Short Trip to Sumbawa and Bima

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Perkasa

Sumbawa is not too far from Lombok and still in same province, West Nusa Tenggara. I tried to go to Sumbawa by bus and ferry. Start from Sweta bus station in Mataram, I tried to reject ticket scalpers. The bus was late but comfort enough. 8 hours trip (include one hour by ferry) to Sumbawa is easy. But the weather is hotter than in Lombok make me little bit tired.

Mayority food in Sumbawa is seafod, when visit one of friend house, always fish offered. They have boiled fish mixed with young mango and chili. The taste is lil bit hot and sour. Actually I want to try lobster, but when I came was not season for lobster ;-(. In Sumbawa "dendeng rusa" or deer's meat dried and spicy is a famous food here. Even hunt the deers is forbiden now, but still easy to find this food. Milk from wild horse also famous and people believe this milk is useful for medicine and vitality.

Maybe I was unlucky in this trip because my camera was broken just a day before horse race in Bima.  I took picture from my friend camera Jaya, and some pictures are taken from his documentation. Anyway I really enjoy the trip especially the horse race :D.

putri_kirana says:
I guess you should be good in geography lesson, Jacques :)
Sumbawa itself for me sounds so exotic , feel like in the middle of dry savanna, the place of wild horses live...
Posted on: May 22, 2012
westwind57 says:
Ohhh, just the name Sumbawa reminds me of geography lesson in elementary school... we had to learn the whole list, and I still remember: Jawa Sumatra Borneo Celebes Bali Lombok Sumba Sumbawa Timur and and and... Nostalgia lah....
Posted on: May 22, 2012
putri_kirana says:
yeah Paul, it was great time. Horse race is one of favorite event in Bima. Even I lost my camera, I really enjoy the trip :)
Posted on: Aug 21, 2010
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Perkasa
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His name is Kartu Kuning = Yellow …
His name is Kartu Kuning = Yellow…
Perkasa
Perkasa
Dompu Guy
Dompu Guy
Jaya and his horse named Perkasa
Jaya and his horse named Perkasa
Perkasa
Perkasa
on the way
on the way
b4 competition
b4 competition
Perkasa in the field
Perkasa in the field
the field
the field
faster.. faster
faster.. faster
spectacles
spectacles
Kid watch on the tree
Kid watch on the tree
spectacles
spectacles
the suporter clap up
the suporter clap up
children
children
the suporters
the suporters
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