Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Gili Trawagan Islands

Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawagan is central Gili Islands dive industry . There are about a dozen dive shops and schools , all eager to show the amazing underwater scenery . Après diving , comfortable in a beach bungalow and the sipping tropical drinks . Want teetotaling way to decompress ? Rotate and pose your way to the holy sanctuary of tranquility in the center of Gili Yoga .
The islands are a popular destination for tourists looking for a remote island experience . Each island has several small resorts , usually consisting of a collection of huts for tourists , a small pool and a restaurant . Most of the locals live on Trawangan in a city that stretches along the east side just inland ( which is also where the latest developments in progress ) . Cars and motor vehicle traffic is prohibited on the islands by local ordinance , so the preferred method of transportation is by foot and bicycle or horse-drawn carriages called cidomo . Diving in and around the Gilis is also popular because of the many marine life and coral formations are interesting .
Gili Trawangan is the largest of Lombok Gili Islands and the only one to rise significantly ( 60 m ) above sea level . Measuring 3 km long and 2 km wide , has a population of about 1500 ( see demographics ) . The name is derived from the Indonesian Trawangan Tunnel ( Tunnel ) because of the cave tunnel built there during the Japanese occupation in World War 2 . Of the Gilis , Trawangan is the most developed and directed tourism. The main concentration of residential , recreation , accommodation and diving is located on the east side of the island . A local pub , Tir Na Nog claims that Trawangan is the smallest island in the world with an Irish pub . It was previously administered under Lombok Barat Regency along with Senggigi until 2010 when the Gili islands are under the jurisdiction of the new North Lombok ( Lombok Utara) .
On Gili Trawangan ( as well as the other two Gili ) , no motorized vehicles . The main means of transportation are bicycles ( rented by locals to tourists ) and cidomo ( small horse-drawn carriage ) . For traveling to and from each of the Gilis , locals usually use motorized boats and speedboats .
The economy of Gili Trawangan centers on tourism , as the island is too small to support any broad scale agriculture , and too remote to allow economically industry or trade . There is a mosque on the island .

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  3. where this place bro?
    at lombok, indonesia..
    great information :P

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