano Harbor

Traveling from Lombok, take a shuttle minibus "SUMBAWA UTAMA" from Mataram city to eastern end of Lombok island in about two hours to reach Kayangan Seaport, then by Ferry sailing two hours to Sumbawa island Poto Tano seaport, then continue our land trip by the same minibus "SUMBAWA UTAMA" and reach Sumbawa Besar the capital town of Sumbawa District after two hours long and winding roads

Sumbawa is an Indonesian island, located in the middle of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain, with Lombok to the west, Flores to the east, and Sumba further to the southeast. It is in the province of West Nusa Tenggara.
Sumbawa Island is located at the eastern part of Lombok Island and consist of five regencies : West Sumbawa, Sumbawa, Dompu, Bima and Bima City (Municipality).
Sumbawa Island’s terrain is rough and mountainous, Mt. Tambora is a significant feature of Sumbawa Island. In fact, Tambora’s eruptions of 1815 was one the most dramatic in the world’s history.


Historically, Sumbawa was divided into two major linguistic groups who spoke languages that were different to each other. One group was centered in the western side of the island speaks Basa Samawa (Indonesian: Bahasa Sumbawa) which is similar to the Sasak language from Lombok.
The second group in the east speaks Nggahi Mbojo (Bahasa Bima) who live in the Bima and Dompu District (west) looks like the one on Flores and Sumba.

The kingdoms which located in Sumbawa Besar and Bima were the two focal points of Sumbawa. This division of the island into two parts remains today; Sumbawa Besar and Bima are the two largest towns on the island, and are the centers of distinct cultural groups that share the island fluenced.


MOUNT Tambora which is administratively located in the Regency Bima with an altitude of only 2851 mdpl (meters above sea level) is one of the objectives of mountain climbers, local climbers either Indonesia or abroad. . Mount Tambora area is divided into two locations namely conservation: North Tambora Wildlife Reserve with an area of 80,000 hectares and South Tambora Hunting Park with an area of 30,000 hectares.

Sumbawa’s other active volcano, Mt. Sangeang, is an isolated island which erupted last in 1985 forcing the evacuation of the island’s inhabitants.

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  • Pros:Beach Front and Mountain Range
  • In a nutshell:A Fascinating mount TAMBORA and beaches Line
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