TAMAN NARMADA… In the Garden of the King
It has been a long, hot summer in Lombok, so last week – much like the kings of old – we set off to spend some time in the cool and refreshing gardens at Taman Narmada.
Taman Narmada, also called
Pura Narmada and Narmada Water Park, is located around 6km east of Cakra and around one hour’s drive from Senggigi. Read more...
Halloween is coming up on Saturday, 31 October and it’s always a great excuse to dress up, especially for the kids!
La Chill Bar, on the beachfront in Batu Bolong, invite all ghosts, ghouls, witches and goblins to dress up in their best costumes and head to the beach for some spooky fun! Read more...
DIG UP LOMBOK TO FILL IN BALI?!
Following our report “
Hands Off Our Beaches TWBI!” in our last issue (#203, published 5 October 2015), local media has been filled with reports daily, as Lombok people realise the implications of plans to dredge sand from the seas around Lombok to be used as infill in the controversial Benoa reclamation project.
More details have emerged over the past week, with two companies applying for mining licenses to dredge a total of 80 million cubic metres of sand from the sea off the coasts of both East and West Lombok.
The Jakarta Post reports that Indonesia AirAsia (IAA) and Indonesian AirAsia X (IAX) will soon merge in order to meet minimum fleet requirements imposed by the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation.
Once the merger is completed, Indonesian AirAsia will cease to exist. Flight operations will be consolidated under the Indonesian AirAsia X brand. Read more...
BALI LOSING ITS FIGHT AGAINST RABIES
It is now clear that Bali has failed to meet its own goal of making the island rabies-free by 2015. 159 Bali residents have died due to rabies since 2008.
Beritabali.com reports that the Head of Bali’s Provincial Health Department, Ketut Suarjaya, announced that the island of Bali was now a “red zone” due to the spread of the rabies virus. Read more...
GEMMA’S BIRTHDAY AT WARUNG TURTLE
Popular Kuta personality Gemma celebrated her 50th birthday with friends from England, Australia and Indonesia at a 50-Licious Beach Barbecue held at Warung Turtle in Tanjung Aan this month