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ISSUE 254

 

PERESEAN… More than just Stick Fighting!

Peresean, or stick fighting, is a popular traditional sport unique to the Sasak people of Lombok.

More than just a sport, or a form of entertainment for tourists, Peresean has its roots in the ethnic Sasak culture of Lombok and is seen as a test of courage for a man, as well as a symbol of masculinity held in esteem by the Sasak people.

In a Peresean duel, two competitors pit their strength and wits against each other, using heavy sticks (penjalin) to strike at each other’s bodies and defending themselves with shields (ende), made from toughened cow hide, to prevent the other from striking a blow.

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It’s back on! Break Feast at the Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort is the best value in town and the perfect way to take a break (and pretend you’re on holiday at the Sheraton)!

The Sheraton’s Break Feast promotion gives you all day resort access and includes a fabulous buffet breakfast until 11am.

After breakfast, choose a sun bed and a good book and spend the day relaxing by the pool. Children especially love the pool at the Sheraton with its fun waterslide and mum and dad can relax, knowing their little ones are having fun just steps away.

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SENGGIGI SUNSET JAZZ… 2 Days of Music and all that Jazz!

The Senggigi Jazz Festival will take place again this year on Friday and Saturday, 22 and 23 September 2017.

Titled ‘Senggigi Sunset Jazz’, the two-day event will feature international, national and local musicians playing jazz and a wide variety of jazz sub-genres on the beachfront at Senggigi Beach.
International artists include LINE from Japan, Norma Jean (USA) and Cellomano (Venezuala).

National acts include Tohpati Bertiga, Indro Hardjodikoro & Jazz Muda Indonesia, Syaharani & Queenfireworks, popular Indonesian female artist Yuri Yunita, Bonita n the Hus Band, Just One (MLD Jazz Wanted winner) featuring Enda Ungu, Adoria, Tesla Manaf, Fusion Stuff, Richard Hutapea Project, Duo Drum, Ammy Kurniawan, and popular Lombok artist, Ary Juliant.

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PURI MAS SPA RESORT… Award-winning Spa in Kerandangan

Tucked away in Kerandangan Valley, just five minutes north of Senggigi, is a serene Spa Resort that has quietly been picking up international awards for the past couple of years.

Puri Mas Boutique Resorts has the only dedicated Spa Resort in Lombok and has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including Best Spa for Couples at the Condé Nast Johansens‘Luxury Spa Awards 2015’ and, most recently, The Best Luxury Boutique Spa - South East Asia and The Best Hideaway Spa - Continental Asia at the ‘World Luxury Spa Awards’ in July this year.

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LOMBOK HOSTS 2ND GFNY CYCLING EVENT

Lombok hosted the Gran Fondo New York (GFNY) Indonesia cycling competition for the second year in a row this month.

The second annual GFNY Indonesia served also as the inaugural GFNY Asian Championship and was a true representation of South East Asia cyclists, with five different countries taking top podium spots.

Around 800 participants from 33 countries in total took part in the event held in Lombok on 3 September 2017.

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Did I read that sign right?

In an office:

TOILET OUT OF ORDER...... PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW

In a Laundromat:

AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT

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