One of the things that amazes me about Lombok is that, even after fifteen years of living on the island, there are still new things to learn and places to discover.
I was reminded of this when we decided to search for a mysterious Balinese temple in Gunung Sari. We’d heard snatches of information about this temple over the years but, as the main historic temples (such as Lingsar, Suranadi, Gunung Pengsong, Batu Bolong, etc) are so well known, it didn’t seem that such a little-known temple would be very important.
• There are a lot of expats now living in Green Valley, the housing estate at the southern entrance to Senggigi, and at least one resident thinks that it’s time for people to get together to address the issues that come from living in a community.
Green Valley resident, Angela, is calling on other residents to meet and discuss the possibility of forming the “Green Valley Association” to tackle such problems as rubbish and waste disposal for the area.
In a bid to restrict the distribution of alcoholic beverages, the Surabaya municipal administration is set to impose a ban that will prohibit the sale of beverages containing over 0.5 percent alcohol at supermarkets and minimarts.
“We will give supermarkets and minimarkets three months to remove all products containing more than 0.5 percent alcohol from their shelves,” the Chairman of the Council’s special committee, Blegur Prijanggono, told The Jakarta Post on 5 March 2014.