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7 Excellent Reasons to Visit Wonderful G...

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1.  100% Guarantee That You Don’t Get Hit By A Car Or A Motorbike If you’ve been travelling in South East Asia you know there is quite a huge risk that you will get hit by a motorbike. And it’s not because some of us are not used to look to the left instead the […]

Gili Air – Shaken but not shut!

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Our experience of the Lombok Earthquake on Gili Air I sit here writing this blog from a roadside stool belonging to ‘The Burger Lady’, that tiny tin shed on the main Gili Air strip that forever smells of fried chicken. Despite the 200+ earthquakes, evacuations, looters and wild animals, the local women behind this burger […]

Gili Shark Conservation

Gili Shark Conservation

Gili Shark Conservation will start one of 400 Global FinPrint Projects on December 1st 2015 on Gili Air. The FinPrint project is the first global, multi-institutional effort to combine existing baited remote underwater video (BRUV) data sets to create the largest and most comprehensive data-collection and analysis program of the world’s populations of reef-associated sharks and […]

3rd Global Coral Bleaching Event GCBE3

3rd Global Coral Bleaching Event GCBE3

The 3rd Global Coral Bleaching (GCBE3) event since 1997 is underway. It started slowly in 2014 and will last through 2016 — 3 years. It has already bleached and killed large areas of coral reef in several parts of the world, including Hawaii, American Samoa and Florida. Based on NOAA’s Coral Watch Program (released in […]

Indonesia is planning to grant free tour...

Indonesia is planning to grant free tourist visa to frequent visitors

Indonesia is planning to grant free tourist visa to its most frequent visitors, namely the citizens of Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and Russia.   The Indonesian government’s intention to remove the visa on arrival fee to these five countries was announced on November 5th, 2014, with the idea to enforce the decision from next […]

New Immigration Announcement

New Immigration Announcement

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 […]

Happy Earth Day 22 April 2014

Happy Earth Day 22 April 2014

  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 […]