Bima is located in West Nusa Tenggara which at the eastern coast of Sumbawa island. It is a city that has a total population of 148984 people based on the statistic in 2014. Bima is known as the busiest city in Eastern Sumbawa. It is because this city is the hub for regional and economics. Besides that, it also has a lot of tourist attraction places such as museums and famous beaches that are highly recommended to visit. Besides that, the visitors can see a few fantastic architectures during their visit to Bima.
Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Airport was named after the king of Bima Sultanate, Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin. The locals also refer to this airport as Bima Airport. It operates for the city of Bima. This airport has handled hundreds of domestic flights every year. Among the airlines that operated by this airport are Garuda Indonesia, Wings Air, Susi Air and NAM Air. The distance between the airport and the city is about 15.2 kilometres. By taking a taxi, the taxi fare is around Rp 100000 which costs about RM 28.89.
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The peak season in Bima happens during the dry season which is from June to October month whereas the off-peak season is from November to May month which lies on the wet season. Therefore, the best time to travel to Bima is during the dry season. It is because the visitors are able to do a lot of outdoor activities with hot and humid weather. The amount of rainfall is lesser during this period compared to the other season. However, the visitors have to choose to go besides the holiday season so that the visitors can travel easily and they can pay the rate of flight ticket and accommodation is at a lower price. During the wet season, the visitors unable to explore the city freely because of heavy rainfall. Bima experience a tropical climate. The average temperature in Bima throughout the year is around 28.4 degrees Celsius.
The visitors can enjoy a few festivals that are happening in Bima. Firstly, the Charm of Tambora Festival. This festival was organised to promote the fantastic nature of Mount Tambora and the uniqueness of culture in West Nusa Tenggara Province to foreign visitors. The visitors can watch cultural performances and participate in the sports events at this festival. Next is the Tanjung Langgudu Festival. This festival is about to showcase a few cultures in Bima which consist of Olo, Rimpu and Buja Kadanda. Besides that, visitors can also know more about Bima’s economic and traditional foods. Another festival in Bima is the Bombo Ncera Festival. It is a celebration to strengthen the relationship between the Bima's tribes. In this festival, the visitors can see racing competition and cultural performances performed by the locals.
1. Museum Asi Mbojo - Museum Asi Mbojo was the Sultan’s palace and the former residence for the rulers in Bima. This museum consists of two floors. The visitors can find collections of old photos, shields, axes, rifles, traditional costumes and furniture being displayed in this museum. There is also an instructive panel which are in Batak, Jawa, Bugis, Bima and Latin languages.
2. Ulu Beach - Ulu Beach is located only 5 minutes away from the city. This beach has beautiful white sand, and a calm environment compares to other beaches. The visitors can do a few activities such as playing beach volleyball and swimming. In the evening, this beach will be crowded with many visitors because the visitors want to see a stunning sunset view.
3. Lawata Beach - Lawata Beach is one of the beautiful beaches in Bima. It has clear blue water. The visitors can find small caves that located a hill near the beach. The visitors can do a picnic with their family and see the sea view by the beach. Nevertheless, this beach does not allow visitors to play in the water.