Nusa Lembongan Island.........
Nusa Lembongan has a population of approximately 5,000 people living in two villages, Desa Lembongan (Desa = Village) and Desa Jungut Batu. There is no industry on Lembongan and electricity required for the villages is generated by diesel engines that were contributed by the government. These generators only operate in the evenings.
Lembongan village is 615 ha in area, consisting of 85% unproductive rocky land. The main income for the population is derived from seaweed farming. In 1997 the farms were recorded to cover up to 70 ha. They farm Euchema Cottomi a specie of ocean algae, by tying the sprouting algae shoots to farming plots with rope and wood stakes embedded in the seabed. It takes one month to grow to a size able to be harvested and then three days to sundry. Normally during the harvest the new sprouts are returned to the bed to begin the new crop, additionally new sprouts may be collected from the seabed. The dried seaweed is kept in storehouses until it is taken to the mainland and sold for export to America, Denmark, Japan and Holland. Seaweed is used for medicines, food stabilizer, cosmetic and gelatin for ice cream.
Every family owns approximately 3-5 acres of seaweed farming ‘bed’. One acre may produce 150 – 200 kg of dried seaweed with each harvest. The price that the islanders are paid for the dried seaweed fluctuates depending on market demand.
Mostly the villagers are Hindu, their ancestors were from Klungkung Kingdom. Klungkung, on the eastern coast of Bali, which was the historic capital of Bali before colonization. Lembongan Village has six dusun or suburbs and within these Dusun are the Banjars or neighborhoods. Generally every banjar has a meeting hall called Bale Banjar, ‘Bale’ means ‘place’ and ‘Banjar’ means ‘many’. This is the place used by villagers to gather together to discuss matters. Every Banjar has a chief named ‘Kelian Dinas’. A ‘Kelian Dinas’ is responsible for village administration and to organize particular activities. Every Bale Banjar is equipped with a Kul-Kul, a wooded ‘bell’. Normally rung to call people to gather for village business it is also used as an emergency signal. The purpose of the meeting can be determined by the number of times the ‘bell’ is struck.
For Example: Marital 3 times
Passed away 1 time
Gathering 9 times (normally to discuss urgent issues)
Almost no crime occurs in this village, all people live in peace and adheres to custom and religious values. On the unusual occurrence that somebody does break the law the punishment is often offered through the village as opposed to relying on police intervention.
HOW TO GET THERE - NUSA LEMBONGAN ISLAND
● Public Boat (Traditional Boat)
There is also available scheduled public boat start from 08.00 AM at Sanur.
The way to Lembongan 90 minutes from Sanur Beach. The vessel(Traditional Boat) is thirty feet long and carries 50 passengers luggage and three crews. Price only USD 7.00/person/one way. The journey in normal condition will take only 1 Hrs. In rain you will be fully protected and we have very comfortably seats. Operate from the shortest possible route being Sanur - Lembongan.
● Modern Boat (SHIP CRUISE) leaves from Tanjung - Benoa is available with one day earlier booking.
>Transfer by Island Explorer Cruises at USD 50.00/person/One way
>Transfer by Bounty Cruises at USD 45.00/person/One way
Just 30 Minute From Bali Island
Escape the hustle and bustle of Bali, in one phone call we can pick up your by our SCOOT BOAT/ speed boat from your hotel in Bali to Sanur and we are drop your up 30 minutes to Nusa Lembongan until our Bungalow and wish you away to beautiful Lembongan.
● Scoot Boat (The fastest way to Lembongan)
Dep from Sanur : 9.30AM ; 1.30PM ; 4PM
Dep from lembongan : 8.30AM ; 10.30AM ; 3.00PM
Adult : USD 35.00/oneway/person - Return at USD 50.00
Student : USD 30.00/oneway/person - Return at USD 40.00 (12 - 16 years old)
Child : USD 20.00/oneway/person - Return at USD 29.00 (5 - 12 yrs old)
Infant : FOC (0 - 5 yrs old)