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Jokowi encourages travelers to visit Mount Rinjani

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, November 26, 2018  /  06:37 pm
Jokowi encourages travelers to visit Mount Rinjani

The crater of Mount Rinjani in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. (Shutterstock/-)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has encouraged people to hike Mount Rinjani in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), as it is said to be safe for travelers following multiple earthquakes that rocked the island in August.

“Let’s explore NTB, enjoy its natural landscapes, waterfalls and savanna along the way to the top of Mount Rinjani,” Jokowi said on his official Instagram account on Saturday.

Read also: One Mount Rinjani trail reopened for hikers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Perlahan tapi pasti, Nusa Tenggara Barat mulai pulih setelah mengalami gempa bumi besar beberapa waktu lalu. Salah satun tandanya, pendakian ke Gunung Rinjani kini dibuka untuk wisatawan dan pecinta alam. Satu dari empat jalur pendakian ke Gunung Rinjani telah dibuka awal pekan ini. Jalur itu dari arah Desa Aik Berik di Lombok Tengah. Tiga lainnya yakni jalur pendakian Timbanuh, dan Sembalun di Lombok Timur, serta Senaru, Lombok Utara. Tiga jalur ini masih ditutup karena rusak berat akibat gempa bumi. Mari berwisata ke NTB, menikmati keindahan alam, air terjun, dan padang savana, di sepanjang jalan menuju puncak Gunung Rinjani. Pendeknya, Lombok sudah aman untuk dikunjungi. Kedatangan wisatawan juga akan membangkitkan perekonomian masyarakat sekitar kawasan taman nasional yang sempat lumpuh akibat gempa bumi Agustus lalu.

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The President explained that the hiking trail from Aik Berik village in Central Lombok, one of four existing trails, had reopened last week. The other three routes are still closed due to severe damages.

“In short, Lombok is safe to visit. Travelers’ visits can also help the local economy, which was affected by the earthquake,” the post states. (wir/kes)