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ISSUE 153

 

AUSSIES LOVE LOMBOK TOO!

It’s great to see a story titled “Stay and Surf in Beautiful Lombok”, published this month on the news.au.com website for Australia, after a group of travel agents and journalists visited our island for the first Jetstar direct Perth-Lombok flight on 24 September 2013.

The article states: “During our airconditioned bus ride… it quickly becomes apparent what people mean when they say the island is like ‘Bali 20 to 30 years ago’…

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TAMAN WISATA SURANADI... Suranadi Nature Park

Lombok is well known for its fantastic natural landscapes and trekking is a popular activity for visitors – whether it is climbing our volcano, Mt Rinjani, trekking through jungles to find hidden waterfalls, or taking peaceful strolls through traditional villages and along the edges of rice paddies.

One easy trek, known as Taman Alam Suranadi (or Suranadi Nature Park), is located about 30 kms from Mataram and only around an hour’s drive from Senggigi.

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TIGER AIR DIRECT SINGAPORE – LOMBOK COMMENCES 22 NOVEMBER 2013!

Two years after the opening of Lombok International Airport (LOP), we are finally seeing positive results with the rapid increase in the number of direct flights available between Lombok and international destinations.

Following the successful commencement of Jetstar direct international flights between Perth (West Australia) and Lombok last month, we are now eagerly awaiting the commencement of Tiger Air direct flights between Lombok and Singapore.

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• It’s almost Melbourne Cup time again and Lombok loves to celebrate Australia’s most famous horse race in style. Held on the first Tuesday in November, this year’s event takes place on Tuesday, 5 November.

The Beach Club, on the beach in Batu Bolong, has become an institution for celebrating the Melbourne Cup in true Aussie style every year.

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PASSENGERS FURIOUS OVER LION AIR DELAYS

Low-cost domestic airline, Lion Air, has come under fire over the past few weeks after a string of delays have drawn criticism from angry passengers, government officials and consumer groups.

Lion Air is Indonesia’s largest domestic carrier and code-shares flights with its subsidiary, Wings Air.

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LOCAL SCENE

BOOK LAUNCH @ ASMARA RESTAURANT

The Lombok community turned out to support the launch of Mark Heyward’s book, “Crazy Little Heaven” at Asmara Restaurant in Senggigi on 19 October. Derek Pugh, also a published author, officially launched “Crazy Little Heaven” in Lombok and Mark read an excerpt from the book, before playing songs from the cd of the same title, together with talented local musician Qisie.

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IN GOOD TASTE

Good day all and welcome to our beautiful islands! Things are still hopping over on Gili T and the crowds are loving the beautiful weather here and ocean is so calm, it’s like glass!  Gili T is truly beautiful at this time of the year but HOT!! 

Anyhow, with Halloween fast approaching, I wanted to put in one of my favorite twists to a Halloween treat… instead of Pumpkin Pie, this Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe is a huge hit anywhere and the gingersnap crust just seals the deal. I will personnally eat a whole one of these, which is how I keep my sexy figure!

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