Shopping In Lombok
Lombok Epicentrum Mall is located in the middle of the city of Mataram, precisely on Jalan Sriwijaya. This mall is the largest and most complete mall in the whole island of Lombok. The location is very strategic with the city center, making it always crowded with locals here. So this is what makes all Mataram people automatically know the location of this mall. This mall has operating hours from around 09:30 to 22:00 every day. You can come anytime according to your schedule and leisure.
Various types of culinary cuisine and franchise distributions can be found when visiting this shopping center. From cafes, fast food restaurants, drinks, boutiques, game rides, theaters, and many other outlets that you can visit to suit your needs. For vehicle parking, of course, very spacious and relieved. But if you come here on a Saturday night, it will be a little more difficult to get a parking space. This mall has 4 floors that you can explore. Surely it will add to your enthusiasm for a long time being here.
Mataram Mall was the biggest shopping center in Mataram. The mall was founded in 2005. The mall consists of 3 floors with tenants who are already well-known as large companies both nationally and internationally including Karisma, McDonald’s, KFC, and many more.
at Hero, McDonalds, KFC, Discounts, LifeFashion, Charisma, Grandstore, Fashion Store, Nokia Store, AT&T Store and Element Fun Family
This relatively new shopping/entertainment mall is owned by the giant Trans Corp of Indonesia, with expectations of high standard of Trans Corp, Indonesian local crowd is to be expected. Transmart offer wide variety of cafés, restaurants, department stores and the mini entertainment studio and a cinema just like any other Transmarts throughout the country.
You can enjoy casual shopping activity or just simply shop for your everyday needs or try the indoor entertainment studio, they even got an indoor rollercoaster for everyone who likes the thrill.
Buying Songket at Sukarara Village
For textile products enthusiast, especially the handmade one, this village can be a reference for you. This village is located in the district of Jonggat, Central Lombok. It is a center of songket weaving in Lombok. Here the manufacturing process is still using traditional weaving tools. This is where uniqueness comes from and making songket from Sukarara became the most famous among textile enthusiasts.
Art Shops in Cakranegara
Cakranegara is the center for Lombok’s typical souvenirs, such as shirts, bags, key chains, weavings and many others. Here, most of the products are relatively cheap. This also makes the art shops are crowded every day. Here also you can see a typical snack of Lombok, like sweets and crackers. Don’t forget buy a lot of seaweed’s sweets, its taste is so nice.
Pearl Jewelry in Sekarbela
Sekarbela is a wel known place in Lombok. It is famous as the basis of Jewelery’s Shop. Pearls, gold and silver, all you need is available here. Sekarbela is not far from Mataram. So, if you arrive in this area, you can see pearl jewelry shops are lining across the street of Sultan Kaharudin. There are various things that you can choose, such as necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Most of jewelries here are ornamented with pearl. Yes, a typical of Lombok’s pearl.
Pottery in Banyumulek, Penunjak and Masbagik
These three regions are considered as the central of potteries in Lombok. Banyumulek located in the district of Kediri, West Lombok. Penunjak located in the district of West Praya, Central Lombok and Masbagik is in East Lombok. Each region has their own characteristics which is featuring the products. Craftsmens from Masbagik usually uses geometric motifs nock and sea shells as ornamen. Penunjak is famous with its Spouts potteries. While in Banyumulek, you can see various forms of pottery, such as a wok, pots and brazier.
Visiting Sade Village
Sade village is a tourist village located in the district of Pujut, Central Lombok. In this village you will see the traditional life of the community Sasak tribe. Their unique form of the house is the one that became a tourist attraction. Most of the women here live as a weaver. Here, the residents also use their traditional house as art shop, where women put their woven cloth together with other unique souvenirs of Lombok. If you lucky enough, the women will let you try their traditional weaving tools, to let you wonder how patient they are doing such a thing for all day long.
Art Shops Along Senggigi Street
Senggigi is not only famous by its beautiful beaches. But, it also famous as a shopping center for the tourist. Along the way of Senggigi street, you can see art shops that sells various local handicrafts. It seems that all of the items sold here came from all regions across Lombok. So you don’t need to travel a long way to East Lombok to find the typical pottery of Masbagik. This also a perfect place to enjoy the beach as well as shopping at the same time.