Lombok’s Mandalika Circuit open to the public from July
TEMPO.CO, mataram – The Indonesian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has opened the Mandalika Circuit in Central Lombok to West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) for the public from Friday, July 1, 2022, as part of the Mandalika Track walking program.
ITDC’s Director of Operations and Business Innovation, Arie Prasetyo, said the Mandalika Track Walk aims to provide opportunities for the public to visit the Pertamina Mandalika Circuit.
“We want people to enjoy being on the tour while increasing their sense of belonging to this tour,” Arie said on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
The Mandalika circuit is open every day at different time sessions; 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. local time Monday through Sunday and 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time Saturday and Sunday. A session is limited to a maximum of one hundred visitors. Tourists are allowed to practice sports activities on the circuit, such as running, walking and cycling.
The ticket from Monday to Friday is Rp 150,000 per person for domestic tourists and Rp 250,000 for foreign tourists. The ticket on Saturday and Sunday is Rp 200,000 per person for domestic tourists and Rp 300,000 per person for foreigners.
Ticket purchase and payment can only be made through the Xplorin app. Visitors who bring rubber two-wheeled vehicles, such as bicycles and segways, will be charged an additional fee.
When registering, potential visitors are required to provide their ID number and email address. Those bringing private vehicles are also required to register their vehicle numbers on the app.
Visitors are prohibited from wearing sandals, driving vehicles with non-rubber wheels and littering the circuit. Children under 12 and pregnant women must be accompanied.
ITDC, as the operator of the Mandalika Special Economic Zone, also prohibits visitors from carrying out activities that may damage the asphalt circuit, such as spilling lubricant, oily liquid or other materials.
“Mandalika circuit is one of the nation’s assets and is a vital national object,” Arie said. “We are trying to preserve this area well, especially in terms of order and security.”
SUPRIYANTHO KHAFID (CONTRIBUTOR)
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