It’s that time of the year again, when we get occasional days of high winds and big waves, so a word of warning for those travelling by boat.
During these periods, fast boat transfers between Bali, Lombok and the Gilis are often cancelled due to strong winds and high waves making conditions in the Lombok Strait (the sea between Bali and Lombok) dangerous.
Last week all fast boat services from Bali to the Gilis were suspended for four days, leaving some travellers stranded on the islands.
• Classical music lovers are in for a treat! Season 3 of “Classical Music Comes to Lombok” will take place on 24 and 25 August.
Imma Setiadi and Professor Nigel Clayton from the Royal College of Music in London, collaborating with ‘Lombok Light Orchestra’ (Forges), will perform at the classical music concert on Friday, 25 August at Hotel Santika in Mataram.
Construction of a tourism and hospitality technical college in Lombok is due to commence this month.
The Lombok State Tourism Polytechnic (Poltekpar) will be constructed on a 20 hectare block of land in the village of Puyung, Central Lombok, with a projected budget of Rp 1.2 trillion (approx US $90 million).
The money for the college will be allocated from the state budget and will be disbursed in stages.
INDONESIA PROPERTY SALES… Professional Investment in Indonesia
Indonesia is Southeast Asia’s largest country with a population of more than 250 million people – the fourth biggest in the world. It also has the region’s highest population of people under the age of 35 years – meaning that the demand for housing and property will continue to grow well into the future.
Indonesia’s economy is also rising at an impressive pace. A focus on infrastructure, manufacturing, and services has helped Indonesia average growth of over 5% since the turn of the decade. This is one of the highest growth rates in the region.
The Novotel Lombok Resort is (at present) the largest resort on the south coast of Lombok. That may change, with several large resorts planned for development over the next couple of years, but for now, the Novotel offers the greatest range of accommodation options in the south.
With a total of 102 rooms available, the 4-star Novotel has accommodation for all tastes and budgets. Most travellers will be very comfortable in any of the 77 superior and deluxe rooms and suites at the resort.