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ISSUE 257

 

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The Melbourne Cup is held every year on the first Tuesday in November and is the day when everything comes to a halt in Australia as the nation tunes in to the famous horse race.

For all Aussies and those who love the Australian horse racing event of the year, Melbourne Cup Day is on Tuesday, 7 November.

Aura Lounge & Bar at Selong Belanak is hosting a Melbourne Cup Brunch, starting from 10am.

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PRESIDENT JOKOWI INAUGURATES MANDALIKA SEZ

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo visited Lombok last week to officially inaugurate Mandalika as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

‘Mandalika Resort’ is an ambitious resort concept being developed by the Indonesian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) working in conjunction with the local Government. Management rights have been granted to the ITDC.

The resort area comprises 1,171 hectares of prime land along the south coast of Lombok and includes iconic beaches,spanning from Kuta through Tanjung Aan and Gerupuk.

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NEW GILI MAS HARBOUR IN LOMBOK

Construction is about to start on the new Gili Mas Port near Lembar Harbour in West Lombok.

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) III (the state-owned port authority) has allocated a budget of Rp 1.3 trillion for the construction of Gili Mas Port as an expansion of the port at Lembar, which is not able to accommodate large ships, especially cruise ships.

The construction project at Gili Mas Port is targeted to be completed and start operations by May 2019.

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PERTH DIVA LUNCH… Supporting Indonesian Charities!

Congratulations to the Perth Diva Community who held a sell-out lunch event on 6 October to raise awareness and funds for two special Indonesian charities – Lombok Forgotten Children (Endri Foundation) in Lombok and Jodie O'Shea Orphanage in Bali.

Organised by Perth Diva, Polly Howley, the 4th successful year of the Perth Bali Diva Charity Luncheon was held at the stylish Ku De Ta in Perth. Beautiful Divas enjoyed a three-course lunch while having a fabulous day raising much needed funds for the charities with raffles and auctions of donated prizes.

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A TRUE PEARL ON GILI TRAWANGAN

Finding accommodation on Gili Trawangan is easy – there are choices to suit every budget, from backpacker dorms to luxury villas with private pools.

If you’re just going for the diving, or plan to spend your days mostly on the beach, a place to sleep and shower is all you need and the choices are many.

But if your holiday wish list includes a comfortable air conditioned room with all the mod cons, resort facilities such as swimming pool and quality dining, and direct access to a beautiful beach; the choices become slimmer.

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A teacher asks her class: “If there are 5 birds sitting on a fence and you shoot one of them, how many will be left?”

She calls on little Johnny to answer.

“None, they all fly away with the first gunshot,” he says.

The teacher replies, “The correct answer is 4, but I like your thinking.”

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