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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 […]

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 […]