Did I talk about Lombok before? I don't think so. I want to talk and discuss about tourism in Lombok one day, yea.. a lot of beautiful place in Lombok that already famous among the travelers like Lombok Kuta Beach and Senggigi Beach but for now I want to talk about something that you have to buy when you visit to Lombok. Souvenir in Bahasa Indonesia called as oleh-oleh. Souvenir that you have to buy mean oleh-oleh yang harus dibeli atau wajib dibeli (compulsory to purchased).
Yap.. what they are?
1. Dodol Rumput Laut
2. Honey Sumbawa
Sumbawa is a region that includes to the West Nusa Tenggara Province is one of the best honey producers in Indonesia. Honey can be obtained Sumbawa, Lombok. There are two types of honey that is sold, the usual honey-colored brownish yellow and white honey comes from bees that live in the white rocks. Honey Sumbawa has become a national icon and believed to enhance the immune system and treat various diseases, for example believed to treat neurological diseases.
Honey is sold at a price range from Rp 30,000 for the packaging of 250 ml up to nearly USD 200,000 for the package containing nearly 1 liter. Honey can be obtained relatively easily. Honey Sumbawa sell in food stores such as Phoenix and at the center of souvenir Cilinaya.
3. Ointment Sumbawa
Ointment or rub oil is an appropriate gift for a old people or grandparent, although it could also for yourself when you are tired of working. Sumbawa ointment made from the roots of mace. This oil gives the warmth and special smell to heal aches, sprains, arthritis pain relief and other muscle diseases.
Oil is available in various volume ranging up to 200 ml bottles of 800-1000 ml bottle. Oil prices were the cheapest around Rp 30,000. Ointment Sumbawa can be found in many places in the region Cilinaya and Cakranaegara.
4. Pearls Jewelry
Pearls can be said as the most luxurious gift. You must be dug deeper pockets to be able to buy it. Pearl bracelet is available in color black and white. Pearl bracelet is sold at prices starting at Rp 100,000. Cheap or expensive price depending on size. Pearls necklace is more expensive than bracelet, the price of necklace ranging from Rp 400,000. Expensive necklace could be more than Rp 1,000,000.
The most expensive pearl jewelry is ring, for both men and women. A ring with pearl seed could be worth Rp 1,000,000. This pearl jewelry can be found in souvenir shops in the area Cilinaya.
5. Sasak cloth
There sasak batik cloth that can be used as a shirt with prices starting at Rp 150,000 - Rp 350,000. Motive was quite simple and interesting, the material is too soft.
Another result of hand woven fabric with gold thread are sold at higher prices. For the smooth material, the price could more than Rp 600,000. Not all fabric must be purchased in the form of material. Fabrics can also be purchased in the form of a shirt with a starting price of Rp 200,000 and in the form of scarves starting price of Rp 100,000. There is also a form of gloves with prices starting at Rp 150,000.
Sasak fabric can be found in the area Cilinaya. Be smart to choose and bid price.
6. Lombok T-Shirt
Lombok shirt prices start from Rp 25,000. Available in various colors and image printing. Just select the appropriate size and desire.