No pathway for West Papua to be put on decolonisation list

A New Zealand parliament select committee has heard there’s currently no pathway for Indonesian-ruled Papua region, known as West Papua, to be put on the UN decolonisation list. The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee was today briefed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about West Papua, following an earlier hearing in June. https://player.fm/series/radio-new-zealand-all-programmes/no-pathway-for-west-papua-to-be-put-on-decolonisation-list

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NTB Police arrest two in drug raids ahead of holidays

The West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Police have arrested two Lombok residents allegedly caught in possession of marijuana and magic mushrooms during a raid in Gili Trawangan, North Lombok. The raid was part of increased security precautions taken in tourist destinations across the regency ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations, said the NTB Police’s vital object security director Adj.Sr.Comr. Gatut […]

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32 hotels in Lombok offer discounts of up to 50 percent

Thirty-two star-rated hotels on the resort island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara are offering discounts of up to 50 percent amid eruptions at Mount Agung. The policy was taken to facilitate domestic and international tourists who must extend their stays due to flight changes and airport closures. “The discounts are being offered to help tourists,” said Mohammad Faozal of the […]

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Komodo Island gains international recognition from Vogue

Komodo Island in East Nusa Tenggara was named one of the “10 Unexpected Places to Travel This Summer” by American fashion and lifestyle publication Vogue. “Visitors can hike volcanoes, enjoy diving lessons in coral atolls, try paddleboard yoga, swim with whale sharks, visit villages to witness traditional weaving, get up close to mighty Komodo dragons, and, of course, unwind and master […]

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