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ISSUE 261

 

A HAPPY NEW YEAR... Lombok Style!

However you plan to celebrate the New Year – with a romantic dinner for two, sharing a bottle of champagne and watching fireworks over the beach, or dancing the night away, surrounded by other happy people – Lombok has it all!

In this issue, we round up the best dinners and parties on the island to get your year off to a happy start!

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Pasta Pojok is now open for lunch! If you haven’t tried the new Italian eatery in Senggigi yet, you now have more time to do so with Christmas season opening hours extended from 11am to 11pm.

Pasta Pojok is located next to Marina Café on the main street in Senggigi and serves up some of the best Italian food you will ever eat outside of Italy, thanks to some fabulous secret recipes from the chef’s Italian grandmother!

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CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR… AND THAT VOLCANO!

For those people who have never lived near volcanoes, the words “volcano erupting” conjure up images of red hot lava spewing from the top of a big mountain and flowing down to engulf everything in its path.

When the 3,000 metre high Mount Agung on Bali reawakened in September 2017 after a “nap” of more than 50 years, it inspired a frenzy of media coverage playing into just that image.

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PEDULI ANAK PIZZA DAY @ LOTUS RESTAURANT

Last week, around 40 children and staff from the Peduli Anak Foundation enjoyed an afternoon eating pizzas on the beach at Lotus Bayview Restaurant in Senggigi.

Maurizio Cammarota, Lotus Manager and Chef, and his wife Ibu Suharni have been loyal supporters of the children’s charity for many years and every year since 2012, Maurizio has invited the children of Peduli Anak to come to the popular Italian restaurant on Senggigi Beach to learn how to make (and eat) pizza.

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A blonde, wanting to earn some extra money for the New Year, decided to hire herself out as a handyman-type and started canvassing a wealthy neighbourhood for jobs.

She knocked on the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any odd jobs for her to do.

“Well, you can paint my porch,” he said. “How much will you charge?”

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PERANG TOPAT… The Rice War @ Lingsar Temple

Around 5,000 people attended Lombok’s unique “Perang Topat” held on Sunday, 3 December at historic Lingsar Temple in West Lombok.

The event started with a traditional Begibung lunch, where western guests were invited to join in the feast with VIP attendees, and was followed by parades of offerings and cultural performances by Balinese and Sasak (indigenous Lombok) artists.

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