Turtles, sharks and mantas from our famed Gili Islands; pristine reefs teeming with colourful fish on our southwest islands; the deserted splendour of our east coast islands; Hammerheads and challenging “adrenaline dives” off our south coast – leave the world behind and dive into the clear blue waters of Lombok!
This month marks the bicentenary of the largest volcanic eruption on earth in 10,000 years and NTB (the islands of Lombok and Sumbawa) is commemorating the 200 year old event that changed the world.
With its “Tambora Menyapa Dunia” – “Tambora Greets the World” – programme, the NTB government hopes to raise the profile of the region and attract more visitors to the little-known site of one of the world’s most significant and deadly volcanic events.
Orchid Spa celebrated their 6th Anniversary by giving their 50 staff a day off at the beach on 2 April. The happy
team from all three Orchid Spa salons in Senggigi, together with their partners, enjoyed lunch at Warung Paradiso
in Mangsit and spent the day playing on the beach, dancing to dangdut, and competing in games for cash prizes
from their generous boss, Ibu Dian.
Aisyah Odist is a local lady who is passionate about rubbish! In a society that usually places little importance on rubbish and its effects on the environment, Aisyah stands out as one-of-a-kind.
From an early age Aisyah was aware of the rubbish problem in Indonesia and sought out ways to make a difference. Fortunately, her parents supported her, allowing her to pursue her lifetime ambition of seeking solutions for waste management and educating others.
Throughout the year, Qunci Villas in Mangsit has been hosting its “Chefs in the Wild” series – bringing acclaimed international chefs from around the world to prepare special gourmet menus at the resort.
“Chefs in the Wild” gives Lombok visitors and residents the opportunity to sample world-class dining by some of the best chefs in the world, while also introducing Lombok as a destination to high-fliers of the culinary world.