I woke up one morning feeling the urge to jog since Villa L was located on top of a hill and there’s gotta be some amazing views to be seen. It was similar to Mulholland Drive, so you can call it the Mulholland Drive of Lombok (LOL).
So I started my morning feeling super refreshed. The air you breathe in Lombok makes you feel mornings are just wonderful. Of course it was also because it was holiday-time. After being served breakfast in the villa we decided to go out for a drive around Senggigi and to play in the beach. I wore a brown sleeveless top with a ‘kain sarong’ that I bought from the 20th Enjoy Jakarta World Junior Golf championship. I was emceeing for that event since my Aunt requested for my help. Anyways the kain sarong was specially designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jakarta, thus its patterns has ‘ondel-ondel’ (traditional Betawi/Old Jakarta celebration costume) on it. I purposely chose a stand-out bright color to break that image of ‘boring’ and dull kain sarongs. Then I grabbed my Prada sunglasses and Marc Jacobs bag and left the Villa for the beach.
I know I look super colorful and I would never wear something like this in Jakarta, and that was exactly why I wore it. Lombok inspired me to dress casual and to explore the possible modernization of batik or other handmade cloth created by the local people of Indonesia. I think it’s a seriously important issue to cultivate the creativity and produce of the local artists.
We went back to the villa for a swim at the pool instead of the beach, since it was fully packed with people. When sunset came all of us took photos on top of the balcony. So the people in the pictures are my family and my father’s friend’s family.
On the next day we went to Sekotong, another place different from Senggigi. Sekotong is known as the Carribean island of Lombok because on top of the sea small islands called ‘gili’ floats. We went around the gili-gilis with a boat and then we decided to stop at Gili Nangu for snorkelling. It was really beautiful and ‘untouched’.
Overall I really enjoyed this trip to Lombok. It was a refreshing trip and it certainly made me lose some weight because all I do is swim all day and everyday there (LOL). Well till next again Lombok! <3