April 2017

Mandalika Resort MotoGP Circuit

  An agreement between France's Vinci Construction Projects and the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) to build a world-class MotoGP racing track at the new Mandalika Resort project in Kuta, Lombok NTB has been signed. Date: April 1, 2017 Source: bertia.baca.co.id Indonesia MotoGP lovers will soon watch the racers and classmates of Valentino [...]

February 2017

Kuta’s Mandalika Resort Opening in 2019

  Architectural rendering of a portion of the Mandalika Resort as seen from above A'an Bay. Image from Arch Case Architects website. Date: February 27, 2017 Source: CEI Asia Kuta's $3 billion mega project, the Mandalika Resort opening on Bali's sister island Lombok, is set to commence operation in 2019   At [...]

Lombok Bau Nyale Festival of “Sea Worm” Princess

The Bau Nyale Festival is an age-old tradition that is closely linked to the legend of the beautiful Princess Mandalika. The locals believe that the Nyale (sea worms) are sacred creatures that bring prosperity to those who honor them. The belief is based on the legend which tells of Mandalika throwing herself into the sea [...]

January 2017

Telkomsel Installs Mandalika 4G LTE Network

Telkomsel Installs Mandalika 4G LTE Network in effort to boost tourism infrastructure Date: January 29, 2017 Source: netralnews.com Telkomsel installs Mandalika 4G LTE network to bolster tourism in the Mandalika Resort special economic zone (SEZ) in Lombok   In Lombok investment news, Sukardi Silalahi, Director of Network at Telkomsel Indonesia, said the installation [...]

Another New Mandalika Hotel Coming!

  Lombok's Kuta Beach as seen from above. The beach's west coast is set to host the X2, a new Mandalika Hotel. Initiated by PT Elmar Mitra Perkasa, the 200-room and 10-villa property will be equipped with a beach sports facility. Date: January 20, 2017 Source: The Jakarta Post Another four-star new Mandalika [...]

October 2016

Mandalika Water Plant on Track

  Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno (third left) monitors the development of clean water installations at the Mandalika. NTB administration regional secretary Rosiadi H Sayuti (second right), Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) president director Abdulbar M. Mansoer (second left), ITDC development director Edwin Darmasetiawan (left) and ITDC finance director Jatmiko K.Santosa (right) accompanied the minister [...]

September 2016

Mandalika Resort Ready in 2018

  Indonesia Tourism Development Coporation (ITDC) says that the huge Mandalika mega-resort will be open for business in 2018. Many think this is an overly optimistic goal for a project so massive in scale. Date:  September 30, 2016 Source: The Jakarta Post The Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) said Thursday that the the [...]

Lombok Halal Tourism Expansion

  Indonesia "will focus its efforts to brand the Mandalika Resort as a Halal tourism destination by actively taking part in related annual international competitions" the Indonesia Ministry of Tourism, Riyanto said, adding that it will take part in the upcoming 2016 World Halal Tour Awards scheduled to be held in Abu Dhabi in [...]

Lombok Mandalika Halal Tourism

  Groundbreaking ceremony of the Mandalika Grand Mosque in Central Lombok. Gearing up for construction, the state Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno, State-owned tourism company PT Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) president director Abdulbar M. Mansoer and West Nusa Tenggara administration officials attend the groundbreaking ceremony in Kuta, Lombok. Date: September 12, 2016 Source: [...]