Hey guys, just a heads up. The Indonesian Government recently issued a new regulation (Govt Reg No. 31) regarding Residence Permit Visits. An excerpt from Article 140 states: “Application of renewal of a Visit Stay Permit for foreigners who enter the Indonesian Territory with a Visit Visa as referred to in Article 133 clause (1) letter […]
New rule on Gili Air, “NO MORE DUMPING RUBBISH IN LANDFILLS ON THE ISLAND” On the 14th of August 2014 a meeting was held on Gili Air at the Kantor Desa (Village Head Office), attended by the Kepala Desa (Head of the Village), Gili Cares members, local elders, and some of the business owners or managers, discussing […]
Is it possible to combine eco-tourism, volunteering in marine conservation, a PADI distinctive specialty diving course, and two weeks on a beautiful tropical island? With the Biorock(tm) specialty course offered by Trawangan Dive in cooperation with Gili Eco Trust, it is. In April 2014, six participants (from Australia, Finland, France and Zimbabwe) came together on Gili Trawangan to learn about […]
A dead coral reef in the waters off Lombok’s Senggigi Beach will be given new life. In May 2014 Indonesia’s artist Teguh Osternik will start an ARTificial reef park with an Bio Rock art-installation. “Indonesia has the world’s highest coral reef biodiversity and only six percent is still in a pristine state. The reasons for […]
Earth Day is a special day for the environment, a day to raise awareness and appreciation of Earth’s nature. It is a special day for Indonesia as well, since we are blessed with the second highest biodiversity in the world. It’s important that we protect our environment (like this coral reef in the Gili […]
Please be aware that from the 1st of April departure tax will increase to 200,000 IDR for international and 75.000 IDR for domestic departures per person at Ngurah Rai Airport Bali (Denpasar) and to 150,000 IDR for international and 45.000 IDR for domestic departures per person at Lombok Praya Airport.
UK’s Will Goodman Breaks the Closed-Circuit Rebreather World Record for Depth Lombok, Indonesia – On March 26th, 2014, following a year’s training and preparation, Will Goodman, a technical diving Instructor Trainer, and Guinness World Record holder for the longest scuba dive, descended to a recorded depth of 290m using an unmodified, JJ-CCR (closed-circuit rebreather). […]