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EDITO ISSUE No. 34 DECEMBER 2016 This month Gili Life comes with a whole new look and concept. Faithful to our mission to introduce you to the wonders of the Gili Islands, we have collected the most valuable information and reviewed some of the nicest properties across the three islands to make sure you will benefit the most from your holiday. Feeling you need to fuel the fire within and free your wildest side? Dying to plunge into the wonders of the underwater world? Browse carefully and you will discover that, whether trying to find your own dimension and overcome your boundaries or filling your lungs with air to balance your mind and spirit, the Gili island are the right place to go.
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CONTENTS DECEMBER 2016 ISSUE No. 34
16 - Getting There 22 - Culture & History 26 - Gili Trawangan 28 - Gili Meno 30 - Gili Air
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32 - Scuba Diving 34 - Snorkelling 36 - Freediving 37 - Other Watersports 40 - Yoga 42 - Spa 43 - Other Land Activities
BLUE MARINE DIVE
PAPAYA BEEF SOUP
50 - Slow Villas 54 - Gili Yoga & Freedive 58 - Gili T Resort 62 - Blue Marine Dive 66 - La Cocoteraie
58 GILI T RESORT
72 - Bali Map 74 - Bali Tourist Hotspots
76 - Lombok Map 78 - Lombok Tourist Hotspots
80 Gili Fruit 82 Recipe 84 Bahasa 86 Contributors 88 Games 90 Horoscope 92 Gili Recommends
95 - Gili Trawangan 96 - Gili Meno 97 - Gili Air 11 Gililife
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The Gili Islands GILI TRAWANGAN Manta Dive Sama Sama The Roast House Green Beans Gili Villas Le Petit Gili Jm Steak House Gili T Restaurant Bank Mandiri Blue Marlin Dive Xqisit Spa Dream Divers Black Penny Tir Na Nog The Beach House Scallywags The Pearl Beach Kokomo Wilson Retreat Les Villas Ottalia Gili Beach Bum Pinkcoco Hotel Gili Teak Resort Casa Vintage Beach Ombak Sunset La Cocoteraie Sunset Palms Resort Gilifit Gym Gili Eco Villa Bale Sampan Blue Marine Dive Samba Lounge Trawangan Dive Gili Divers Dsm Dive Khumba Villas Aquaddiction Freedive Gili & Gili Yoga Gili Backpaker Castel Broken Compass Casa Vintage Regina Pizzeria The Yoga Place Wok This Way Gililife 12
GILI MENO Karma Beach Resort Gili Meno Eco Hostel Seri Resort Adeng Adeng Divine Divers Les Villas Ottalia Kebun Kupu Kupu Mao Meno Yoga Tropical Hideaways Rust Cafe Blue Marlin Dive Malias Child Gili Meno Divers GILI AIR Raja Bar & Salim Cottage Bel Air Gili Holiday Fitness Scooperific The Water Front Manta Dive Sunrise Gili Air Divers The Beach Spa Chill Out Zipp Bar Dream Divers Scallywags Scallywag Divers The Beach Club Cabalito De Mar 3W Dive Gili Air Lagoon Blue Lotus Spa Cooking Classes Gili Air Hostel Warung Padang Oceans5 Mowies Slow Villas Island View Scratch Beach Club Puri Air Bungalows The Mexican Kitchen Blue Marine Dive
Lombok SIRE Lombok Golf Kosaido SENGGIGI Living Asia Qunci Villas Svarga Resort Sheraton Resort Puri Bunga Lotus Bayview De Quake Restaurant Lombok Dive Adventure Lombok Dream Divers Cafe Alberto La Chill The Chandi The Cowshed MATARAM Bean Bag Lili Consulting Kubus Fave Hotel Johnny Andrea Epicentrum Mall Pizza Pazza Sasaku
Bali KUTA LEGIAN Poppies Restaurant The Gili Paradise Shop TJ's Mexican Fave Hotel Harmony Spa Ryoshi SANUR Marina Srikandi Cafe Moka Kopi Bali House On On Bar SEMINYAK Biku Cafe Bali Mamasan Cafe Semyniak La Plancha Gusto Bistrot Sunshoot Coocoon Double Six The Jonction Ecole Francaise Métis Eat Well Gado Gado Sardine-Rustica (Kerobokan)
SERANGAN Marina Srikandi Gili Geteaway PECATU PinkCoco Hotel UBUD Cafe Des Artistes Juice Ja Café-Kafe Batan Waru Mozaic Nomad Restaurant Taksu Spa The Pond Restaurant Warung Enak Yin Jewelry Yogabarn CANGGU Canggu Community School AMED Baruna Dive Center Amed Dive Center Eco Dive Bali Meyelam Bali Reef Diver Baliku Dive Resort Evolution Euro Dive Bali Adventure Bali Divers Bali Dive Trek Fun Divers Jukung Dive Divers Cafe And Bungalow Amed Jepun Divers BLD Apneista Fusion Sails The Grill Gusto Warung Enak Warung Ole Galanga Bliss Baliku Baloha Freebird Sea Express Pacha Kuda Itam Griya Pacha Kedai Wawawewe Moon Shine TULAMBEN Dive Concept Apnea Bali Safety Stop Fish In The Air Gililife reserves the right to change or add pick up points without prior notice
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TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE GILIS
GETTING THERE fast boat
Several fast boat companies operate from various ports in Bali and offer a free transfer from your hotel to the boarding point, depending on your location. Ocean crossing times depend on weather conditions (around 1H to 2H). For fast boat companies, see directory.
The ferry departs from Padang Bai in Bali (starts at 8 am) and arrives at the port of Lembar in Lombok. From Lembar take a taxi or shuttle to get to Bangsal port. The ferry crossing takes approximately 5-6H, and 2H for the taxi or shuttle from Lembar to Bangsal.
Take a flight to the international airport in Lombok Praya, get to Bangsal port (around 2H) by taxi and book a boat from the port office to The Gilis. Air Asia - Silk Air - Tiger
Air Bali offers this service. You can book your flight online. The heliport is based at Benoa, Bali and will take you to the largest of the three Gili IslandsGili Trawangan (around 45 min). Your booking includes transportation to the heliport in Benoa.
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Islands Northwest of Lombok, three little peanuts, three different ambiances, three discernible flavours. You're on the Gili Islands!
THE GILI ISLANDS
CULTURE & HISTORY
The three Gili Islands, composed of Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air are located off the northwest coast of Lombok. In Sasak language, "gili" means "small island". There are more than 30 Gilis around Lombok but Trawangan, Meno and Air are by far the most frequently visited. Because of their proximity to the equator, they have a tropical climate throughout the year with an average air temperature
of 28C and water temperatures ranging from 26 to 29C. The rainy season runs from November to April and the dry season from May to October. The Gilis bathe in the Bali Sea at the convergence of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and enjoy a drier micro-climate than the rest of Indonesia due in part to the fact that they are situated between two great volcanoes - Mount Rinjani on Lombok and Mount Agung on Bali. Like the majority of the Lombok community, the inhabitants of the Gili Islands are primarily Muslim and each island has a mosque(s) emitting sounds of live prayer five times daily. Bahasa Indonesia is the national language spoken which unites all of the countryâ€™s islands but Gili locals speak 'Sasak Gili Air' which is slightly different to 'Sasak Lombok'. About 200 years ago, fishermen from Sulawesi of Makassar, Bugis
and Mandar ethnicities arrived on the Gili Islands. They began to settle temporarily because of the abundance of fish in the sea and the presence of fresh water on Gili Air and at that time, sectioning off a bit of land with string was enough to claim it. These otherwise nomadic people began to settle in the Gilis and cultivate the land, planting peanuts, tapioca and corn whilst continuing their tradition of fishing. They sold and exchanged their produce in the markets of Lombok and also traded portions of their land for livestock, rice and other much needed items not native to the islands. Coconut palms are indigenous to the Gilis while mango, banana and papaya trees have been introduced over the years. The first Western traveler to set foot on the Gili Islands came in 1984 to Gili Air. By the mid 1990’s Bali had gained international recognition as a travel destination and the Gilis began to be known as an off-the-beatentrack paradise escape. Today, the Gili Islands are flourishing and are attracting all types of visitors from every corner of the globe. Over time, the people of the Gili Islands have adapted to a multitude of changes and cultural immersions but have managed to maintain their cultural identity. Historically the people here have seen their days of hardship when during WWII, Lombok and the Gili Islands were occupied by Japanese forces. The islands were used to contain prisoners of war and the locals endured forced labour. A hill situated on the south of Trawangan was used as a lookout post and today remnants of the bunker still remain. Trawangan derived it's name from the Indonesian word "terowongan" meaning "tunnels" of which a network were dug by the occupying forces. The holes have since been filled in.
ETIQUETTE TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT TO THE GILI ISLANDS • Always use your right hand when you give/ take/ eat/ touch • • Never point at something with your foot • • When you are a guest, wait until you are invited to sit down • • Remove your shoes before entering a house, shop or any other place • • Never get angry, always try to solve problems with a smile • • The Gili islands are Muslim, and it is sometimes inappropriate to walk around in a state of undress, going topless can be translated as a lack of respect •
THE UNFORGETTABLE ISLAND OF FASHION & FUN
TRAWANGAN When you hear about Gili T you probably also hear the words "party island" yeah? Thought we should just address that straight away! Gili T gained this title because it is the largest of the three northern Gili Islands with the most development, hence it offers the greatest abundance of everything - including nightlife. There are fantastic parties every night of the week that attract large crowds of people from all different walks of life and every Gililife 26
corner of the globe. Nightly features start with a sizzling local food market and advance into live music, beach parties and DJ's. There's also the option of watching movies screened at an open air beach "theatre." The rumored growth of Trawangan from a backpacker island into something of a glam island is supported by the unveiling of new upscale boutiques, restaurants, resorts, spas, and now a heli-pad, however, it remains a hub of charm for a wide spectrum of travelers. It's an iconic island of variety with numerous options for every budget/lifestyle for eating, sleeping (backpacker dorms to luxury villas), entertainment and activities. Gili T has extraordinarily beautiful beaches and shimmering ocean waters of
crystal-clear visibility for diving and snorkeling. This island boasts some of the finest coral gardens and the widest range of dive centers with the best socializing opportunities. Although it is predominately known as a party island, Gili T has much more to it and venturing away from the densely developed east coast, you can find a plethora of vacant beaches. Renting a bicycle is a great way to see the island, bearing in mind there are some sandy patches! Seeing how life works here can be very eye-opening: it's not an escape from reality- just a slightly different one but understandably surreal nonetheless! There are several conservation organizations based here including Gili Eco Trust (GET) and The Gili Shark Foundation-
ask around (try dive centers) about how you can get involved! As you may know - there is no motorized transport in the Gilis and what a soothing break that can be! Surfing is popular off the south and it's not unwise to speak to locals about the break. For a supreme viewpoint walk up the hill on the south that was previously used as a lookout during WW II. 27 Gililife
THE SPIRITUAL & RELAXING ISLAND OF LOVE
MENO Set between Gili Air and Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno arguably offers the finest beaches of all the Gili Islands. The sands are white and soft beneath your feet and you can relax on vacant stretches of beach lined with coconut trees. Meno is the real escape to paradise where you can fill your days with activities like diving, snorkeling, surfing or just simply taking in the tranquil views. This island is a treasure of local lifestyle where time seems to bend and life seems to slow down. It is Gililife 28
the least developed island where you can completely relax amongst abundant nature- Meno is a holiday within a holiday. Here you can walk or take a cidomo (horse&cart) to attractions such as the salt lake where it's possible to spot rare blue kingfishers and the elusive island monitor lizard, or venture to the eerie remnants of an abandoned resort- where a popular wreck-dive site exists just offshore. To get around either rent a bike, or take a stroll, it's possible to walk the island in an hour. Gili Meno offers great selections of local and western restaurants and most places serve a variety of the two. There are also traditional warungs for popular local dish- nasi campur. There is a variety of accommodation on Meno and your options range from backpacker dorms, beachfront and village bungalows to luxury villas, apartments and resorts. There is also open air
baruga-style accommodation for the true outdoorsmen- er, and women! Other points of interest on Meno include a bird park and the turtle conservation pools (which run entirely on donations). This island is primarily popular amongst couples and those seeking a more enlightening, recharging time. Yoga and meditation are up there with diving and honeymooning for making Gili Meno an ideal travel destination. In the past, Meno was said to have a mosquito problem but this is not the case- in the wet season there are normal levels of what you would expect in a tropical place, perhaps even less, and in the dry season- tidak apa apano problem!!
THE ISLAND OF WATER, CHARM & BALANCE
The closest island to Lombok, Gili Air is aptly named after the Indonesian word "air" meaning "water." It is the only Gili Island to have natural underground fresh water wells. Gili Air is gem of a spot that allows you to sample the best of both worlds of the Gili Islands- it has the relaxing charm of Gili Meno and a bit of the night life of Gili Trawangan. Here you can take it fast or slow and enjoy an abundance of water sports from diving to surfing to kiteboarding and land activities such as yoga and cycling. In the evenings you also have the option of watching movies screened on the beach (weather permitting). Gili Air has pristine beaches and clear turquoise waters Gililife 30
that soothe and revive. It is the most locally populated island with 1500 residents and it's not hard to see a special pride amongst the locals for the awe that their land inspires. There is the biggest concentration of bars and restaurants on the east of Air where you can take in views of lush green Lombok and the heights of Mt. Rinjani. Venture to the northwest and you will find yourself on empty sands gazing at the majestic Agung volcano of Bali. For sunsets be sure to be on the north/west side of the island. Happiness is infectious on this island and it's friendly inhabitants will never miss a chance to make you smile. Gili Air has a great selection of restaurants including homemade
Italian or mediterranean food, Spanish tapas and exquisite cuisine options as well as a number of charming Warungs serving all the best local dishes. There's a range of accommodation for every budget from backpackers to bungalows (on the beach and in the village) and private villas and resorts. There are also a number of spas to choose from and you'll be delighted to find quality shopping on the island! Because of Air's beauty and increasing popularity as a dive and travel destination the island is seeing rapid development but somehow maintains it's local charm and atmosphere. Wander throughout the island to take it all in as you lose and find yourself here!
An exceptional MARINE WORLD FULL OF
beauty & biodiversity
SCUBADIVING Divers from all over the world come to experience the underwater world of the Gili Islands. Warm clear waters, many dive spots easily accessible and suitable to all levels make the Gilis a great diving destination, appealing to beginners who experience the Big Blue for the first time as well as to experienced or technical divers who are interested in small sea creatures and unusual dive spots. Gililife 32
Expect to swim with elegant white and black-tip sharks and friendly turtles, observe extravagant cephalopods and ghost pipe-fish hidden in plain sight and explore wrecks turned into the home of colourful fish schools! Home to over 3,500 marine species including a variety of small sea creatures, the Gilis are also becoming a soughtafter destination for muck diving.
There are a multitude of centres that can plan just the right dive for you and the Gili Islands Dive Association ensures high diving standards and safe diving practices are applied at all times. Every diver contributes to a â€œreef taxâ€?, which is included in the cost of their first dive and goes to support the Ngo Gili Eco Trust, a conservation organisation who implements projects such as coral reef restoration biorocks.
From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free. JACQUES COUSTEAU, Time Magazine, March 28, 1960
LEVELS OF DIVING Open Water Diver Age: 10+ / 3-4 days Max dive depth: 18m You learn how to dive and get a certificate after passing an assessment at the end. Advanced Open Water Diver Age: 12+ / 2-3 days Max dive depth: 30m You perfect your skills with 2 compulsory dives: navigation and deep diving, you choose 3 other specialties. Rescue Diver Age: 15+ / 4 days You learn what to do in the event of a problem on various rescue scenarios. Dive Master Age: 18+ / 4 weeks+ Working closely with an instructor, you learn how a diving centre works and acquire extensive experience by going on many dives. 33 Gililife
TURTLES GUARANTEED!! PLUS Beautiful corals and all kinds of fish!
SNORKELLING Snorkelling is a good way to freely explore the waters around the Gili islands. Let yourself drift with the current whilst being careful because sometimes it can be very strong. You can easily rent the mask, snorkel and fins on all the Gili islands. Another option is taking part in a snorkelling trip â€“ a day out on a boat.
Many local agencies offer this service and you can book this trip on site or at your hotel.You leave in the morning around 9am for a full circuit of the Gilis, you stop for lunch and come back at about 4pm. Regardless of the island where you depart from, the boats will tour the most famous spots of the three islands, where marine life is abundant. Expect to see parrotfish and butterfly fish, dense schools of trevallies as well as some species of soft corals. Snake eels are also a common sight and you will most probably see giant turtles swimming along your side.
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A BREATH-TAKING EXPERIENCE
Learn to diver deeper on just one breath, without any equipment except your fins and maskÂ ! Freediving is the most natural and quiet way to explore and get closer to animals underwater and is a discipline that teaches you to relax and be at ease with yourself. The best way to learn is from a professional and in the Gili islands many dive centres are specialised in freediving and offer courses and dives for all levels, in different sites and ensuring safety first at all times. Freediving teaches us about the connection between our body and mind, patience, perceived limitations and challenging our self-imposed boundaries. What we learn in the water can also be applied to our daily lives on dry land. There are many different aspects to apnea, including underwater hockey, underwater rugby, spearfishing etc. You just need to find your favourite way of being underwater.
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WATERSPORTS The Gili islands offer endless possibilities to water lovers beside diving and snorkelling. Enquire at one of the many watersport centres for a variety of activities on all the three islands. You can take a Glass-Bottom Boat tour to see the underwater world without adventuring into the ocean.
Otherwise, you can rent a Kayak and explore the coastline at your own pace or opt for a Stand-Up Paddle Board, a great way to approach the water and test your balancing skills. On Gili Air and Gili Trawangan there are a few nice Surf spots which are worth a â€œdawnieâ€?, you just need to be aware of currents and tides and
a bit experienced. Subwing is the ultimate watersport that allows you to glide in the water pulled by a boat at slow speed, while Parasailing will bring you to new heights to then safely land in the water! Have fun!
It's no wonder that the Gilis are becoming a popular yoga destination. Stunning ocean views, colourful striped skies profiling Mount Rinjani and Mount Agung at sunrise and sunset and the natural setting make the Gilis an inspiring place to practice. Many remarkable yoga schools scattered around the three islands offer classes that cater for the tastes of picky yogis as well as to open-minded visitors who want to try yoga for the first time.
Ubud is Indonesiaâ€™s most famous yoga destination, but more and more people come to practice in the Gilis, where yoga classes can be taken in bamboo structures surrounded by peaceful gardens, rooftop terraces where to meditate as the sun appears on the horizon, or breezy shalas on the beach. For a closer contact with the water element, you can even try yoga on a stand-up paddleboard. Worst-case scenario you will have a refreshing swim!
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There is no better way to relax after a day of diving and snorkelling or cruising around the Gilis than receiving a good massage. Many spas in the three islands offer different types of massages as well as all kinds of beauty treatments. If you like it strong, we suggest to try traditional Sasak or Balinese massage, while for a more relaxing treatment, probably an Ayurvedic massage is the best option. Pedicure and manicure for
both men and women or different waxing techniques are available; ear-candles is a relaxing and unique way to have your ears cleaned and foot reflexology an excellent antidote to feet tired of walking around the islands. You can choose to receive your treatment in an oceanview spa or in the quietness of a bamboo breezy terrace; also check out the spas of the best hotels on the islands, as they offers quality treatments at a good price.
MORE FUN ONLAND
OTHER ACTIVITIES There are uncountable activities you can enjoy at land in all three islands. You can decide to learn how to cook delicious dishes from Indonesian cuisine or how to make jewelery, and even take part in an art class! You may find yourself explore a WWII bunker remnants in Trawangan or riding a horse on sunset, sweating in the gym or dancing to the rhythm of salsa! Try capoeira, samba, or explore different styles of yoga such as flying high, sunset meditation, aerial silk or acroyoga! When night falls, go for a movie on the beach or squeeze your brain and join a quiz night. If you want to mingle with the locals, join them for a football or beachball match on the beach or challenge them in a badminton game! Check the latest updates at one of the local agencies or ask at the reception of your hotel.
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1st Tide 05:30 (low) 06:10 (low) 06:50 (low) 07:35 (low) 08:20 (low) 00:05 (high) 00:50 (high) 01:45 (high) 03:05 (high) 00:05 (low) 01:30 (low) 02:35 (low) 03:30 (low) 04:25 (low) 05:10 (low) 06:00 (low) 06:50 (low) 07:35 (low) 08:15 (low) 00:30 (high) 01:15 (high) 02:05 (high) 03:25 (high) 00:55 (low) 02:05 (low) 02:55 (low) 03:35 (low) 04:10 (low) 04:45 (low) 05:25 (low) 06:00 (low)
2nd Tide 12:30 (high) 22:20 (high) 22:55 (high) 23:30 (high) 09:00 (low) 09:40 (low) 10:15 (low) 10:50 (low) 05:05 (high) 07:00 (high) 08:35 (high) 10:00 (high) 11:30 (high) 21:30 (high) 22:15 (high) 23:00 (high) 223:45 (high) 8:55 (low) 09:30 (low) 10:00 (low) 10:30 (low) 05:25 (high) 07:20 (high) 08:45 (high) 10:00 (high) 11:00 (high) 11:55 (high) 21:35 (high) 22:10 (high)
Tides 3rd Tide 13:55 (low) 18:15 (high) 18:15 (high) 11:15 (low) 11:40 (low) 12:05 (low) 12:25 (low) 12:35 (low) 17:20 (high) 17:35 (high) 18:00 (high) 10:50 (low) 11:15 (low) 11:35 (low) 12:00 (low) 12:20 (low) 12:40 (low) -
4th Tide 21:50 (high) 21:45 (low) 18:30 (high) 19:00 (high) 19:30 (high) 20:10 (high) 20:50 (high) 22:20 (low) 22:55 (low) 18:25 (high) 18:55 (high) 19:25 (high) 19:55 (high) 20:30 (high) 21:05 (high) -
Tide times are indicative and may not be used for navigation
Coefficient 77 (high) 73 (high) 67 (average) 61 (average) 55 (average) 51 (average) 52 (average) 58 (average) 68 (average) 80 (high) 90 (high) 99 (very high) 103 (very high) 103 (very high) 98 (very high) 90 (very high) 79 (high) 68 (average) 58 (average) 50 (average) 45 (low) 45 (low) 49 (low) 55 (average) 61 (average) 68 (average) 73 (high) 78 (high) 81 (high) 82 (high) 80 (high)
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EXPAND UNRESTRAINED TAKE IT SLOW
SLOW VILLAS LUXURY PRIVATE POOL VILLAS GILI AIR
Unrestrained, ether is the element that allows change and growth to take place, creating the space for the other elements to fill. As ether expands and shrinks, adapting form and boundaries, Slow Villa is a space where all elements fits in naturally and where you will find your own dimension. Experiencing Slow Villas will make you discover the freedom of a stay without restrictions. You will enjoy creating the holiday you need, naturally expanding and growing in a relaxed and homely atmosphere in tune with the environment. When we go on holiday, it is hard to leave the stress of our daily lives behind. We pack our luggage with enthusiasm and expectations, but we often bring along the hustle and bustle of our hectic existence.
However, going on holiday is not stepping into another system of duties and obligations. Slow Villas in Gili Air is one of the best antidotes to the fear of missing out when on vacation. Ten contemporary luxury villas located in one of the quietest areas of Gili Air and an hospitality concept based on comfort, relaxation and total freedom ensure a laid-back and personalised experience. Created by three Belgian friends passionate about travel and with experience in architecture, advertising and hospitality, Slow is the perfect blend of luxury and casualness, where you will move at a slower pace and at the same time savour every single bit Gili Air has to offer. 51 Gililife
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A homely experience... Julie's laughter can be heard from afar, followed by the echo of the rest of the Slow staff, a happy team who adapted impeccably to the discreet yet highly attentive culture of service promoted at Slow. “It is important that our team feels like a family.” Julie, one of the founders and passionate Gili Air resident said. “We transmit this homely atmosphere to our guests, who naturally feel at home.” she added. Julie arrived in Gili Air few years ago as she was travelling the world and, for the first time in many years, Gililife 52
she decided to stop. “This island has a magic energy that struck me immediately and which has allowed me to grow and shine. This is what Slow is about: a personalised experience in total freedom and relaxation.” she explained with a smile. No need to rush from one activity to the next; guests can choose among a wide array of activities available on the island or to breathe the peace of one of the ten private pool villas, where a range of breakfast options are served at any time you wish and a personal chef
is available for charming private dinners. Slow concept is also about environmental awareness. No plastic is used in the property and a strict waste separation policy is implemented by the staff, who regularly organises beach clean-ups. Guests are encouraged to reduce their energy consumption and this is not difficult on an island where bicycles and horse carts are the only means of transportation!
Slow Spa, the extreme treat A world on its own, Slow Spa is undoubtedly the best spa currently on Gili Air. The extensive use of bamboo and natural materials and the annexed garden create a unique indoor space, where nature and comfort meet to ensure relaxation in tune with the surrounding tropical environment. Slow therapists regularly attend trainings and their golden hands know how to unknot and relax. Among other beauty treatments, a
particular note deserves the waxing, made using an Arabic ancient beauty recipe. Honey, deminaralised water, white sugar and lemon, which is used as an anti-septic, are mixed and cooked at a precise temperature. The wax is then applied by hand on the skin. Much less painful than the regular waxing, this hand technique takes off all dead celles and makes the skin of the whole body very soft and smooth.
NEW: SLOW retreats Packages focussing on well-being and body awareness featuring international therapists and yoga teachers – Check the lates updates on www.slowgiliair.com
© Serge Anton
© Serge Anton
© Serge Anton
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TAKE ONE BREATH AND GO
GILI YOGA & FREEDIVE WHERE BREATH MEETS BREATH GILI TRAWANGAN
Any time there is motion we know air must be present. As consciousness continues to move along the spectrum of the elements away from ether and towards form, the air element is the point where it takes on a particular direction or goal; an idea of what to move towards. As human beings, we experience life thanks to our breath, which connects us with ourselves and allows us to find balance with our body, mind
and spirit. This is the same approach taken at Gili Freedive and Yoga, a place where breath meets breath and where you will explore different ways to use this mobile and subtle energy and practice consciousness. Study with Kate and Mike and you will embark on a path of conscious evolution and reconnection; you will learn to take in breath and use it in all aspects of your lives, in and out of water. 55 Gililife
Yoga Just stepping into the yoga shala at Gili Yoga is a relieving experience. A few metres behind Trawangan's main strip is this place of peace, a large breezy wooden deck infused with supportive and cheerful energy transmitted by Kate, a cultivated and competent Yoga teacher and freediver. In all her classes, she transmits knowledge of the practice and leaves space to students to find their own path and find balance as they breath in and out of the water. Several yoga classes are available throughout the day, along with meditation practices and introduction to different breathing and relaxation techniques. Gililife 56
Gili Yoga also organises Yoga retreats and their first Yoga Teacher Training (200hrs), which is also the first in the history of Gili Trawangan, took place in November 2016, certifying passionate yogins to teach this ancient practice of union. “The path of yoga and the path of freediving are parallel.” Kate said. “Both practices are intimate meditations and practices of consciousness, awareness and recognition to sort out patterns, beliefs and understand what drives you forward and what holds you back. From a yoga perspective, I think freediving is yoga underwater.” she added.
Freedive Freedive Gili is among the first dive centres that opened in Gili Trawangan and remains the only one that focuses on this practice, which allows to explore the underwater world with only one breath. The centre is â€œan environment to share, play, teach and thriveâ€? and includes a yoga school, a healthy restaurant and nine newly built bungalows. It offers freedive courses of all levels, from beginners to instructors' courses, which cover freediving physiology and safety, yoga&meditation, anatomy classes as well as nutrition tips and individual practice in the private gym. Kate and Mike, the drivers behind this venture, are award-winning freedivers who adopt a holistic approach to the teaching of this ancient practice. Both experienced instructors and avid
explorers of the marine environment, they share their passion with love and personality, passing on to all their students the respect for life in the elements, believing that both yoga and freedive are inclusive and universal pathways of connection, aliveness and love. There are many different aspects to apnea. Unlike common perceptions, there is not need of much physical strength, but it is all about learning to relax and to find an empty mind when underwater. May you choose to refine your spearfishing techniques, immerse in a deep training or simply seek a silent way to admire marine wonders, freediving will allow to learn a lot about yourself in the process and studying with Freedive Gili will ensure you do it in total safety, comfort and fun.
Restaurant The healthy high-vibe restaurant is the latest addition to Gili Yoga and Freedive centre. Open all day every day, the restaurant serves healthy dishes and smoothies from vegetarian and vegan cuisine including choices of raw food. Is there a better way to spend your time between a yoga and a freedive class than savouring good food on an oceanview terrace?
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FIRE UP YOUR GILI T EXPERIENCE
GILI T RESORT PARTY, REFUEL AND RELAX! GILI TRAWANGAN
If you intend to fuel the fire within and freely liberate your energy, a fired up holiday in Gili Trawangan is probably what you need. Known as the â€œparty islandâ€?, Gili Trawangan maintains its reputation for being a perfect gate-away for young crowds who are seeking a carefree holiday with friends, dancing the night away and chilling during the hot hours of the day. There is no better place to fully experience this type of holiday than the Gili T resort, a conveniently located property that offers everything young party animals on a solo trip or with their wildest friends need to fully enjoy themselves before, during and after partying. Close to everything, yet already complete in itself, the Gili T resort features 12 air-
con rooms, a nice swimming pool, an excellent ocean view spa, JM's delicious steakhouse and, last but not least, one of the hottest parties on the island: The Jungle. Simply step out of your room and spend the day observing the ocean from the refreshing pool or while receiving a deeply relaxing massage. As night falls, fill your stomach with the best steak on Gili T and get ready for a night dancing on the tables to the best hits of the season. You will particularly appreciate the nice, clean and fresh room equipped with air-con, fridge, TV and hot water, a great place to crash after a big night out and the ideal place to hide on a hangover day. 59 Gililife
Recover, Refuel and Relax at Gili T Resort! Whether you are preparing to go wild or recovering from the previous night party, Bryce, Iga and their team will take good care of you. Bryce is a former chef and has travelled extensively across the world, sailing from one place to the next and cooking for the palates of any culture and background. Originally from Canada and a passionate meat eater, he translated his passion and skills into the resort's restaurant: the JM's steakhouse. Named after Bryce's mother, who contributed greatly to the resort's Gililife 60
success, JM's steakhouse serves fine Australian meat and a variety of dishes made from scratch with the finest ingredients. You will finally have a steak as it should be, soft as butter and nutritious as a hunter's meal, cooked in your favourite style and with several side dishes to choose from. Iga, Bryce's Indonesian wife, gained experience in spas around the world, eventually becoming the masseuse and personal esthetician of the King and the Queen of Jordan.
She personally trained the staff at Marshander Spa, the spa integrated in the resort which is named after the couple's sons' names: Marshall and Alexander. All kinds of beauty and relaxation treatments are available, but their main strength are probably massages. Massage tables are on the upper storey and you can enjoy the peaceful view of the ocean and Gili Meno while receiving a treatment by Nana or one of the other skillful therapists. Recover, refuel and relax before and after you indulge in Gili T hot party scene!
The Jungle... where the fire starts burning! Above the JM's steakhouse at Gili T resort is The Jungle, the infamous place where to heat up the night and unveil your wildest side! Serving drinks at a price you will be encouraged to offer a few rounds, the Jungle features some of the currently most popular local djs in a nice private setting with a privileged view on the ocean, and is currently Gili T's only second floor bar. The
Jungle is open everyday, with a main special night every Thursday; it is a great place to meet people from all over the world and is also very popular among the expat community living in the Gili islands. Get ready to step on the table and shake your body to the season's top hits and the best oldies songs of all times! Don't worry if you over do it, your room is just across the road!
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LIVE AND LOVE THE BIG BLUE
BLUE MARINE DIVE SCUBA - FREEDIVE - YOGA - SUP GILI AIR & GILI TRAWANGAN
Imagine a day without water. Imagine not being able to see, touch or drink the cool, soft, encompassing energy of this liquid element, which composes over 70% of our body. Impossible, isn't it? Water is known as the universal solvent because of its ability to dissolve other substances and suspend them in its medium. Within the body, it transports nutrients to the cells, and toxins away from cells; it is the river upon which life flows. Now, imagine a day immersed in this element, breathing inside and outside of it, beholding the ocean turning to green, turquoise and deep blue marine as the day unfolds. This is a day at Blue Marine Dive Resort, the place where all activities gravitate
around water, the element of big feelings and imagination. Start your day admiring the sunrise over Mount Rinjani as you gently paddle on a Stand-Up Paddle Board, dive in the Big Blue and explore Gili islands' best dive spots, breathe in tune with the motion of the waves in the yoga shala by the beach and take a single breath to hear the noisy silence of the ocean as you freedive and unearth your limiting beliefs. At night, when plankton rises to the surface, get dizzy as you swim in the glowing water and discover what marine species prefer to go out when the reef gets dark. Immerse yourself in the water, immerse yourself in the world of Blue Marine! Your water experience starts here! 63 Gililife
Immerse yourself in the world of Blue Marine Dive One of the oldest diving centres in the Gili Islands, Blue Marine Dive Resort started operating in 1999 and today has an established presence in Gili Air and Gili Trawangan. Born as a scuba diving centre, since its early days it has gradually developed, adding comfortable garden bungalows, a healthy café and a full range of water and land activities to complete guests' experience. From all PADI courses – beginners to Dive Master and professional training – to recreational diving, enriched air diving or Freediving, all diving needs can be accommodated. If you do not feel like going underwater, there are many other activities you can join to experience the Big Blue. Join Gililife 64
a sunrise or sunset stand-up paddle tour or venture off on a kayak to admire the beautiful coastline from a distance. MandalaBlue Yoga is one of the latest additions to the family. This peaceful oceanfront yoga studio annexed to the dive centre offers a full range of everyday dropin classes suitable to all levels, including hatha, vinyasa, yin and fly-high yoga and, for the most adventurous, even SUP yoga and acroyoga! The only yoga studio on the three islands that is right on the beach, MandalaBlue Yoga is the place where to connect with yourselves and with nature at the same time. Breath finding rhythm in the motion of the waves just in front of you as you practice!
Meet the family “The vibe and easy-going atmosphere is what I like most about working here. There is no gap between Westerners and locals; everyone works and has fun together as a family”. Nick, Blue Marine manager in Gili Air said. “Tony, Musa and our team have a wealth of knowledge about islands currents, weather conditions and biodiversity”. He added with a smile. Tony and Musa have been part of the Blue Marine family for years and, together with head local divemasters Dedi and Ong
and crew, they are the backbone of Blue Marine and act as mentors to young Western divemasters as well as to experienced instructors, not forgetting to mention the multilingual team of Western staff, who can calm pre dive nerves in no time. Locally owned, Blue Marine Dive is a big family of local and Western water aficionados and it is common to see returning customers hanging out with the crew.
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BACK TO NATURE IN STYLE
LA COCOTERAIE GLAMPING IN GILI TRAWANGAN
The Earth is a living being, sustained by swirling vortices of subtle energy that rotates throughout the planet. There are places on Earth where this energy is concentrated, sites believed to have healing properties on the mind and spirit of who visits them. When feeling stressed or weak, these places have the power to vitalise our body and mind, and refill our spirit with the universal life force emanated by Mother Earth. Visiting one of these magic powerful sites is probably what pushed you to book your tropical holiday, hoping to find that peace of mind that would recharge you for the rest of the year. However, as mass tourism spreads, most holiday destinations have become crowded and aseptic reproductions of our life
back home, and the risk is to end up accommodated between four concrete walls and getting our finger stuck on the air-con remote control. The Gili islands hold some special places conceived to bring visitors back to the grounding feeling of being close to nature. La Cocoteraie in Gili Trawangan is one of them: a cozy and homely ecolodge where to refill yourself with much needed energy and from where freely explore the less touristic part of the island. Forget about the noise coming from nearby building sites or the rancid odour of frying food emanated by the restaurant next door. At La Cocoteraie, you will wake up at the sound of chirping birds and with the sweet smell home-made jams, breathing in full nature. 67 Gililife
Luxury eco-friendly experience Far from the party crowd and immersed in an atmosphere of peace is La Cocoteraie, a unique eco-lodge featuring eight luxury tents amidst a lush tropical garden, a swimming pool and a restaurant serving an international menu. Inspired by the concept of glamping – from “glamour” and “camping” - La Cocoteraie offers an holiday experience in contact with nature yet in total comfort. The tents are equipped with hot water and air-con - to be used in moderation! - and the property implements a strict waste management system, making use of bamboo straws, biodegradable towels and recycled glasses as much as possible. The colours and the flavours of the Earth are reflected in every detail, from the natural and recycled materials of the interior design to the ingredients in the kitchen. While
natural building materials as wood, bamboo and natural stone allow more oxygen flow in the brain, homemade jams, healthy smoothies and earthy curries provide the nutrients needed for a day busy indulging in your favourite activities. Simple yet accurately furnished and decorated, La Cocoteraie is full of interesting objects converted into pieces of furniture, results of the interior designer's passion for recycling and for collecting items from Indonesia's rich cultural heritage. The complimentary use of bicycles, snorkeling gear, headlights and unlimited tea and coffee makes the holiday experience in Gili Trawangan more relaxed, and the possibility to join a snorkeling trip or a horse ride together with other guests ensures you will have a homely stay at La Cocoteraie.
Who cooks together, stay together All who have visited La Cocoteraie remember the staff, a dedicated team ready to listen, make you laugh or let you rest and offer you privacy as you need. Many of them have been part of Nathalie's team (the Western manager) for many years, following her first in her venture at Gili Cooking Classes and eventually at La Cocoteraie. They have made a long way since their first steps in
the kitchen and are today a tight group of friendly well-trained staff, who are pleased to share their knowledge of Indonesian culture and curious to listen to guests' stories. Talk to Eko or Ozzy if you want to have the best tips on what to do in the Gili islands, and trust Muhid, the local manager, to help you customize your holiday with one of the land or sea activities organised by the property or by nearby businesses.
KUTA DENPASAR AIRPORT JIMBARAN
Padang Bai Candi Dasa
BALI ISLAND OF THE GODS
BATUR Reaching 1,717 mt, Batur is located 30 km North of Ubud and it is easily accessible with a 3/4h trek way and back. You will start going up in the morning to behold the sunrise and enjoy a magnificent view over Mount Rinjani and Agung.
KUTA Located close to the airport, Kuta is a good starting point for the exploration of the Islands of the Gods. Known for the surfer's beach and the breathtaking sunsets, it is also a great destination for night life and shopping.
PERMUTARAN North of Bali and West of Singaraja is the small town of Permutaran, a strip rich of accommodation options and diving centres. It is the perfect starting point to explore the amazing underwater world around the island of Menjangan.
SEMINYAK Chic and posh, Seminyak is a town on the move located North of Kuta. It is the place in Bali where to find the best high class restaurants and any kind of chic boutiques. It is Bali's parties hot spot and you will certainly have a great time.
LOVINA A small seaside town that offers a pleasant and quiet atmosphere. It is the starting point to the North or the mountains in the Centre of the island. The main attraction is dolphin watching. You will leave early in the morning for sunrise.
CANGGU Canggu is located on the north of Seminyak. It is the trendiest new hotspot of Bali where barista vintage coffees share space with custom motorbikes shops and surfing lifestyle. Echo Beach is the most popular site on the beach
BUKIT – ULUWATU Famous surf spot overlooking the magnificent Pura Luhur Temple. There are many beaches in Ulu Watu; some white sandy beaches such as Balangan, Dreamland, Bingin, impossible beach and Padang Pagang, perfect for a scooter ride. NUSA LEMBONGAN This beautiful small island measures 8 sqkm and is surrounded by white sandy beaches and pristine waters. It is known for its surf and dive spots, and for the large and friendly manta ray population. Local people complement the revenues from the tourism industry by cultivating seaweed. JIMBARAN Going South of Kuta on the way to Bukit peninsula, stop in Jimbaran for a gourmet treat. The bay forms a beautiful strip of white sand populated by several “warungs” (restaurants), where you can savour the best lobsters of the island while enjoying the sunset!
AMED Located 1h by fast boat from the Gilis, Amed is a must-go destination, appreciated for its traditional culture and nice diving, especially the “Liberty” wreck in Tulamben, a few km in the North. Go for a ride on a scooter and discover the beautiful rice paddies around town. CANDIDASA A small relaxed town, the perfect starting point to explore the East of Bali. Do not miss the Tirta Ganga and Pura Lempuyang temples, as well as the beautiful white sandy beach located after BugBug village on the way to Amlapura. AGUNG At 3,142 above sea level, this is Bali's highest volcano and the most worshipped. There are many paths that bring to the top. You will start the trek during the night and reach at sunrise. The trek way and back takes about 10/11 hours.
UBUD On the way to the mountains of Central Bali is Ubud, the other important tourist destination in Bali. Discover Balinese culture in all its diversity: music, dance, art...Explore the surroundings and enjoy the luscious green paddy fields. TANAH LOT It is the most visited temple in Bali and one of the most worshipped sea temples by the Balinese. Nestled on a rocky hill, this temple is at its best at sunset time. Surrounded by sea water, it also holds a source of freshwater. DANAU BRATAN This mountainous area enjoys cool and foggy weather. Bedugul is the first site, followed by Candikuning. The area is known for the production of strawberries and the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, an important temple located in the middle of the lake.
Gangga Selelas Tiuteja Waterfall
Tiu Papas Waterfall
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Gili Rengit Gili Gede Gili Nanggu
MAIN TOWN/ CITY TOWN AIRPORT VOLCANO WATERFALLS
Gili Meno Gili Gili Trawangan Air
Jerk Manis Waterfall
Senaru Sendang Gile Waterfall
BAYAN – MASJID KUNO Built in the 16th century, the Bayan Mosque is the oldest mosque in Lombok. It has woven bamboo walls and is built on stone foundation. It is located around 80 km from Mataram and is part of a very interesting and meaningful religious site.
GERUPUK Gerupuk is a small fishermen's village known for its peaceful life and surfing spots. If you love to surf or are looking for a white empty beach just for you, Gerupuk Bay is the perfect destination !
NATURE & ADVENTURE
TREKKING - RINJANI Mount Rinjani soars to 3726m above sea level (2nd highest volcano in Indonesia). The ascent does not require highly technical skills but rather determination! Start from Senaru, North Lombok, a site also known for its magnificient waterfalls.
WATERFALLS - SENARU From the village of Senaru it takes 20 minutes walk to access the waterfalls. You can cross the valley and go down the 315 steps following the irrigation canals. Powerful waterfall, locals say that it must go behind to rejuvenate a year!
KUTA Kuta is a small town famous for its surfing “beach break” and “reef break”. You can rent boards in several places and take lessons. Its beach is a beautiful and wide sandy cove surrounded by small hills. SELONG BLANAK Selong Blanak is a beautiful bay strewn with small shops. The main attraction is surfing but however, swimming remains possible. The waves are perfect for beginners. You will easily find somewhere to rent a board for a few hours.
MAWUN Donâ€™t miss Mawun beach under any circumstances! Located 20 minutes west of Kuta Lombok by scooter, the road there is beautiful and safe. Youâ€™ll travel alongside rice paddies and small traditional villages with typical "Sasak" houses.
SENGGIGI Senggigi is a bustling town on the West cost of Lombok littered with luxury hotels, restaurants, shops of all kinds, and a craft market. About ten kilometers on either side of the city there are beautiful beaches lined with coconut palms
GILI GEDE Gili Gede is a tropical jewel. The lack of traffic and untouched nature are two of the main features of this island! The clear waters and abundant marine life guarantee fantastic snorkeling experience steps from your bungalow.
TANJUNG AAN The Tanjung Aan bay is huge with pristine, fine, white sand on one side, and on the other, a golden sandy beach with large grains. A central rock separates the two different beaches and you can climb it to admire the magnificent view !
MATARAM Mataram, the capital of Lombok has several sectors: Ampenan, the pear, Mataram, the administrative center, Cakra, the business center and Bertais-Sweta where the bus station is located. From the Gilis, take the monkey forest road and visit the Mall for a shopping session!
DESERT POINT Said to be "the best left in the world", Desert Point is an oasis for experienced surfers. Break is located near the village of Bangko-Bangko and produces powerful rollers that can be surfed up to 300m. The best season is from May to September.
EKAS Renown for its world-class surf-breaks and strong wind that blows all year round, this peninsula is the paradise for surfers and kite-surfers. Ekas also offers white beaches with pristine water on sandy bottoms!
BANYUMULEK The Sasak artisans of Lombok produce pottery for centuries and pass on their traditions from one generation to another. Visit one of the most important centers in Banyumulek where you will observe the manufacturing process and find a wide range of objects.
GILI NANGGU This small island without inhabitants (just a resort) is ideal for a snorkeling trip or to spend a few days in total relax, Gili Nanggu is a fantastic getaway that offers a peaceful setting, close contact with nature and with ourselves!
PAPAYA One of the fastest-growing trees in the Gilis, papaya trees produce fruits all year round. Originally from Mexico, papayas are grown across the world's tropical regions. Different parts of the plants and the fruit are used: the leaves are edible and the bark is used to make rope. Called â€œThe fruit of the angelsâ€? by Christopher Columbus, the papaya is a pear-shaped fruit with a yellow skin and deep orange flesh. It has a sweet taste and a soft, butter-like texture; its seeds look like peppercorn and are edible. Ripe papayas are consumed raw, while unripe ones are cooked into delicious curries. You can store papayas at room temperature or in the fridge if they are already ripe. 0min
HEALTH BENEFITS Vitamin C: more than 220% in each papaya fruit Fiber: helps lower high cholesterol levels Papain: an enzyme that helps digest proteins and lowers inflammations
BALINESE YOUNG PAPAYA SOUP Typical dish of the Balinese cuisine, this spicy meat soup is known as “Gedang mekuah” in Balinese (from Gedang – papaya – and Mekuah – with gravy). Usually prepared with beef, also chicken can be used.
PREPARATION • Boil the meat until tender and set aside • In a wok, saute the galangal, lemongrass, bay and lime leaves for a couple of minutes • Add the spices and the sliced papaya to the meat stew • Add the tamarind water, sugar, salt and pepper • Serve warm
INGREDIENTS 350 gr green papaya 100 gr beef ½ tsp tamarind
(dissolved into water)
2 red chillies 1 part galangal 2 stalks lemongrass 2-4 bay and lime leaves salt and sugar to taste 9 shallots 5 cloves of garlic ½ tsp pepper 2 cm ginger and turmeric 3 toasted candlenuts 1 tsp coriander ½ tsp dried shrimp paste
BASIC PHRASES/ WORDS
WELCOME............................................ SELAMAT DATANG GOOD MORNING (6 AM TO 12 AM)................ SELAMAT PAGI GOOD MORNING (12AM TO 2 PM)............... SELAMAT SIANG GOOD AFTERNOON (3PM TO 6 PM)............. SELAMAT SORE GOOD EVENING (6PM TO 12 PM).............. SELAMAT MALAM GOOD NIGHT............................................SELAMAT TIDUR GOOD BYE..............................SELAMAT JALAN/ SELAMAT SEE YOU SOON......................................... SAMPAI JUMPA
1.............................SATU 2.............................. DUA 3..............................TIGA 4.......................... EMPAT 5.............................LIMA 6........................... ENAM 7..........................TUJUH 8......................DELAPAN 9.................... SEMBILAN 10................... SEPULUH 11.................... SEBELAS 12..................DUABELAS 13................. TIGABELAS
YES.............................................................................. YA NO............................................................. TIDAK/BUKAN MAYBE.............................................................. MUNGKIN PLEASE............................................................... TOLONG THANK YOU ............................................... TERIMA KASIH YOU'RE WELCOME..........................................SAMA SAMA EXCUSE ME........................................................ PERMISI SORRY..................................................................... MAAF NO PROBLEM............................................TIDAK APA-APA
20................ DUAPULUH 30................ TIGAPULUH 40.............EMPATPULUH 52........ LIMAPULUH DUA 53........LIMAPULUH TIGA
INDONESIAN LANGUAGE BASICS
100...................SERATUS 200................DUARATUS 1,000...................SERIBU 10,000.....SEPULUH RIBU 100,000....SERATUS RIBU 1,000,000....... SATU JUTA
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
WHITE................... PUTIH BLACK......................ITAM GREY.................ABU-ABU BLUE....................... BIRU RED......................MERAH YELLOW.............. KUNING GREEN.................. HIJAU ORANGE............... JERUK PURPLE..................UNGU PINK.......... MERAH MUDA BROWN...............COKLAT
HOW ARE YOU?............................................APA KABAR? I'AM FINE!................................................... KABAR BAIK!
WHAT'S YOUR NAME?........................ SIAPA NAMA ANDA? MY NAME IS................................................. SAYA NAMA... WHERE ARE YOU FROM?.....................ANDA DARI MANA? I AM FROM.. ..................................................SAYA DARI... HOW OLD ARE YOU?...................... BERAPA UMUR ANDA? I AM ... YEAR OLD..............................UMUR SAYA...TAHUN
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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE THIS MONTH?
Take time to appreciate a person who has been there for you recently. You would have had trouble handling everything, but this person was there to help when you needed them, and they deserve to be rewarded.
Some insignificant petty annoyances are coming back to you. But the planet JUPITER this cycle will give you some relief. Be sure to give your undivided attention so you wonâ€™t continue making the same mistakes.
There could possibly be a few negative occurrences this month. Try to maintain a positive attitude and know that newness will over-come these trials. Ignore stumbling blocks and take-on limitations with a can-do attitude.
This cycle may not bring cheerful news. During this month try NOT to allow your competitive attitude to create antagonism, hostility, and resistance because you might become isolated by friends.
It is now that wisdom unheralded and unnoticed displays itself around you. A special comfort in the world around comes from knowing its secrets without shouting them.
This month you will see high energy, enthusiasm, and self- buoyancy. It is good for initiating all kinds of activities, especially physical. It is extremely favorable for situations which require decisive action in your personal life.
This month you may feel that you canâ€™t seem to get anything done. Well, this is a great time in your life to seriously reexamine and rethink about what is important and of lasting value in your personal life.
This is a time for being more upbeat and having a more positive attitude about your future! There will be situations taking place which allow for more positive conversations with your peers to take place.
sagittarius Focus on financial matters this month. Investigating your goals and objectives will afford you positive provisions to succeed. Be ready when a need for unexpected spending occurs.
capricorn Tact and dexterity are is the keywords here, for your professional life could also be affected. Try to express your opinion in a persuasive manner with individuals you must see on a day-today basis.
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Villa Rembulan is a 2,3 or 4 bedroom private villa with a pool, a 7 minute walk to the beach and perfectly situated slightly inland. www.villarembulan.com
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An eclectic mix of swimwear, island and gypsy inspired clothing, jewellery, textiles & natural products. Unique, handmade products & boutique local labels. Located inside Oceans 5 Dive Resort in Gili Air Harbour. insta @seagypsygiliair
MEET - EAT - SLEEP - RETREAT at Captain Coconuts Gili Air boutique resort, relax and rejuvenate around the refreshing natural stone pool + deck, feel nourished by our healthy wholefood dishes. Fb: cocolococaptaincoconuts
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GILI AIR - Restaurant
THE MEXICAN KITCHEN The Mexican Kitchen Gili Air is shown amongst the best Mexican cuisines in Asia. They are also pioneers in raw vegan food with the only certified chefs on the island. Fb: gilimexicankitchen
GILI AIR - Bungalow
GILI LUMBUNG A stunning accommodation, restaurant and bar that is perfect for sunset! Come and enjoy cool vibes, fresh cocktails made by a champion bartender and relax on the only ocean swing in Gili Air. gililumbungbungalows.com
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GILI AIR - Bungalow
GOODTIMES BUNGALOW Goodtimes bungalows- for good times to remember! We have new bungalows with AC, fresh & hot water, fast internet and cool pool. Come join us at Gili Air. Fb: Goodtimes Bungalow
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SAYANG MAMA INN
Situated in the middle of the coconut, only 80 meter from the Beach, Sayang Mama Inn is a stunning place to stay. Set in the east cost of Gili Air, the hotel is very close to the heart of the island. sayangmamainn.com
Fast transport to the Gilis and Lombok where safety, comfort and reliability mean everything. They offer daily departures from Padang Bay to Gili T, Air and Lombok. Road transfers are included in their price. gilicat.com
SENGGIGI - Food
SENGGIGI - Luxury
GULA GILA Serves the best coffee and most unique cakes in Lombok. Open daily 7am - 10pm. Takeaways are available and can be brought up the airplane! Fb: gulagilakebun
GILI AIR - Luxury
GILI AIR - Food
Akasia Villas is a 2 bedroom private villa with a private swimming pool and with all the comforts that you need. Located in the North of Gili Air, in the quiet location of a coconut grove. akasiavillas.com
Sunny courtyard café, gift shop & luxurious 2-bedroom dome villa. Delicious & unique options including vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free & healing wholefoods made with fresh, local & organic ingredients. pachamamagiliair.com
SENGGIGI - Spa/ Health
DEVAYA AUTHENTIC AYURVEDA Devaya authentic ayurveda therapies clean the body, clear the mind and restore balance and meaning. Highly qualified experts assist with destress and detox programs plus significant weight loss techniques. devayalombok.com KUTA LOMBOK - Invest Located Kuta Beach
KEBUN VILLAS & RESORT
KUTA HEIGHTS DEVELOPMENT
The most favoured hotel between the Gilis and Lombok airport is a tropical oasis nestled in the arms of a cliff within the Senggigi tourist district. kebunresort.com
Certified Land for sale, stunning ocean and jungle views, 3 minutes to the beach and town, from 36 Million per Are. kutaheightslombok.com
GILI T - Luxury
AMALIKA VILLA Rated 5 stars by our guests, Amalika is Gili Trawangan’s most luxurious private villa, boasting 2 king-size bedrooms, air-conditioned living and dining room, and your own private pool. amalika.com TETEBATU - Food/ Cafe
LES RIZIÈRES Located in the heart of the rice fields, near the waterfalls and Rinjani National Park. Come and discover a cosy and relaxing guest house mixing Sasak traditions, tasty local cuisine and lush green nature.
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