• Remember to plan around the upcoming holidays forHari Raya Idul Fitri or Lebaran, which will be from 25 to 30 June this year.
Remember that banks, government offices (including immigration, if you need visa renewals or exit permits) won’t re-open until Monday, 3 July and many other businesses will be closed over the following dates:
As we go to print, we are half way through the fasting month of Ramadan, which is due to end on 25 June this year. For those who are in Lombok at this time, it’s a great opportunity to join in the celebrations!
Idul Fitri (or Eid al-Fitr) is also known as Lebaran in Indonesia and is the most important holiday of the year, as the whole nation celebrates the end of the fasting month.
This will also be the longest public holiday break of the year. As Lebaran falls on a Sunday, the national holidays will start from Sunday, 25 June until Friday, 30 June (inclusive). Factor in the weekend and many businesses will only re-open on Monday, 3 July.
Expats, local residents and students of Nusa Alam School gathered at The Office in Senggigi to celebrate Pop’s Sweet 16th Birthday, combined with a going-away party for Lek and Pop, who will be returning to Thailand to pursue her studies.