Mataram, Lombok

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On the western coast of the island of Lake Comoros in Indonesia lies the city of Mataram, the largest settlement and administrative center of the Western Small Islands. It is made up of three areas: Amenan (the port area), Mătaram (the government center), and Sacraguerra (the commercial center). All three areas are separate, separate communities, but have a single administration.

The current city is characterized by large office buildings, modern housing complexes, large retail and entertainment centers, and transportation facilities. ×The central square often hosts exhibitions and concerts. Many of the citys visitors are attracted to local markets that feature a variety of local products, national clothing and precious jewelry.

The main transportation facility is the local station, from which shuttle buses go to different settlements on the island. At one time the city was named for an ancient sultanate that occupied the center and east side of the island of Java.

100 USD = 1,499,455.00 IDR

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 400,000 people
  • GDP: $3,570 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 10 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Telkomsel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory. However, if you want to tip, perhaps provide 5-10% of the total bill. Restaurants: some restaurants will include 5-10% service charge to their bill. But if they don’t levy any service charge, you can tip between Rp10,000 to 10% of the total bill.
  • Apartment listings: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: GoJEK
  • Online electronics shop: Tokopedia
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Lion
  • Best intl air carrier: Garuda
  • Monthly costs for expat: $550
  • Monthly costs for family: $600
  • Monthly costs for local: $180
  • Meal: $1.7
  • Small Cola: $0.3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $0.9
  • Coffee: $0.7

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