Ambitious plans to develop an international sea port in North Lombok took a step forward last month.
The “Bandar Kayangan” development will transform a 7000-hectare area in North Lombok into a global hub with facilities including an international seaport and oil refinery, as well as residential and commercial areas.
The plan to develop Bandar Kayangan has been included in the government’s “Masterplan for Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia’s Economic Development” since 2011. However, many believed such a huge project was just a pipedream.
• Asmara Restaurant, on Main Street Senggigi, is one of Senggigi’s most popular restaurants – you can always be sure of a delicious and fresh meal there!
But did you know the restaurant has one of the best “Happy Hours” in town, lasting three hours, not just one?! Happy Hour at Asmara is available every day from 4 - 7pm with 25% discounts on all beverages (except wines).
Grab a table with a group of friends in the pretty beer garden for a relaxing and fun afternoon… stay for dinner too! See page 20.
A NEW PRINCIPAL AND A NEW CAMPUS FOR SEKOLAH NUSA ALAM
There is excitement in the air this month at Sekolah Nusa Alam. When the children and teachers returned from their annual school holidays on 24th July, they were greeted by a new school principal. Not only that, a brand-new campus is being built for the school!
Established in January 2000, Sekolah Nusa Alam is Lombok’s only accredited international-standard school.
With an 'A' rating from the Indonesian government at every level – TK, SD, SMP and SMA – it is also the only SPK (Satuan Pendidikan Kerjasama) school in Lombok.
The Gilis have no cars and no dogs… but they do have plenty of cats!
Until ‘Cats of Gili’ Foundation came along, the feline population on the Gili Islands was in pretty poor shape. Uncontrolled breeding led to too many cats, many of them sick and poorly nurtured, and carrying fleas and diseases because very few were being vaccinated or properly cared for.
The Cats of Gili project was launched in 2013 with the aim of organising ‘cat clinics’ to help control the breeding of cats on the islands.