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Monday, February 23, 2015

Star fish spotted along the beach on our way back from Gili Nanggu and Sudak - Lombok island

A lot of fun activities at Gili Nanggu, satisfied lunch at Gili Sudak...while on the way back to the jetty, another surprised! Star fish spotted! (S8.74618 E116.01814)

It was low tide while we were back, and we had to stop at the other site of the jetty and walking back to the jetty where we parked our party van. There were many star fishes along the beach, every 5 steps...you will see one star fish laying on the beach...
Everyone couldn't resist to taking photos with the colourful star fish!

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Star fish

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This was also my first time holding the wild star fish in my hand! Not from the aquarium but from the ocean...
We were curiously hold, touch it and having photo with it then put all of them back to the beach...

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The star fish

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Our friend - Tony almost want to bite it...haha!

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Beside the star fish, there were also mudskipper, sea urchin were found along the beach. I really like to stroll along the beach, too bad we had no enough time...

We were going on the long journey again to Mataram - the capital of Lombok for our dinner.

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Related post for Lombok island trip :-
Airasia media FAM trip to Lombok Island - Indonesia on July 2014

Location map of the Tawun beach at Lombok island



Sunday, February 22, 2015

Nirvana Beach Restaurant at Gili Sudak, Lombok island

After our fun activities at Gili Nanggu, some were tired, some were exhausted but all of us definitely hungry! So we moved to the next island for late lunch - The Nirvana Beach restaurant at Gili Sudak. (S8.72575 E116.02772)

The area was nice and the restaurant is just situated next to the beach. A simple timber style setup, but the attraction is the surrounding...

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Once we settled with everyone bags and belonging, we started to snapped around...the BBQ of tropical colourful parrot fish became our main attraction!

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Everyone was busy taking photos with the fish...rarely have a chance to see the process of the BBQ parrot fish...

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BBQ parrot fish at Nirvana Beach Restaurant

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Our fellow tour mate - Sock Peng (http://mylovelybluesky.com/) was helping the BBQ preparation...haha!

While waiting for the lunch to be serve, the corns soup was ready for everyone in the restaurant. All of us can't wait to try out the Lombok food at the restaurant...actually, we were starving...:)

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Corns soup offer by Nirvana Beach restaurant

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Before we finish the soup, other delicacies like veggies and toufu were ready at the serving counter...

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Then followed by the BBQ fish...

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BBQ parrot fish

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For every dishes we chose, don't forget to taste some of their magic cut chili, which was super hot! I like it very much!

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The cut chili and local sambal

One fish for one person (or more).
All of us enjoyed each of the BBQ parrot fish and some of us took 2...the fish was fresh and I believe only BBQ with a little salt which made perfect of the taste!

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End up, I couldn't resist myself to had another BBQ parrot fish...oh! it was excellent!

We took more than 2 hours to enjoyed the scene and our fabulous lunch along the beach of Gili Sudak, it was a unforgettable experience, especially with the friendly staffs in the restaurant.
Recommended for the first time visitor to Lombok island!

Related post for Lombok island trip :-
Airasia media FAM trip to Lombok Island - Indonesia on July 2014

Location map of Gili Sudak (island) at Lombok island.



Saturday, February 14, 2015

Snorkeling and having fun at Gili Nanggu (island) in Lombok, Indonesia

Gili Nanggu (S8.71957 E116.00938) is one of the beautiful island located at southwest of Lombok island. 'Gili' is means island in the local. After 20 minutes ferry ride, we reached the paradise island with the super clear water! Very excited!

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Jetty of Gili Nanggu

The weather was cloudy and was good for snorkeling...but not good for photography, too bad...

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Crystal clear water of Nanggu island

Not wasting any minute, everyone started their own activities...some went for snorkeling, photography and other activities...
Some of our tour mates not forgot to taking photos with the youngest boat boy who brought us the island.

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Photograph with the youngest boat 'boy'

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Our guide - Pak Uji started to gave snorkeling briefing to those who want to enjoy snorkeling around the island.

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Pak Uji and the beauties!

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Everyone had their nice pose before getting wet...

The best part of snorkeling in Gili Nanggu was, we no need to swim far away from the island, you can really enjoy the corals and the colorful tropical fish approximately around 10 meter from the beach.
This was Great!

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You can see from the photo above that our snorkeling activities was only nearby the beach. This proved that the area is really unpolluted.

I was enjoyed my walk around the island for photo taking, the jetty was my favorite place of the island.

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Part of the jetty

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The lovely couple having their own sweet time strolling on the beach...spotted female photographer action at the jetty...and pretty lady relaxing on the jetty...bread feeding for the fishes around...beside that, there were still many many more that I missed the shoot...

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We spend almost 4 blissful hours at Gili Nanggu and proceed to the next island - Gili Sudak for our late lunch...

Related post for Lombok island trip :-
Airasia media FAM trip to Lombok Island - Indonesia on July 2014

Location map of Gili Nanggu (island) in Lombok