Come and join the fun this week end with Gili Trawangan Festival!
Gili Trawangan is holding a big festival from 19 to 23 October.
Enjoy the island vibe and get in the mood with fire dance on the beach, live music and Indonesian food booth
The festival will open with the Gili Triathlon (Swim-Bike-Run) and the Fun Run! Feel free to participate or watch and motivate our participants!
Among all the other activities happening during this festival, two big traditional events will take place during this festival. “Presean” and “Rebo Bontong” ceremonies worth a look!
“Presean” tradition is a dexterity fighting tradition for Sasak communities. It’s a form of traditional martial art from Lombok, a combination of an agility test and stick fighting.
“Rebo Bontong” tradition is a shared bathing ritual carried out by the Sasak people. This unique tradition, which has been around for hundreds of years, is believed by the community to be able to purify the body and eliminate pain. When Rebo Bontong arrives, the Sasak people will come in droves to the nearest river or coast and take a shower. Some villages also carry out ritual bathing together in a sacred village well.
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Learning about the culture of this exotic archipelago will not only ensure a more pleasant traveling experience, it will also enrich the way you perceive the world. From religious aspects to social habits, discover the things you should know about Indonesian culture.
The national language, Indonesian, or Bahasa Indonesia, is quite similar with Malay language. Most of Indonesian people speak in Bahasa Indonesia but if you go in small villages for instance it might sounds different. There are more than 400 dialects and other languages (Balinese, Javanese, Sasak…)