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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 […]

No More Rubbish dumping on Gili Air

No More Rubbish dumping on Gili Air

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 […]

Scuba Diving for a good cause in Gili Tr...

Scuba Diving for a good cause in Gili Trawangan

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 […]

Ocean Spa and more launched at MAHAMAYA ...

Ocean Spa and more launched at MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort Gili Meno

MAHAMAYA Boutique Resort on Gili Meno just launched 9 new rooms, a resort spa, a boutique gym and a new adult swimming pool with swim-up bar. Enjoy a special Spa launch discount of 30% at the new Ocean Spa an oasis of coolness an calm, relax & rejuvenate and leave balanced and beautiful.  

ARTificial Reef Park Lombok

ARTificial Reef Park Lombok

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 […]

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 […]

Airport departure tax will increase from...

Airport departure tax will increase from the 1st of April 2014

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.