Tourists are slowly starting to come back to the Gilis Islands, a group of three white sand islands located around the North of Lombok, extremely popular with holiday goes from all over the world.
TANJUNG – After the Lombok earthquake emergency response period ended, foreign tourists began arriving in Gili Trawangan. They crossed from Bali’s Benoa Harbor directly to Gili Trawangan. “Tourists have started arriving since Wednesday, they came using fast boats from Bali to Trawangan,” said Chairman of the Gili Trawangan Employers Association (APGT) Acok Zani Bassok to Radar Lombok, Tuesday (28/8).
But the number that comes further Acok is quite small, around 600 tourists per day, unlike the normal day of 2,500 tourists per day even more at peak moments like August and the end of the year.
Jakarta, CNN Indonesia – Entrepreneurs along with residents in the Gili Trawangan area, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, united to restore tourism conditions after the earthquake.
From monitoring in North Lombok, Monday (8/27), the entrepreneurs and their employees, assisted by local residents, worked together to clean up debris from the ruins of buildings that collapsed in the earthquake.
The West Nusa Tenggara Tourism Office called for many public facilities damaged by the earthquake. But the government immediately repaired it, such as roads and docks, so tourists started arriving since the small island was opened again to the public on August 25.