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ISSUE 232

 

LOMBOK WINS AT WORLD LUXURY HOTEL AWARDS

Two of Lombok’s best resorts have scooped up trophies at the prestigious ‘2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards’.

Puri Mas Boutique Resort in Mangsit, West Lombok walked off with the ‘Best Luxury Boutique Hotel’ award in the country category for Indonesia.

Mahamaya Boutique Resort on Gili Meno, Lombok won the award for ‘Best Luxury Island Resort’ in the regional category for Southeast Asia.

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK... The Southeast Peninsula

The rugged peninsula on the southeast corner of Lombok is a largely unexplored area, surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and pristine beaches – and steeped in history.

Used as a defensive outpost for invading Japanese forces during World War II, the cliffs of the peninsula are riddled with tunnels and, standing alone at the top of the hill, a rusting cannon bears silent testimony to a history that is being eroded as surely as its rusting steel.

Because the area is so remote and sparsely populated, little has been written about the Southeast Peninsula, which is truly “off the beaten track”

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What's Hot

Pipe Dream Clubhouse in Kuta presents Lombok’s finest upcoming DJ talent with the Pipe Dream “Pool Party II Lombok On FIRE” on Saturday, 19 November.

For this special event, Kuta’s hottest dance and party venue has organised convenient transport from Mataram. Guests can meet at the Epicentrum Mall at 16.00 for coaches to the venue with return service at 02.00 to the Epicentrum.

DJ Rey Febrian stars at the event with an eclectic mix of RnB, Reggae, Commercial Dance and House music.

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PRENUP RULE FOR MIXED MARRIAGES ABOLISHED

Great news for Indonesian people in mixed marriages! The Jakarta Post reports that local spouses of foreigners can now purchase land or buildings without having to create a prenuptial agreement separating the ownership of their property.

The 42-year-old law was declared unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court on 27 October 2016.

The court decided to eliminate the requirement for a prenuptial marriage agreement in Article 29 of the 1974 Marriage Law, paving the way for thousands of Indonesians who are married to foreign nationals to own property, as they can now create an agreement on separate ownership during their marriage.

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FABULOUS MERU RESTAURANT @ The Chandi

The Chandi, being just outside of the main Senggigi area, is often overlooked by diners but its Meru Restaurant is a fine choice for either lunch or dinner.

The Chandi Boutique Resort is nestled in one hectare of coconut groves fronting the peaceful beachfront in Batu Layar, just five minutes south of Senggigi.

Meru Restaurant is the resort’s flagship restaurant – a beautifully designed space overlooking the beach, luxuriously decorated with comfortable tables set well apart for privacy and intimate dining.

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BOOK LAUNCH & ECO EXHIBITION AT ARUNA SENGGIGI

Lombok’s own “Queen of Recycling”, Aisyah Odist, hosted a fabulous book launch and exhibition of eco products at the new Aruna Senggigi Hotel on 27 October.

The event celebrated the launch of Aisyah’s second book “Management and Marketing Bank Sampah Kreatif”.

Aisyah heads the Bank Sampah (Rubbish Bank) organisations – an initiative that teaches and supports local communities in recycling waste and creating eco products from rubbish to generate incomes in poor villages.

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CHEFS IN THE WILD @ QUNCI VILLAS

Qunci Villas in Mangsit hosted another exclusive “Chefs in the Wild” dinner at the stylish Quah Restaurant on 29 October.

Guests enjoyed a delicious multi-course degustation dinner prepared by Qunci Resident Chef, Gianluca Viscaglia, featuring dishes by Chef Chele Gonzalez from Gallery VASK in The Phillipines, paired with specially selected wines from Indowines.

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ENGLISH FOR A CAUSE by Sheraton Senggigi

The Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort celebrates its 25th Anniversary in December 2016 and they are celebrating with a month of special events and activities!

On 3 November, staff at the resort conducted a special English language class with some of the beach sellers on Senggigi Beach.

“Our celebrations involve our staff, our guests and our community,” said Yogiartini, Sheraton Director of Human Resources. “Sheraton Senggigi fully believes in the spirit of ‘sharing is caring’ and we will continue giving.”

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