Gili Trawangan is the only Gilis that above sea level is too quite height significant. Although it has a flat topography parallel to the surface of the sea, but in the middle of the island is a bit hilly.
The name of Gili Trawangan supposedly derived from the history of the Japanese occupation, at which time the island was used as the headquarters of the Japanese army to wander allies. by the word "menerawang" this island called "Gili Trawangan". Another story says the island is a place of exile about 350 inmates of the Sasak tribe which was not accommodated in the custody of the royal ruler of that time. New about the 1970's started a lot of newcomers to the island of Sulawesi who later settled here.