Friday, June 27, 2008
Eco warning for Gili Islands
Combination of many problems ( global warming, storms,deforestation,human destruction as pollution,ignorant anchoring, and destructive) the natural reef,especially in the shallow water, have suffered devastating damage.
Becouse of this the Gili eco trust was formed to try and help protect these wonderful islands and encourage a more environmental friendly atmosphere.
Many ecological projects and much effort have already started to try to address these problems, but as usual it is never enough,and more needs to be done to protect this natural wonder.
BIO-ROCKstructures have been installed the coasts of the Gili Island,thanks to the efforts and generous funding of local businesses.
BIO-ROCK is an artificial structure which has live coral attached to it,aided by an electrical current to support this coral it gradually develops into a strong reef system which helps support the vast variety of marine life in the water of the gilis and also help to prevent the incresing issue of erosion.More of these structures are needed, the fifth Biorock workshop will be held on gili trawangan,from the 1st to 7th of desember 2008.The objective of the workshop to fight the erosion and regenerate the shallow reefs around the 3 gili islands.
WAY YOU CAN HELP
As ith many places, waste is a constant issue for the Gili Island. please help to set a good example by dis posing of your rubbish responsibly , take your rubbish with you from the beach , the sea is not a waste bin on an ashtry if there are no bins available please take your waste with you until you find one ask to your guide to keep there.
All of the island have harbour areas dedicated anchoring areas,if you have aboat or are visiting on a live aboard, please ensure that the boats areresponsibly moored.Anhors are one of largest reasons for coral destruction i 3 islands.
- Dispose Of Waste In Bis,Refill your Water Bottle
- If Snorkeling please Ensure You Dont touch,Kick Or Stand On Coral Even If You Think It Is Just Rock
- Do Not Touch Any Of The Marine Life Including Turtles!!
- Donate As Mush As You Can So We Can Run More Valuable Projects
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The peoples from Lombok islands (Sasak) call GILI (islet) the micro island located around Lombok :GILI AIR,GILI MENO , GILI TRAWANGAN , GILI LAWANG , GILI SULAT , GILI LAMPU ,GILI LAYAR , GILI PETANG .The most visited and developed Gili is Gili trawangan or Gili T is the most famous and provide budget and word class accomodation with the majestic coral,all indonesia tropical fishes and white beaches ideal for snorkeling and diving , is a must for tropical island aficionados . Gili Air provides spectacular sunset over Gunung Agung and Bali . Tap water is not potable in the island. Bottled water is widely available.
Location Gili Island : Latitude: -8.35 , Longitude: 116.0333 , Latitude (DMS): 8° 20' 60 , Longitude (DMS): 116° 1' 60 E S .
Best Beaches Area reference:
Gili Meno Snorkling - Gili Island, Gili Trawangan - Gili island, Hu’u Beach Sumbawa, Kuta Beach Lombok, Putri Nyale Beach Lombok, Selang Belanak Beach Lombok, Senggigi Beach Lombok.
If you are familiar with Gili Island, write your own comment and share with all of us what you know.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The 3 Gili Islands are a the mini backpacker temple and Lombok's most famous tourist destination.
The islands are very relaxed and laid-back, with countless little beachside cafes playing reggae and serving up banana pancakes, and no cars or motorbikes to disturb the peace. The beaches are without a doubt better than anywhere on Bali or Lombok. The flip side of the coin is that as they exist solely to cater for travellers, they're also rather anonymous (you might as well be at anywhere) and, aside from snorkeling and diving, there's little if anything to do. Note that there are no ATMs on the islands, so bring plenty of cash with you. From west to east, the islands are:Gili Trawangan, or "Gili T" is by far the most developed with plenty of backpacker options and one swanky resort. There are no dogs on the island but according to one local, there are more cats here than people. The local population is around 800. There is no police on the island and all problems are usually settled by the local "council".Gili Meno, the smallest and quietest, low-key with some simple places to stay.Gili Air, closest to the mainland and with the largest local population.
Strictly speaking, the name "Gili Islands" is rather redundant as gili simply means "small island" in Sasak, but the name has stuck and is universally used and understood in Lombok.