A child holds up a placard that reads “pray for Lombok” following the earthquake in August 2018. Photo: AFP A child holds up a placard that reads “pray for Lombok” following the earthquake in August 2018. Photo: AFP
A child holds up a placard that reads “pray for Lombok” following the earthquake in August 2018. Photo: AFP
Indonesia

Indonesia hopes ‘new Bali’ will drive tourism boom but the locals of Lombok are unconvinced

  • Lombok was devastated by earthquakes last year and is yet to recover
  • Even though visitor numbers have plummeted, many locals would prefer Lombok remain a low-key destination

Topic |   Indonesia
A child holds up a placard that reads “pray for Lombok” following the earthquake in August 2018. Photo: AFP A child holds up a placard that reads “pray for Lombok” following the earthquake in August 2018. Photo: AFP
A child holds up a placard that reads “pray for Lombok” following the earthquake in August 2018. Photo: AFP
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