Soon, MotoGP 2022 in Indonesia will begin! Held in Mandalika, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, this special racing event will take place in a tropical paradise. Did any of you have a plan to witness the riders in action at Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit? As you’re here to join the excitement of the MotoGP 2022, don’t miss out on all the wonderful things that Mandalika has to offer! Other than being surrounded by enchanting natural views, Mandalika also offers many unique souvenirs. Curious about these souvenirs? Just take a look at all of them below!
Do you love snacking? If so, this is one of the snacks that you must try! Fish floss abon is a dry minced fish that has become a staple food in Lombok. The fish used are usually varied. Some use tuna and some use tilapia. This particular dish is perfect to be served as a side dish. It's delicious to be eaten only with rice too!
For those of you who love fashion, this is one souvenir from Mandalika that you got to have! Different from other pearls, pearl accessories made in Lombok have their specialties. The pearls used are quite larger than most pearls. Therefore, the sparkle of these pearls is also much more beautiful. The quality of Lombok pearls has been recognized by the world. They have been exported abroad with a fairly high selling price.
There’s another Mandalika fashion creation that you have to own! This textile craft is an icon of Lombok. As an important part of the Sasak people’s culture who inhabit the island of Lombok, Sasak woven fabrics can be found in several villages here, one of which is Sade Village located in the Rembitan area. The motifs of Sasak woven fabric themselves often have hidden meanings. The making of this unique textile craft is also commonly done by women of the village since they were young.
Indonesia is one of the most well-known coffee bean producers in the world. Along with Sumatra, Java, Bali, and Papua, Lombok also produces coffee beans with extraordinary taste. For those of you who love coffee, Sembalun Arabica coffee is one of the coffees that you have to try. The coffee which almost disappeared, has been successfully revived by the local youths. Now, Sembalun arabica coffee is widely available in cafes around Lombok and can be ordered online too!
Who doesn't love this sweet treat? In Lombok, you can try tasty honey taken from Sumbawa Island in the east. Not only does it have a delicious taste, but Sumbawa forest honey also has good health benefits. Some of the benefits of Sumbawa forest honey include relieving coughs and sore throats, treating diabetes, helping lose weight, and increasing endurance. Sumbawa forest honey is a perfect complement to drinks or food!
The coastline of Lombok is often used as a place to cultivate seaweed. One of the products that are processed from these seaweeds are dodols, a sweet chewy confection usually made with palm sugar. Different from regular dodols, dodols from Lombok are made from seaweed and come in many flavors. There’s watermelon, soursop, jackfruit, tomato, chayote, and even corn flavor! Seaweed dodol has plenty of health benefits. It is also safe to consume for those of you who suffer from cholesterol and diabetes.
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You must have drunk cow’s milk before, but how about milk extracted from wild horses? Also known as Sumbawa horse milk, this one has a slightly more acidic taste than normal milk. Wild horse milk also has many benefits, such as improving digestion, as well as being suitable to be consumed for diet because of its low-calorie.
So which souvenirs above do you want to buy once you’ve arrived in Mandalika? While getting ready to watch MotoGP at Mandalika, do also check out these exciting trip ideas! As you set your foot in Mandalika, remember to always follow the CHSE (cleanliness, health, safety, and environmental sustainability) protocols. Wear your mask in public, keep your distance from others, and wash your hands frequently. Follow our Instagram @wonderfulindonesia, Twitter @wondefulid, Facebook @WonderfulIndonesia, as well as our Youtube Wonderful Indonesia to discover more inspiring trip ideas.
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