Lombok's Mandalika Circuit Open for Public Starting July
30 June 2022 09:16 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Mataram - Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) opened Mandalika Circuit in Central Lombok of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) for the public starting Friday, July 1, 2022, as part of the Mandalika Track Walk program.
ITDC Director of Operations and Business Innovation Arie Prasetyo said the Mandalika Track Walk is aimed at opening up opportunities for the public to experience visiting the Pertamina Mandalika Circuit.
“We want people to enjoy being on the circuit while raising their sense of belonging to this circuit,” said Arie on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
The Mandalika Circuit is open every day at different time sessions; 06:30-09:00 local time on Monday to Sunday and 16:30-18:00 local time on Saturday and Sunday. One session is limited to a maximum of one hundred visitors. Tourists are allowed to do sports activities on the circuit, such as running, walking, and cycling.
The ticket on Monday-Friday is Rp150,000 per person for domestic tourists and Rp250,000 for foreign tourists. The ticket on Saturday and Sunday is Rp200,000 per person for domestic tourists and Rp300,000 per person for foreigners.
Ticket purchases and payments can only be made via the Xplorin application. Visitors who bring two-wheeled vehicles made of rubber, such as bicycles and segways, will be charged an additional fee.
When registering, would-be visitors are required to fill in their ID number and e-mail address. Those bringing private vehicles are also required to register their vehicle numbers on the application.
Visitors are prohibited from wearing sandals, riding vehicles with wheels made of other than rubber, and throwing trash on the circuit. Children under 12 years old and pregnant women must come with a companion.
ITDC as the operator of the Mandalika Special Economic Zone also bars visitors from carrying out activities that have the potential to 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,” said Arie. “We attempt to preserve this area well, especially in terms of order and security.”
SUPRIYANTHO KHAFID (CONTRIBUTOR)
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