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ISSUE 112

 

LOMBOK IS FINE!

After the storms and rains that hit Lombok and Bali over the past couple of weeks, the skies have now cleared and beautiful weather is here again… just in time for the crowds that flocked to Lombok for the Nyepi long weekend.

The island was busy with people escaping the Day of Silence on Bali and is now getting ready to welcome holiday-makers for the Easter break.

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PAINTED ARMCHAIRS… The Chinese Cemetery

Most visitors travelling to Senggigi will notice the large Chinese cemetery on the left side of the road a couple of kilometres north of Ampenan.

Kuburan Cina Bintaro (Bintaro Chinese Cemetary) spreads over a vast area and is filled with huge rounded and mounded Chinese graves, many of which are beautifully decorated and painted in bright colours.

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Café Lombi in the Senggigi Square (diagonally across from Square Restaurant) takes their coffee very seriously and, with Martin having recently completed Q-grader certification, the café is the only coffee supplier in Lombok holding this world-wide industry status.

Starting from today you can enjoy a cup of real quality coffee at Café Lombi. Try the Indonesian specialty coffees from around the archipelago, perfectly brewed with a French-press coffee plunger. Choices include:

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QUALI RESTAURANT… Qunci-licious!

Those who keep an eye on such things know that work is progressing very quickly as Qunci Villas enters the final stages of construction at their Mangsit property, joining the two original Qunci resorts into one magnificent unified resort.

Part of the project has been the creation of a spacious new restaurant overlooking the beachfront. The popular Quali Restaurant has now moved next door into its beautiful new home, while Quah Restaurant takes up residence in the former restaurant at the Pool Villas.

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AIRPORT PREDICTED TO BREAK EVEN IN 2015

Operations at the new International Airport, which opened on 1 October 2011, are expected to break even in 2015.

While the old Selaparang Airport provided an operating profit of 4 billion from January to September 2011, operations at the new airport experienced a Rp 6 billion loss between October and December 2011.

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LOCAL SCENE

FARIDA'S BIRTHDAY @ QUNCI VILLAS

The new Quali Restaurant at Qunci Villas has become a popular venue for parties, with family and friends joining popular Lombok dentist, Farida, to celebrate her special day recently

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QUESTION: I am a former stockbroker who has decided to take a break from the hectic life on the trading floor of the stock exchange in Singapore and spend some time in the idyllic surroundings of Lombok to recover my sanity. 

I am considering buying some land as an investment and as a hedge against falling share prices. What do you think?

MR FIXER: Buying land in Indonesia (as long as it is done properly through a reputable broker), is a good investment at the moment. The worst thing that can happen is you will make a small profit.  

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your say column

Dear Editor,

As an Engineer working in the power industry for the past 45 years, let me inform you of some normal power industry standards.

I am currently working in Australia commissioning a new power plant and previously I have commissioned a PLN power plant in Indonesia, so I know they have very few spare parts, lack of maintenance and little training here.

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PARADISE LOST (almost!)

The recent high winds and extremely angry seas caused chaos in Lombok, Bali and surrounding islands.

In what locals describe as “the worst weather for many, many years”, Lombok was battered by the edge of Category 3 Cyclone Lua that started off the northwest coast of Australia.

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EAST LOMBOK VILLAGES HIT BY FLASH FLOODS

While most of us can laugh off the terrible weather caused by Cyclone Lua in the Indian Ocean last week, the residents in Sambelia sub-district have been hit hard.

Sambelia is a remote region located on the north-eastern side of Mt Rinjani.

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MONSTERS UNITE CULTURES

Thousands of local people and tourists crowded the streets of Mataram on Thursday, 22 March to watch the Ogoh-ogoh Parade on the day before Nyepi.

The theme of the parade this year was "Bersatu dalam persamaan, toleransi dalam perbedaan"; (“Together in unity, tolerance in diversity”).

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THE TIMES ARE A’CHANGING

The Indonesian government is considering introducing a single time zone throughout Indonesia.

The government has ordered all branches to simulate a change from three different time zones to a single nationwide time zone. Promoted as an efficiency move, the government is targeting 17 August 2012, as the date for the introduction of the single time zone concept.

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FUEL INCREASE STILL UNCERTAIN

At the time of going to press, the outcome of the proposed fuel price increase, due to take effect next month, was still uncertain. In the face of nationwide protests, support for the bill was failing.

Currently being debated in parliament, the bill has been rejected by several parties, while conditions of the price hike are still being discussed by other legislators who have failed to commit.

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Gili Air 

This is my tenth column for the Lombok Guide – how exciting is that?!

This being the tenth column lends itself perfectly to a “Top Ten List of Things to do on Gili Air”.

I asked on Facebook and Twitter to see what people thought and I received at least thirty different answers. I was really hoping that there would be a clear “Top Ten” but, as everyone has their own favourites, it became a list of ten great things to do on the island – in no particular order!

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