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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 […]

The Coral Song

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The Coral Song Even though the Coral Song is for kids everyone should watch it as it explains the fragility of corals. If you want to find out more about how you can get involved in coral conservation on the Gili islands check out this article Scuba Diving for a good cause in Gili Trawangan. […]

Lombok number 5 at Top 10 Travellers’ Ch

Lombok number 5 at Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Islands Asia 2015

Lombok scored the 5th place at TripAdvisor™ Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Islands  in Asia 2015 SOURCE: TripAdvisor April 21, 2015 00:00 ET It’s Island Time: TripAdvisor Names the World’s Top Islands in 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards Southeast Asia Dominates Asia List With Ko Tao Named #1; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Named #1 Island in the World; Award […]

Indonesia will waive visa requirements f...

Indonesia will waive visa requirements for 30 countries

Indonesia plans to waive visa requirements for 17 European, 7 Asia Pacific and 6 Middle Eastern and African countries to support the weak rupiah. The Indonesian government will waive visa requirements for 30 countries as early as next month (April 2015) to boost it’s foreign exchange revenue from the tourist industry, as President Joko Widodo broadens […]

First PADI Yoga Diver Retreat & Course o

First PADI Yoga Diver Retreat & Course on Gili Air

Oceans 5 Dive Resort on Gili Air, Lombok, Indonesia, is hosting a first of its kind in January 2015! The PADI Yoga Diver Retreat and Course. Being the fastest growing dive operation and IDC Centre in South East Asia, Oceans 5 Dive Resort keeps up with new trends and offers the ideal facilities and settings for […]

AirAsia launches direct flights Singapor...

AirAsia launches direct flights Singapore – Lombok

AirAsia will launch 3 direct flights per week from Changi Airport Singapore to Lombok International Airport (Bandar Udara Internasional Lombok) on 28 January 2015. Great news for all of you who want to travel to the amazing Gili islands. From 28th  January 2015 onward AirAsia will fly 3 times a week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) direct from Changi […]

TripAdvisor Nominates Gili Trawangan As ...

TripAdvisor Nominates Gili Trawangan As The Most Affordable Island

The latest TripIndex Island Sun report by TripAdvisor, the world’s most popular travel website, nominates Gili Trawangan as the most affordable island for a trip for two in southeast asia.   Gili Trawangan was selected as the cheapest island among sixteen popular tourist island destinations in Southeast Asia, among which Bali, Langkawi Malaysia and Boracay, Philippines in […]