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TransNusa Inflight Magazine

CEO’S WELCOME MESSAGE Para Pelanggan TransNusa yang terhormat, Pada 30 Mei 2009 TransNusa meresmikan Kantor Pusat baru di Jl. Palapa No. 7, Kupang-NTT. Sebuah kantor yang representatif bagi aktivitas pelayanan dan pengabdian TransNusa bagi masyarakat Nusa Tenggara.

To customers of TransNusa Air Services Kantor ini diresmikan oleh Gubernur NTT - Drs. Frans Lebu Raya, didampingi oleh Wakil Gubernur NTT - bersama jajaran Muspida Propinsi NTT, para Komisaris dan Direksi TransNusa. Sejalan dengan memasuki kantor baru, inflight magazine yang ada ditangan Anda pun tampil dengan kemasan baru. Bila sebelumnya Anda akrab dengan The East maka mulai edisi ini menjadi TransNusa Inflight Magazine. Tampilan baru ini sesuai dengan keinginan kami untuk lebih serius, worldwide, memanjakan customer dan clients. Pada kesempatan ini, cerita yang kami angkat adalah Kupang, Hub of the east, dimana Kupang merupakan pusat penghubung ke pulaupulau lainnya di NTT. TransNusa juga mengangkat Lombok, NTB sebagai liputan, hal ini sejalan dengan upaya Pemda NTB yang akan menjadi tuan rumah event Pasar Wisata Indonesia atau TIME pada Oktober 2009 mendatang. TransNusa sebagai salah satu airlines yang selama ini melayani NTB tentu juga berharap bahwa event ini makin mempopulerkan NTB sebagai salah satu best destination beyond Bali.

Welcome aboard! On the 30th May 2009, our new head office in Kupang located at Jl. Palapa No.7 was finally opened and inaugurated by the Governor of East Nusa Tenggara, Drs. Frans Lebu Raya accompanied by the Vice Governor and various top government officials including our Commisioner and Directors. With this new head office, we expect our service exellence will improve dramatically in the East Nusa Tenggara area. Along with the opening of the new office, we now have a new inflight magazine. Formerly known as The East, the new-look magazine now called the TransNusa inflight magazine, also shows our customer-focused aspirations: we are hoping for a magazine that entertains you our passengers and clients, while at the same time providing information about destinations and businesses in the region.

Kritik dan saran Anda adalah wujud partisipasi dan cinta Anda pada TransNusa. Semoga penerbangan Anda hari ini menyenangkan dan jangan lupa memanfaatkan berbagai fasilitas yang disiapkan TransNusa untuk Anda.

In our story, Kupang, Hub of the east, we look at a thriving town that is the gateway to the myriad of islands in the east of Indonesia, while Driving to the races presents attractions in the western half of the island of Sumbawa. Lombok - go for it focuses on the exciting activities available on the island of Lombok and allows us to promote TIME 2009 (Tourism Indonesia Mart and Expo) to be held on the island of Lombok from October 16 to 19 which we, as an airline, wholly support as an event that shows off the potential of Nusa Tenggara as the best destination beyond Bali.

Kami selalu menanti Anda pada penerbangan berikutnya di berbagai rute yang kami tawarkan.

Once again let me wish you a pleasant flight and my sincere hope that you have a fantastic stay wherever your plans take you.

Juvi Jodjana CEO TransNusa

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16 Adventure (Sumbawa Besar) Driving, diving, trekking and racing

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22 Kupang Cover shot Courtesy of Lombok Sumbawa Photo Club

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Open Surfing Competition 2009

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Bapak Juvi Jodjana CEO TransNusa menyerahkan plakat Majalah TransNusa inflight edisi kabupaten Bima yang memuat berita tentang potensi pariwisata di Bima, budaya dan atraksi wisata lainnya. Hal ini juga untuk membuktikan kontribusi aktif TransNusa dalam mempromosikan potensi pariwisata di setiap daerah tujuan penerbangan. Mr Juvi Jodjana CEO TransNusa presenting the Apr-May-June edition of the TransNusa inflight magazine to the Regent of Bima, H.Ferry Zulkarnain, ST. TransNusa actively promoted the tourism potential of the Bima region by featuring many of the attractions, both cultural and ‘adventure’ related in the magazine.


When it’s important that everything is

just right Dining at the Square is dining in what everyone says is Senggigi’s finest restaurant – a dining venue that is now becoming a benchmark for all future Lombok eateries. The Square now means that Lombok residents and visitors alike can dine on dishes prepared by talented chefs from around Indonesia, confident of the quality of the meals - a mouth-watering variety of cuisines, including international dishe, and innovative Asian-fusion and Chinese cooking styles, using the freshest of local and imported ingredients The beverages list includes premium imported wines and a wide range of cocktails and cold drinks from an extensive bar. Some just stop in for a drink or some coffee with friends. Others make use of the restauarant at lunch time. But dining is more than just food and drinks, overall ambience is important, and the Square seems to have got it just right; where a romantic dinner in the cool garden setting alongside the pond is just as enticing as the more conversational tables upstairs on the terrace, overlooking the action on the main street. The Square restaurant has a speedy hotspot providing wireless internet access for its guests who often bring their laptops to the table while wining and dining, or as they relax in the cool lounge doing their business in style. The well-trained staff and attentive service ensure that your dining experience runs smoothly while for some interesting post dining relaxation, the Square offers fine Illy coffees and Cuban cigars for you to enjoy. Sometimes things have to be just right.

Marina Café The place to party

Never let it be said if you’re young or young at heart that you were in Lombok and at some time or other you didn’t set foot in Marina Café. The upbeat venue has two levels of bars and entertainment where every week some of Indonesia’s top bands and DJs do their thing to the cheers of Marina patrons. There’s a cool courtyard where the volume is lower and the action always gives you something different to look at – even if it is only checking out who’s arriving and who’s leaving – that goes on all night long. There are quiet tables in dark corners, booths to share and big spaces for groups who want to enjoy the evening together. Dancing and listening to music can make you hungry – that’s where Marina’s great snacks and meals come into the picture. Marina is known for its great pizzas. Choose from nine different styles at easy-on-the-pocket medium; Rp44,000 large). Or you easy on the pocket prices (Rp39,000 m a snack while can grab whi having havin a drink, and watching the action n on stage. sta Snacks range from Rp15,000 Rp p15,000 to Rp28,000 and include spring rolls, calamari corn chips, ch rings, French fries and fish fingers. There are two salads (Rp15,000 The and Rp20,000), seven Indonesian dishes and six Western offerings. di Marina’s like that.... that’s why M it’s it’ a legend. It sort of says: Just come in and join the party. It’s com place for meeting new friends, a plac watching the local action or getting watchin w together with your party pals for a tog top night out!

Ujung Betok Photo by Lombok Sumbawa Photo Club

TIME 2009 “ No better TIME” There is no time like the present to consider the boundless tourism opportunities offered by the many islands of Indonesia. With the state of the world’s economies in disarray, practical and affordable holiday destinations will be all the rage in the immediate future. Spending power is down – travelers want value for money – Indonesia offers affordable travel and accommodation options that can’t be beaten.

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Where better for buyers and sellers of Indonesian tourism travel options to meet than in Indonesia itself on a stage that has successfully brought buyers and sellers together for the last twelve years in Indonesia’s premier travel event, TIME.

And this year it’s TIME 2009 to be held on the beautiful island of Lombok, now being hailed as Indonesia’s rising star of tourism and just a 20-minute-flight away from Bali. Organized by the Indonesia Promotion Board (ITPB), Garuda Indonesia and this year hosted by Lombok Sumbawa Promotion Board and its tourism industry, this great travel event showcases under one roof all that is on offer from one of the world’s fastest-growing tourism areas. TIME 2009 brings buyers and sellers together to comfortably work out win win solutions in the business of bringing the wonders of the Indonesian archipelago to the travelling world.

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR OF WEST NUSA TENGGARA Pacuan Kuda-Sumbawa Photo by Lombok Sumbawa Photo Club

Dear friends from the tourism industry, On behalf of the people of Lombok and Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara, I would like to extend the warmest welcome to all participants at this year’s Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo (TIME) to be held in Senggigi, Lombok, from the 16th to the 19th October 2009. We are proud that Lombok and Sumbawa have been selected to host for the first time Indonesia’s most important travel mart. For West Nusa Tenggara, TIME is viewed as a strategic means to promote our region as a world class tourist destination to international markets. By hosting this event, we are able to show you our remarkable tourist attractions and unique culture as well as the progress of new developments that have been and are still moving forward in our region. At the same time it gives you an opportunity, under one roof, to become acquainted with all of Indonesia.

Surfing-Lakey Photo by Lombok Sumbawa Photo Club

Over 5,000 trade visitors will be coming to see over 2,000 exhibitors from the length and breadth of the archipelago. This trade show and convention for the travel industry has become the primary event for the Indonesian travel industry. From value for money tour packages to the more exotic eco-tourism, a world-class tropical underwater world, international class hotels and convention venues, and for the more adventurous – a journey to the habitat of the fearsome komodo dragons and more, all possibilities will be there at one’s finger tips. Sellers from throughout Indonesia will fill the 150 booths in TIME 2009 providing the chance for buyers to sample the entire Indonesia travel destination potential in one single stop.

Both Lombok and Sumbawa are famous for their pristine beaches and majestic mountains, acres of tropical gardens, lush rainforests and a sparkling blue ocean that welcomes you graciously. World-class accommodation featuring local colors, textures, cuisine and artifacts awaits you on your visit to two islands that are guaranteed to provide you an unforgettable experience. In closing, may I say that you will certainly receive a genuine welcome and the warmest hospitality from the people of West Nusa Tenggara who are proud and pleased to have the opportunity to show their region to the world. We look forward to welcoming you to Lombok and Sumbawa for TIME 2009. Sincerely yours, TGH. MUHAMMAD ZAINUL MAJDI, MA Governor of West Nusa Tenggara

ITPB with its worldwide newtwork is marketing TIME 2009 to the world. To ensure quality participation, TIME 2009 has been publicized worldwide at the ITB Berlin, ATM Dubai, and widely in Indonesia and its regional media. Official invitations have been sent out to 3000 prospective buyers internationally and Sellers throughout Indonesia. Buyers are expected from Australia, Belgium, Canada, and Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, and many more. There is no better time than TIME 2009 for buyers and sellers of Indonesia’s wealth of tourism opportunities to inject new life into the world of travel. Sendanggile Waterfalls-Lombok Photo by Benny Gunardi


As the JVC people say, stop putting off the stuff you really want to do. Because there’s no rewind button on life 8

Liburan bersama keluarga merupakan hal yang menyenangkan. Tapi kadang bisa berubah jadi ‘bencana’ bila mencoba memadukan keinginan yang beraneka ragam. Coba bayangkan kalau kita berlibur bersama anak-anak (jika ada), untuk makan pasti berakhir dengan fast food (Pizza, Humberger atau Fried Chicken). Padahal kita ingin menikmati makanan khas daerah dengan suasana yang romantik. Bukan hanya itu, kadang kala pasangan kita juga membuat pusing kepala. Wanita biasanya lebih suka spa atau shopping sedangkan kaum pria ingin melakukan aktivitas yang lebih menantang dan menegangkan seperti surfing, diving, fishing atau mendaki gunung.

The credit cards are brim full of disposable income, the kids have packed their flippers, the ‘duty-frees’ are itching to be uncorked, and for a few weeks you’re ready to rock like there’s no tomorrow. Let’s face it, most vacations that you spend your family’s hard-earned cash on turn out like munching on a hot dog when you’d really prefer to be romancing a lobster thermidore. Most holidays never really measure up to the hype in the vouchers. The reality is rarely as good as the glossy pictures. The crocodile farm with its over-fed crocs was a rip-off. The Taj Mahal - seventh wonder of WHOSE world? Disneyland takes you for a ride. And paradise ? – Milton does seem to have it right.

Surfing-Gerupuk Photo by Lombok Sumbawa Photo Club


Suasana santai, menyenangkan, romantic dan sekaligus menantang dapat Anda temukan di Pulau Lombok dan Sumbawa. Asalkan mau dan memiliki uang yang cukup, Anda dapat mengambil paket liburan penuh aktivitas di Pulau Lombok dan Sumbawa. Di sini Anda akan diberi suguhan petualangan yang berbeda. Bagi penggemar selancar, mendaki gunung dan menyelam pasti sudah mengenal Lombok, dan Sumbawa. Dua pulau ini memiliki tempat-tempat yang sangat menarik dan menegangkan. Untuk Selancar, ombak di Pulau Sumbawa memiliki gelombang yang sangat bagus dan konstan. Bila Anda suka mendaki gunung, Anda bisa mencoba mendaki Gunung Rinjani di Lombok dengan ketinggian 3.728 meter atau Gunung Tambora di Sumbawa dengan ketinggian 2.800 meter. Anda akan disuguhi pemandangan alam yang yang menakjubkan, dibalik keindahan sinar matahari pagi di atas puncak Rinjani. Hem... mungkin beberapa orang agak segan untuk mendaki. Ada pilihan lain yang Anda bisa lakukan tanpa harus capek mendaki ke puncak. Anda tinggal duduk saja di kursi dan sudah dapat melihat kawah gunung – gunung tersebut. Caranya, dengan menggunakan Air Bali, helikopter yang anda dapat sewa. Sudah tentu dengan biaya yang cukup tinggi.

But the world is not only a little smaller, it has changed - holidays have to be WONDERful and accommodate wild expectations. In that bevy of holiday treats, there has to be packed away some goodies that punctuate the usual round of activities with things to do that raise the level of excitement and actually hit passion pay-dirt - the guarantee that you can at least say: “money well spent”. Here then is a cocktail of Lombok - Sumbawa treats that will turn your away-from-home adventure into a banquet of out-of-body experiences that will ensure that even the most hardened whiner can say that the hol was a good’un. If you surf or climb mountains, you probably already knows what’s in store for you in Lombok or Sumbawa. These two islands have swell-driven, liquid magic with the consistency of an assembly-line production system - now that’s rare. There are waves that suck you in with the same intensity and satisfaction as that first swallow of a cold beer when your throat feels like the Sahara Desert. Smaller, more forgiving waves can be found at Grupuk – good for beginners and week-end surfers. Lombok’s Mt Rinjani with her 3,728 meter peak and Sumbawa’s Mt Tambora at 2,800 metres will bring out the beasts within the most ardent of extreme envelope pushers. Clawing one’s way to the top of Mt Rinjani is a struggle of mind over sections of very steep matter towards a sunrise only equalled once before in the book of Genesis. Tambora on the other hand, makes up for its lack of height with an obstacle course of hazards (leeches that suck, poisonous briar patches, a crater edge as thin as pie crust) ..... designed to dissuade


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Kedua Pulau ini juga memiliki wisata bawah laut yang luar biasa yang sangat menarik bagi wisatawan mancanegara. Menyelam mungkin bukan untuk setiap orang, bagi yang belum bisa, snorkling adalah alternatif lain yang bisa dilakukan atau bermain kanoe dan berkeliling pulau Gili. Bagaimana Anda akan mengatakan bahwa Anda dari planet ini tetapi anda sendiri belum pernah menjelajahi pantai dan lautnya. Kita akan malu jika mengatakan belum! Saatnya Anda berkemas untuk memulai penjelajahan di kedua pulau ini. Tidak ada tempat yang lebih baik dari Lombok & Sumbawa yang memiliki lebih dari 3,000 jenis ikan. Anda yang ingin bersnorkling, hanya membutuhkan baju pelampung dan masker, tanpa perlu membayar mahal untuk menyewa alat ini. Bila Anda pencinta alam, menjelajahi hutan dan sungai yang sejuk adalah aktivitas lain yang bisa Anda lakukan di Lombok. Anda bisa menikmati air terjun Tiukelep dengan airnya yang turun deras dari tebing yang tingginya sekitar 100 meter. Suatu tantangan untuk

climbers from reaching a crater so huge it was once ground zero for the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history. But it’s worth it. Can you ever claim to be an earthling if you never bothered to explore the realm that makes up two thirds of our planet earth - the seas and oceans? You should be ashamed of yourselves if the answer is “no” and get yourself quick smart down to an introduction with the inhabitants of that watery dimension. There is no better place to do just that than in the waters around Lombok and Sumbawa - playground to more than 3,000 varieties of fish. And you can play too! But unless you want to snorkel, you need a life support system for those marine expeditions and you don’t have to be fat rich guys to have fun. The 3 Gili islands are waiting just off the Lombok mainland. See the friendly folk at Dream Divers who, with their excellent instruction, will have you below the surface of the sea enjoying another world in no time at all. It’s true that a long trek through the wilderness is not everyone’s cup of vacation tea. If you’d like to walk for about forty minutes through a small slice of rain forest, over a few deliciously cool mountain streams, you can stand face to face with one of east Indonesia’s most awesome, yet secluded waterfalls with a body of white steamy high mountain water that literally jettisons itself off a rock face like a rainbow sending spray 100 meters down the valley. The thrill is to get

Marina Cafe Photo by The Agency

berenang menikmati dinginnya air pegunungan. Anak-anak dan Anda pasti suka tempat ini. Anda ingin mengetahu aktivitas yang lebih seru, yang dapat membuat Anda terjaga siang dan malam. Senggigi di Lombok mirip dengan Kuta di Bali, Ibiza di Spanyol, dan Gold Cost di Australia yang memiliki banyak hotel berbintang, restauran dan night club. Disepanjang jalan dan pantai Senggigi banyak Anda jumpai restaurant, café, diskotik dan pub. Setidaknya Anda perlu mencoba Marina Café yang menyuguhkan life musik dan DJ setiap malam. Seperti orang JVC mengatakan, lakukan yang harus kamu lakukan, jangan tunda lagi. Karena kehidupan tidak bisa diulang.

into the freezing water and swim around the back of the descending torrents without getting slammed under (always something to satisfy an adrenalin junky). Kids love the place. You will too. OK, OK OK, you want to know if there’s any REAL action. The kind that keeps you up all night and down all day. Senggigi, Lombok’s equivalent to Bali’s Kuta, Spain’s Ibiza, and Australia’s Gold Coast, has its own array of happy hours and late-night hot spots that are as cool or loud as any night hooter would wish for. The Senggigi strip, as it was once aptly called, is a beach-side avenue wherein a growing number of restaurants and bars, cafes, discos and pubs await the chance to ambush the uninitiated. At least have one drink at The Marina so you can say you have been to Lombok’s legendary watering hole that has entertainment every night of the week. As the JVC people say, stop putting off the stuff you really want to do. Because there’s no rewind button on life. Oh and don’t forget the golf sticks.

Ayo berkemas, pesona Lombok dan Sumbawa menanti anda. So pack your bags - go for it.

Setiap hari TransNusa Air Services melayani penerbangan dari/ke Mataram, Sumbawa, Bima dan Denpasar. Untuk informasi lebih lanjut, silahkan menghubungi kantor TransNusa terdekat di kota Anda (atau buka halaman 33).


Daily flights to/from Mataram, Sumbawa, Bima and Denpasar, are operated by TransNusa Air Services. For further information, please contact the TransNusa office at each destination (further details available P33).

The Holiday Resort Lombok is a tranquil resort nestled between lush tropical mountains and pristine beaches. Accommodation include garden chalets, ocean view rooms, beach bungalows and family apartment. The swimming pool, surrounded by landscaped garden, the spa, gourmet restaurants and a comfortable bar ensure an unforgettable holiday experience. Business travelers have access to Hot Spot, computer rentals, conference and meeting rooms, and a business center. Airport transportation can be arranged for a fee and self parking is complimentary. The Holiday Resort’s dining options include the Rinjani Restaurant with its exciting Asian and international cuisine, KA Sea Dining (al fresco dining by the pool) serving quality dishes and freshly cooked seafood in a beautiful setting, the Gecko’s Steak Bar where you can enjoy delicious imported steaks while watching your favourite sports program or the Gili pool bar with the best cocktails on the island.

Senggigi Beach Hotel Lombok – NTB 83355 Indonesia Tel: +62 370 693 444 Fax.+62 370 693 092 Email: Website: 13

Movie Reviews Watching movies is fun again. If you are anything like me and love a good Star Trek movie then hang on to your shuttles because here it is, bigger and better than anything before. Boldly go where no one has gone before... And if your not a trekkie, don’t worry there are many good new releases about to hit that both you and the family will love, just one is Race to Witch Mountain, a Disney remake with the larger than life Dwayne Johnson (I still prefer to call him the Rock) taking the lead role in a fun, racing chasing movie... Do yourself a favour and see both these films on the big screen, with the stunning visual effects its worth the trip.

Star Trek

Live long and prosper The greatest adventure of all time begins with Star Trek, the incredible story of a young crew’s maiden voyage onboard the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. On a journey... The greatest adventure of all time begins with Star Trek, the incredible story of a young crew’s maiden voyage onboard the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. On a journey filled with action, comedy and cosmic peril, the new recruits must find a way to stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind.

The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock (Zachary Quinto), was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before! -© Paramount • Genre: Science-Fiction/Fantasy • Director: J.J. Abrams • Cast:Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg

Race to Witch Mountain Fun for all the family

Genre: Action/Adventure • Director: Andy Fickman • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Carla Gugino


Former professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock") makes familyfriendly fare with director Andy Fickman’s (THE GAME PLAN) sci-fi adventure, RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN. Johnson plays Jack Bruno, a surly former felon who is trying to stay out of trouble by driving a cab in Las Vegas and who embarks upon the adventure of a lifetime when two teens appear in his taxi and need a ride to (seemingly) the middle of nowhere. He quickly realizes that the mysterious siblings, Sara (AnnaSophia Robb) and Seth (Alexander Ludwig), are far from average--especially when they are pursued by a villain wearing a high-tech suit of armor. With the help of Dr. Alex Friedman (Carla Gugino), the trio travels to Witch Mountain, a secret government outpost in the Nevada desert, with the hopes of evading their pursuers and sending Sara and Seth home--and saving Earth in the process.This latest installment in the Witch Mountain series comes more than 30 years after the release of the first two films, ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN and RETURN FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN. Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann, who played siblings Tia and Tony in the original films, appear in small but pivotal roles as a waitress and a sheriff. Johnson makes Bruno likable, even though the character barely likes himself. Robb and Ludwig are well cast as the earnest siblings who hold the fate of the world in their hands. Chase scenes abound and special effects that highlight the teens’ special powers are prevalent, but the film remains kidfriendly. Cheech Marin and Garry Marshall make brief cameo appearances.

Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort Welcome to Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort where the polished timbers, warm, inviting textiles, and cozy furnishings of the lobby immediately signal an arrival at somewhere unique. Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort resides as an idyllic tropical retreat on the island of Lombok – perfect for enjoying the abundance of sun, sand, and surf. Ideally located on popular Senggigi Beach on the lush western coast of Lombok, the Sheraton is within walking distance of the town’s shops, restaurants, and bars. Lombok’s International Airport is a mere 20-minute drive away. The Sheraton boasts 154 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites but has the added of

luxury for those who want more seclusion of private villas, with their own private balconies or terraces. All are arranged in low-rise wings where full advantage can be taken of spectacular views of the resort’s exotic gardens, the uniquely designed pool or the sparkling blue waters of the Indian Ocean lapping on the shore. Two beachfront villas on Senggigi Beach overlook the Lombok Straits and offer private pools and gardens the ultimate in comfort. For dinner and drinks the Resort’s restaurants and bars serve only the finest food and beverages and of course all feature outstanding views of the Lombok Straits. Lighted outdoor tennis courts give the opportunity for a work-out in the evenings

or even tennis lessons. Others can take advantage of the fitness facility, have a cannonball contest, or walk to the beach and lounge on the warm sand. The perfect location is complemented by the perfect retreat – Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort.

Pacuan Kuda Sumbawa Photo by Lombok Sumbawa Photo Club

Driving, diving, trekking and racing. Kabupaten Sumbawa merupakan salah satu kabupaten yang terletak di Pulau Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara Barat dengan ibu kota Kabupatennya di Sumbawa Besar. Daerah yang di kenal dengan sebutan Samawa ini dapat ditempuh melalui Pelabuhan Tano dari Mataram Lombok dan melalui udara sekitar 45 menit dari bandara Selaparang Mataram. Kabupaten Sumbawa ini merupakan salah satu daerah tujuan wisata di NTB, karena disini banyak terdapat obyek wisata, baik wisata alam dengan pantai yang indah sampai ke wisata budaya peninggalan jaman doeloe. Sebut saja, istana tua, orang setempat menyebutnya, bala Loka, bangunan berbentuk rumah panggung ini di bangun pada tahun 1885 pada masa Sultan Kaharuddin III, raja yang memerintah pada waktu itu, bala Loka dibuat sebagai istana kerajaannya. Ada juga terdapat Bala Kuning, yang merupakan rumah kediaman resmi dari Sultan Kaharuddin III. Disamping obyek wisata tersebut, yang tak kalah menarik untuk disaksikan adalah barapan kerbau, (Di Madura di kenal dengan 16

The drive from the ‘ferry-from-Lombok’ landing point in West Sumbawa to the capital Sumbawa Besar uses a road that says “eat me up and don’t worry about the speed”. Straight stretches are plenty, and just when you’re getting bored with top gear, the highway menu throws in some nice mountain ‘s’ bends that let you crunch the gears to your heart’s content. Have fun, but look out for the following moving hazards: big buses that forget that the road has two lanes, cows and horses with a death wish, thousands of horse-drawn buggies in one-horse towns, trucks and buses covered in a human blanket, and more goats than you’d ever find as stand-ins in a “Lawrence of Arabia” movie. Between the branches you can see the many sparkling bays and inlets that really characterize Sumbawa – the most spectacular and prominent being Badas Bay (let’s avoid the obvious pun) while in the distance a huge plateau-like shape off the coast materializes and the map tells us that it is Moyo Island. It’s home to deer, wild boar, eagles, designer waterfalls, golden beaches and coral reefs. The small group of divers that have already sampled Moyo’s choice dive spots would rather keep it a secret, but word is fast spreading that there are uncrowded sites worth going that extra fathom to visit – Moyo has undamaged coral that is teeming with fish, giant sponges, cuttlefish and mantas. Once a hunter’s dream, Moyo, with its deer and wild boar, is now a huge nature reserve.

karapan sapi-red) dan pacuan kuda. Barapan kerbau ini merupakan tradisi khas masyarakat Sumbawa, biasanya dilaksanakan pada saat datangnya musim penghujan atau bertepatan sebelum musim tanam padi si sawah. Acaranya ini biasanya diikuti oleh ratusan pasang kerbau dari seluruh kabupaten Sumbawa, bahkan ada yang datang dari luar kabupaten Sumbawa. Yang keluar sebagai pemenang dalam atraksi ini adalah kerbau yang dengan waktu tertentu dan tercepat dalam mencapai tujuan, dan mengenai pancang sebagai tanda finish yang disebut SAKA. Saka ini dijaga oleh seorang Sandro SAKA, yang bertujuan agar kerbau-kerbau yang berlaga tidak mencapai saka. Biasanya terjadi adu magic antara si punya kerbau dengan sandro saka. Hal ini terlihat, bila kerbau yang dikendalikan si pemilik ini bisa mencapai saka dengan cepat maka dapat dipastikan si sandro saka telah kalah dalam pertarungan magic. Begitu juga sebaliknya, terkadang pasangan kerbau karapan ini keluar jauh

The onset of more pedestrians, horse buggies, bicycles, yellow taxi vans and whining motor scooters, is a not-so-gentle reminder you are entering a town of some consequence. You manoevre into Sumbawa Besar the regional capital of Sumbawa. Nothing much to rave about there – your usual empty parade ground, busy police statues and the only tourist trap a one-way road system that becomes a maze of seemingly non connecting arteries (common in Indonesian cities) that eventually bring you back to the start. Sumbawa’s most well known accommodation choice is and has always been Hotel Tambora and for those driving on to Dompu and land’s end, Bima in the east of the island, its definitely “last nasi goreng for many miles”. From Sumbawa Besar it’s almost a 200 km drive to the big land mass that can be detected across the bay in the hazy distance - no less than the huge headless trunk of Mt Tambora that has formed a thumb-like peninsula that protrudes out into the sea north of Sumbawa creating Saleh Bay. The drive out along the Mt Tambora peninsular is a geologist’s heaven. The lava plain terrain is still spectacular; a volcanic landscape of rounded hillocks that were once vents and escape routes for rivers of lava and other volcanic ejecta that still litter

Moyo Island Photo by The Agency

Barapan Kerbau Sumbawa Photo by Lombok Sumbawa Photo Club


Mt. Tambora’s huge crater Photo by The Agency

dari arena balapan. Itu artinya, si pemilik kerbau telah kalah dengan sandro saka. Pemilik kerbau yang berhasil mengalahkan sandro saka, biasanya lansung bernyanyi dalam bahasa daerah Sumbawa yang disebut NGUMANG, di depan para penonton, yang menandakan kegembiraannya karena telah berhasil mengalahkan sandro saka tadi, dan sebaliknya, sandro saka kembali membacakan mantera sambil menancapkan saka ke tanah, dengan harapan tidak ada lagi kerbau yang dapat menyentuh saka-nya. Barapan kerbau ini dilaksanakan disawah yang berlumpur dan digenangi air sebatas lutut. Atraksi yang tak kalah menariknya lagi adalah pacuan kuda yang didalam bahasa daerah Sumbawa disebut dengan main jaran. Main jaran ini biasanya dilakukan pada saat perayaan–perayaan hari tertentu, seperti memperingati HUT Kemerdekaan RI. Namun juga, karena pacuan kuda ini telah masuk ke cabang olah raga PORDASI, sehingga Pordasi telah menetapkan sebanyak 10 sampai 12 kali pagelaran dalam 1 tahun.

the ground. Hovering in the background is the torso of the former four thousand meter ‘I-wasyour –worst-nightmare’ giant that blew its top in April 1816 in the greatest volcanic eruption in recorded history. Would-be trekkers should head to the tip of the peninsula to a small timber town called Calabai and then up into the mountain to a small village called Pancasila which is the jump-off point for the excursion up mighty Tambora. Near Calabai is a small island named Satonda lying just off the northern tip of the island. The former summit of Mt Tambora, says local lore, now resides as innocent Satonda Island in a quiet sea with its crater lake and a very definite former summit-of-a mountain shape. The island looks like something out of Leonardo Di Caprio’s ‘The Beach’ – big hill rising out of a crystal clear sea, deserted beach, palm trees, but unfortunately no hot babes. A short tenminute hike inland reveals a pristine and shimmering lake surrounded by steep (crater) walls. The dive in the waters surrounding the island reveals splendid and, surprise surprise, totally undamaged coral as well as tons of fish.

Yang menarik dalam atraksi main jaran ini, dimana sang joki adalah anak-anak yang berusia di bawa 10 tahun. Yang keluar sebagai juara dalam permainan ini adalah kuda yang mencapai kecepatan tertentu, yang mengalahkan kuda-kuda lainnya. Berbeda dengan pelepasan barapan kerbau, kalau kerbau dilepas hanya sepasang saja, maka pacuan kuda ini dilepas sampai 5 kuda dalam satu kali lomba, kemudian diambil sebagai juara lomba adalah kuda yang tercepat.

Equally sensational and not to be missed on a trip to Sumbawa are the buffalo races where the need to plough a new rice field full of watery mud has been turned into an exciting spectator sport. Pairs of water buffalo urged on by their “jockeys” riding behind their charges on nothing more than a flimsy sled careen through the mud towards a bright piece of cloth tied to a stick. It may not be the Kentucky Derby but it’s just as exciting and the prize money runs into millions of rupiahs – as does the value of the winning bulls.

Atraksi ini lebih mengarah ke adu ketangkasan antara joki yang satu dengan joki yang lainnya. Terlepas dari kontroversi masalah juki yang kecil, yang jelas permainan yang sudah ada sejak jaman nenek moyang orang Sumbawa ini cukup menarik untuk disaksikan.

The mention of Kentucky Derby leads us to another traditional sport on Sumbawa – yes you guessed it – horse racing. Small boys, I’m told none older that twelve years of age, in races of five competitors, manouevre their charges at breakneck speeds over a circular impromptu course riding to win. With probably more enthusiasm than is ever seen on any country circuit in the world No.1 receives a hero’s welcome.

Setiap hari TransNusa Airservices melayani penerbangan ke Sumbawa Besar, Bima, Mataram dan Denpasar. Untuk informasi lebih lanjut, silakan menghubungi kantor TransNusa terdekat di kota Anda (atau buka halaman 33).

Daily flights to/from Sumbawa Besar, Bima, Mataram and Denpasar, are operated by TransNusa Air Services. For further information, please contact the TransNusa office at each destination (further details available P33).


The Santosa Villas & Resort Lombok The Santosa Villas & Resort takes its proud place as one of Lombok’s best 4 Star Hotels. Located in the beach resort area of Senggigi – centre of Lombok’s tourism industry, located only 20 minutes from Lombok’s International Airport the resort has easy access to the Gili Islands, Mount Rinjani. Senaru mountain retreat and its Sendanggile waterfall, Rambitan traditional village as well as the craft centres of Penujak and Sukarara. Accommodation The Santosa Villas & Resort has 125 Terrace rooms, 30 Deluxe Suites, 32 Deluxe Rooms and 4 Villas each with is with own swimming pool as well as 3 President suites. All rooms have a modern décor and include modern amenities like international direct dial phone,

color television with satellite connection, in house movies, air conditioning with individual control, open air bathroom, hair dryer, mini bar, and private terrace. Dining The Santosa Villas & Resort offers fine dining where the six eateries: Nusantara Restaurant, the Lobby Lounge, the Sea Side Restaurant, the Sunset Bar, the pool side Sanken Bar, and the BBQ night offer a variety of choices. Business and Conferences The Santosa Villas & Resort caters to the need of the business traveler. 24-hour internet connectivity, direct dial phone, fax, and a convenient meeting room called the Bima Ball Room.

Fitness and Recreation Facilities Amenities and services at The Santosa Villas & Resort include entertainmen facilities such as tennis courts, table tennis, beach volley ball, snorkeling, diving, golf and a games room. The outdoor swimming pool is one of the largest on the island and is perfect for fitness conscious guests who also might want to join in the aerobic sessions. Additional facilities Additional facilities at The Santosa Villas & Resort include safety deposit box, television, foreign exchange, in house movies, mini bars, doctor on call, shopping arcade, laundry, tour desk, and babysitting.

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Kota Penghubung di Timur Hub of the east

Lesiana Beach Photo by The Agency


Tenau Port Photo by The Agency

Kota Kupang yang terletak di barat Pulau Timor adalah ibu kota Propinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur yang menjadi penghubung utama pulau – pulau di NTT seperti Rote, Sabu, Solor, Alor, Sumba, Flores dan Komodo. Di jalanan, pusat kota Kupang cukup sibuk oleh angkutan kota (bemo) dengan asesoris yang unik serta audio yang menggelegar yang kadang terasa bising bagi yang baru pertama kali menginjakkan kaki di Kota Kupang. Meski tidak nampak mencolok ada warisan budaya dan arsitektur khas Kota Kupang, namun tampak ada gereja dimanamana dan boleh dikatakan sebagai daerah yang sangat bersahabat. Bahkan Kota Kupang diprediksi akan berkembang menjadi kota perdagangan dan kota yang penting bagi perkembangan pariwisata bagi pulau-pulau di sekitarnya. Kebanyakan pelancong menggunakan Kupang sebagai tempat transit untuk perjalanan ke destination lain di kawasan Nusa Tenggara Timur. Penulis sendiri mengusulkan agar Kupang bisa berbenah dan mengemas berbagai atraksi wisata yang menjanjikan agar wisatawan dapat menunda keberangkatannya dan tinggal beberapa hari di Kupang. Hal yang paling mengesankan adalah bahwa Kota Kupang terletak di pinggir pantai dengan pemandangan laut yang menakjubkan. Sejumlah akomodasi di atas bukitpun menampilkan pesona laut yang indah bahkan bau laut terasa hingga kemana-mana. Di pinggir pantai ada restoran yang khusus menyediakan ikan bakar yang dipanggang di balik bara api yang panas sambil diolesi bumbu khas Kupang terasa lezat dan membangkitkan selera makan. Ikan bakar ala Kupang terasa beda dengan ikan bakar manapun di Indonesia. Meski menjadi salah satu daerah penghasil ikan di Tanah Air, Kupang juga terkenal dengan makanan khasnya dari daging sapi yang disebut

Sasando Photo by The Agency

On the western tip of the island of Timor is the lively town of Kupang which is also the capital of East Nusa Tenggara – meaning it covers areas like Rote, Sabu, the idyllic Solor and Alor Archipelagos, Sumba, Flores and Komodo. Kupang is all energy and commerce, a bustling city that is forever on the move and with the growing interest in tourism in the surrounding islands, it’s just getting busier. A real hub of activity servicing the vast region that is East Nusa Tenggara. From Kupang flights and ferries provide transport to the vast area and islands of a province that still has much be discovered. The city centre is scruffy and noisy, with streets patrolled by squadrons of Indonesia’s most outrageous bemos, each kitted out with a bombastic sound system. Though Kupang does not have a profusion of cultural or architectural attractions (lots of Churches), it’s a friendly place. It’s a reasonable base to linger for a few days if you’re waiting for a flight or boat as did English naval officer Captain William Bligh after being cast adrift by the mutinous crew of the Bounty in 1789. And while most travellers utilize Kupang more as a transit stop for journeys to other very popular desitnations in the East Nusa Tenggara area than as a prime destination itself, this writer suggests that Kupang and its immediate surroundings have enough attractions to warrant a stay of a few days. The most endearing factor is that Kupang is literally ‘by (or on) the sea’. Whether your accommodation is on the low hill overlooking the the beach that stretches the length of Kupang, the sea is forever in sight and the healthy smell of the ocean is forever in the air. Fish restaurants, fish markets, small traditional grilleries line the stretch of beach known as pasir panjang (literally, long sands/beach). Particularly in the evening, restaurants as well as small stalls are busy barbquing all amnner of fish staright off the fishing boast that ply the rich surrounding waters. Grilled over hot coals and covered with an assortment of delicious spices eclectically created to produce exquisite tasting fish meals, the taste is like nowhere else in Indonesia. But you can’t (though you may want to!) eat fish all the time, and ironically despite the profusion of fish the people of Kupang eat more beef than anywhere else in Indonesia – that’s 23

Public Transport Bemos Photo by The Agency

Photo by The Agency Fish Market Photo by The Agency

Oe Nesu Waterfalls Photo by TransNusa

daging se’i. Proses pembuatannya adalah dengan memberikan bumbu, dicampur garam dan susu kemudian diasapin. Terasa enak seperti sosis ala Irlandia dan German. Apalagi ketika menikmati daging se’i dan jagung bose (makanan khas masyarakat Timor) sambil diiringi alunan music sasando yang menjadi salah satu alat musik khas Kota Kupang yang kini mulai mendunia. Dari Kupang Anda bisa menelusuri Soe sekitar 110 km dari Kupang dengan naik mobil sekitar 2 jam. Sejumlah traveler juga tidak melewatkan waktu ke Pulau Semau untuk menikmati keindahan pantai berpasir putih serta bersnorkling di sana. Kupang memang menyimpan sejumlah potensi wisata dan tidak salah kalau Anda mencoba keindahan dan pesona Kupang. Saya yakin akan terasa menyenangkan dan membuat Anda pasti ingin kembali dan kembali.

when it’s time to try the local meat delicacy, “daging se’i that has been cut in long rope like strands, cured and slightly smoked then mixed with milk, salt and spices in either a sweet or savoury style – very tender that roughly has a taste somewhere between Irish stew and German sausage! The people of Kupang love to sing and party and to that end have developed their own instrument called Sasando which is something like a harp but also like a mandolin that produces a unique sound that lends itself to both western tunes and traditional alike. Further afield, many travelers head to Soe, about 110 kms from Kupang about a 2-hour drive that is located at 800 meters above sea level so is a cool refreshing change from the heat of the coastal regions. Great views and traditional NTT houses characterize the area – on a drive to the north-east just the activity beside the main road provides interesting viewing. Some travelers go to the port area and catch small boats to the island of Semawu located about an hour away with its translucent waters and pefect snorkeling. Sampling Kupang is unlike anywhere else in Indonesia as it’s a city without famous tourist attractions - perhaps that’s why it’s so pleasant.

Setiap hari TransNusa Airservices melayani penerbangan dari dan ke Kupang dengan tujuan ke Alor, Ende, Maumere, Ruteng, Labuan Bajo, Bajawa, Waingapu dan Tambolaka. Untuk informasi lebih lanjut mengenai penerbangan ke Kupang, silakan menghubungi kantor TransNusa terdekat di kota Anda (atau buka halaman 33). 24

Daily flights to/from Kupang to Alor, Ende, Maumere, Ruteng, Labuan Bajo, Bajawa, Waingapu and Tambolaka are operated by TransNusa Air Services. For further information, please contact the TransNusa office at each destination (further details available P33).

Nemberala-Boa Text: Tim Hain Photos: Ed Biancardi

Open Surfing Competition 2009

The Regional Government of East Nusa Tenggara has just announced that they will be hosting an international surfing competition named the Nemberala-Bo’a Open 2009 from September 17-20 on the beaches of Nemberala and Bo’a on the island of Rote. According to the Regent of Rote, Leonardus Hanning, this professional surfing event is part of his regency’s participation in the Visit Indonesia Year 2009 international tourism effort, and will draw international and Indonesia’s top professional surfers to compete in the world-class waves of Rote in September.

Rote Island is part of the regency of Kupang which is the capital city of ETN.

September to have the contest and ensure that the best wave conditions possible are there for the competitors.

Nemberala is a postcard perfect white sand stretch of beach with tall palm trees ringing the perimeter. The lefthand Nembrala reef break provides some of the longest wave rides in Indonesia while just a bit further south is the righthand reefbreak of Bo’a. It is a high performance wave where the advanced surfers can really show off their best tricks and moves. .

It is expected that over 100 competitors will come to the Nemberala-Bo’a Open in September for the competition which will require approximately three days to complete.

The Nemberala-Boa Open 2009 will be a 6-star prime ISC sanctioned professional surfing competition with a total prize purse of Rp 64 million on offer (approximately USD 6,500), with Rp 20 million (USD 2,000) going to the first place finisher.

Surf season in Rote generally runs from April to November, when the trade winds start to blow from East to West. During the months of September and October the waves will break best in Nemberala and Bo’a, hence the choice of the middle of

During the three days of competition there will be various local programs staged to allow the competitors and crew to see more of the culture, meet the local people, and tour several of the many scenic spots around the island.

The Nemberala-Bo’a Open will not only be about surfing but will also act as a tourism promotion event to expose the beauty of the island of Rote to an international audience.

Lombok Hotel Association

Things to know

TransNusa Inflight Magazine

Telephone and Facsimile The international dialing code for Indonesia is 62. SIM cards are readily available in Nusa Tenggarai that can also be used for domestic international calls. Prices range from Rp 10.000,- and up. Names of cards: IM3, SIMPATI, XL

Driving Tersedia rental mobil dan sepeda motor terutama di Bali & NTB. Bisa juga menyetir sendiri atau juga menggunakan sopir setempat. Berhati-hatilah dalam berkendaraan, terutama kepada para pengendara sepeda motor agar terhidar dari kecelakaan.

Sea Access Ferry adalah angkutan laut yang ada di masingmasing daerah di Nusa Tenggara, seperti Bali ke Lombok, Lombok ke Sumbawa, Sumbawa ke Labuan Bajo, Sumabawa ke Sumba, Kupang ke Flores, Kupang ke Rote dan Kupang ke Alor.

Sea Access Regular car and passenger ferry services operate between all the islands such as Bali to Lombok, Lombok to Sumbawa, Sumbawa to Labuan Bajo, Sumbawa to Sumba, Kupang to Flores, Kupang to Rote and Kupang to Alor.

Airport Tax


Taxi & Transportation

Airport tax untuk Bandara Ngurah Rai Bali, Rp 30.000,- Bandara Udara Nusa Tenggara Barat & Nusa Tenggara Timur sebesar Rp. 20.000,-

Self-drive car and motorcycle rentals are available for those holding an international driving permit, but Bali’s and Nusa Tenggara’s congested and unpredictable roads are not the place to learn how to drive a motorcycle. Consider hiring vehicles with drivers as rates are very reasonable.

Lombok dan Bali memiliki sejumlah operator taxi yang terpercaya dengan menerapkan argo. Sementara beberapa kota di Sumbawa, Flores dan Kupang taxi tidak menggunakan argo. Di Kupang menggunakan taxi perjam sebesar Rp. 50,000 dan minimum pemakaian adalah 2 jam. Ada juga mini bus atau angkutan kota yang sudah ditentukan rute dan tarifnya. Transportasi juga disiapkan dari kota ke kota bahkan antar pulau di Nusa Tenggara.

Airport Departure Tax Airport tax from Bali is Rp 30.000,- per passenger, and Rp 20.000,- per passenger from West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara.

ATM & Credit Card Automated Teller Machines (ATM) ada di beberapa kota seperti Mataram, Bima, Kupang, Ende, Maumere, Ruteng, Bajawa dan lLabuan Bajo. Sebagian besar hotel dan restoran menerima pembayaran melalui kartu kredit dikenai tambahan biaya sebesar 1 - 3% surcharge.

ATM Machines & Credit Card

Fasilitas Kesehatan Bali telah memiliki Rumah Sakit berskala internasional. Beberapa Kota besar di Nusa Tenggara telah memiki rumah sakit tetapi pelayanan dan peralatannya masih standard dan belum memiliki standard international.

Medical Facilities Bali has some international hospitals including BIMC (Bali International Medical Centre) with its state-of-the-art facilities. Major population centres east of Bali have hospitals however their standard is not always international.

Automated Teller Machines (ATM) abound in major cities such as Mataram, Sumbawa Besar, Bima, Kupang, Ende, Maumere, Ruteng, Bajawa and centres of tourism such as Labuhan Bajo with many offering international withdrawals on major credit cards. Major credit cards are accepted at most hotels and many businesses. As a result, all final charges shown on your monthly statement will reflect inter-bank exchange rates and possibly even a 1 - 3% surcharge.

Tempat Ibadah

Email & Internet

Places of Worship

Sambungan Internet saat ini bisa diakses dari berbagai daerah di Nusa Tenggara dengan menggunakan local dial-up numbers. Internet cafes dengan harga yang terjangkau juga ada di sejumlah hotel dan restoran

Many religious denominations are represented in Nusa Tenggara. Schedule of services and location are maintained at your hotel receptions. Basically Bali is Hindu, Lombok, Muslim, Sumbawa – Muslim, Flores – Christian or Catholic, Kupang – Christian or Catholic. In all areas other religious denominations are present in varying numbers.

Email & Internet Internet connections are readily available with many service providers having local dial-up numbers. Internet cafes, charging reasonable rates as well as WiFi is available in certain establishments such as hotels and restaurants.

Telephone, Facsimile & Phone cards Kode telepon international untuk wilayah Indonesia adalah 62. Kartu Telepon tersedia di kota-kota di Nusa Tenggara dapat juga digunakan untuk lokal dan international. Harga kartu perdana sekitar Rp 10.000,- dengan provider : IM3, SIMPATI, XL


Sejumlah tempat ibadah ada di Nusa Tenggara. Bila Anda ingin beribadah lokasi tempat ibadah bisa diminta informasinya pada reseption hotel. Perlu diketahui mayoritas masyarakat Bali beragama Hindu, Lombok, Muslim, Sumbawa – Muslim, Flores – Katholic, Timor – Kristian or Katholic, Sumba - Kristian.

Kantor Post Kantor Pos yang terletak di hampir semua daerah, ada Tiki June, ada Express Mail Service (EMS) dan International courier services seperti by DHL juga beroperasi di Nusa Tenggara.

Postal Services The Indonesian postal service has a complete range of mail and parcel services, including Express Mail Service (EMS). Major international courier services such as by DHL operate in Nusa Tenggara.

Taxi & Transportation There are several reputable metered taxi companies operating in Bali and Lombok. For Sumbawa, towns in Flores and Kupang taxis do not use meters. In Kupang taxis charge Rp 50,000 per hour and minimum rent are 2 hours, but the small mini buses run very convenient routes and schedules. Public transport, in the form of small local vans and intercity buses, operate at very reasonable rates.

Puri Bunga Beach Cottages | Senggigi - Lombok - NTB

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Four – Star 292 guest rooms Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Centre proudly claims to be the first four-star hotel in Denpasar. The 1.270m2 Grand Ballroom is the biggest in the area, and is close to the government offices and central business district. While it is not in the main tourist area, access is convenient as it is a 30 minutes drive to the airport and attractions such as Kuta, Legian, Ubud and Tanah Lot. The Hotel starting operation since June 2008, and started to get very popular after it hosted a function related to the Bali Governor election last year, followed by big party convention attended by prominent. Check in time facilities Check in time is 14.00. upon check-in guest will have a fresh juicy welcome drink, cold towel, and escorted to the guest room by hospitable and friendly concierge. Meeting facilities The 1.270m2 Grand Ballroom can cater up to 2,000 people cocktailstyle and 900 people banquet-style. The pillarless Ballroom’s ceiling is six metres high at the sides and nine metres high in the centre, it can also accommodate an exhibition with up to 50 standard nine-squaremetre booths. Besides providing a spacious area for pre-function cocktails or coffee breaks, the 360m2 pre-function area can also host 10 standard exhibition booths. In addition, the hotel has three meeting rooms, which can accommodate 20 to 200 people, theatre style. Dedicated access to the meeting rooms ia available next to the hotel’s main lobby entrance. Business Centre service is available 24 hours, where free internet access is also available for meeting and in-house guests. The hotel has a number of meeting packages ranging from Rp. 75.000,- per person (without room) to Rp. 550.000,- per person (overnight including room / full board), but is open for special request. It is equipped with its own generator to prevent blackout during a function. F&B Jempiring restaurant is located in the lobby area overlooking the swimming pool. It is open 24 hours for room service, where a buffet is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant can seat 100 people and serves Indonesian and international cuisines. When needed, dinning tables can be set up along the poolside, and along the area adjacent to the business centre, to seat in ranging of 400 – 1000 guests. The hotel has a separate kitchen to cater for a meeting. Guest Room The guest rooms are mix of Studio room (without separate living room), one and two bed room configurations, each with separate living rooms. An LCD TV in each room and the living room, and a bathroom with shower. The hotel provide shuttle service to nearest beach area in Sanur, Denpasar Shopping and sightseeing area, also airport transfer upon requested. 30

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Ende - Kupang


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Bali/Lombok/Sumbawa/ Komodo

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Mataram - Denpasar


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Mataram - Sumbawa


1 x /Daily

Sumbawa - Mataram


1 x /Daily

Mataram - Bima


1 x /Daily

Bima - Mataram


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Mataram - Labuan Bajo


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Wed, Fri, Sun

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Labuan Bajo - Mataram


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Jl. Anggrek No. 02 Telp. (+62 382) 21393, 21369 Fax. (+62 382) 23821 Email:

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Jl. Kelimutu No. 37 Telp. (+62 380) 24222, 24333 Fax. (+62 380) 23592 Email:

Jl. Niaga No. 17 Telp. (+62 385) 21123, 21829 Fax. (+62 385) 21983 Email:

Jl. Herman Fernandez No. 289 (Depan Optic Reinha) Kel. Amagarapati Telp. (+62 383) 2325387 Fax. (+62 383) 2325386 Email:

Labuan Bajo Jl. Kasimo Manggarai Barat Telp. (+62 385) 41800 Fax. (+62 385) 41954 Email:

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TransNusa Inflight Magazine PT Riau Airlines Berdiri sejak tahun 2002 Memiliki 7buah pesawat Fokker 50 dan 2 RJ 100 dengan kapasitas 50 penumpang. Daerah operasi mencakup Kepulauan Riau, Jakarta, NTT dan Malaysia Established since 2002, Riau Airlines operates 7 Fokker 50 and 2 RJ 100. The operation areas are: Riau archipelago, Jakarta, NTT and Malaysia.

PT Trigana Air Service Berdiri sejak tahun 1991 mempunyai 19 buah armada pesawat, yang 10 di antaranya jenis ART42/72 Daerah operasi mencakup Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, Papua, NTT, NTB dan Bali Established since 1991, Trigana Air operates 19 aircraft, of which 10 aircraft are type ATR 42/72 The operation areas include Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, Papua, NTT, NTB and Bali.

PT Mandala Airlines Pada tahun 2007 Bergabung dengan Cardig Int. dan Indigo Partners, Modernisasi besar-besaran menjadi â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Mandalaâ&#x20AC;? mulai dari manajemen, pelayanan dan armada dengan pesawat Airbus A320 dan A319 Modernised in 2007 now using Airbus A320 and A319, owned by Cardig Int. and Indigo Partners and flies to major cities in the Indonesian domestic network such as Medan, Surabaya, Denpasar and Jakarta.


Dream Divers What are you waiting for? Offering more than 20 dive sites around Senggigi and the Gili islands, Deam Divers has been assisting visitors from all over the world to dive in the breathtkingly beautiful under water world of Lombok and its islands for more than 12 years. With the Dream Divers’ multilingual Dive Masters and Instructors who are qualified PADI divers it’s easy to see why it’s the most well-known dive operation in Lombok. Its German-made air compressors guarantee good clean air in the tanks while the expertly maintained equipment is available for rent in a wide range of sizes. Based on the Gili islands with their crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches,

accommodation ranging from world class luxury to budget and exquisite beach- side restaurants, Dream Divers offers everything for the complete island holiday- able to arrange domestic flights, hotel arrangements, sightseeing tours and ticket confirmations with all the professionalism of a travel agency. Pick-ups from the mainland are easily arranged. For more information about Dream Divers and to see great pictures of the area both above and below the water check out www. and you wont’ wait any longer to go on that perfect dive trip that will be a dream.

Grand Opening Head office TransNusa Kupang Gubernur NTT , Frans Lebu Raya pada Sabtu (30/5) meresmikan Kantor Pusat PT. TransNusa Air Services di Jl. Palapa No. 7, Kupang. Kantor berlantai empat ini merupakan Kantor Pusat airline pertama di Kupang.

Dalam sambutannya Gubernur NTT, Frans Lebu Raya mengatakan akan selalu mendukung TransNusa karena selain dimotori oleh para putra Daerah NTT terbaik, TransNusa juga memiliki komitmen kuat untuk membuka isolasi di Daerah NTT. Pemerintah Daerah dan masyarakat NTT sungguh merasakan hal ini sejak TransNusa beroperasi di kawasan Nusa Tenggara Timur. Kantor pusat TransNusa berdiri di atas seluas 900 m2 dengan 4 lantai dan akan menjadi pusat pelayanan dan aktivitas TransNusa seperti Customer Services, NTT Corner (pusat informasi pariwisata NTT) dan TransNusa Holiday Wisata (THW). Kantor ini dibangun sejak 2 tahun lalu. Komisaris Utama, Niti Susanto saat peresmian ini mengatakan Kantor pusat yang diresmikan bukan hanya menjadi milik TransNusa, tapi menjadi milik kita bersama. Karena berkat kerjasama dan dukungan masyarakat NTT maka kantor ini dibangun dengan maksud untuk makin mendekatkan pelayanan TransNusa pada masyarakat. Sementara itu Managing Director TransNusa, Juvenile Jodjana mengatakan selama ini TransNusa telah berupaya keras turut serta membangun NTT lewat transportasi udara. Sejumlah capain telah diukir TransNusa dalam empat tahun terakhir, seperti berusaha konsisten dalam jadwal sehingga terjadi penambahan permintaan dan load factor, sejumlah rute dengan cepat menjadi daily flight seperti Alor, Ruteng dan Labuan Bajo bahkan Ende dan Maumere menjadi dua kali sehari, sementara rute lainnya juga bertambah cukup signifikan dari 2 – 4 kali seminggu. TransNusa pun memulai menjadikan Kupang sebagai hub untuk masuknya Mandala Airline, dengan pesawat Airbus A-320 dan Garuda Indonesia Dari segi pariwisata, TransNusa secara intensif mempromosikan pariwisata dengan mengikuti berbagai event wisata nasional dan international seperti Deep Indonesia, ATF dan IITF serta menggagas sekaligus menfasilitasi beberapa kali familiarization trip dengan sejumlah travel agent dari berbagai kota di Indonesia untuk melihat langsung potensi daerah dan pariwisata di NTT.


Bahkan lebih lanjut, pria kelahiran Alor ini menegaskan kita memang peduli terhadap daerah sendiri dan ingin daerah ini maju dan menjadi kebanggaan kita di tengah persaingan antar propinsi dan arus globalisasi. “Kita serius dengan komitmen dan bukan hanya janji belaka”. Bahkan hasil kerja keras selama 4 tahun terakhir, diinventasikan kembali untuk meningkatkan pelayanan dengan membangun kantor baru ini, melakukan promosi pariwisata dan lain-lain kegiatan. Karena itu Juvi menegaskan investasi ini perlu dijaga bersama sehingga memberi perseden baik untuk putra daerah lainnya yang juga serius ingin kembali dan membangun NTT. Pada peresmian Kantor Pusat tersebut, TransNusa juga memberikan penghargaan kepada dua orang karyawan terbaik, atas dedikasi dan pengabdian mereka kepada TransNusa. TransNusa juga memberikan beasiswa kepada 20 (dua puluh) murid SMA kurang mampu dan berprestasi, masing-masing sebesar Rp. 1,500,000 sebagai wujud kepedulian TransNusa terhadap pendidikan masyarakat NTT. Untuk ini Gubernur NTT pun memberikan apresiasi yang tinggi. Penghargaan lainnya juga diterima oleh 2 (dua) orang sesepuh NTT yang pada masa kepemimpinannya telah berupaya secara`gotong-royong membangun Bandar Udara. Penghargaan pertama diberikan kepada Drs. Jacob Octavianus Ledo, mantan Bupati Alor periode 1967-1972 dan Drs. Anton Buga Langoday, mantan Bupati Flores Timur periode 1973-1978 oleh Niti Susanto. Akhirya acara peresmian kantor pusat yang dimeriahkan grup music dari Denpasar Bali dan dipandu oleh MC ibu kota Nico Siahaan ini berakhir dengan sejumlah undian menarik.

Officially opened by the Governor of NTT, Drs. Frans Lebu Raya on May 30 2009, TransNusa’s new Kupang building and headquarters has quickly assumed the role as a major centre of travel activity, symbolising a new upward swing of business for the people in the NTT region. Said Governor Drs. Frans Lebu Raya of the new 4-story office block: ”It surely can be seen as a hub for the many spokes reaching out to all the corners of NTT - the government wholly supports the efforts of TransNusa.” Managing Director of TransNusa, Juvi Jodjana said ”We have worked hard to develop NTT over the last 4 years by providing air transport – demand has increased as has the load factors and routes – there is now much needed access to areas that were once fairly isolated which is good for business and of course tourism – for example, where there were previously only a few flights a week there are now daily flights to Alor, Ruteng and Labuhanbajo and now two flights a day to Ende and Maumere.” TransNusa is playing a significant part in making Kupang the area’s air transport hub. We provided the impetus for the introduction of the first Airbus A-320 of Mandala Airways into the NTT area with its flights from Surabaya and was involved in the talks that have led to Garuda establishing the Kupang – Denpasar – Jakarta route, while still pushing for Garuda to begin a route to Darwin and several other Australian cities.” Juvi adds: “ We are dedicated to actively promoting tourism in the Nusa Tenggara region and as such our network ranging from Surabaya to Bali to Lombok and Sumbawa and on to Flores and Kupang is providing a means by which domestic and international travelers can now reach some of the beautiful islands in the east of Indonesia - our aim is to provide much needed connections with the main intenational carriers and major local airlines.” TransNusa’s active role in the tourism area can be seen in the participation in international events such as Deep Indonesia, ATF and IITF and helping to provide assistance for many familiarisation trips working with travel agents in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali and communicating with investors about the huge possibilites of investment in the region.

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