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Places to visit on Lombok Island

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Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan is the largest of Lombok’s Gili Islands and the only one to rise significantly (60 m) above sea level. Measuring 3 km long and 2 km wide, it has a population of around 1500. The name of Trawangan originates from the Indonesian word Terowongan (Tunnel) due to the presence of a cave tunnel built there during Japanese occupation in World War 2. Gili Trawangan is the most developed and geared towards tourism. The main concentration of settlement, recreation, accommodation and diving business is situated on the eastern side of the island. A local pub, Tîr na Nôg claims that Trawangan is the smallest island in the world with an Irish pub. It was previously administered under Lombok Barat Regencyalong with Senggigi until 2010, Gili islands came under the jurisdiction of the new North Lombok Regency (Kabupaten Lombok Utara). Read more