Bali and Lombok, Indonesia
Despite being divided by only a 20-minute flight, Bali and Lombok are worlds apart. It’s surprising that Lombok, with direct connections from Singapore, has managed to avoid Bali’s over-development – ‘Bali 20 years ago’ was the phrase we often heard. The differences don’t stop there, with Lombok’s culture being more akin to wider Muslim Indonesia than Hindu Bali, something particularly reflected in the food. If you ever go, I’d suggest visiting both, but spend more time exploring Lombok.
Route travelled: Singapore, Lombok, Bali