THE CORONA VIRUS UPDATE: Regarding the corona virus problem that has adorned the main pages of the media throughout the world, although no extensive cases have yet been found in the North Lombok region which also includes top destinations such as the 3 Gili islands, the West Nusa Tenggara regional government has taken steps and anticipated measures and preventive to reduce the spread of this deadly virus.
As was reportedly circulating on social media about the total closure of access to and from the 3 Gilli islands to ensure the destination was free of the Corona virus. In addition to closing access to the three Gilis, a number of tourism and religious agendas that invited crowds of people in NTB were also canceled.
Strict checks were also carried out at Lombok International Airport in Central Lombok Regency and Port of Lembar in West Lombok Regency.
"We take steps to anticipate, not to create fear in the destination," said the Governor of NTB.
The action taken shows that the NTB Provincial Government is very serious in anticipating the impact of the corona virus outbreak and ensuring destinations in NTB are safe. "During the closure, we will spray disinfectant liquid in all areas both at airports, ports and tourist destinations as well as places where people are crowded," he said
As per today, March 13th, 2020, final official statement has been issued as follows:
Lombok island is located east of Bali, geographically is almost the same size as Bali. Lombok offers a variety of destinations to suit different holidaymakers' tastes. Tropical climate with warm and humid weather all year round. Temperature range from 21 Celsius to 32 Celsius. Wet season starts from November to May and dry season start from May-October.
The best time to come is in the month of May when the weather is just perfect with bright daylight and green scenery.
Lombok and Sumbawa, the two main island of West Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara refers to the islands east of Bali) offer a charming variety of landscapes, place of interest and activities for the tourist. At least five tropical islands (The Gillis; Trawangan, Meno, and Air, Gilli Nanggu, Moyo Island) and coastlines lined with pristine beaches and fabulous waters for swimming, sun bathing, sailing, surfing, fishing and underwater activities, beautiful landscapes and hikking to the 2nd highest mountain in Indonesia await.
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Kuta Beach Lombok attract visitors for its beautiful virgin beaches and surfing spots. Surfers from all over the world find Kuta Lombok as a surfer paradise. South coast of Lombok is famous for the high waves.
East Lombok is lush and less developed than the western part of the island, allowing you to peek into a rural part of Indonesia. Inhabited by the indigenous Sasak people, who keep their culture very much alive
The town of Senggigi spreads out along nearly 10 kilometers of coastal road. Most travelers start or end their stay at Senggigi for the easy access to Airport and accommodations options are available to all budgets.
Mataram is the capital and main city of Lombok. Public buildings, banks, post office, general hospitals and shopping malls are found here. Mataram has many large, impressive public buildings and substantial houses.
North Lombok offers stunning landscapes and long curves of deserted beaches. Jungles and rain forests, waterfalls, rivers and unique flora and fauna makes North Lombok region an ideal area for those who appreciate true natural beauty.
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