West Nusa Tenggara Province will host the 6th APGN Symposium from August 31st to September 6th, 2019. The participants flew in from across the globe to attend these important events: the UGG council meeting and APGN Advisory Committee meeting at Vila Ombak Hotel, Gili Trawangan, North Lombok Regency, from August 31st to September 2nd, 2019.

Mr. William John Lance Norman, one of the participants from Canada, traveled the farthest to attend the symposium. He is an observer of Discovery Aspiring Geopark Canada. Upon his arrival at Lombok International Airport, he fell in love with the beautiful mural adorning the photo stage welcoming APGN guests to the island. The mural depicts the rich biodiversity within Rinjani Lombok UNESCO Global Geopark (UGGp), such as the endemic species of plants and animals that can only be found within the site.

With his partner from Discovery Aspiring Geopark Canada, Amanda Mc Callum- are rushed into the mural APGN photo stage to take some photos. They both take so much picture together with the help of the committee.

Mr. Norman was very excited to pose with the beautiful APGN mural and didn’t want to stop taking pictures, with his pose attracting the attention of onlookers. However, he didn’t mind, Mr. Norman treasured his time on the stage and appreciated that the committee took the time to set up such a nice welcome.