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A total of 100 triathlon athletes will run around the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit on the control track in the HK Endurance Challenge.

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Hutama Karya Endurance Challenge is ready to be held in NTB. This event, which combines three sports, will certainly be attended by 100 athletes.

“60 are Indonesian citizens, 40 are foreigners but they do live in Indonesia,” said Head of the NTB Tourism Office (Dispar) H Yusron Hadi.

Yusron said that the event will start on October 15-17. All participants will start the race from Gili Air in North Lombok. A total of 100 triathlon athletes will swim for about two kilometers to the mainland of Lombok Island on Sire Beach.

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During the swim, Dispar NTB together with North Lombok Regency (KLU) prepared the Gendang Beleq attraction. Which will accompany and encourage the athletes from the boat.

After arriving at Sire Beach, all athletes will cycle Through the tourist area of ​​Senggigi, West Lombok, passing through the city of Mataram and entering the BIL ( Lombok International Airport ) bypass road, then heading to the Mandalika Special Economic Zone (SEZ), in Central Lombok.

Yusron said that in Mandalika the participants would run 20 kilometers. What is special, the running track is in the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit area. A total of 100 athletes will run by taking the control track.

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“It doesn’t fit on the circuit track, but on the control track, the road beside the track,” explained Yusron.

With the planned race route, Yusron believes this sports tourism event will be interesting. Many tourist destinations will be traversed 100 percent. What is seen along the race route is expected to create an unforgettable impression. Especially when the Gendang Beleq treats, from Gili Air to Sire Beach.

“We want to make it interesting to make an impression on the participants and those who come to watch,” he said.

Yusron ensured that there were 100 triathlon athletes who were ready to compete. The HK Endurance Challenge Lombok 2021 is said to be a verification of proving that Lombok Sumbawa is ready to open a destination for foreign and domestic tourists.

The government’s job is to ensure that the area visited by tourists is free from COVID. Therefore, 100 athletes will undergo quarantine first and have their health checked, whether they have been exposed to Covid or not.

“Discipline of health protocols remains our concern, so that NTB remains conducive and tourism events are successful,” he said.


Article source : https://lombokpost.jawapos.com/ntb/12/10/2021/sebelum-wsbk-100-atlet-triathlon-akan-jajal-sirkuit-mandalika/

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Bali to reopen to international flights https://invest-islands.com/bali-to-reopen-to-international-flights/ https://invest-islands.com/bali-to-reopen-to-international-flights/#respond Mon, 11 Oct 2021 04:13:06 +0000 https://invest-islands.com/?p=18548 “Update: Indonesia’s Latest International Travel Rules” The Indonesian island of Bali is to reopen its airport to international arrivals this month, officials have announced, signaling that the country is potentially ready to revive its tourism industry after being hard hit by Covid-19. Bali Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar will begin welcoming arrivals from a select […]

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The Indonesian island of Bali is to reopen its airport to international arrivals this month, officials have announced, signaling that the country is potentially ready to revive its tourism industry after being hard hit by Covid-19.

Bali Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar will begin welcoming arrivals from a select number of countries from October 14, according to Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Indonesia’s minister of maritime affairs and investment.

He did not clarify whether foreign tourists would be permitted.

He said the move would go ahead provided the airport can fulfill requirements for quarantine, testing and Covid response.

“Every international arrival passenger must have proof of booking a hotel for quarantine for a minimum of eight days at their own expense,” Luhut said in a press conference.

The logistics for this plan are still unspecified.

There is currently no list of accepted accommodation where tourists will be allowed to quarantine, and it’s unknown if Bali will open up tourist-only “corridors” or “bubbles” to keep travelers and locals separated.

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Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Indonesia’s minister of maritime affairs and investment.

An earlier plan to restart Bali’s tourism industry in September was scrapped. Indonesia has been one of Asia’s hardest-hit countries in terms of Covid cases and fatalities. It’s only now emerging from a spike in early August which claimed hundreds of lives daily.

Luhut said Indonesia is still selective in allowing which foreigners can enter Indonesia. Citizens of several countries are currently allowed to enter under highly specific circumstances, including South Korea, China, Japan, the United Arab Emirates such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and New Zealand.

Indonesia’s Immigration Department spokesperson, Arya Pradhana Anggakara, told CNN on Tuesday that tourists — who are solely engaged in leisure travel — are not currently allowed to enter the country.

At present, visas are only given to foreigners deemed urgent and skilled workers, paramedics or investor. Foreigners married to Indonesians are also permitted.

The announcement comes as the government has extended level-three restrictions in Java and Bali for another two weeks. Some facilities will be able to open with gyms operating at a limited capacity and food stalls open for business.

As of October 5, Indonesia has reported 4,220,206 cases of the virus with 142,261 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Approximately 20% of the population is fully vaccinated against the virus.


Article source : https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/bali-denpasar-airport-reopening-intl-hnk/index.html

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Mandalika Circuit ready for holding WSBK Championship : MGPA https://invest-islands.com/mandalika-circuit-ready-for-holding-wsbk-championship-mgpa/ https://invest-islands.com/mandalika-circuit-ready-for-holding-wsbk-championship-mgpa/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2021 07:40:30 +0000 https://invest-islands.com/?p=18536 The main work and infrastructure of Mandalika Circuit, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, are nearly 100-percent complete, President Director of the Mandalika Grand Prix Association (MGPA) Ricky Baheramsjah stated . “The main work and circuit infrastructure are complete. Now, we are focusing on the operational aspects, including deploying the circuit staff and medical team as well […]

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The main work and infrastructure of Mandalika Circuit, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, are nearly 100-percent complete, President Director of the Mandalika Grand Prix Association (MGPA) Ricky Baheramsjah stated .

“The main work and circuit infrastructure are complete. Now, we are focusing on the operational aspects, including deploying the circuit staff and medical team as well as ensuring that we have adequate equipment,” Baheramsjah noted here on Saturday.

The supporting facilities and vaccination are being accelerated in a bid to ensure the success of the World Superbike (WSBK) championship held on November 12-14, 2021, at the circuit, he highlighted.

“Update: Indonesia’s Latest International Travel Rules”

As of September 9, 2021, work on the supporting facilities have reached almost 100-percent completion, comprising pit building, helipad, and medical center, each having reached 100-percent completion, and race control building, being 92.25-percent complete.

Meanwhile, access to the circuit — 748-meter roads to Seger beach and 244-meter road to Serenting beach — are ready.

The tunnel spanning 65.57 meters in the Northern circuit and the 117.77-meter tunnel in the Southern circuit have reached 99-percent completion as of September 9, 2021.

As of August 4, 2021, the 17.36-kilometer bypass of the Lombok international airport – Mandalika Tourism Special Economic Zone (KEK) has reached 81.17-percent completion.

In terms of vaccination, its coverage in West Nusa Tenggara as of September 8, 2021, has reached 18.95 percent for the first dose and 9.84 percent for the complete dose.

Baheramsjah noted that the provision of 1,025 million vaccine doses is being expedited to achieve 70-percent coverage.

“Hence, we target 45 thousand people per day,” he stated.

The committee has also prepared for traffic management at the Lombok entrance, such as the Bangsal Port, Lembar Port, Gili Mas Port, Kayangan Port, and Lombok International Airport, he remarked.

“We have cooperated with the NTB Land Transport Organization (Organda) and have provided 46 buses of Damri (state-owned bus operator),” he stated.

In addition, the connectivity between Surabaya, the capital of East Java, and Bali to Mandalika has been strengthened, including managing the parking zones, he remarked.


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Update: Indonesia’s Latest International Travel Rules https://invest-islands.com/update-indonesias-latest-international-travel-rules/ https://invest-islands.com/update-indonesias-latest-international-travel-rules/#respond Thu, 30 Sep 2021 03:45:43 +0000 https://invest-islands.com/?p=18499 Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia -The Indonesian Government is restricting international arrivals in order to prevent new variants of the coronavirus, including the MU variant (B.1621), from entering Indonesia. The result is international arrival routes are limited depending on mode of transport: land, sea, or air. The restrictions were detailed in a statement by the Ministry of […]

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Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia -The Indonesian Government is restricting international arrivals in order to prevent new variants of the coronavirus, including the MU variant (B.1621), from entering Indonesia. The result is international arrival routes are limited depending on mode of transport: land, sea, or air.

The restrictions were detailed in a statement by the Ministry of Transportation concerning “Guidelines for the Implementation of Travel for People from Overseas by Land, Sea, and Air”.

Adita Irawati, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Transportation, said that in general the international travel conditions are still the same, but there are a few factors that distinguish it, principally the traveller’s port of entry.

The only airports open to foreign travellers are Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, and Sam Ratulangi Manado, while the ports are limited to Batam and Nunukan, and land crossings limited to the Entikong and Aruk State Border Posts.

Additionally, a PCR test, already required to be carried out before arrival, will also now be repeated at the point of entry, be it a port, airport, or cross-border post. Supervisions will be tightened in collaboration with the Indonesian National Police, the Transportation Service, the Ministry of Health’s Port Health Office (KKP), and the Central and Regional Covid-19 task force.

The targets of the restrictions are Indonesian migrant workers, Indonesian citizens, foreigners, passenger and cargo ship crews, as well as flight personnel entering Indonesia.

“Why Is Everyone So Obsessed With Bali, Yet Ignorant Of Indonesia’s 17,500 Other Islands?”

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Adita further detailed health requirements, as regulated in the SE Task Force:

1. Every international traveler is required to use the PeduliLindungi application as a condition for entry into Indonesia.

2. Every transport operator at the aforementioned international entry points is required to use the PeduliLindungi application.

3. Indonesian citizens and foreigners from abroad must show negative results through the Reverse-Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT PCR) test from the country of origin of departure, with samples taken within a maximum period of 72 hours before departure and complete the Indonesian International e-HAC through the PeduliLindungi application or manually in the country of origin.

4. Foreign passengers are also required to show proof of ownership of health/travel insurance, which includes health financing in quarantine and Covid-19 treatment while in Indonesia.

5. Upon arrival, Indonesian citizens and foreigners are required to undergo quarantine for  eight days and must provide negative RT PCR retests. For Indonesian citizens who are Indonesian Migrant Workers, students, or government employees returning from overseas official trips, the quarantine/treatment costs are borne by the government. Meanwhile, for Indonesian passengers outside these criteria, and for foreigners including foreign diplomats, outside the head of the foreign representative and the family of the head of the foreign representative, all costs will be borne independently.

6. After providing a negative result on the seventh day, the quarantine ends within 24 hours, although a further 14-hour self-quarantine is encouraged. If a positive result is returned, the subject will be treated at a hospital with the cost for Indonesian passengers being borne by the Government and foreign passengers bearing their own costs independently.

7. In the event that the foreign passenger is unable to pay for the self-quarantine and/or treatment at the hospital, the sponsor, the Ministry/Institution/BUMN that provides consideration for the entry permit for the foreign passenger can be held responsible for the cost.

8. Quarantine obligations are excluded for foreign passengers holding diplomatic visas and service visas related to official/state visits of foreign officials at ministerial level and above, as well as foreign passengers entering Indonesia through the Travel Corridor Arrangement scheme, in accordance with the principle of reciprocity while still implementing strict health protocols.


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Indonesian Government Says Bali Will Reopen For International Tourism In October https://invest-islands.com/indonesian-government-says-bali-will-reopen-for-international-tourism-in-october/ https://invest-islands.com/indonesian-government-says-bali-will-reopen-for-international-tourism-in-october/#respond Tue, 28 Sep 2021 06:31:14 +0000 https://invest-islands.com/?p=18490 The Indonesian Tourism Minister has announced Bali will reopening for international tourism in October. After multiple plans to reopen have been delayed, the central government says Bali will be ready to receive international tourists. “Bali Eyed As Hollywood Film Production Hub, Prompting ‘Film Tourism’ Chatter” After finishing a meeting that took place at the Bali […]

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The Indonesian Tourism Minister has announced Bali will reopening for international tourism in October. After multiple plans to reopen have been delayed, the central government says Bali will be ready to receive international tourists.

“Bali Eyed As Hollywood Film Production Hub, Prompting ‘Film Tourism’ Chatter”

After finishing a meeting that took place at the Bali Tourism Polytechnic on Friday (24/9) that was attended by several government officials to evaluate the preparations from the Bali provincial government in reopening the border for international visitors, the Tourism and Creative Economic Minister, Sandiaga Uno announced that the central government has planned to reopen the international travel corridor in October.

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“We have discussed this program to reopen our border for international travelers today, and I will bring this to our next meeting with the Maritime and Investment Coordinator Minister, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan on Sept 30th 2021.” Sandiaga said on Friday (24/9).

The plan to reopen the border was initiated after receiving reports from Bali Vice Governor, Cok Ace about the recent Covid-19 transmissions in Bali that have significantly reduced and have been properly handled.

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Bali ricefield

“After being informed that Bali is handling Covid-19 transmissions properly, Luhut immediately instructed us to prepare the reopening procedures by October 2021.” Sandiaga added.

Apart from that, the implementation of the PeduliLindungi tracing app has been properly integrated in most of the places on the island. Sandiaga also said that he is concerned and wants to help Bali residents overcome the current economic crisis due to this travel restriction policy, causing the majority of Bali’s population to lose their only source of income.

“This program was initiated to help the local community who have been relying on the tourism sector, to get back their jobs after being laid-off for over 1.5 years since the global pandemic struck.” Sandiaga concluded. Sandiaga also hopes that the culture and nature based tourism will be a new trend for Bali’s tourism sector in the future.

Bali sunset

While no specific details were provided on which countries would be welcome in Bali and the exact date of the reopening, multiple reports have cited that the island will only be open for vaccinated tourists and will require testing for entry.


Article source : https://thebalisun.com/bali-central-government-to-reopen-international-travel-corridor-in-october/

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Private Islands Investing With Kevin Deisser https://invest-islands.com/private-islands-investing-with-kevin-deisser/ https://invest-islands.com/private-islands-investing-with-kevin-deisser/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 02:19:50 +0000 https://invest-islands.com/?p=18446 It was while living on the sun-kissed Spanish island of Mallorca that Belgian-born entrepreneur Kevin Deisser first discovered the profitability of remote luxury real estate. Working as part of an international sales team for a major hotel operator back in 2012, Deisser learned the ropes of the industry to prepare a solo adventure. In 2016, […]

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It was while living on the sun-kissed Spanish island of Mallorca that Belgian-born entrepreneur Kevin Deisser first discovered the profitability of remote luxury real estate. Working as part of an international sales team for a major hotel operator back in 2012, Deisser learned the ropes of the industry to prepare a solo adventure.

In 2016, he swapped his suits and ties for shorts and flip-flops, becoming his own boss and founding property development company Invest Islands on the remote Indonesian islet of Lombok. His previous experience taught him the importance of developing a strong local network, so Deisser learned Indonesia Bahasa and connected with local communities.

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Five years on, Invest Islands is going strong, and Deisser continues to use his local knowledge and personal relationships to help clients access an otherwise closed shop. He and his team of 65 full-time staff identify and negotiate the purchase of prime beach-facing plots of land, before assisting in the design, planning, construction, and general management of bespoke dream projects.

The only thing more important than his clients, he says, is remaining true to himself. That means respecting his adopted country’s natural environment, insisting with investors that no matter how luxurious the project, it must be sustainable and ecological but also designed in a way that is compatible with surrounding landscapes. Development projects include silent, solar-powered golf buggies and native bamboo furnishings direct from Lombok’s master craftsmen.

It is a concept that has seen Invest Islands quickly gain international recognition as one of the leading sustainable development companies in Asia. With offices in Indonesia, Hong Kong and Australia, Deisser and his business partner Jack Brown have signed partnership agreements with local government entities, management contracts with global hospitality franchises, and deals with wealthy private investors to construct properties worth several billion rupiahs.

We speak with Kevin Deisser to find out more about luxury living in one of the world’s most beautiful tropical paradises. And why some remote Indonesian islands can also prove highly profitable for savvy investors.

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Luxe Digital: Hi Kevin, thank you for taking the time to speak to us. Let’s start with your business. How would you describe Invest Islands? 

Kevin Deisser: Thank you. Well, first of all, we are a fully licensed real estate and development company based out of Lombok, Indonesia. Known as the land of 17,000 islands, you can likely imagine how much beautiful beachfront land there is out here. For foreigners though, it can prove a very difficult market to enter due to the various regulations, bureaucracy, language barriers, etc. That’s where Invest Islands comes in.

Luxe Digital: What sets you apart from the real estate investments at large and other island brokers in particular?

Kevin Deisser: Two things set up apart. Firstly, with offices in Hong Kong we are able to offer our clients access to Indonesia’s booming real estate market with the added security of Hong Kong’s regulations and compliance. 

And secondly, unlike the majority of companies offering land and property in Indonesia, we have a much larger, more diverse portfolio and thus are able to cater to everyone: from the individual investor looking to build their dream home to the entrepreneur keen to create their own hospitality project and everything in between.

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KAYMA VILLA

Luxe Digital: Who are your typical clients? What are they seeking when getting in touch with you?

Kevin Deisser: The vast majority of our clients are wealthy individuals living in Asia, Australia, or the Middle East and looking to diversify their real estate portfolio or simply enjoy a lifestyle investment. They generally find us through word of mouth — everyone likes to talk about their successful investments, right?

Generally speaking, most investors choose Invest Islands for our expertise and experience in negotiating the legalities of investing in an emerging market where due diligence is paramount. Lately, we’ve also seen an increase in clients able to work remotely and they are simply looking for a blank slate on which they can design and build their dream home.

Yet, we don’t only cater to the über-rich. In fact, one of the most appealing aspects of investing in a place such as Lombok is that the land is extremely undervalued. For example, Bali is only half an hour away yet the cost of similar land there is 10 times more expensive. The idea that a millennial couple could own a plot of land with a million-dollar ocean view on a tropical island for a fraction of the price they would pay elsewhere in the world is an attractive proposition for many. Add to that the reality of living free from the stresses of traffic and commuting, high-rises and claustrophobic apartments, smog, etc, and why would you not be interested?

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Luxe Digital: Any interesting story to tell about a particular client or a celebrity that got in touch with you?

Kevin Deisser: As much as I’d love to tell all, we need to respect our clients’ privacy. What I can say is that we recently signed a partnership with the organisers of the Indonesian Grand Prix whereby all our resorts and villas in Lombok will host the MotoGP riders, racing teams, and sponsors during race weeks for the next 10 years. Going down for breakfast those weeks will be like walking through a motorsports paddock with famous people.

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KAYMA VILLA

Luxe Digital: What solutions does Invest Islands offer to protect its clients when buying land in Indonesia? 

Kevin Deisser: Without getting too bogged down in complexities, we provide all our investors access to what is known as a “PMA”, which is the safest way for foreigners to invest in land in Indonesia. Essentially, it enables non-citizens to invest without relying on the problematic local nominee process that is common across the rest of South-East Asia.

We also carry out the most meticulous due diligence process you can imagine. Before buying the assets ourselves from the local owners, we analyse everything and then some to ensure no problems arise either for us or our clients at a later stage. And by partnering with only the best, our clients can be sure that their expectations will be exceeded. 

For example, our contractor is the Bali-based construction specialist Tunas Jaya Sanur, which has more than 40 years of international experience working with the likes of Bulgari, Grand Hyatt, and Accor.

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INSPIRAL VILLA

Luxe Digital: Sustainability is an important part of the Invest Islands mission, can you tell me more about the various efforts your team is supporting to help local projects?

Kevin Deisser: We have a small team of full-time staff almost entirely made up of local Indonesians and they focus on three key sectors: education, environment, and empowerment. We have established schools for underprivileged kids and community gardens to provide locals with organic fruit and veg; we provide regular work to dozens of local disadvantaged women through our recycling projects, have installed the first TrashBoom on the island of Lombok, and regularly help children in need. Of course, it would be remiss if I did not urge your readers to check out the work for themselves at www.investislandsfoundation.org. On an island, every donation makes a genuine difference.

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AURORA VILLA

Luxe Digital: How is digital transforming your industry? 

Kevin Deisser: We’re a pretty young company both in terms of our history and also literally in terms of our staff, so we like to think of ourselves as on top of the latest technological trends that are changing the way people do business. 

For example, during the pandemic when it is impossible to visit, we offer prospective clients drone tours of their potential land and access to 360-degree cameras. We’re also in the final stages of development of our “Client Hub”, a smartphone app that acts as a kind of portfolio in your pocket but will also include exclusive access to VIP events and discounts with local luxury retailers.

Luxe Digital: What trends do you think will have the most impact on the real estate investment industry in the next five years? 

Kevin Deisser: I believe blockchain will absolutely revolutionise the real estate sector, bringing a degree of transparency that will allow rapid expansion and enable wider access to real estate in emerging markets. That will be particularly relevant given the massive increase in remote working because of the pandemic.

In Bali now, for example, there is talk of a new five-year residency visa for digital nomads. Yet what we have seen also is that — much like Invest Islands — the younger generations are more planet-conscious. They don’t want to live in an energy-guzzling high-rise. They want natural structures that use renewable energy. It’s just one of the reasons we recently announced the development of our first eco-village, Mandala.

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Luxe Digital: What does the future reserve for Invest Islands?

Kevin Deisser: Despite the pandemic and the uncertainty related to it, we have experienced sustained growth. At the turn of the year, we opened new offices in Australia and we are now looking to expand further across a number of new locations, including Dubai and Singapore. Our staff numbers have grown 35% in the past 18 months and our Torok Hill Resort, located on the southern coast of Lombok and recipient of various international awards, is generating more interest among investors than ever before. So things are looking positive.

We have ambitious plans and intend to establish ourselves as one of the world’s leading luxury developers with a focus on sustainability. With the Indonesian government investing heavily in tourism, exciting times lie ahead. And we would obviously expect that to translate into major profit potential for our clients. 


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Investment Commitment in The Mandalika Reaches IDR 17 Trillion https://invest-islands.com/investment-commitment-in-the-mandalika-reaches-idr-17-trillion/ https://invest-islands.com/investment-commitment-in-the-mandalika-reaches-idr-17-trillion/#respond Wed, 22 Sep 2021 11:13:44 +0000 https://invest-islands.com/?p=18437 The Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) noted that until today the total investment commitment in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) is Rp. 17 trillion. ITDC Director of Engineering & HR Taufik Hidayat said the total investment commitment consisted from the Master Land Utilization & Development Agreement (LUDA) from VINCI […]

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The Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) noted that until today the total investment commitment in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) is Rp. 17 trillion.

ITDC Director of Engineering & HR Taufik Hidayat said the total investment commitment consisted from the Master Land Utilization & Development Agreement (LUDA) from VINCI Construction Grands Projects (VCGP) worth Rp. 14 trillion.

VCGP is a subsidiary of Vinci Construction, a French state-owned enterprise engaged in the design and construction of infrastructure projects.

“Indonesia’s Omnibus Law: Provisions On Special Economic Zones”

According to Taufik, the investment commitment will be disbursed in stages over 15 years.

“In addition, there are seven other investors who are committed to building a hotel worth a total of IDR 3 trillion for 1,700 rooms,” said Taufik in his statement, Monday (13/09/2021).

Meanwhile, the Minister of Investment/Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Bahlil Lahadalia said, KEK Mandalika or The Mandalika has its own uniqueness and beauty compared to other regions.

He believes that many investors are interested in investing in the area. Especially with the existence of the MotoGP circuit which will clearly attract foreign tourists.

“I am sure that many investors will invest in The Mandalika. In the future, NTB will become a world tourist area that is not only related to automotive but can also support the potential of other sports, and attract more tourists to come,” said Bahlil.

To accelerate the realization of development, ITDC Director of Operations and Business Innovation Arie Prasetyo said the company focused on basic infrastructure and facilities in the area to increase the selling value of the Mandalika tourist destination.

“With the hope of attracting as many investors as possible to invest in The Mandalika. For the investors, let’s build The Mandalika together and help realize Indonesia Growing Indonesia Progressing,” he said.

Arie added, ITDC is also completing the construction of supporting facilities for the Special Area Road ( JKK) The Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

This supporting facility was built to welcome the World Superbike (WSBK) international motorcycle racing event which will be held from 12-14 November 2021.

The supporting facilities include tunnels, race control, pit building, medical center and helipad.


Article source : https://www.kompas.com/properti/read/2021/09/13/144641521/komitmen-investasi-di-the-mandalika-tembus-rp-17-triliun

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Why is everyone so obsessed with Bali, yet ignorant of Indonesia’s 17,500 other islands? https://invest-islands.com/why-is-everyone-so-obsessed-with-bali-yet-ignorant-of-indonesias-17500-other-islands/ https://invest-islands.com/why-is-everyone-so-obsessed-with-bali-yet-ignorant-of-indonesias-17500-other-islands/#respond Wed, 22 Sep 2021 11:12:24 +0000 https://invest-islands.com/?p=18254 Bali is just one island out of more than 17,500 in Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, yet it appears to be the only one many people know of With millions of international tourists a year descending on Bali, travel writers (this one included) pen a lot of stories about it … drawing more […]

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  • Bali is just one island out of more than 17,500 in Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, yet it appears to be the only one many people know of
  • With millions of international tourists a year descending on Bali, travel writers (this one included) pen a lot of stories about it … drawing more visitors

Comprising more than 17,500 islands and home to upwards of 270 million people, Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous nation and third largest democracy. Also, at the time of writing, it leads in the daily average number of deaths from Covid-19, according to Reuters, accounting for one in every eight reported worldwide each day.

“OWNERSHIP IN INDONESIA”

Despite this, Indonesia apparently lacks name recognition abroad, something that former president Megawati Sukarnoputri lamented during a recent virtual event. “When I go to a foreign country, whenever someone asks me where I’m from and I tell them I’m from Indonesia, they will ask: where is Indonesia?” the chairwoman of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle said, according to online news site Coconuts Bali.

Traditional Bali Dance

To help these flummoxed foreigners out, Megawati reportedly then prompts, “Do you know Bali?”, at which point the penny (rupiah?) drops. “Imagine how upside down that is,” she added.

Coconuts Bali contends that the ex-leader is far from alone in finding this frustrating, asking readers to: “Think fast, can you quickly explain where Indonesia is without mentioning Bali?”

But why is this the case?

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Pura Lempayung Bali

Megawati has an idea: “Because Bali has preserved its local cultures, regional values”. However, that seems too simple. While the Island of the Gods has certainly nurtured its Hindu identity – although cynics might suggest that identity has been marketed and commodified rather than maintained and conserved – it is not the only place in the country with the world’s largest Muslim population that celebrates its uniqueness.

Indigenous peoples across Indonesia, all 50 million to 70 million of them, accor­­ding to estimates from the Inter­national Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, also do their best to preserve their cultures and regional values, frequently in the face of “criminalisation and violence, often related to investments in indigenous territories”. There must be more to it.

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Sumba Island
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Sumba Traditional House
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Sumba island

Perhaps the millions of international visitors that descend on the island each year are a factor. That and the countless Instagram images and articles (this one included) that accompany those visits – guiding arrivals around the island and reporting on any mishaps they encounter along the way. Let’s face it, tourists and the media are obsessed with Bali.

Sure, Bali is unquestionably beautiful. But it is not without its issues, crazy congestion, ceaseless construction and mountains of plastic waste among them. It is also no more beautiful than certain lesser-known corners of the country. What it does have are: infrastructure, even if it is overburdened; a certain English-language proficiency and, increasingly, Mandarin and Russian speakers; and a lack of restrictions on alcohol or clothing.

All of which goes some way to explaining travellers’ interest in the island. As for the press (again, this column included), it is something of a self-perpetuating cycle. Bali is written about because there is so much interest in it as a tourist destination, and there is so much interest in it as a tourist destination because it is written about. This is true even as tourism has all but halted because of coronavirus-related restrictions.

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Recent pandemic narratives about the island have included: how Bali is suffering without arrivals; how much of a “paradise” it is for the tourists and expats who’ve chosen to stay; and, now, how it has become “hell” as coronavirus infections have surged on the island. “Hundreds of Aussies to be evacuated from Bali due to huge spike in Covid-19 cases – as sobering video shows how badly the pandemic has hammered the tourism mecca,” reported the Daily Mail Australia recently, in a one-two punch.

As for this column, Bali has been a reliable source of content – and will no doubt continue to be – but rest assured, we know well where Indonesia is and will continue to cover other parts of the country, too.

Asian sites in the reckoning at World Travel Awards 2021

It might seem strange to celebrate tourism in Asia in a year mostly without it, but the World Travel Awards 2021 must go on. Voting is open until September 1 for a number of categories focusing on the continent, including “Asia’s leading car rental company” and “Asia’s leading most efficient airline”, but it’s “Asia’s leading tourist attraction” we’re most interested in.

In the running are Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, the Taj Mahal, in India, and a trio of China heavy hitters: the Great Wall; the Forbidden City; and the terracotta warriors. Ha Long Bay, in Vietnam, also receives a nod, as do Intramuros, in the Philippines, and Tokyo’s Imperial Palace.

Hong Kong’s very own Peak and the teamLab exhibition in Macau have made the shortlist, but there’s no mention of Bali – gasp! Instead Indonesia is represented by the largest Buddhist temple in the world: Borobudur, in Central Java.

The winner will be revealed at a ceremony in Dubai on October 6. We will be waiting with bated breath.


Article source : https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/travel/article/3146228/why-everyone-so-obsessed-bali-yet-ignorant

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Construction of Lombok Airport – Mandalika bypass road 90% complete https://invest-islands.com/construction-of-lombok-airport-mandalika-bypass-road-90-complete/ https://invest-islands.com/construction-of-lombok-airport-mandalika-bypass-road-90-complete/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 02:24:01 +0000 https://invest-islands.com/?p=18433 The construction of a bypass road connecting Lombok International Airport and Mandalika Special Economic Zone in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, has reached 90 percent completion. The road will connect Lombok Airport and Mandalika as a venue of the International Superbike 2021 and MotoGP 2022. The road will cut short the travel time to Mandalika […]

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An aerial photo of the Mandalika Circuit in Central Lombok, Indonesia 

The construction of a bypass road connecting Lombok International Airport and Mandalika Special Economic Zone in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, has reached 90 percent completion.

The road will connect Lombok Airport and Mandalika as a venue of the International Superbike 2021 and MotoGP 2022. The road will cut short the travel time to Mandalika from 30 minutes to 15 minutes.

“Mandalika Circuit In Indonesia Says It’s Ready For WSBK”

“The (construction) progress has reached 90 percent completion,” West Nusa Tenggara’s Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Office Head Ridwan Syah said here last Sunday.

The 17-kilometer road construction is targeted for completion later this month with a total budget of IDR 800 billion. By November, the road will commence operation, Syah said.

“By end-September the road will be functional, and it will support the hosting of the World Superbike in November,” he said.

Previously, the Director General of Highways of PUPR Ministry Hedy Rahadian elaborated the construction of Lombok Airport – Mandalika bypass road, comprising three packages.

The first package spanning 4.3 km is conducted by PT Nindya Karya-Bumi Agung, the second package spanning 9.70 km by building contractors PT Adhi Karya – PT Metro Lestari Utama, while the third package conducted by PT Yasa Patria Perkasa spans 3.38 km.


Article source : https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/21/09/a22915753/construction-of-lombok-airport-mandalika-bypass-road-90-complete

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Indonesia is World’s Most Relaxed Country https://invest-islands.com/indonesia-is-worlds-most-relaxed-country/ https://invest-islands.com/indonesia-is-worlds-most-relaxed-country/#respond Fri, 03 Sep 2021 09:19:26 +0000 https://invest-islands.com/?p=18251 British travel agent Lastminute.com conducted a piece of research titled “Most Relaxed Countries in The World” and has awarded the top spot to Indonesia. In the research, the word “most relaxed” does not mean “lazy“. Rather, it refers to destinations being the best vacation spot for relaxation in the world. The research conducted by Lastminute analysed […]

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British travel agent Lastminute.com conducted a piece of research titled “Most Relaxed Countries in The World” and has awarded the top spot to Indonesia.

In the research, the word “most relaxed” does not mean “lazy“. Rather, it refers to destinations being the best vacation spot for relaxation in the world.

The research conducted by Lastminute analysed various factors, ranging from citizens’ personal rights, noise and light pollution, climate, number of days off, and the number of spas in the country.

Here are the top five countries included in Lastminute’s most relaxed countries in the world:

  1. Indonesia

This largest archipelagic country in the world has the largest coastline and an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, making Indonesia the most suitable destination for foreign travellers to enjoy the warmth of the sun.

Moreover, Indonesia has various facilities ready to pamper foreign tourists.

Lastminute also noted that Indonesia has more than 186 green spaces, an average of 30 holidays per year, 66 spas in each area, and health retreats that are easy to find.

  1. Australia

Indonesia’s neighbouring country, Australia, is also one of the relaxing tourist destinations.

Last-minute noted that Australia has 30 days of annual leave, has 40,000 km of coastline, and 187 green spaces spread across the land of kangaroos.

  1. Iceland

Iceland is in third place with an average temperature of 1.75 degrees Celsius.  Even so, the Land of Fire and Ice is one of the best countries to enjoy the Northern Lights.

From other perspectives, such as security, Iceland is also no doubt comfortable for tourists.

  1. New Zealand

With regional conditions similar to Australia, New Zealand also offers various tourist attractions that are worthy to be enjoyed by foreign tourists, especially since this country is one of the best destinations for surfers and marine tourism.

  1. Sri Lanka

The country of Sri Lanka is considered to be a developing country in Asia with the character of warm weather that are sought after by foreign travellers.

In addition to its tropical natural beauty, Sri Lanka also has a coastline too irresistible to miss.

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Article Source : Indonesia is World’s Most Relaxed Country – Indonesia Expat

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