Having just returned from a trip to the south coast, The Lombok Guide team is once again in awe of the beauty and diversity of Lombok’s south coast beaches, as our cover photo of Pantai Gerupuk by local photographer Ambara Jaya shows.
From sweeping stretches of pure white sand and aquamarine waters to majestic limestone formations jutting from cobalt oceans – Lombok is simply stunning!
Air Asia has said that it plans to operate flights between Lombok and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia every day in 2013.
Commencing in December 2012, the low-cost airline will increase scheduled flights to Lombok from three times per week to four times a week.
The plans were announced at a recent media visit to Air Asia Headquarters in Malaysia, organised in conjunction with Air Asia and local government. The announcement follows the high level of interest from passengers for the Malaysia - Lombok route.
As we reported in our last issue (No. 127, published on 29 October 2012), an application was lodged with the Ministry of Economic Affairs requesting special zoning for the Mandalika Resort development in South Lombok.
The Resort development comprises 1035 hectares of prime land along the south coast of Lombok and includes 7.5km of beautiful beaches, spanning from Kuta through Tanjung Aan to Gerupuk.
The Jakarta Post reports that, as part of a curriculum overhaul that will come into effect next year, English will no longer be a subject taught in elementary schools.
According to the Deputy Education and Culture Minister, Musliar Kaslim, the omission of English is aimed to give ample time for students to master the Indonesian language first before diving into foreign languages.