Lombok Island

The Future of Tourism in Indonesia

10 New Balis

An initiative by the Indonesian Government, the “10 New Balis” project aims to diversify the country’s tourism sector by creating 10 new hotspots to repli- cate the economic effects of outside visitors to Bali. Tourism is a key driver for economic development in Indonesia, as evidenced by research from data ma- nagement firm Knoema which notes contribution of travel and tourism to Indonesia’s GDP increased fromUS$16.5 billion in 2000 to US$69.8bn in 2019 — an average annual growth rate of 8.24%. It is in such context the country set an ambitious target of wel- coming 20 million international annual arrivals before the pandemic forced the borders to close. Nonethe- less the core projects, backed by government, private and foreign investments, are very much alive.

The Exotic

South Lombok

Located in the middle of the warm Indian Ocean, Lombok boasts a climate that seldom sees temperatures above 33C or below 21C. That means glorious sunshine and perfect days for exploring the stunning beaches, diving in clear oceans, and enjoying a true tropical paradise.

Lombok is the most popular destination in Nusa Tenggara state, with the fabled Gili Islands drawing visitors for action both in and out of the water. The mighty Mount Rinjani, Indonesia’s second highest volcano (3,726m), is also a lure for trekkers, with the big breaks on the south coast a magnet for surfers.

Government investment also has an eye on sports tourism, looking to complement its annual MotoGP race with Ironman triathlon events, world-class golf, e-sports and equestrian.

Location is often cited as the main determining factor in the value of any given property. The same concept applies when considering the Indonesian islands. This exclusive piece of paradise is just a 150 min flight from Singapore, or 30 min from Bali. Located in the middle of the warm, blue Indian Ocean, Lombok boasts a climate that seldom sees temperatures above 33C or below 21C.

This means glorious sunshine and perfect days for exploring the stunning beaches, diving in clear oceans, and enjoying a true tropical paradise. Lombok is the most popular destination in Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, state with the fabled Gili Islands drawing visitors for action both in and out of the water. The mighty Mount Rinjani, Indonesia’s second highest volcano (3726m), is also a lure for trekkers, with the big breaks on the south coast a magnet for surfers.

"As beguiling, beach-blessed and downright blissful as its near neighbour Bali, Lombok is now much more than just a surfers' paradise."

Location is often cited as the main determining factor in the value of any given property. The same concept applies when considering the Indonesian islands. This exclusive piece of paradise is just a 150 min flight from Singapore, or 30 min from Bali. Located in the middle of the warm, blue Indian Ocean, Lombok boasts a climate that seldom sees temperatures above 33C or below 21C.

This means glorious sunshine and perfect days for exploring the stunning beaches, diving in clear oceans, and enjoying a true tropical paradise. Lombok is the most popular destination in Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, state with the fabled Gili Islands drawing visitors for action both in and out of the water. The mighty Mount Rinjani, Indonesia’s second highest volcano (3726m), is also a lure for trekkers, with the big breaks on the south coast a magnet for surfers.

"As beguiling, beach-blessed and downright blissful as its near neighbour Bali, Lombok is now much more than just a surfers' paradise."

Project

Mandalika

The Mandalika Resort is positioned as an eco destination. The development will incorporate environmentally friendly technologies such as solar farms, Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) plants, and dedicate more than 51% of its land to green spaces.

Next come the facilities. Under the master plan, key amenities will include more than 10,500 rooms, a golf course, a theme park, FIA (the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s leading motoring organizations) racetrack, waterpark, equestrian facilities and a convention center for 5,000-7,000 people.

Moto GP 2022 logo

“The Lombok International Street Circuit will host a round of the MotoGP World Championship for at least the next 10 years. We expect the long-awaited return of an Indonesian GP to be a game-changer for both the sport and the island.’’

Moto GP 2022 logo

“The Lombok International Street Circuit will host a round of the MotoGP World Championship for at least the next 10 years. We expect the long-awaited return of an Indonesian GP to be a game-changer for both the sport and the island.’’

Indonesia | The New Tiger of Southeast Asia

Indonesia’s peculiar characteristics are now enhanced by political stability, self-reliance and robust economic growth that saw the country largely shielded from the most recent global economic crisis. Indonesia is now at a key point in its transition from a low-income to a middle-income economy and from being a primary producer to becoming a value-added exporter as well as offering a knowledge-based economy.