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ISSUE 218

 

CLIMBING RINJANI... New Waste Management Rules!

The 2016 trekking season started on 1 April and this month Dian Cahyadi, co-owner of The Lombok Guide, climbed Mt Rinjani for his annual clean-up of the volcano.

Dian and friends climb Rinjani every year at the beginning of the trekking season to check on conditions on the volcano and spend a week collecting rubbish on the trails and talking to trekkers about waste management… as well as enjoying their time on the volcano they love, of course!

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25 BUSES SITTING IN A WAREHOUSE

An article in the local media caught our eye recently. It seems that Lombok is the proud owner of 25 large buses but doesn’t know what to do with them!

According to the report, Lombok government took delivery of 25 ‘Metro Trans’ buses from the Indonesian Ministry of Transport in February 2016.

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HOW ‘VISA FREE’ WORKS IN LOMBOK

As we reported in issue 216 (published 4 April 2016), Indonesia now offers “Visa Free” status to citizens from 169 countries, including Australia.

A visa is still needed to enter Indonesia but, rather than having pay $35 for the visa, tourists from these countries now receive a visa automatically on entry, free of charge. The free visa is valid for 30 days only, with no extensions.

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WE WANT YOUR BLOOD!

Donate blood and find out your blood type at Puri Mas Blood Donor Day!

Every six months for the past few years, management and staff at Puri Mas Boutique Resort in Mangsit have been holding ‘Blood Donor Days’ to donate blood to the Red Cross in Lombok.

This month they are inviting you to come along on Tuesday, 10 May and help build the blood stocks in Lombok!

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ACE BLOOD DONOR DAY @ EPICENTRUM MALL

To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, ACE Hardware stores across Indonesia will hold two blood donor drives (in April and September 2016) with the aim of collecting 20,000 bags of blood for the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI).

ACE Hardware at the Epicentrum Mall held their first National Blood Donor Day on Sunday, 24 April with hundreds of people participating. ACE provided facilities for PMI staff, as well as snacks and souvenirs for donors.

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Ko - ko - mo Resort… Stylish Stays on Gili Gede

It’s now 3 months since ko - ko - mo Resort opened its doors on Gili Gede in Southwest Lombok and the stylish new resort is looking fabulous!

Boasting a tennis court, a putting green, a small gym and a long private jetty out into the sea, the resort provides plenty of opportunities for water sports and activities.

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NOVOTEL LOMBOK CARES FOR COMMUNITY

The Novotel Lombok made a big contribution to the health of their local community on 20 April 2016, as part of the resort’s PLANET 21 Corporate Social Responsibility programme of events.

PLANET 21 is a sustainable development programme conducted simultaneously every year throughout the Accor Hotel network world-wide, of which Novotel Lombok is a part.

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