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Sumbawa Besar Travel Blog› entry 56 of 56 › view all entries
Located in the middle of the Nusa Tenggara chain, Sumbawa is the second island eastward from Bali. It's a long, twisting island culturally divided into two halves. Sumbawa Besar is the main population center on the western half. As it was described to me (and I'd have to agree), it is not too big, nor too small. It seems to fit its mold perfectly. The streets are active throughout the day but not to the point of creating any traffic jams. The typical range of roadside vendors line the streets, offering cheap but tasty local treats like satay and martabak. The town's small airport offers a single flight a day to the provincial capital of Mataram on neighboring Lombok, saving about 6-8 hours in driving/ferrying time.
western half of the island, though I didn't notice any in the vicinity of the town. A fresh seafood dinner on an open air pagoda on the beach was a great way to spend my last evening here. Nice!