High season in Lombok is less than a month away… if you haven’t booked yet, don’t delay!
With easy flight connections from Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Jogjakarta, Surabaya, and Makassar – and dozens of fast boat transfers between Bali, Lombok and the Gilis – discovering the real paradise has never been easier. What are you waiting for?!
With the lovely mild weather in Lombok now, it’s a good time to take some road trips. One of our favourite areas is amongst the cool foothills of Narmada in West Lombok. The areas of Lingsar and Suranadi are only about 40 kms from Mataram and less than an hour’s drive from Senggigi.
As our regular readers will know, Alan Leishman is a regular visitor to Lombok and was one of the first people to record the Rinjani Scops Owl – a species of owl endemic to Lombok – while he was staying at The Studio on The Hill, near Senggigi recently.
Here he writes to tell us about his research on butterfly and bird species in Lombok:
HOLIDAY RESORT PROMOTES LOMBOK AT THE ARABIAN TRAVEL MARKET IN DUBAI
The Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is the Middle East’s premier travel and tourism exhibition.
The event highlights business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. Tourism destinations from around the world, as well as the Middle East, showcase a diverse range of accommodation options, breathtaking tourism attractions and new airline routes at this major event.
QUESTION: I got sick of my badly paid job in Europe and was offered a similar job by a company based in Lombok. I was so bored in my last job, to relieve the daily grind, I used to colour in the “O’s” in the newspaper. One day, was really busy. That was the day John Lennon and Yoko Ono went up the Orinoco in a canoo.
It’s been a crazy busy month over here on Gili T but I’m really starting to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Gilis (no motorbikes and no 5am loudspeakers near me). I’ve got some big improvments at the resort keeping me busy but, as I’ve been a chef for 22 years, it’s hard to keep me out of my kitchen!!!
This week I’m sharing the world famous Thai Green Curry Chicken recipe with you. I learned to make this dish a few months ago when I was studying Thai cooking in Chiang Mai and it is a fantastic and easy dish, which has been selling very well at The Terminal Restaurant on Gili T.
PRELIMINARY FINDINGS BLAME PILOTS FOR LION AIR CRASH
Indonesia’s largest low-cost carrier Lion Air has been criticised after a preliminary investigation into last month’s Boeing 737 crash off Bali found a young, second-in-command pilot was at the controls at a “critical time.”
The National Transportation Safety Committee said in a report that the budget carrier should immediately implement a number of safety measures related to landing procedures carried out by pilots, as well as to ensure pilots are properly trained.