Lembar is located in West Lombok, Indonesia. It is a transit point for visitors from Bali to the town of Mataram, the Gili islands and Kuta. Mataram is the largest city on Lombok; it is in fact a number of villages that have grown together. The main ones are Ampenan, the harbour on the west coast and the site of the airport; Mataram itself, in the center; and Cakranegara, the commercial hub to the east.
Attractions include Mayura garen, a water palace built in 1744 and Narmada Park (Taman Narmada), located 10 km east of Mataram. This park was the relaxation place for the king during the time of feudalism. This park has a Hindu temple and swimming pool. It also has a fountain which is called “Youth Fountain”, believed to give long life to a person that drinks its water.
Things to See & Do
* Mayura Garden
* Narmada Park
* Museum Negeri Nusa Tenggara Barat
* Jalan Udayana – a long strip of warungs and small food stalls lining both sides of the road near the airport between Jalan Gilli Gede and Jalan Adi Sucipto
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Rupiah (IDR)
Language – Indonesian
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Population – 469,884 approx.
Land Area – 503.3 km²
Time – GMT plus hours seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +62
Port Location – The city of Mataram is serviced by the port of Tanjung Lembar in the south west of Lombok. It is located 22km south of Mataram.
Travel Links – There are slow public ferries from Padang Bai (Bali) every hour. The trip normally takes four hours. Shuttle bus services and bemos are available to Mataram.
Selaparang Airport is located in Ampenan on the western side of Mataram.