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 […]
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 […]
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.
The Hoff – David Hasselhoff the former star of Night Rider & Baywatch and his business partner Greg Meyers will soon start to develop Hoffs Hideaway at the Bask beach club and resort on Gili Meno.
Cats of Gili and Gili Eco trust organized a free 7 day cat clinic on Gili Trawangan. The May 2014 Cat Clinic is now over. During one week 173 cats came to see a vet, 125 cats had the spay/neuter operation. And sadly, 7 cats had to be euthanized during the clinic. Overall, this clinic […]
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.