Lombok’s annual Ogoh Ogoh Parade – held on the day before Nyepi – is the biggest parade of monsters you will see outside of Bali! This year’s parade stopped traffic for most of the day on the main street of Mataram and featured more than 160 weird and wonderful creations!
• Looking for a place to have a leisurely Sunday brunch? You can’t go past the Sparkling Brunch at Qunci Villas – on again Sunday, 9 April.
Held on the second Sunday of every month from 12.30 - 3.30pm, Qunci Sparkling Brunch features a generous buffet with delicious appetisers and Arabic Mezze, seafood and meats from the grill together with all the accompaniments, plus an irresistible dessert selection with a chocolate fountain and Qunci’s famous home-made gelato.
Kompas.com reports that Club Med has confirmed its Lombok project at a Club Med Gathering in Jakarta on 16 March 2017.
Director for Indonesia, Thailand, India and Emerging Countries for Club Med, Bruno Courbet, told the gathering that Lombok is an extraordinary destination and known around the world. He said that Club Med saw Lombok as the continuance of Bali.
Trekking on Lombok’s famous Rinjani volcano officially re-opens on 1 April.
The Mount Rinjani National Park Authority closes the park from 1 January to 31 March every year to protect tourists from the dangers caused by bad weather during the wet season. Landslides, high winds and slippery tracks make trekking on the volcano treacherous.