A view of the Mataram city from the watch tower at Lombok Islamic Centre Foto Bernama
By Mohamad Bakri Darus
LOMBOK (Indonesia) (Bernama) -- As soon as we stepped out of the Lombok International Airport after our three-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur, one of the first things we did was look for a stall that served the local speciality, nasi balap puyung.
We found one not far from the airport and tucked heartily into the rice and spicy chicken dish, after which we were all set to embark on our tour of the island.
I was among 25 members of the Kelantan Media Club that visited Lombok recently and for all of us, it was our maiden trip to this beautiful island located in the Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Barat.
Lying east of the more well-known island of Bali across the Lombok Strait, Lombok is famous for its stunning beaches and magical views of nature, as well as its mosques.
One of the first places we visited was the Hubbul Wathan mosque located at the Lombok Islamic Centre in the capital, Mataram.....