Sumbawa Besar is a town on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa and is the second-biggest agreement on the island after Bima. It is the organizational capital of the Sumbawa Regency within the province of West Nusa Tenggara and has a population of 56,338 inhabitants as of the 2010 population count. Public transportation in Sumbawa Besar may include bemo, dokar (a traditional horse-drawn vehicle), and becak. There is one airport called Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (formerly Bandar Udara Brangbiji), serving little flights to and from Mataram, Lombok. The port of Sumbawa Besar is of minor importance. However, Poto Tano (id), the most valuable port of Sumbawa, is 90 kilometres (56 mi) to the west. There is no railway on Sumbawa Besar.
Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport previously Brang Bidji Airport, is an airport situated in Sumbawa Besar, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It is one of the two only airports on the island of Sumbawa, the other being Sultan Muhammad Salahudin Airport in Bima. The airport is called after Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III, the last Sultan of the Sultanate of Sumbawa. Presently, the airport serves four daily flights to Lombok, two arriving and two departings, each managed by Garuda Indonesia and Wings Air, and both using the ATR-72 aircraft. There is one flight available from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport daily.
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The main variations for Sumbawa Besar hotels are caused by business travellers who generally come from Monday to Friday. For this reason, you will normally get a lower price if you stay in Sumbawa Besar throughout the weekend. You may not get any discount on flight tickets though as many Sumbawa Besar’s come back home during that period. If possible, plan your journey to arrive on Friday morning and leave on Monday afternoon to avoid the major rush. If you want to visit Sumbawa Besar, all the air travel to Asia are always more expensive, particularly during Christmas and summer seasons. Overall, the month of March until the end of May and from October until the end of November is the ideal time to fly to Sumbawa Besar.
Batu Bulan Dams - As you abandon the city, the countryside opens, and massive open spaces create a lovely contrast to the busy towns. A lake extends through the valleys and is held jointly by the dams. Fishing huts sit delicately on the lake and herds of cows move gently around the edge, feeding at the arid land where possible. It is quiet. We did not see any other people during our visit here every day.
Kencana Beach - You continually get a warm welcome from the locals when you drop in or stay at Kencana. I stopped by on my motorbike for breakfast before moving back west to Lombok. Excellent desserts and coffee, fresh fruit and smiles from locals.
Splash Sumbawa Waterpark - Splash Sumbawa Waterpark is a water and amusement park situated in the middle of Sumbawa Besar. Feel free to come and enjoy with your families or friends.