Government Prepares Free “Floating Hotel” for Mandalika MotoGP Spectators


In order to provide the best service to the spectators of MotoGP Mandalika, the Ministry of Transportation through the Directorate General of Sea Transportation provides free-floating accommodation by assigning PT Pelni (Persero).

The Acting Director-General of Sea Transportation, Capt Mugen Sartoto, said that this floating accommodation is a form of accommodation support during the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, which is located in a super-priority tourist attraction, Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara.

“We have asked PT Pelni to provide free floating accommodation to accommodate the spectators who do not have a place to stay because the accommodation around the MotoGP site is full. The public’s interest in watching is very high, and we are moved to help them continue to enjoy the MotoGP title with affordable adequate accommodation,” said Capt Mugen in his statement, Tuesday (15/3/2022).

KM Kelud Ship which will be used as a floating accommodation has departed from Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta on Sunday afternoon and has arrived at Gili Mas Harbor, Sheets, Lombok, this Tuesday morning (15/3).

Furthermore, the ship has 1,500-bed facilities and is ready to be used from March 17 to 21, 2022, specifically for the MotoGP Mandalika 2022 spectators. PT Pelni has also informed the public regarding how to register and order.

Meanwhile, the Directorate General of Sea Transportation has also ensured other readiness to welcome the Mandalika MotoGP, starting from security, comfort, and health protocols in the sea transportation sector.

“Sheet Harbor, including Gili Mas, has been prepared by implementing strict service standards and aspects of health protocols to welcome tourists,” said Capt Mugen.

In addition, through the Port Authority and Port Authority Office (KSOP) Class II Sheets, one unit of the Marine and Coast Guard Patrol Unit (KPLP) is on standby to carry out routine patrols along with other security elements from the relevant agencies.

“Our officers in the field are ready to provide the best service during the 2022 MotoGP so that the public or the public can enjoy MotoGP well and smoothly,” explained Capt. Mugen.