Good for sunset
Published/Last edited or updated: 17th April, 2016
While Bima is a shadow of the port and trading centre it once was, it is still nevertheless active, hosting both the Pelni long-range ferries and a small freight trade (the container "terminal" is to your left as you ride in). If you arrive in the late afternoon, weather permitting, you’ll have the sun setting on the far side of the waters and the impressive pinisis lined up against it.
An ojek from Bima to the port shouldn’t cost more than 5,000 rupiah, or you can walk it in about 30-45 minutes, depending on your pace. If you go by ojek, ask them to wait as you may otherwise have a bit of a wait getting a ride back. When you get back to Bima, head straight to the night market!
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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