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6 contents 4846 6436 32 INTERWHO Hanalei Swan 34 INTERWHO Ong Cen Kuang 36 DIVERSITY Stephane Sensey 46 INTERWHO Michael Lenihan 44 WELLNESS Balian Water 48 WOMEN Atlas of Beauty 47 GAME CHANGERS Youthtopia 56 INVESTMENT Seven Stones Indonesia 58 BRANDS Spice Islands 60 61 FOUNDATION Begawan BRANDS Sababay SENTIENT STAYS Four Seasons72 75 FOUNDATION Good for Bali 62 FUTURE SCAPE Purpose OUT OF THE BOX Collectible Causes12 GREEN TECH Studio Roosegaarde20 10 YAKETY YAK Welcome 24 DESIGN UBD Global 26 DESIGN Escape Nomade 28 FUTURE SCAPE Nuanu 30 INTERWHO Bandana Tewari
contents OMNIBUS, PAGE 64: WEATHERING HEIGHTS BY ANDREW E. HALL 8 101 GREEN HOUSING Plaga Farm INNOVATION All Solar WELLNESS One World Ayurveda 100 98 88 87 86 FASHION Make a Scene Bali SENTIENT STAYS Kappa Senses Ubud SENTIENT STAYS Alila Seminyak 191217 18 76 SENTIENT STAYS Batu Karang Lembongan 78 SENTIENT STAYS Keliki Luxury Lodge 80 SENTIENT STAYS Good Karma 82 SENTIENT STAYS Sandat Glamping 85 84 SENTIENT STAYS Plataran Resort SENTIENT STAYS The Apurva Kempinski 102 WELLNESS The Yoga Barn 103 INNOVATION Ocean Golf Asia 104 FOUNDATION Sungai Watch
GALDIRAN CIGARS For Retail, Wholesale and Regional Importer Opportunities: WA: +62 811 9938101 E: galdirancigar@gmail.com IG: @galdirancigar QUALITY, BESPOKE CIGARS & CIGARILLOS, HAND-ROLLED IN INDONESIA. A WOMAN-LED AND WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT ENTERPRISE.

ACTIVELY SEEKING BUSINESS

Welcome to The Yak magazine’s ‘Stakeholders of Bali’ Issue.

In these pages we have gathered founders, creatives, entrepreneurs and like-minded business people to o er the attendees to the B20 and beyond, an in-depth look into Bali’s growing movement towards sustainability, tourism regeneration, empowerment and cultural consciousness.

Mindful, alert and responsive, this collection of professionals is leading the way to “a better tomorrow” today!

Why a stakeholders issue? After two years without printing or travelling, we at The Yak wished to put you directly in touch with the people we are proud of, the people that throughout Covid 19 kept on keeping on by improving, creating and motivating conscious change.

We are certain that many bene cial relationships can be forged either through investment, representation, partnering or consulting and we are sure that all these companies can serve as inspiration for businesses on other shores around the globe.

So, it is our pleasure to introduce to you, dear Reader, the following motivational, conscious articles and interviews.

In this issue we cover Diversity with our Laki-Laki feature by photographer Stephane Sensey, followed by a look into the Futurescape of Nuana in Tabanan. Design pioneers UBD Global are breaking the mold with their innovative interiors, then it’s into Green Tech with Studio Roosegarde and a journey round the world with The Atlas Of Beauty. We also cover investment with Seven Stones and some of Bali’s most eco brands and stays, not to mention its leading proponents in InterWho.

Also, do please check out our Yak Directory to connect directly with a number of sentient companies, all of which would appreciate you reaching out to further co-empower and grow yours and their relative elds…

That said, on, on, and up and up … and as always may The Yak be with you.

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In The Lap Of: President Jokowi

YES there are dozens of big-name leaders coming to Bali for G20 … but we bow down to our very own President Jokowi, whose tireless work to bring Indonesia forward in so many ways has been one of the miracles of the modern age.

Terimakasih Bapak! We hope you enjoy The Yak Stakeholders Issue.

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SMOG free Bicycle by Studio Roosegarde (Green Tech, P24), is the latest addition to the Smog Free Project to inspire clean air. The bicycle sucks up polluted air, cleans it and gives the clean air to the cyclist.
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Bali’s Best Natural Skincare Since 2000

Pure. Natural. Sustainable. Bali Balance o ers attractive terms for hotels, spas, villas and individuals interested in bulk buys. White labeling on request.

Tel: +62 878 61975495

FB/IG: Bali Balance www.balibalance.net info@balibalance.net

Kali Dogwear is a Bali-based brand making eco-friendly dog accessories. Our products are handmade using recycled and natural materials from Indonesia and a portion of pro ts help to rescue Bali street dogs. We are looking for worldwide representatives and B2B partners and have three investment opportunities available.

IG: @kali.dogwear

FB: @ kali.dogwear www.id.kalidogwear.com

TERRA WATER

NO MORE PLASTIC WATER

TERRA’S award-winning 100 percent natural ceramic water lters are hand-made in Bali and changing the way we look at drinking water. Plastic water bottle companies want us to think ltering water is di cult – but if it’s so hard, then how did the earth do it all by itself since the beginning of time?

Terra lters eliminate the need for buying or boiling water by ltering your tap water, no matter where it comes from: rain, well, government piped water, even river water. They work by using three active ingredients: clay, activated carbon, and colloidal silver, and are promoted by the UN, WHO and tested regularly by the Indonesian Ministry of Health.

Filters are the same size as a gallon, 19-liters, but can be lled ve times a day. For a family or business that buys only two gallons per day, that’s a cost savings of USD$1,772 over two years, the lifespan of a lter.

In 2022, Terra launched Terra for Business. The goal: to

get businesses on the sustainability bandwagon by minimizing or eliminating plastic gallons and single use bottles in kitchens, dining spaces, coworking spaces, gyms and hotel rooms. The western-style customer service ensures all customers, B2B and B2C, maximize the economic bene ts of their lters, while also engaging their CSR programs in environmental and social change.

Terra’s UN SDG focus is #6, clean water and sanitation for all. Partners include: Sungai Watch, Bye Bye Plastic Bags, Alila Seminyak, and many, many more.

Terra is looking to expand its market, partners, and investment opportunities. Wat’er you waiting for, get in touch!

Tel: +62 813 53904884

IG: @terrawaterindonesia

FB: @Terra Water Indonesia www.terrawaterindonesia.com

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MAKE A SCENE BALI

We love to turn heads, to stand out from the crowd . Our pieces are one of a kind and diverge from the mainstream. Art should not only be hanging on the walls or inside a gallery. We weave adornment pieces that will start a conversation and spark intrigue in whatever setting you wear them. Perfect for the true Fashionista! Ideal for Editorial Photoshoots, Red Carpet Events, Catwalk & Films.

Tel: +62 813 39766586

IG: @ make_a_scene_bali_

FB: @Make A Scene www.makeascenebali.com info@makeascenebali.com

TRICIA KIM NAGICIA JEWELRY

NEW COLORS! KATE WOOD FIXIE BAMBOO BICYCLE.

The Kate Wood Originals Fixie has a strong and lightweight bamboo frame that will make you wonder why all bicycles are not made from bamboo. The hemp ber joints the all-bamboo look and to ensure you never return to a metal relic, we added a leather saddle, wood, or leather grip so that every cycle is the perfect ride.

KATE WOOD company is looking for: Product Retailers, Product Wholesalers, and Export or Import Partners across the region/globe.

Tel: +86 021 34691368

IG: @katewood_originals

FB: @Kate Wood Originals www.katewood.com info@katewood.com

I HAVE been a lover of art and design from an early age. This led me to art schools in the USA and Paris. I came to Bali in 1997 to work for John Hardy as head of design. I traveled around S.E. Asia for a year and created jewelry in Kathmandu and Jaipur. Still, Bali had it’s hold on me and I returned to begin my brand Nagicia (Naga = dragon), in 2001. This island is renowned for its artisans, and this holds me here to this day. There is an endless source of talented artisans (some I’ve been working with for 25 years) and pioneers doing the good deed.

My altruist track began as a charter member of Rotary Canggu. We worked in the elds of education, clean water, waste management and sustainability. These things hold me accountable to how I can do my part.

I speak to everyone about waste management and composting in the home. As individuals, we need to live the talk. I’m more conscious now about my supply chain, where and how are gemstones and metals

mined. I’ve begun to work with moissanite diamonds which are lab grown. I’m proud to keep alive ancient traditions of handmade silver and gold-smithing.

As a company, we try to do our best to leave the world a better place, as daunting as it is. There are so many organisations that do amazing work in this respect in Bali, here are a few: For clean easy ceramic ltered water: @ Terrawaterindonesia For educating the youth who are our future: @youthtopia and @byebyeplasticbags. Physically cleaning the waterways @sungaiwatch @ROLE Education and job placement: @baliwise and @stellaschild.

Tel: +1 707 7394862

IG: @triciakim.co

FB: @TriciaKim.co www.triciakim.co

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Eco-Friendly Activation Startup, Using the Worlds Only Biodegradable Fish Food Golf Ball, looking for Hotel, Yachting, F&B Partners across the APAC region.

See page 101 in this publication for more information.

Tel: +44 776 9653533

IG: @oceangolfclubasia

FB: @oceangolfasia www.oceangolfasia.com

DESIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

DESIGN for the Environment, DFE is an educational Platform and Innovative Awards program for Creative Industries such as Escape Nomade, and is based in Bali. It is a link to a network that conserves natural resources, minimises toxic ingredients, and works with local communities. It has created a program to reduce over-packaging, help lower disposal costs, and develop products that can be reused, recycled, and re lled. DFE connects small and medium industries to sustainable material developers developed by scientists and inventors and products thereof made by designers and engineers.

DFE is a promotor of bio-based materials and products, and by-products from agro-waste, such as wood substitutes for building and furniture.

Purpose impact NFT empowers artists and social enterprises around the world. If you or your organization would like to participate, please contact us.

See page 62 in this publication for more information.

IG: @purposenft FB: @Purpose www.purpose.art

DFE + ESCAPE NOMADE = LIFESTYLE SOLUTIONS WITH COCONUTS

Escape Nomade Designs, Engineers and Manufacturers of low-footprint Luxury Tent and Prefab houses for Resorts, Restaurants, and Residences, wished to extend their core business, and help slow down climate change. With its DFE program, it reaches out to communities, small businesses and creatives to help extend their core business with products that are safe to make, use, recycle and/or re-use.

With the Creating Programs initiative, you can personally attend insightful workshops on how to live a self-su cient and healthy lifestyle. This intimate learning platform is led by the legendary Designer and Founder of Escape Nomade and Green advocate Anneke van Waesberghe. Her teachings take commercial business owners, local communities, change-makers and individuals on a sublime, home-tailored journey to create products for health, beauty, food and even insulation and acoustic panels from coconuts!

Free Workshop Reservations: +62 878 60094379

Design for the Environment (DFE), co-organises an exhibition totled: Bio-Energetics Architecture showing products that are durable and biodegradable/compostable at both the B20 and G20 gatherings, co-sponsored by Kura Kura Bali, the Island of Happiness and Escape Nomade - Living without Walls.

IG: @designfortheenvironment @escapenomade www.designforenvironment.org www.escapenomade-lifestyle.com

DESIGN for the ENVIRONMENT

Order our Founder's book online: https://www.escapenomade-lifestyle.com/books

14 No (Single Use) Plastics Decomposable Biodegradable Reusable Recycled Materials Multiple Use Saves Energy, Water Single Material Communities, Culture Protect Ecosystem No Endangered Species Second Life Renewable Resources Easy Repair Non Toxic Light, Local Resources Long Life Span

Terra Water makes Indonesia’s most natural and beautiful water lter. Not only that, they’re a social enterprise focused on the country’s most pressing SDG’s.

Tel: +62 813 53904884

IG: @terrawaterindonesia

FB: @Terra Water Indonesia www.terrawaterindonesia.com

MERAH PUTIH HIJAU (MPH)

Background: Bakul Jala; Foreground: Set of 2 Cawan Jala. Locally designed, made by hand in our own workshop in Bali, Jiā by OCK is looking for Export partners across the globe for our wide range of interiors accessories.

See page 34 in this publication for more information.

Tel: +62 812 66885591

IG: @jiabyock www.jiabyock.com

BUILDING community-owned material management facilities has proven to be most e ective in overcoming the problem of waste/plastic pollution at source. People are called to action when they face problems head-on. Through a socio-cultural approach, MPH guides the community to nd ways to solve problems that are in accordance with the character of the local community.

Separation of organic, non-organic, and residue materials is the key to successful waste management in Bali and Indonesia. The active role of the community to manage waste at source is an important factor in the implementation of Bali Governor Regulation No. 47 of 2019.

The MPH team drafted and implemented the rst village regulations in 2016 and since then this has been the most copied circular economy approach at the local and regional levels. We’ve initiated the integration of waste management systems and organic agriculture practices across two regions in

Bali. We need to continue to expand the impact of successful waste management to stop plastics from contaminating rivers, oceans and agricultural elds.

We’re currently focused on the Gianyar area where we run the Gianyar Material Recovery Partnership (GMRP) with Rumah Kompos Padangtegal, Temesi Recycling, Griya Luhu, and the Gianyar Regency Government. The target of the MPH program is to reduce the amount of waste going to land lls by up to 50 percent in ve years, equivalent to 123 trucks per day, or 45,000 trucks per year. We need support to replicate our regionally successful model and we want to scale our program in other regions/ Kabupatens/countries throughout Indonesia.

Tel: +62 878 61758209

IG: @mph.bali

FB: @MerahPutihHijau www.mph-bali.org

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Tel: +62 812 37146155

IG: christian.graciel www.christiangraciel.com

BALI BALANCE REEF SAFE BEAUTY

See page 61 in this publication for more information.

Tel: +62 361 949099

IG : @sababaywinery @sababaydistillery www.sababaywinery.com info@sababaywinery.com

BALI BALANCE has created a superior range of chemicalfree and supremely deluxe raw coconut oil products. Reef safe, ocean friendly and produced by the local community.

The basis of the Balinese philosophy is maintaining balance and harmony between the gods, the environment and the community. Only with this balance, the Balinese believe, can you achieve happiness and peace. For centuries, the Balinese have used pure, natural coconut oil to nourish and moisturize the skin and hair. Bali Balance embraces the island culture by creating quality products that are fresh, natural and sustainable. The raw coconut oil is produced with the DME (direct micro expelled) process, which makes it superior and truly a one-of-a-kind potent and luxurious oil, rich in saturated fats, full of minerals and vitamins.

Your skin is your largest organ so it deserves to be nourished and protected. Feel luscious from head to toe

with a vitalizing range of products designed to nourish and protect your skin. You can choose from decadent Body Washes and Lotions, deeply nourishing Masks, Scrubs, highly moisturizing Soaps, Face Serums and refreshing and restorative Shampoo and Conditioners, natural Sunblock, Mosquito repellant, pure essential oils and more.

Bali Balance o ers attractive terms for hotels, spas, villas and individuals interested in bulk buys. White labeling on request.

Bali Balance – Love your Body.

Tel: +62 878 61975495

IG: @balibalance

FB: @balibalancebali www.balibalance.net info@balibalance.net

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Christian Graciel is a brand of locally made bags mixing local materials, and implied in slow fashion. We are looking for worldwide B2B partners. Made with pride in Indonesia, Sababay Winery & Distillery is looking for Export or Import Partners across the globe.

Tel: +1 707 7394862

IG: triciakim.co

FB: triciakim.co www.triciakim.co

We are looking for high-quality sustainable fabrics and collaborations with other local brands.

See page 32 in this publication for more information.

IG: @HanaleiSwan

FB: @Hanalei Swan-HS Styles www.hanaleiswan.com www.wgwbook.com

KATE WOOD ORIGINALS, named for founder Pim Gietelink’s daughter, was created out of a desire to build a legacy he could pass on to future generations. Born in Amsterdam in 2012 rst with wooden sunglasses and watches, Kate Wood Originals is a socially conscious business that believes there is still great value in carefully handcrafted goods made from renewable resources.

WE BUILD BIKES WITH BAMBOO

The Kate Wood Originals Fixie has a strong and lightweight bamboo frame that will make you wonder why all bicycles are not made from bamboo. The KW Fixie is so smooth and easy to ride that co ee runs will always be worry-free and fun. The hemp ber joints the all-bamboo look and to ensure you never go back to a metal relic, we added a leather saddle, wood, or leather grip so that every cycle is the perfect ride.

Tel: +62 361 4493600

IG: @sensatiabotanicals

FB: @sensatiabotanicals www.sensatia.com

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The latest collection, SUMMER 22’, features Acetate and Wood sunglasses! This unique piece of this collection is one-of-a-kind, and we searched high and low to ensure it was worth the wait.

ACETATE & WOOD COLLECTION

This new collection features environmentally conscious frames. Made from the premium Italian Mazzucchelli cotton-based acetate & sustainably sourced wood, Kate Wood puts the craft into handcrafted. A completely renewable, biodegradable, and hypoallergenic alternative to petroleum-based plastics.

Tel: +62 812 46593722

IG: @katewood_originals

FB: @Kate Wood Originals www.katewood.com info@katewood.com

Sensatia Botanicals o sustainable cosmetic products with natural formulation.
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Tricia Kim ~ Nagicia Jewelry is looking for: Retailers, Partners, Distribution Partners Worldwide.
HANDCRAFTED
KATE WOOD ORIGINALS

See page 58 in this publication for more information.

richard.irving@pulaurempahindonesia.com https://spiceislandsdistillingco.com/ https://www.instagram.com/eastindiesgin/ https://www.instagram.com/nusantaracoldbrew/

See page 60 in this publication for more information.

Tel: +62 361 9001324 /26

IG: begawan.life

FB: @begawan.life www.begawan.life

Padmala Atelier is a jewelry brand hand-crafted in Bali, inspired by architecture, culture and nature. Their bold statement pieces are conversation starters. They are open for creative collaborations and international partnerships to expand their reach. Find this iconic label online and at leading stores in Bali.

Tel: +62 813 39934863

IG: @padmala.atelier www. atelierpadmala.com

This premium craft spirits company is looking for: Import & distribution partners in South East Asia, Australia & Europe. Balinese Mansur Heritage Rice. Begawan’s Regenerative Farming. Donate to get 25 Kg of Bulk Rice & 500 Gr of Gift Packs.
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Recycled Art + Home Goods

Plastik Kembali is looking for Product Retailers and Export Partners.

Tel: +62 817 79996633

IG: @plastikkembali

FB: @plastikkembali www.plastikkembali.com

REVIVO WELLNESS

TRANSFORMATIONAL HEALTH

MEANING, “I live again” in Latin, REVĪVŌ specialises in transformational health and wellness experiences o ering our guests a unique journey to self-discovery and ultimate happiness.

Nestled amidst the breezy hills of Nusa Dua in south Bali, REVĪVŌ Wellness Resorts comprises of 16 private luxury Suites and Villas and is spread across 3 hectares of teak tree forest, in a magical environment. We combine mindfulness practices alongside Yoga, Pilates, meditation, superlative spa treatments and a personalised food menu for an unforgettable retreat experience that is guaranteed to leave you feeling revitalised and renewed.

We o er a selection of Six Signature Immersive Retreats to choose from depending on individual goals. Starting at a minimum 3 nights stay, each retreat program is tailor-made to suit individual wellness needs in terms of nutrition, holistic treatments and workouts. As we compassionately guide you along the way, you will be encouraged to take action in creating the changes

you desire in your life. We believe in educating and facilitating transformational techniques that are authentic and guaranteed to fundamentally change you to the core, when consistently practiced, over time.

REVĪVŌ regularly assists to facilitate and host outside retreat groups with multiple indoor and outdoor studio spaces available, as well as group accommodation, activities, workshops and meal plans available to suit every need. We rewrite the meeting traditions and model mindful events. From group celebrations to corporate team building, our event specialists will assist you to create a bespoke event like no other.

Tel: +62 361 4773888

IG: @revivo_wellness_resorts

FB: @revivoresorts www.revivoresorts.com sales-nusadua@revivoresorts.com

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INTO THE

LIGHT

DUTCH ARTIST AND INNOVATOR DAAN ROOSEGAARDE AND HIS TEAM CREATE LANDSCAPES OF THE FUTURE. THE YAK SPOKE TO HIM ABOUT HOW COLLABORATIVE DESIGN CAN ONCE AGAIN CONNECT PEOPLE TO NATURE, HOW HE’S HELPING THE FIREFLIES RETURN TO BALI AND WHAT MOTIVATES HIM TO CREATE ‘CLEAN BEAUTY’.

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GREEN TECH
ROOSEGAARDE'S
URBAN SUN PROJECT CLEANS PUBLIC SPACES OF CORONAVIRUS.

DAAN, your projects are mind-blowing! How did this journey start?

My mantra 'schoonheid' is a Dutch word with two meanings: ‘beauty’, as in creativity, and ‘clean’, as in clean air and clean energy. For me, these should be fundamental conditions of daily life. Basically I always had people telling me what I wanted was not possible. So I'm happy to have a dedicated team of designers and engineers who now work to make dreams come true, and show how we can upgrade reality.

What do you hope to achieve as an organisation? Do you believe what you do is advancing human existence, or replacing our need for stimulation?

We rst have to imagine a better future and only then can we create it. People won't change because of numbers. But if we can trigger curiosity for a better world, that's how to activate people. I don't believe in utopia, but in protopia; improving the world around us step by step. Let's use the power of beauty as a strategy to help people to accept change. Light is such a great language.

Your projects are so high-tech and innovative, it boggles the mind what you can do. But are they truly useful, and it what ways?

Works include WATERLICHT (a virtual ood showing the power of water), SMOG FREE PROJECT (the world's rst outdoor air puri er which turns smog into jewellery), SMART HIGHWAY (roads that charge throughout the day and glow at night), SPACE WASTE LAB (visualising and up-cycling space waste); the world's rst URBAN SUN (cleans public spaces of the coronavirus) recently SEEING STARS (switching o all the city lights to bring back the stars) and the new organic reworks SPARK as an alternative for polluting traditional reworks. So yes, I think many of these are useful.

How are your initiatives linked to dealing with the fundamental problems we face with the planet today? How are you e ecting change, not just as artists, but practically?

I love to take a problem and transform it into a potential, look at it from a new perspective. Creativity is our true new capital. Art is a great

activator; to make people curious, not scared about the future.

Your SEEING STARS project in many ways replicates Bali’s Nyepi Day of Silence, in that it encourages a collective mass switch o of all lights … how di cult was that to achieve, and what were the bene ts, do you think?

In SEEING STARS, our UNESCO-partnered project, we bring the stars back to your street by switching o all the city lights. It's a simple idea, but incredibly complicated to execute, with all the citizens, entrepreneurs and city government working together.

The city of Leiden was a remarkable experiment for the project: we called it Seeing Stars Leiden.

In the wide vicinity of the Leiden Observatory, all the lights were turned o by thousands of citizens. Although it was cloudy, we suddenly saw Saturn and other stars in the historical streets. It was so mysterious to walk with so many people in a dark city. I felt like an astronaut on Earth. Finally, the rain stopped, and the clouds opened. Then, the whole city fell quiet. And stars appeared. Jupiter, Saturn, even the International Space Station.

At a time of biodiversity loss, climate crisis, and energy crisis (even the Ei el Tower in Paris is being switched o ) we show the beauty of less, together. All citizens, entrepreneurs and the government were involved in switching o the lights, which is extremely moving to see happening. We can reveal magic together. Join, share and let's make this a global movement.

Everybody should have the right to see the stars through an unpolluted night sky. Looking at the stars makes us feel connected to each other, we are all part of the immense cosmos. This is the communal and universal heritage I strive for. SEEING STARS is an important step forward.

Tell us about your organic rework project… SPARK is our organic rework idea, inspired by the magical light of re ies, and the desire to update the ritual of reworks. The result is a poetic performance of thousands of biodegradable light

sparks which organically oat through the air. SPARK inspires visitors to wonder and re ect.

All these projects are about nding a new harmony between people and nature, and bringing the power of nature back into our city life.

How is technology linked to our progress as an increasingly sustainably aware race on a planet that currently has 8.7 million species?

Technology is a great tool, but it needs to be connected to a dream. Are we going to be robot food, just feeding machines with our love and time? Or is technology helping us to become more human and explore new boundaries? The current climate crisis is for me ‘bad design’, we have created it with our behaviour. So we have to design, to engineer our way out of it.

What has been the most successful project for you, in terms of advancing your goals?

The next one I am going to create! But seriously, we just switched o the huge city of Leiden to see the stars again together. Walking through these dark streets with thousands of people, and seeing the stars in a collective way was amazing. During the speeches of the mayor it was raining, but right at the time the lights were switched o the clouds opened and revealed the ancient light. That collective experience changed a lot of minds and opened hearts. I loved that feeling.

What’s next for studioroosegaarde?

Well, light is my language and being in Bali I have rediscovered my relation with nature. So we are designing and building re y gardens (kunangkunang) in Pererenan with the Udayana University, Fakultas MIPA. Fire ies have disappeared in the last 20 years because of light pollution and pesticides. So we want to bring them back. A lot of Indonesians have very precious memories of them. It’s sad they are gone. For me they are the guardians, where there is clean water, clean air, clean soil, they are there. When they are not there, we know we need to improve.

IG: @roosegaarde www.studioroosegaarde.net

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THE SMOG FREE PROJECT IS A LONG TERM CAMPAIGN FOR CLEAN AIR IN WHICH DAAN ROOSEGAARDE AND HIS TEAM OF EXPERTS HAVE CREATED THE WORLD'S FIRST SMOG VACUUM CLEANER.

THE 7-METER TALL SMOG FREE TOWER USES PATENTED POSITIVE IONISATION TECHNOLOGY TO PRODUCE SMOG FREE AIR IN PUBLIC SPACES, ALLOWING PEOPLE TO BREATHE AND EXPERIENCE CLEAN AIR FOR FREE. IT IS EQUIPPED WITH ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY, CLEANS 30,000 M3 PER HOUR AND USES A SMALL AMOUNT OF GREEN ELECTRICITY.

THE SMOG FREE TOWER PROVIDES A LOCAL SOLUTION FOR CLEAN AIR SUCH AS IN PARKS, AND THE FUNCTION OF THE TOWER HAS BEEN VALIDATED BY RESULTS COMPILED BY THE EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY.

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GREEN TECH

WATERLICHT IS A DREAM LANDSCAPE ABOUT THE POWER AND POETRY OF WATER. AS A VIRTUAL FLOOD, WATERLICHT SHOWS HOW HIGH THE WATER LEVEL COULD REACH.

WATERLICHT IS A COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE TO REMIND US OF THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER INNOVATION AND THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

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UBD GLOBAL: DESIGNING BEYOND IMAGINATION

INNOVATIONS.

YOU are in a special place.

A place brimming with art, music, spirituality, culture and history. A place of stunning natural beauty and warm, friendly people. A place of kindness, faith and humility.

It was these things that brought me to the island for the rst time, many years ago and eventually held me so tight that I decided to remain here.

In time, I started my own commercial interior design company, UBD, with the idea to create spaces where people can truly enjoy what the Island of the Gods has to o er and to also help the island develop its tourism economy, promote sustainability, and give new employment opportunities to its people.

of inspiring every guest to visit the temple during their time on the island. Other projects on Bali include the sister restaurants Bonito and Mauri, both inspired by the coastal town Puglia, where natural light and warm tones were requested to create inviting spaces.

But it isn’t just restaurants. When designing Lighthouse Studios, an innovative recording hub for creatives, it was essential to create a motivating atmosphere that would enhance the productivity for its clients. From functioning yet comfortable podcast and content recording studios, an alfresco breakout space with views of the rice paddies to a co-working cafe showcasing a collection of local and international artists from Nyaman Gallery.

What started as a one-woman show has now grown in size. Recently I invited my

We create special experiences in a special place.

Today, we are an established business with multiple, successful, high-pro le projects in our portfolio looking to expand internationally. We are winning local and global design awards and now go beyond just commercial design by providing residential design, product retail, global interior sourcing and design consulting services.

Our interior projects are primarily restaurant-focused, with our latest being the most uniquely sustainable venue we have ever designed. The Cave, nestled deep within the hidden caverns of The Edge resort in Uluwatu. It is truly a spectacle of Mother Nature. We are so honoured to have been a part of it.

Working in a living environment developed our skills and capabilities immensely as we designed around the venue, never altering its natural shape or compromising its natural beauty. The Cave made us prioritise sustainability even further, using locally-sourced materials and craftsmen whenever possible. Balinese lava stone makes up the base of the oor and reclaimed teak wood was used for chairs and the spiral staircase treads. We commissioned a stone replica of the famous Goa Gajah temple from a Balinese family-run stone sculpture company, with the dream

two head designers to become my business partners, driving our growth into UBD Global. I continue to lead as the Creative Director, focusing on the main concepts and working closely with clients before delegating to my skilled team. Agung Laksana is Head of 3D and Projects Leader, skilfully working on sketching detailed drawings of each venue and the pieces of furniture. I depend on Fariz Senjaya for his extreme architectural skills. He leads all Technical Drafting to ensure that all our designs will be fully functioning and to-scale.

The UBD philosophy is quite simply to understand our clients' requirements to deliver unique designs of consistent quality. Together, we value that every client is di erent and that it is our job to adapt to changing business requirements and design for our client's success.

From everyone at UBD, our Clients and our Suppliers, we wish you a happy and successful visit.

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USHERS BEYOND DESIGN (UBD) DELIVERS GLOBAL DESIGN TEAM UBD. THE EDGE: CAVE BY BOJAN.
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BONITO. THE BLUE DOOR BY DHITA BEECHEY. LIGHTHOUSE STUDIOS BY ZECHIAN PHOTOGRAPHY. THE EDGE: CAVE BY BOJAN.

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THE rst of its kind, the Nuanu project is a catalyst for transformation; a world-class experiment designed to establish a brighter future for generations to come.

Sprawled across 44 hectares of prime beachfront land, the group behind the project are working tirelessly to create an environment that enables leaders, creators and makers to build and test new ideas to transform society based on a new model of community.

Nuanu is supporting projects aimed at solving modern-day city problems. A big challenge in itself, since humanity doesn't know how to do it yet. The growing global desire of mankind, however, is to nd a way to live in harmony with one another, nature and technology.

So, how do we recreate and revolutionise educational systems? We need to start somewhere, and perhaps revisiting the proven methods of our past, whilst simultaneously experimenting with new models is the beginning when answering that question.

BALINESE INFLUENCE

Located next to Nyanyi beach, right in the heart of traditional Tabanan Regency, the Nuanu team have been heavily in uenced by the surrounding community, immersing themselves in the philosophy Tri Hita Karana. Driven by a unifying cause that combines God, man and nature, they have shown devotion to a powerful vision.

One of Nuanu’s chief innovators, James Larkin, Chief Project Director, is part of the passionate team with years of experience across many industries. He is united by their goal to design the best possible future, believing in the strong power of collaboration.

“We asked ourselves how to get involved with the local community and take it to a global scale while staying true to our vision”, commented Larkin. “The 90% of people on this project are local, from the core team to the constructor and architecture team, communication, events, participating actively in the creative process”, he adds.

Nuanu Group has followed in the footsteps of the Balinese people to promote harmony among fellow human beings through communal cooperation. Inspired and guided to co-create a new space of living and learning. The Balinese culture manifests many celebrations using numerous

rituals and o erings to live harmoniously. This ancient vision, together with the peaceful aspects of local life and the environment strive to conserve nature and promote sustainability and balance.

MAGICAL INNOVATION

Comprising nine functional areas in total, Nuanu is situated on over 44 hectares of prime Balinese coastline in the traditional regency of Tabanan, conveniently located just 15 minutes from the central ex-pat hub of Canggu, and 10 minutes from Tanah Lot, (one of Bali’s most popular temples and cultural attractions), receiving thousands of annual visitors.

Boasting two con uence rivers and 184 metres of ocean blu s, their own private beach sits at the base of gently rolling hills and expansive greenspace, providing the most stunning natural backdrop. Nuanu will be developed on only 25% of the land using regenerative and sustainable technologies to ensure that the relationship with land remains symbiotic. All layers are open to collaboration, investment and participation, making it a collective dream.

“The project is organised into four layers of operation, Core, Segments, Blocks, and Community, including a building in the shape of a spiral, a shape found in nature and sacred architecture”, says Larkin. “The Magic Garden area is dedicated to our relationship with nature, permaculture and regenerative agriculture, to encourage humanity to practice symbiosis with our planet.”

But that’s not all, there will be art exhibitions, events, public parks, food stalls restaurants, coliving and co-working spaces, accommodation for 2,000 people, farming collaborations, health and wellness, yoga, live bands, tech innovation, a labyrinth, and a dedicated Lab Maker space.

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT

The largest zoning allocation however is Education. Spanning 12.24 hectares and comprising academic, trades, arts, pre-school university, and kindergarten with holistic education both online and o ine, you could say that education is the project's crown jewel and is at the forefront of every value followed at Nuanu. “Education is our social experiment to nd

an answer to how we can create a brighter future for generations to come”, says Larkin. “Our core pillar is Education. We have a vast area of land set aside for this area and will develop new systems and models in the future.”

The idea is to create a new place of living in ways large and small. The team is busy making a territory where leaders, innovators, artists and instigators can come together to learn, and develop new technological systems and institutions that will resolve the problems that humanity faces; to cocreate a new future. The community hope to develop environmental practices and new education models. And Bali o ers many possibilities to nd the way.

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“The main purpose is to create a territory in Bali that will inspire a new way of living and regenerate our environment”, explained Larkin. “We are creating community opportunities, advancing innovative teams and ideas, creating fertile environments, and providing resources. We are developing this dream with the people, not for the people“.

Sounds like the perfect way for innovative projects to be shared with the world through tourism, festivals, seminars, lm and social media. Who knows, in the near future, there may be more Nuanu communities in other parts of the world.

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LIFESTYLE JOURNALIST AND SUSTAINABILITY ACTIVIST BANDANA TEWARI BELIEVES STORYTELLING AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY HAVE A HUGE PART TO PLAY IN THE REFORMATION OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY.

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TEWARI: "THERE IS NO BUSINESS TO BE DONE ON A DEAD PLANET." PHOTO: SHEENA SIPPY.

WHEN you were starting out in fashion, what were the issues facing the industry, and at what point do you think attitudes to fashion and especially fast fashion started to change to incorporate ideas of sustainability?

I worked at Vogue India for thirteen years. It was a time when the Indian market opened up to a deluge of international luxury brands. There was much optimism and excitement about the massive aspirational population of India, the cynosure of multinational companies eager to conduct business in the Indian subcontinent. At this point, conspicuous consumerism was applauded and encouraged – signalling a modern India that was willing to spend money, display a uence, and be the sartorial arbiter of a young nation. There was no awareness of conscious consumption, of sustainability and environmental impact of the incredible waste and excess that plagues the fashion industry today.

In all honesty, the risks of over-consumption and the perils of fast fashion, as we now know of them, came into our collective consciousness only recently. The Rana Plaza disaster of 2013 in Bangladesh was the most brutal symbol of a global fashion industry gone wrong. It exposed a terrible truth: a multi-trillion-dollar industry was systemically plagued by unimaginable inequalities, both economic and social. This Rana Plaza disaster – when ve garment factories collapsed killing more than 1,100 people, mostly women – created a global uproar. The world woke up to a fashion industry that pays some of the lowest wages, conducts business in such unsafe work environments, it creates untold disregard for human life. And then the environmental issues ensued which saw rivers and farms in developing nations being clogged and degraded with industry waste creating irreparable harm to people and the planet.

It is through the exposé of the extraordinary pains of ordinary people who make our clothes that led to a monumental change in the way we perceive the business of fashion.

How seriously do fast fashion brands like, let’s say H&M, really take the concept of waste within the industry? Are these e orts to improve sustainability just an exercise in greenwashing?

We are drowning in clothes – many of the approximately100 billion garments sold each year go into land lls or are incinerated – both harmful to the environment. According to Fast Company, H&M produces

three billion garments a year and till 2019 was sitting on $4.1 billion worth of unsold clothes, some of which, we are told, became fuel for a power plant in Sweden. While many initiatives are underway to address the problems of production and consumption, it seems too little at a time when we have swiftly moved from climate change to climate crisis. The fashion industry generates 10 percent of global carbon emission, 20 percent of all waste water, and pollutes the oceans with half a million tons of microplastics. So, if big changes do not propel a big impact – it is, simply, greenwashing.

Given the magnitude of the problem, whatever solutions provided by fast fashion companies, thus far, seem perfunctory. The velocity with which garments are being manufactured, bought and tossed away is horrendous, to say the least. One garbage truck of clothes is either burnt or dumped in land lls every second! So whatever Zara, H&M or other fast fashion brands are doing to rectify the system is too little. Governments and policies need to intervene to limit the greed and speed of overproduction. More investments in R&D for solutions in recycling, alternative fabrics, etc, are crucial. Consumers need to play an important role in disarming the consumerist agenda of globalisation that fuels the ‘marketing need’ for more and more, bigger and bigger. Every human being should know how they choose to spend their hard-earned money really does matter!

To what extent do you think consumers really care about what happens in the rivers and seas thousands of miles away that are a ected by the processes used to create our fashionable clothes?

Consumers do care about rivers, seas and every aspect of nature, provided they are shown the truth – truth about human beings’ role in the degradation of nature that comes from corporate greed, mindless consumption and governmental apathy. There is not a single human being who doesn't want their children to grow up in an environment that is nurturing and nourished. Who amongst us wants to live in the lth of pollution?

The problem is that consumers have been ‘sold’ only one part of the story – the part that says when clothes glitter and automobiles shine and you own them then you have made it. When in fact, the process of making – what irreplaceable natural resources are harnessed to make things, the number of hands that go into making even a simple t-shirt – is excluded from the narrative, the inequalities in the system and the harm perpetrated on

our environment will remain invisible. When you are never shown the problem, why would you seek a solution?

Tell us about your latest project…

I am a writer. Sadly, I don't have any big projects to boast of. However, my personal commitment as a storyteller is to always follow the four fundamental principles of authentic storytelling: Product, People, Process, Purpose. If any one of these ‘Ps’ are unful lled or unaddressed by a company or brand, I will not write about it. Every media person should pay heed to the power of the pen.

What advice would you give to young designers starting out now?

I would request every designer starting out today to read Small is Beautiful, a book written by the hallowed global economist E.F. Shumacher. In this book there is a chapter called ‘Buddhist Economy’ which throws light on the need for mindfulness in business. It is a guide to making one’s daily work – a noble act of humanity. It points to our present-day crisis in the way leaders are raised or made to pillage the earth, as if humans are the only sentient beings in this world. It points to correcting an era that seems so disconnected with our inner and outer divinity –that we have made human-force into labour-force.

What is the future of fashion?

The future of fashion is compassionate; how else will we survive? There is no business to be done on a dead planet. So, I feel con dent that we will rise to address the challenges of waste, greed and environmental degradation. With a generation of young people born in this era of climate crisis, they will, without any doubt, only choose industry leaders who lead with a ‘monk mentality’, leaders who reinforce the crucible of compassion and conscious consumption. I believe that the future of fashion will have storytellers, producers and creators who will show the interconnectedness of everything around us – the magic of coexistence and biodiversity. They will tell us the story of our t-shirts – made from a seed of life that blossomed into cotton; the same cotton that clothes us also thrives when it grows alongside other diverse plants, on a land rich in soil nutrients. The future of fashion will have great teachers who will tell us that what we ingest into our bodies and what we put on our bodies must both honour the sacredness of nature.

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HANALEI, it's been a minute since we last spoke, can you tell us what you’ve been up to in the last couple of years?

I've taken a step back these last few years to really focus on what drives me creatively. Since we last spoke I feel like I've been through a huge reset, and this has allowed me to explore di erent passions including writing, which in turn has opened me up to new opportunities.

I recently had the pleasure of being an author in the New York Times best-selling book Women Gone Wild!. I have also continued designing clothes, making artwork, writing, speaking and nding new ways to tell my story. You were barely a teenager in Bali when we rst caught up. How have your views changed since then?

I don't think my views have changed necessarily; I just think they have been reinforced. I'm still focussed on creating sustainable fashion and educating other kids about making conscious decisions when buying clothing. I stand strong on sustainable fashion versus fast fashion, and it remains my mission to educate young consumers and set an example for other brands to start taking action on our problems in the fashion industry. What projects are you involved in now, and what drives those projects?

These last few years have been very exciting. I’ve already mentioned the Women Gone Wild! book series, with its mission to inspire women around the world to take action on what they love. I've also been involved with the Shima Swan Surfboard Project, in partnership with We Are Mother Earth. This project is a symbolic gift for ocean health and takes a stand against the plans made by the company TEPCO to dump over 100 million tons of radioactive wastewater into the Paci c Ocean as early as next year, which will a ect our environment, as well as food supply chain to a dramatic extent. I’m also happy to announce I’ve been working on a new collection for my eco-friendly fashion company, HS Styles, which takes huge inspiration from my love for the ocean and sur ng. I look forward to sharing more on this in the future. What are the biggest threats facing us in the world today, and how do you think they a ect you?

Globally, the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world after oil and gas. It's responsible for 1.2 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually. This blows my mind. It takes over 750 gallons of water to produce a single cotton T-shirt, not to mention that 20% of global wastewater comes from textile dyeing, because the bulk of the production is in countries with little or no regulation, so the wastewater often nds its way to rivers and seas where it can wreak havoc.

I never thought that deeply about fashion's e ect on our planet before I learned about this. So, when I started my fashion brand at 11 years old, I knew I didn't want to contribute to any further destruction. I knew I had to do it di erently, which brought me to slow fashion. I only use suitable materials like bamboo, which takes roughly one percent of the water otherwise needed to make a t-shirt. I also committed to giving back, so this is where HS Styles began.

In today’s social media landscape, are we all guilty of putting self-promotion before these causes?

Yes, everyone is, but that's okay. We don't always have to focus on the negative things on our planet, but I do believe these topics should be talked about so we can inspire other

people to use their voices to uplift causes they care about. It's important that everyone recognises that they have a voice – the more we talk about sustainability, for instance, the more we can educate and e ect change. If that means promoting yourself and your business as well, then so be it. The point is the whole platform gets larger, and this always translates into greater awareness for others to follow.

How can we do our part?

There are three simple ways you can help. Through your time, your money, and or sharing your voice. Using your time could mean volunteering at an organisation that is already working towards making change, nding ways you can support others. Using your money could mean donating to certain charities/organisations, being more conscious with your spending by limiting your purchases and consumption, changing your buying habits by shopping at more sustainable brands, or even buying second-hand/vintage clothing to give them a chance not to not end up in land ll. You can also use your voice – talking about problems you care about is one of the most powerful tools you have, whether through open conversations or social media. If we each make a small change, we can create a bigger impact. The more we educate, the more we can inspire people to start thinking and buying consciously.

Do you think it is possible to a ect future outcomes, and how would you do that?

Yes, I believe we are able to a ect future outcomes, but I don't believe I can change the world on my own. We are the change we wish to see in the world, and I believe by standing together to ght against fast fashion and other habits that contribute to the destruction of our planet we can make a di erence. I hope by inspiring others I can create a butter y or ripple e ect that will lead to sustainable change, and I hope my company HS Styles can set an example to inspire other brands.

How do you see yourself in 20 years' time?

I haven’t thought that far into my future to be honest, so I genuinely don't know where I want to end up, but I certainly know I don't want to put myself in a box. I want to stay open to new possibilities and opportunities that may come my way. Over time I know my interests and thoughts will change and I am open to that.

Where are we heading as a race in your generation?

Our future is not bright, especially when you look at the rapid speed of climate change and the continuation of fast fashion practices by huge corporations. It’s obvious we are slowly destroying our only planet, and I am scared for our future generations.

Do you still have hope?

Yes, but only if we start taking action right now. We need to nd solutions for the problems we already have instead of continuing to create others. I believe it is the responsibility of big companies to take into account how they are a ecting the earth. It needs to be our mission to make our voices heard and to stand for what we care about.

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HANALEI SWAN IS A 15-YEAR-OLD FASHION DESIGNER, ARTIST, SPEAKER, AND AUTHOR. SHE LEADS BY EXAMPLE – HER GOAL IS TO INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONSCIOUS LEADERS.

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BUDIMAN ONG LAUNCHED HIS CAREER IN HAND-CRAFTED ILLUMINATION 14 YEARS AGO. WITH A CLOSE CONNECTION TO THE NATURAL MATERIALS THAT SURROUND HIM, HE HAS MANAGED TO EMBRACE BOTH CULTURAL CHANGE AND PEOPLE EMPOWERMENT.

AFTER training at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University in Scotland, Ong worked at luxury jewellery company John Hardy for six years, where he experimented with di erent materials. Being drawn to lighting, he was keen to explore unique characters and signatures. And so, with a passion for modern designs, Budiman created Ong Cen Kuang in 2008.

ORIGINAL PIECES

The Sumatran-born designer captures the luxurious spirit of nature in a tropical paradise. Meticulously crafted elements are swagged, pierced, and illuminated to generate products that are soft and natural. Handmade design is a process for Ong, a collaboration of sorts between the artisan and his carefully selected materials. Shapes become a secondary aspect that come naturally after a true ‘conversation’ has been exchanged with the materials.

“Hand-crafted pieces allow the character of the material to speak for themselves," says Ong. “The creations are timeless and innovative, fusing traditional craft with modern elements, resulting in pieces lled with stories and soul. Our lighting can take the shape of plants, sea creatures, leaves, vegetables, and so on – almost anything and everything.”

HANDS ON

Unique to Ong Cen Kuang, the process involves hands-on experiments with the materials such as recyclable metal. No drawing is done, meaning this is very far removed from the standard design processes.

“Every time I work on something new, I always focus on the material rst. So, usually I let the material speak, that’s the rst thing”, explains Ong. “Then once I have a conversation with the material, I try to imagine how it can take on the shape of the products, and in the end, the shape is very organic. We do not force the material into a certain shape.”

PEOPLE EMPOWERMENT

Handcrafting has always been at the forefront of Ong Cen Kuang pieces, and most

materials are sourced and produced locally to reduce their carbon footprint. The dream to build a strong family of artisans following tradition has been realised. A team of skilled craftsmen who take pride in their work remains a powerful driving force behind the brand.

“The artisans that join the Ong Cen Kuang team are hired one skilled worker at a time”, says Ong. “They all have one thing in common, a thirst to learn new skills, and they are unafraid of making mistakes. We believe this is how we grow as a company together.”

CULTURAL AWARENESS

Ong’s Asian heritage fuels his inspiration and his Western education intrinsically shapes his aesthetics and knowledge of design. Living in Bali, Ong is inspired by nature, the open spaces and how Balinese are so in touch with their surroundings. His childhood memories and Chinese heritage have been fused with Indonesian culture, not to mention, his design education in the UK. A real global blend, culminating in the distinctive identity of Ong Cen Kuang.

HANDCRAFTED WITH PRIDE

Ong and his team create beautiful, design-focused pieces out of his studio in Bali, Indonesia, bringing the magic of nature to home interiors. Over the years, their unique style of luminaire design has set the mood for hundreds of private houses, villas, hospitality industries, o ces, local enterprises and international brands.

In addition, Ong is busy supporting the recovery of sustainable, global business growth by selling decorative, Indonesian-inspired lighting globally to France, Belgium, Italy and US.

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BAKTI YASA – SUMBERKIMA, BALI, 2020.

PHOTOGRAPHER STEPHANE SENSEY TRAVELLED THE LENGTH AND BREATH OF INDONESIA TO PHOTOGRAPH ITS DIVERSE PEOPLE AND CULTURES, OFTEN FOCUSSING ON THE NATION'S MEN.

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SPOKE TO HIM ABOUT WHAT HE BELIEVES BINDS THEM TOGETHER.

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STEPHANE, you have travelled the length and breadth of Indonesia photographing many aspects of the culture, but we’ve chosen to focus on the nation’s men here … what’s the most interesting aspect of that for you?

What comes across for me looking again at these photos is the immense sense of pride each of the subjects displayed. They were all proud to be Indonesian, that was very obvious to me with each shot. There were national fags foating in front of many of the houses, even though it was weeks before Indonesia’s Independence Day. You have to marvel at the unity of more than 200 million people who somehow stay together under one fag when each of their lives can be so entirely different.

The other thought that occurred to me on looking again at these photos is the incredible sense of kindness that exists in this country. I needed help so many times during my journey when I was exploring Indonesia! It was either a fat tire, or running out of petrol in the middle of nowhere, or getting hopelessly lost in the mountains … each time there was someone there to help me in the best way they could. Indonesians are very kind and helpful people. They have values based on the knowledge that life is not an easy journey, and that if you can help someone in a time of need then you do. It’s very natural for them.

If you put all the men in these photographs together in a room, do you think they would get along?

I think that depends on the context, and of course it’s a hypothetical question. If you put them in a room together to discuss land boundaries, or sharing wealth, it could be chaotic. Everyone wants to protect their own. But if it was in a room to discuss patriotic nationality, I think they would generally get along. They are all citizens of Indonesia. They share this. There would then follow an exchange of thoughts about the differences in each of their lives, and the similarities.

If you gave each of these men a thousand dollars, how do you think they would spend the money?

I imagine they would each buy a motorbike and a handphone, as these are the two things that are basic to life in Indonesia at this time, once you’ve got somewhere to live and something to eat. Cigarettes would be involved … most of them have been smoking since there were 11 or 12 years old.

What stays with you after each of these journeys and photography sessions?

Does Islam play out universally among each cultural group, or do you see a diversity in that too among men in the archipelago?

Indonesians have different ways of following the Islamic religion, and indeed of worshipping God, by which I mean each subculture may have aslightly different approach to interpreting their religion. For example, in Lombok near the Rijani volcano, they celebrate Islam but their clothes are similar to those worn in Bali. The country as a whole is like an encyclopedia in this respect, with so many different ways to celebrate God.

I never come back the same from any of my photography trips. Each of them changes and affects me in a different way, and each sets me up for the next journey. What stays with me is the bond of trust that grows between me, the camera and the subject … without trust there is no honesty or openness, but this often comes easy to Indonesians. Once they see that you have respect and are there to do no harm, people can be very playful.

Stephane, thanks for your time. www.stephanesensey.com IG: @senseyphotography @senseybali

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ABSOLUTE HYDRATION

BALIAN IS BALI’S FIRST NATURAL MINERAL WATER FROM MOUNT AGUNG.

THE BALIAN JOURNEY

BALIAN is Bali’s rst Natural Mineral Water from Mount Agung. It was created by two entrepreneurs who questioned why a paradisiac island like Bali with a high volcanic mountain range did not have its own Natural Mineral Water brand. It was the starting point of the Balian journey.

The goal was to create a brand that would carry the attribute of being Natural, Local and Sustainable and also propose healthy bene ts to its adopters.

First, it needed to source water whose microbiological purity would qualify it to be certi ed as Natural Mineral Water. Following two years of collaboration and studies with a team of French hydrogeologists, a free- owing spring of remarkable quality water was nally selected on the slopes of sacred Mount Agung.

Capturing the “Spirit of Bali” with its brand name 'Balian', the water was rst launched in 2015 under a ve-gallon returnable container format, targeting households looking for an alternative to other drinking waters. Then in 2018, following demand from Food Service players on the island, it launched Still and Sparkling waters under two premium glass bottle formats (330ml and 750ml).

THE LEGENDARY MOUNT AGUNG

Balian originates from Mount Agung, the island’s highest volcano (3,142 m), in the north east of Bali in the Karangasem regency. According to Balinese legend, Mount Agung was created from a fragment of Mount Meru, the spiritual axis of the universe.

Acting as a barrier to ocean winds, Mount Agung captures rain on its southern slope, creating a natural impluvium in which rainwater is collected. The water slowly lters over the years through protected layers of volcanic rocks and sands to naturally enrich itself with essential minerals to create Balian’s unique composition. Following its journey underground through former lava

tubes, BALIAN naturally emerges as a free- owing spring where it is collected and bottled without tapping the aquifer or harming the ecosystem.

NATURAL

One should always remember that being certi ed as Natural Mineral Water is the guarantee for consumers that it cannot be subjected to any treatment, unlike Mineral Water or other drinking waters. This is why Natural Mineral Water is recognized as the highest standard worldwide for bottled water, making it the rst choice of water for connoisseurs.

Balian is bottled at spring with particular hygienic precautions using state-of-the-art stainless steel machines and without the use of any treatment in order to preserve its original and natural microbiological purity. Balian has obtained the Natural Mineral Water certi cation under Indonesian National Standard with reference to the international CODEX standard.

LOCAL

Balian has strived to be more than just a brand manufactured in Bali. Since its launching, Balian has remained committed to respecting the Balinese culture and protecting the environment. Balian works closely with the community in which its factory is located, hires local workers, rebuilds temples and promots environmental awareness to children through NGOs. Because education is the most powerful tool to change the world, Balian created the characters of Made, Ni Luh and their black and white dog Poleng to launch “Go Green”, a comic book providing stories and tips for children on how to protect the environment and “Keep Bali Clean and Green”.

SUSTAINABILITY

In 2020, with Bali's environment always in mind and eager to innovate, Balian launched bottle crates to make its 330ml and 750ml Still and Sparkling premium glass bottles returnable, creating a real circular packaging

solution to help reduce their carbon footprint and the use of plastic waste on the island. A complete 360 degree sustainability solution specially tailored for the Island of the Gods.

In the near future one axis in the development of Balian will be to convince more consumers to reduce their carbon footprint by seeking an alternative to imported water brands from other continents. The world is changing and Balian is just on time.

AMBASSADOR NI KADEK DIAH RAHAYU

As Bali’s rst pro surfer and brand ambassador of Balian, Diah has lived by the water all her life. She loves the ocean and the thrill she gets from sur ng the waves. She believes that her soul is already in the water.

"Of course it’s very fun and exciting to be the rst female pro surfer from Bali, but more importantly it’s a challenge in which I can express my talent," she says. "Although very physical, I always feel satis ed when I push through barriers. I want to surf the same waves as men. This way I can show the way to empower women."

We asked her why Balian is her preferred water. "According to Balinese beliefs," she said, "the holiest water comes from far upstream and has the power to cleanse the body and the soul. I don’t compromise with water. When I rst tried Balian I could immediately feel its natural purity. Because it is natural water combined with natural minerals, it hydrates my body well. As a result I value and drink water more. It hydrates both my body and my soul."

IG: @balianwater

FB: @balianwater www.balianwater.com contact@balianwater.com

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: AGUNG SUNSET, BALIAN WATERFALL, BOTTLED FOR LUNCH.

ABUNDANCE IS FREEDOM. MICHAEL LENIHAN'S VISION FOR A BETTER WORLD IS BASED ON EQUITABLE PROGRESS.

MICHAEL, what is PT Together Abundance Freedom Group, and where did that name come from?

We’re a group that brings people together in today’s investment space. I know that may sound trite, but our mission is honest. We’re a group of professionals that I lead who are invested in equitable economics. We believe in levelling the playing eld, o ering abundance and opportunity to anyone who is prepared to engage in progress. Our name re ects this. For me, abundance is freedom. Together we are everything. Alone we struggle – in 2022 there really is no need to look beyond that. Tell us about how you grew up.

I am the eldest of four boys born to Irish parents living in Castletownroach in rural County Cork in Ireland. My home country holds for me my dearest memories – it was a childhood with long summer days shing for trout with my uncle Christy and my dad Connie, camping with friends and swimming in the blackwaters owing from the Mullaghareirk Mountains in County Kerry. My parents instilled in me the ability to thrive and grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually, and they also gave me enough street wisdom to hold my own in the changing world of the ‘60s. It was a decade characterised by worldwide economic boom, the rise of population and the emergence of the Civil Rights movement. It was very grounding, and it also taught me that the ground can shift. When did you first enter business, and what were the lessons you learned?

I started as a trader in commodities with a boutique nancial rm in London. My rst job after leaving Trinity College Dublin was to take co ee orders from the guys on the trading oor. It was a memory task, a way for the bosses to gure out whether I could handle multiple orders without writing them down. That was honestly my rst test in nance, and it served me well. From the trading oor I progressed to private equity nance, right up to 30 million pound positions for merchant and investment banks. Those early days taught me how to handle fear and how to trust my instincts. How did you then translate that success into helping others?

I guess that started when I realised money has a value beyond paper. I began to take the time to get to know the people whose money I was dealing with, and as a young man I started to realise that we are all susceptible to fear and vulnerability, and that at the core of each of us is a desire to cultivate success. Money can help you or it can hinder you.

It’s a question of greed over progress. Once you have enough of it – and this is true, let’s say, of all of today’s billionaires – it becomes important to start giving that money away in a progressive fashion. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about pro t, but it’s important to recognise that pro t is progressive. If you make money, you need to know that the making of it is ultimately about sharing it. If there’s no progress, there’s no pro t.

Do you think success is all about how rich you are when you die?

A long time ago in galaxy far, far away, there was a time when I thought success was measured by what I had in the bank – now I know that’s not true. All the investments we make as a company are based on how we can move things forward, and how we can make that progress e ective for as many people as possible.

What projects is your company involved with in Indonesia?

The Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022 says Indonesia's consumer spending and manufacturing activity has been consistently rising due to the pickup in incomes, jobs, and consumer con dence. Investment is bene ting from expanding demand, improvements in the investment and business climate, and a recovery in credit. Indonesia is entering an exciting phase in its economic growth and signi cant capital investments are landing onshore with investor sentiments optimistic in looking for unique and diverse industry assets. Our role is to match investment with assets and assets with investments. We’re in education, ntech and a variety of sustainable projects.

How do we make success equitable and profitable for all?

By thinking less and doing more. The equity we bring is a mutual understanding of what pro t is and the e orts and rewards that come from it.

What’s your blue-sky vision for the world?

My world is Utopian – a world that gets better if people work to improve it. My blue-sky is a harmony with nature and our fellow humans to work together to strive for better a world that accepts all the diversities we now know exist within it.

Michael, many thanks for your time. It’s been my pleasure.

Tel: +62 812 36560891 www.pttafgroup.com

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"MY WORLD IS UTOPIAN."

YOUTHTOPIA

MELATI WIJSEN IS A FOUNDING FORCE BEHIND YOUTHTOPIA, A PLATFORM FOR CHANGE LED BY AND DESIGNED FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. HER INITIAL CHANGE-MAKING INITIATIVE - BYE BYE PLASTIC BAGS, WHICH SHE STARTED WITH HER SISTER AT JUST 12 YEARS OLD - RESULTED IN A BAN ON SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS IN BALI THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF MANY LIKE-MINDED, LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY. WE ASKED HER TO LOOK BACK ON HER CHANGE-MAKING JOURNEY.

OK Melati, let’s look back at the changes you have been involved in. We’ll start with the question: what were you doing at 12 years old?

As I write this and look back at nearly half of my life, I am grateful for the bravery, determination and clarity of my 12-year-old self. There were two major life happenings that led me on this path to become a full time changemaker. The rst was that, because I grew up on Bali, I learned at an early age the beauty of the natural world and it was not rocket science to see that plastic pollution was causing mass destruction of Mother Nature. Secondly, having parents from two totally di erent cultures and backgrounds (my mum is Dutch and my father is Indonesian) I learned at an early age to keep an open mind about the many possibilities that life can o er. Basically, we grew up in a household that combined two worlds and created a feeling that anything is possible.

So in 2013, at 12 years old, I started an organisation with a vision to make Bali plastic bag free. We called the movement Bye Bye Plastic Bags. The mission was in the name, and Bye Bye Plastic Bags quickly grew to being the largest youth-led organisation in the country. After many years of persistence and commitment, TED talks, UN general assembly appearances, meetings with government and collaborations with many likeminded people, Bali has nally implemented a ban on single-use plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam. Today Bye Bye Plastic Bags has grown into a global youth movement with over 60 teams that are all led by other young people.

From 12 to 21 I learned a lot about life outside of the traditional classroom. Activism was my school, and I spent more time in other students' classrooms than in my own. In New York, Tokyo, or in the Maluku Islands – it didn’t matter where I was, I would always get the same question: “Melati, how can I create change too?”

I strongly believe that every single young person can be a changemaker, but maybe not every young person knows where and how to start.

Today I am building an organisation called YOUTHTOPIA because I wish there had been a platform like this when I started my changemaking journey at the age of 12 years old. YOUTHTOPIA is a learning space for all youths who want to create change but don’t know where to start. It is a movement where we can nd community and build the necessary momentum to accelerate change. Basically, I am building YOUTHTOPIA for all the 12-year-olds today in the world.

Ironically, students were not the only ones asking questions about change. CEO’s and corporate leaders were asking the very same question. “How do we create change?” It’s been music to my ears and the challenge I have been waiting for. To accelerate change, we need stronger leadership from the private sector. So we’ve created a program of reverse mentoring with a transformational framework for corporations to understand the priorities of Gen Z. We do not have the luxury of time to wait. The time for change is now and we will only achieve this if we work together.

Tel: +62 813 37966205

IG: @youthtopia.world

FB: @youthtopia.world www.youthtopia.world

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"SONA IS CELEBRATING HOLI, THE HINDU FESTIVAL OF COLORS, AND AMONG THE MOST SPECTACULAR GATHERINGS I WITNESSED ON MY TRAVELS. A TIME TO FORGIVE AND TO BE FORGIVEN, HOLI MARKS THE COMING OF SPRING, WHEN GOOD TRIUMPHS OVER EVIL."

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MIHAELA NOROC PHOTOGRAPHS

WOMEN FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO SHOW THAT BEAUTY HAS NO BOUNDS. WHAT SHE’S DISCOVERED ON HER JOURNEY IS THAT BEAUTY IS NOT ONLY DIVERSE, BUT THAT IT CAN ALSO TEACH US TO BE MORE TOLERANT. “IN THE END," SHE SAYS, "BEAUTY HAS THE ABILITY TO SAVE THE WORLD.”

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NAME, rank and serial number please…

“My name is Mihaela Noroc, and I am a thirty-fve-year-old female photographer from Bucharest, Romania. Beginning in 2013, I travelled the world with my backpack and my camera, photographing everyday women in a natural and serene way. My goal is to showcase that beauty has no bounds, and that the diversity of our world is a treasure, not a reason for confict.

“I have photographed more than three thousand women in every corner of the world, and when there was no language barrier I listened to their stories. My project is called The Atlas of Beauty and it has become a unique book featuring 500 of my best portraits, from more than 50 countries, accompanied by stories that capture a rare glimpse into the daily experience of women. Now I’m working on the second part of the book which will probably be published in 2024.”

How did you get started on this project?

“My father is a painter, so I spent my childhood surrounded by his paintings, enjoying the diversity of colours. When I was sixteen years old, I got my frst camera, a very old one, and I was too shy to go on the streets and take photos of strangers, so my frst subjects were my mother and my sister. That’s how I started to love photographing women – in a cosy and tranquil way.

“I studied photography at university but found little encouragement. I felt insecure about my skills, and I quit photography for a while. I ended up working in other felds, just for the money, and photography remained only a hobby. During backpacking vacations, I visited different parts of the world, and I was fascinated by the

diversity of our planet. So, in 2013, after a trip to Ethiopia where I discovered an amazing mosaic of cultures and traditions, I realized that I could combine my two passions: traveling and taking portraits of women.”

When did The Atlas of Beauty take off, and what has it taught you?

“In the beginning, The Atlas of Beauty was just a small personal project, funded by my savings and known only in my country. After a while, because of social media, it became popular all over the world. Frankly this took me by surprise. Suddenly, I realised that millions of people were looking at my photos. My inbox was full of messages from all around the planet. I felt a lot of pressure but I also understood that I had to work harder, I had to capture more diversity, fnd more inspiring stories, so that I could really create a book that can make a difference. People from across the globe started to donate to the project, and that's how I was able to continue my work and keep it independent.”

What is beauty for you?

“Real beauty has no bounds. You can fnd it in Africa or in Europe, in a village or in a skyscraper, in a smile, in a gesture, in an intense gaze, in some wrinkles, or in a story. Real beauty is wisdom, creativity, resilience, strength, kindness, generosity ... anything that makes us good human beings. Beauty is much more than what we usually see in the media.

“Real beauty is in our differences and is all around us. We just have to open our eyes and see it. While traveling, I noticed that there’s a lot of pressure on women to look and behave in a certain way. In some environments it is the pressure to look

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THE AMAZON: "IN MY FIRST TRIP AROUND THE WORLD, I VISITED THE AMAZON RAINFOREST IN SEARCH OF AUTHENTIC BEAUTY, UNTOUCHED BY THE MODERN WORLD, LIKE THE NATURE AROUND IT."
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AMMAN, JORDAN: "ALA IS A STUDENT AT 'SHE FIGHTER', THE FIRST SELF-DEFENSE SCHOOL FOR WOMEN IN THE ARAB WORLD. IN A COUNTRY WHERE MANY WOMEN FACE VIOLENCE IN THEIR OWN HOMES, AND WHERE STREET HARASSMENT IS COMMON, THIS SCHOOL IS CHANGING THE NORMS."
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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO: "I WAS SO FASCINATED TO MEET THESE BRAVE FIREFIGHTERS. THEIR DEDICATION TO SAVE LIVES, WHILE RISKING THEIR OWN, WAS IMPRESSIVE." CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: "WHILE VISITING ONE OF THE SLUMS OF THE CITY, I WAS FASCINATED BY THE GENTLENESS OF THIS LADY IN SUCH A ROUGH ENVIRONMENT. FOR NEARLY THIRTY YEARS, SHE HAS BEEN SELLING MEAT EVERY DAY, IN EXACTLY THE SAME PLACE."
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NEW YORK CITY: "LOOKING LIKE A FEMALE JIMI HENDRIX, MAROKO, WHO IS FILIPINA AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN, WAS ATTRACTING A LOT OF ATTENTION IN UNION SQUARE. SHE GOT STARTED AT AGE 13 WHEN HER COUSIN WAS DEPORTED TO THE PHILIPPINES AND LEFT A BASEMENT FILLED WITH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. SHE IS THE RARE STREET MUSICIAN WHO DOESN'T ASK FOR MONEY, BUT JUST WANTS TO REHEARSE IN FRONT OF PEOPLE TO BUILD UP HER CONFIDENCE."
JODHPUR, INDIA: "INDIA'S TRAINS ARE THE COUNTRY'S VITAL CIRCULATORY SYSTEM," SAYS NOROC. "THEY TRANSPORT MORE THAN 20 MILLION PEOPLE EVERY DAY, IN EIGHT DIFFERENT CLASSES OF SERVICE, REFLECTING THE STRATIFIED SOCIETY. JUST IMAGINE 20 MILLION FASCINATING STORIES! I WANTED TO HEAR HERS BUT THE TRAIN LEFT AFTER A FEW SECONDS."

attractive. In others, on the contrary, it is the pressure to look modest. But every woman should be free to explore her own beauty without feeling any pressure from marketing campaigns, trends, or social norms.

“Real beauty comes from inside, inspiring serenity and humanity, so if our outsides are natural and authentic, our insides will be more visible. We need to learn to be ourselves, but to do that we also have to learn to let other people be themselves. Beauty can teach us to be more tolerant. There’s much love, beauty, and compassion in the world and I see it with my own eyes. Yet a few sources of hate and intolerance can ruin all this.

“Many times, the victims of intolerance are women, and while on the road I hear many heart-breaking stories. I think now more than ever our world needs an “atlas of beauty” to present the struggles and dreams of everyday women, to send an empowering message to all of them. An atlas to prove that diversity is something beautiful, not a reason for strife. For me, beauty is diversity, and it can teach us to be more tolerant.

“We are all very different, but through this project I want to show that we are all part of the same family. We should create paths between us, not boundaries. As Dostoyevsky once said through one of his characters, ‘Beauty will save the world’.”

What are the practicalities of travelling to so many countries for your project? “Travelling as a backpacker around the world made me integrate into all kind of environments. I have taken pictures of women in many different places from all continents except Antarctica. I have captured beauty in Brazilian favelas , in isolated areas of Afghanistan, in an Iranian mosque, on the Tibetan Plateau, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, in North Korea, in the Amazon rain forest, and also in upscale areas of Paris, in downtown New York, and in Beijing.

“I also focus on capturing the environment around the women that I photograph, because

this is a part of their lives. Many times, after meeting a woman on the street, I have only a minute to make a portrait. In other instances, if we arrange a meeting in advance, I may spend an hour photographing her, listening to her story.

“When I photograph, I talk a lot, I try to make her feel special, proud, and unique. I get by with fve languages and this helps me a lot, but in many places even that’s useless, and talking becomes pantomime. Many of the women that I photograph are in front of a professional camera for the frst time, and this is not bad at all because they are more authentic. For even more authenticity, I always use natural light.”

Tell us a little more about the book ... “ The Atlas of Beauty is a unique collection containing 500 portraits of women from more than 50 countries, accompanied by many interesting stories. Most of the photos from the book have never been seen before. Throughout the 352 pages, I try to create suggestive juxtapositions in order to celebrate the diversity of the world and show that beauty is everywhere regardless of money, race, or social status.

“After almost four years of continuous work, I dream of seeing this beautifully packaged book in many homes around the world, because this will mean that my message about love, acceptance, and beauty will last. In the meantime, I am also working on a second edition, because there are many more faces and places of the world waiting to be discovered.”

Mihaela, keep up the good work! Thank you.

IG: @the.atlas.of.beauty FB: @MihaelaNorocPhoto www.theatlasofbeauty.com

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IRAN:

"MARZEIH, ONE OF THE STRONGEST WOMEN I HAVE EVER MET. SHE WAS DRIVING IN ISFAHAN WHEN TWO MEN ON A MOTOCYLCE CAME CLOSE TO HER CAR. ONE OF THEM THREW ACID IN HER FACE AND THEN THEY RAN AWAY. THE POLICE NEVER CAUGHT THEM. THESE ACTS ARE DIRECTED TOWARDS WOMEN WHO WERE NOT WEARING CONSERVATIVE OUTFITS."

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STUNNING VIEWS OF MOUNTAINS, VALLEYS, RICE FIELDS AND THE OCEAN FROM KEMETUG ECO VILLAGE IN THE HILLS OF GUNUNG SALAK.
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AN INCREDIBLE WELCOME FOR GUESTS AT KEMETUG ECO VILLAGE.

PARTNERSHIPS TO PROSPERITY

SEVEN STONES INDONESIA FACILITATES ENTRY INTO THE INDONESIAN MARKET WITH AN ESTABLISHED NETWORK OF PRESTIGIOUS CONTACTS.

SEVEN Stones Indonesia is an Indonesian company registered in Bali in 2016, providing a comprehensive range of services developed for local and international businesses to successfully enter the Indonesian market and grow. This includes legal advice, visas and immigration support, company establishment, company representation, brand development and property acquisition as well as access to an established network of business contacts.

We have o ces in Seminyak, Uluwatu, Canggu, Ubud, Jakarta, Norway and Finland and we like to think of ourselves as a bridge connecting partners with prosperity and in so doing, we drive positive change by delivering intelligent and value-driven services that focus on our partners becoming more e cient, e ective and successful.

WHY INVEST IN INDONESIA?

A recent report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) quotes Country Director for Indonesia, Jiro Tominaga as saying, “Indonesia’s economy is expected to grow by 5.0-percent in 2022 and 5.2-percent in 2023 as domestic demand continues to recover.” And since that report was published, ADB have upgraded Indonesia’s economic growth forecasts, projecting the economy would expand by 5.4-percent this year.

CONNECTIONS, CONTACTS AND COLLABORATION

The timing for us at Seven Stones Indonesia is perfect! We’ve been thinking about the next steps on our epic journey for a while, which is why we’ve launched an investment company, with friends, contacts and colleagues in Indonesia, Australia, SEA, and the Nordic countries.

It’s worth remembering that we’re a partner of Norway Connect, supporting Norwegian business and investments in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, covering the areas of heavy industry, marine and sheries, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), real estate, holistic tourism, the creative economy, green energy and Integrated Transport Systems (ITS); we’re partners with Budidjaja International Lawyers and Lawyerindo.com to o er a comprehensive range of international legal advice and support; and we’re developing SSI Estate to develop and/or rehabilitate sustainable real estate projects for commercial and private use in various wonderful locations. In addition, we already have agreements and MoU’s in place with Sperton, one of the world’s leading recruitment

agencies, to deliver cost e ective and competencefocused solutions across a range of business sectors; with PT MAI for the export and import and development of Indonesian aquaculture products; with PT Sulsel Citra Indonesia to explore and develop marine, energy and minerals, agribusiness and tourism in South Sulawesi; with PINA Center for Creative Financing for a variety of strategic projects in several sectors including, tourism, solar energy, the environment, marine, sheries and aquaculture; with Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS, the world’s leading supplier of krill; with Protectoria Venture AS to cooperate and develop digital identity businesses and services in Indonesia; with Minapoli to o er solutions to the development and marketing of Indonesia’s aquaculture industry; with OK OCE to assist micro, small and medium sized businesses (MSMEs) and the entrepreneurs that drive them; with PT Bintang Tirta Semesta to explore and develop business in Indonesia’s sheries industry; with PT Pembangunan Sulteng to develop sheries, farming and other agrobusinesses, energy, mining, property, trading, services, education and transportation in Central Sulawesi; with PT Lundin/ North Sea Boats and Norway Connect to cooperate and collaborate to build and produce high technology vessels for any kind of industry for Indonesian customers; and with Norway Connect and Asosiasi Pengusaha Pengolahan dan Pemasaran Produk Perikanan (AP5I) to cooperate with the processing and marketing of shery products in Indonesia.

WHY INVEST WITH SEVEN STONES INDONESIA?

Our Seven Stones Indonesia investment company takes advantage of our contacts and extensive knowledge of markets and where they’re heading. We have a profound understanding of Indonesia and the amazing diversity the country has to o er, to set up and guarantee the best possible structures under full compliance with Indonesian rules and regulations.

Our team has in-depth experience and interestingly, most of our projections of where Indonesia was, and is now heading, have since materialized. And now under the guidance of President Jokowi things are happening faster and with more structure, transparency and opportunities than ever before.

We’re seeing this positive momentum driving investments, and when combined with a change in investor mentality,

which is more focused on core business streams and activities, it results in the need to identify safe and sound investments through simple plug-and-play structures and enjoy the returns coming in. All of which will be totally transparent and the entire bookkeeping system will be on an online platform so any investor can see the status and performance all the time.

KEMETUG NATHA LOKA RESORT

Our latest project is Kemetug Eco Village, located 400-metres above sea level in Kemetug, Gunung Salak, less than an hour’s drive inland from Tanah Lot in Tabanan. Guests will be able to stay in eco-friendly accommodations and learn more about Balinese culture through holistic health, spirituality, workshops and festivals as well as permaculture farms in a truly magical part of Bali, which is home to 11-holy springs, temples, an abundance of forests and waterfalls.

Designed by renowned local Balinese architect, Made Sulendra, the project will be in harmony and in line with the area and its history. Prefab houses are the most appropriate type of construction to build, in which the main building will use old recycled wood and other materials like stones sourced from the surrounding area itself. The houses will have modern interiors and by taking advantage of the beautiful location, all rooms will be exposed to the stunning views around them.

What makes this eco-resort di erent though is the way we’re structuring investments. We want local landowners and families to receive the lion’s share of the money generated from long-term leases and operations and leave 70-percent of the site as natural as possible. The idea is to have a long-term positive impact on the local community with as small a footprint as possible.

If we’ve triggered some ideas and you’d like more insights and details of how to be partners and invest in this exciting next phase of our journey, please get in touch with Terje H. Nilsen, Co-Founder and CEO of Seven Stones Indonesia via terje@sevenstonesindonesia.com

IG: @sevenstonesindonesia

FB: @sevenstonesindonesia www.sevenstonesindonesia.com terje@sevenstonesindonesia.com

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: EAST INDIES GIN; NUSANTARA COLD BREW; THE HQ; TECH MEETS NATURE IN PROCESS.

RAISING INDONESIAN SPIRITS

OUTSTANDING INDONESIAN INGREDIENTS MATCHED WITH TOP-SHELF TALENT AND A WORLD-CLASS FACILITY MAKE SPICE ISLAND DISTILLING CO. A WINNER IN SO MANY WAYS.

FOR the discerning drinker, mass market brands just don’t cut it these days. Consumers are looking for something ethical, sustainable, authentically produced in small batches with high-quality ingredients, they want a story and a connection to the producer. More than just a tipple, consumers want something which speaks to their lifestyle, values and ambitions. This is the world of craft spirits, a category which has seen monumental growth globally over the past 10 years as consumers trade up for something more authentic.

Currently, when people think of Indonesian spirits they are unfortunately more likely to think of cheap hooch and hangovers than world-class craft spirits, but thanks to Spice Islands Distilling Co. this is changing. The boutique distillery, based in Gianyar on Bali, is committed to producing world-class spirits by combining the archipelago’s best avours with authentic production methods to make a range of craft Indonesian spirits.

“We’re on a mission to raise Indonesian spirits - plain and simple,” says Spice Islands Distilling Co. GM, Richard Irving. “There’s no technical barrier to making worldclass spirits in Indonesia. If anything the incredible array of avours and botanicals mean it’s a distillers paradise. Combine that with the world’s best stills and a worldclass distiller and the sky's the limit.”

At the heart of the distillery is “Gede”, a 550-litre copper still hand-made in Germany by CARL GmbH. Considered by many to be the Rolls Royce of stills, Spice Islands spared no expense. “If we want to compete on the world stage there can be no corner-cutting, and that starts with having the best stills,” says Mitch Hayhow, Master Distiller.

This unrelenting commitment to quality seems to be paying o . In the short two years since the distillery opened it has already received ve gold medals, two silvers and a bronze at several prestigious awards including the International Wine and Spirits Awards in London and World Spirits Awards, beating well-known brands in the process.

The rst release was Nusantara Cold Brew, a deep, rich and luxurious co ee liqueur. Founder Audrey Purwana explains: “We want to produce truly Indonesian spirits, and our sister business is a co ee business. Co ee is something we are already passionate about, so making a co ee liqueur seemed like an obvious rst step.”

With hand-selected Arabica beans from the nest growers in Toraja, Aceh Gayo, Kintamani and Java, the beans undergo a rigorous selection process before roasting and cold brewing which produces a less acidic and less bitter co ee and allows the more interesting fruit and chocolate notes to really shine through. With half the sugar of commercial co ee liqueurs and 10 times the co ee, this award-winning co ee liqueur is already the co ee liquor of choice for most of Indonesia’s top bars and restaurants.

The latest release from the distillery, East Indies Gin, is already an overnight hit. The rst authentically distilled gin to be made in Indonesia, East Indies Archipelago Dry Gin set out to make something which is instantly recognisable to gin lovers, but with a distinctive Indonesian twist. This is achieved by overlaying a classic ‘gin pro le’ of juniper, angelica root and coriander with exotic Indonesian botanicals. The star of the show is kecombrang (aka ginger torch ower). Using the stem rather than the petal, it adds a citrusy aroma and a distinctive confectionery avour on the palate which really sings. Indonesia is home to 10 percent of the world’s owering plants, and East Indies plans to expand its gin range to further showcase some of these incredible avours.

Looking forward to 2023, the distillery intends to make Indonesia’s rst authentically distilled and barrel-aged rum. True to Spice Islands charter, this rum will be made from scratch at the distillery using only the nest Indonesian sugar cane. Everything from fermentation to distillation and barrel ageing follows an authentic process. Mitch explains: “What makes rum interesting is that there’s so many variables . . . yeast selection,

fermentation temperature, where you make the cuts when distilling . . . and then there’s the barrel program. It’s really an art and a science and it takes a lot of passion and perseverance to create a great rum.

Spice Islands Distilling Co. has big ambitions and will be exporting to several markets including Italy and Singapore by the end of 2022. Despite these ambitions, the distillery treads very carefully on the delicate ecosystem of Bali. “This island is our home and we need to take care of it. This is why we’ve launched several sustainability initiatives, one of which will see us carbon neutral by 2023,” explains Founder Victor Purwana. As a locally made product, the carbon footprint of the distillery’s products is already much smaller than imported spirits. To further reduce carbon emissions and reduce glass waste, the Spice Islands Distilling Co. has already initiated a bottle collection program with several key customers in Bali. In 2023 the distillery will also be upgraded with solar panels and thermally e cient materials to greatly reduce the net energy consumption of the plant. It’s enough to raise anyone’s spirits.

Tel: +62 361 4773230 / 4773250

IG: @eastindiesgin @nusantaracoldbrew @spiceislandsdistillingco

FB: @eastindiesgin @nusantaracoldbrew @spiceislandsdistillery

www.eastindiesgin.com www.nusantaracoldbrew.com www.spiceislandsdistillingco.com richard.irving@pulaurempahindonesia.com

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BEGAWAN

LONG, long ago, three holy men, "Begawantha", found a fertile forest. They cultivated the hills and valleys, built a retreat, and developed a centre of learning and culture. Today, this area is known as Begawan, located in Melinggih Kelod Village, Payangan. Echoing the experiences of the learning centre of a thousand years ago, in 2001, Begawan Foundation was established.

Initiatives at Begawan have been developed to create solutions to critical challenges existing in rural Bali, with three leading programs – conservation, education, and farming. Conservation focuses on breeding and releasing the critically endangered Bali Starling, Bali’s iconic mascot. Since its establishment, Begawan has released Bali Starlings in carefully considered locations in Bali, such as Nusa Penida and Sibang. Mellinggih Kelod, one of the few places where people can sight free- ying Bali Starling in the wild, is now the focus, with the goal to release 20 Starlings yearly. Local customary law, awig-awig, protects these birds. A community-based foster parent initiative also allows the participation of communities in the conservation program.

Begawan provides free high-quality education opportunities for rural Balinese children. Since its establishment, Begawan has taught over 2,500 children, and since 2018, the education initiative has focused within its own community, Payangan. After collaborating with an international ed-tech consultant, Begawan continues to develop its own programs , incorporating international and national curriculums with a Bali-centric focus. After -school learning experiences, which run six days a week, are created with the students to give them opportunities

to respond to real-life needs and challenges. The goal is to develop a knowledgeable and skilled young generation to break the cycle of poverty.

During the pandemic of COVID-19, Begawan began researching agriculture. Rice farming is strongly linked to Bali's social, cultural, and religious way of life. Subak, the water irrigation system on which the rice cycle is based, began in Bali over a thousand years ago. However, much of Bali’s traditional agricultural system has shifted since the Green Revolution. Intensive use of agrochemicals damaged the soil, the environment, and the broader ecological system. With tourism, one of Bali's biggest drawcards, the picturesque rice elds, are under threat. The farmers' temptation to sell their elds is often too great for struggling farmers who barely make enough for their own needs.

Understanding the signi cant history and threats to agriculture in Bali, Begawan welcomed 2022 with a regenerative farming program, collaborating with its local community. This program has three main objectives: to assist local farmers in changing to regenerative agriculture practices, to educate people about the importance of agriculture, and to work with farmers to produce quality agricultural produce with a higher value and pro t return.

Our rst program, the cultivation of Balinese heritage rice within ve plots of a local farmer’s rice elds, is to change from agrochemical-based rice farming to the production of healthy rice, using only natural fertilisers, weed, and pest controls.

The rst cycle was a success, within two months all harvested grain was distributed to the hospitality industry in Bali. More local farmers are joining Begawan's rice project, and in this second cycle, the foundation and the farmers will cultivate almost 1 hectare of rice elds.

The foundation aims to broaden its impact by linking with tourism in Bali. We are now open for visitors to immerse themselves in Begawan's guest experiences: ‘Visit Breeding & Release Centre’, ‘Visit Learning Centre’, ‘Visit the Regenerative Rice Fields, the Subak Temple & Permaculture Farm Garden’, and ‘Begawan Bird Walk’.

The Breeding and Release Centre, the Learning Centre, Biji - the foundation’s restaurant, will be opening in 2023, the Regenerative Rice Fields, and Permaculture Farm Garden are all located within one village. This the start of a Learning Village, where we welcome all to participate in learning about conservation, progressive education, and regenerative farming. Begawan would be delighted to invite stakeholders and participants in the B20, WEF, and G20 who have the same mission as Begawan for partnership and collaboration. Let us hear from you!

Tel: +62 361 9001324 /26

IG: @begawan.life

FB: @begawan.life www.begawan.life communication@begawanfoundation.org

BEGAWAN FOUNDATION SEEKS TO OFFER REGENERATIVE PROGRAMS THAT ASSIST BOTH WILDLIFE AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES AROUND THEM.
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LEADING THE WAY FOR BALI’S WINERIES

THE o cial wine partner of the Indonesian government's 'Wonderful Indonesia' campaign, Sababay Winery has recently built on a newfound love for unique experiences that combine great wine, gourmet regional cuisine and exceptional culture, adding wine tourism to the Bali experience with authenticity, quality focus and creative innovation.

Located along the beautiful ‘Saba’ Bay in Gianyar, Bali, the winery team o er guided tours crafted with passion to highlight Bali’s outstanding creative economic products – from grapes to wines.

COLLABORATING FOR SUCCESS

Founder and President Director Mdm Mulyati Gozali started Sababay Winery after decades of experience in management and nance. She is the pillar of the brand. In 2010 when the founder witnessed the challenges of grape growers in north Bali, it inspired her to collaborate with the farmers by turning grapes into the best value-added product, which is wine.

Sababay Winery is blessed to have the expertise of a very gifted French winemaker, Guillaume Queron. Born into a wine-making family in Bordeaux, Guillaume has made exceptional wines for Chateau Villa Mongiron and was a top student under the iconic Jean-Luc Thunevin, who started the garage wine movement in Bordeaux .

Together the Sababay team looks at the possibility of matching the world’s best grape varieties from France and Italy to the various terroirs in Indonesia, allowing New Latitude wines to ourish on the tropical equatorial line.

PLANTING SEEDS

“Sababay Winery realised the importance of innovation and adaption to ongoing global trends while at the same time anchoring it to our motto “New Latitude, New Attitude,” said Evy Gozali, Sababay’s Co-founder and CEO. This mother and daughter combination believes in job creation for the tourism industry by providing local premium goods, resulting in planting seeds through education and empowering people with technology to reap the fruits of life that are potential for Indonesia.

RAISING THE BAR

Getting to know Sababay Wines and their recent yet well-awarded spirit collection, SABA, is a must. Winery and Distillery Tours o er enjoyable events in the company of like-minded wine and spirits enthusiasts.

The rst winery tour ever in Bali shares Sababay’s outstanding natural products with the public. Original and authentic, gaining wine knowledge, and wine pairing, is a fun experience for anyone, as they taste their way through locally crafted New Latitude Wines.

The tantalising journey begins with an authentic tour. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, designed to tickle your curiousity and develop your wine knowledge. Discover the winemaking process from start to nish, followed by a wine-tasting session, then unwind in the beautiful garden surroundings.

JOIN AND DISCOVER

Made with pride in Indonesia, Sababay continuously shows commitment to the production of international standard wines and spirits that are accessible to all, while at the same time giving back to the local area and community.

Tel: +62 361 949099 / +62 813 53219858

IG : @sababaywinery @sababaydistillery www.sababaywinery.com visit@sababaywinery.com

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PURPOSEFUL FUNDRAISING

A NEW INITIATIVE SEEKS TO SUPPORT ARTISTS AND SOCIAL ENTERPRIS ES THROUGH NFT COLLECTIONS. ALL HAIL BLOCKCHAIN TECH. BY KAREN DONALD.

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PURPOSE is the rst of its kind, an NFT initiative that empowers artists and social enterprises through the sale of impact-NFT collections to people who care.

With 300 NGOs around the world ready to collaborate, Purpose uses the phenomenon that is the non-fungible token so charities can best use them for fundraising.

NFTs have proven to be a game changer for Purpose Founder Okki Soebagio. They are a powerful force for good that has helped raise and donate millions of dollars to both global and local causes.

Launched in September 2021, the serial entrepreneur asked himself: “How do we create something impactful using this blockchain technology?” Because what he saw from blockchain or NFT ipping was mostly for selfenrichment. He secured US$100 thousand by December of the same year to bene t artists and social enterprises in need.

CAN ART CHANGE THE WORLD?

Yes, it can. Take the simplicity of donating crypto to a charity, add the unique beauty of non-fungible art, and mix in the collective enthusiasm of passionate online communities. You get the perfect recipe for charitable giving.

“After matching artists and non-pro ts through our platform the locally-based team plans a campaign”, explains Okki. “Then, the artist uploads their collection onto our platform. We then mint and execute the campaign to promote the impact-NFTs to the public and supporters.”

“We have created a local dedicated NFT studio in Indonesia’s art hub of Yogyakarta. Artists get all the tools they need, and we train analog artists to become digital or NFT artists”, says Okki. “A team is always ready to create any collection, partner with eco-retailers or non-pro ts, creating double the impact while expanding consumer reach.”

With his do-good business blooming right before his eyes, Okki set about building a global community of changemakers who create added value through meaningful art. NFTs are a powerful force for social impact, connecting the NFT network with thousands of charities.

WHAT IS AN NFT?

NFT stands for non-fungible token. Non-fungible is an economic term that you could use to describe things that are not interchangeable with other items because they have unique properties.

These unique tokens can be used to represent ownership of unique items. They let us tokenize things like art, collectables, and even real estate. Ownership of an asset is secured by a blockchain, Ethereum, Solana or Polygon – no one can modify the record of ownership or copy/paste a new NFT into existence.

HOWEVER

With Purpose understanding that the rest of the ‘charitable world’ might not quite be up-to-speed with Block-chain technology, they have created an easeof-donation through the usual channels of donating either by debit or credit card directly through Purpose. And through every step of the way Purpose will guide the donator through his/her donation, traceability and ownership of a unique NFT donation, that can be anything between USD10.oo (ten USD) up to a very generous USD1.000.000!

THE KEY PARTNERS

For Okki, their rst key partner was brought on board in 2021. Bali based Bye-Bye Plastics Bags launched their rst NFT collection totalling half a million dollars and sold 1,400 NFTs within the rst three months, using a minimal carbon footprint compared to more traditional merchandise products.

“We’ve teamed up with Melati Wijsen of Youthtopia, a global youth changemaker organisation, and started our rst project with Bye-Bye Plastics Bags and Aqil Art to launch Purpose’s rst impact-NFT campaign,” Okki comments. “Promoting a cleaner Indonesia and providing support to the hundreds of volunteers supporting this amazing project.”

With the success of their pilot, a second key partner joined Purpose in the same year. Founded in 1949, SOS Children's Villages is the world's largest non-pro t organisation committed to providing children with a loving family and home. SOS has been in Indonesia for 50 years, providing a family environment and value to 8,000 children from Aceh to NTT. In July 2022, Purpose engaged Indonesia’s top Batik artist Era Soekamto to create a collection of 111,111 NFT’s that is care from $10 to $1 million each from her Adi Manungsa batik collection. Fifty percent of the sales are donated to SOS Children’s Village Indonesia to support their mission.

SCARCITY

The biggest use of NFTs today is in the digital content realm. NFTs can really be anything digital (such as graphics, and music), but the excitement is using the tech to sell digital art.

The ownerships of the NFTs are managed through the unique ID and metadata that no other token can replicate. NFTs are minted through smart contracts that assign ownership and manage the transferability of the NFTs. At Purpose, 50 percent of the royalties goes to the NGO, 30 percent to the artist, and 20 percent to Purpose. NFTs are designed to give customers something that can’t be copied.

According to Okki, the Purpose platform uses NFTs for philanthropy since these digital assets represent the voices of charities everywhere. “The main thing we want to spotlight is doing good in all forms. For instance, one of the causes that will be featured in our gallery is an 11-year-old girl, Mia, who wanted to have proceeds go to her dog sanctuary in Bali called Mia Healing Sanctuary”.

THE FUTURE

This presents an entirely new audience that might be even more generous than investors across other sectors. The trend is giving rise to a crowd that is just more comfortable with donating via NFTs and crypto, be it for tax reasons or because they prefer on-chain assets.

With 10,000,000+ registered NGOs globally and a possible $800 billion a year, Purpose has not forgotten local charities. The company works with Habitat For Humanity Indonesia and renowned architect, Raul Renanda, to develop yet another impact-NFT collection for HFH where the proceeds will be used to build proper houses for the unfortunates. The sustainability movement Plastic Exchange in Ubud empowers communities to change their waste behaviour through dignity-based exchange systems for healthier environments. Half a million dollars worth of NFTs are in the making using the personal art collection owned by the Tugu Hotel Group. In 2023, Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa, Solemen, Torajamelo and many other local NGOs or social enterprises within the archipelago will be launching their impact-NFT collection thru Purpose.

It’s a ground breaking, win-win idea, promoted via the social enterprise’s network of supporters and the public, including the artists’ fan clubs, adding a green or sociallyconscious positioning to the artists’ public image. These impact-NFTs will no doubt fund positive social, cultural, sustainable development or environmental impact in the future.

IG: @purposenft

FB: @Purpose www.purpose.art

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THE G20 MEETING ON BALI IN NOVEMBER 2022 IS FOCUSED ON THE THEME, “RECOVER TOGETHER, RECOVER STRONGER: PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE FINANCE [AND] EXPANDING AN INCLUSIVE FINANCIAL SYSTEM.”

YAK COLUMNIST ANDREW E. HALL ASKS: IS THERE SOMETHING WRIT LARGER TO TALK ABOUT?

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AS G20 leaders gather on Bali to try to resolve how the global community might engineer an economic recovery from the Covid pandemic, one might ask whether their conversations will include another looming catastrophe, one that has the propensity to overwhelm the untimely deaths of six million-plus people.

Perhaps, it is apropos that an examination take place of the neo-classical, neo-liberal, economic assertion that citizens exist to facilitate economic “growth” and “productivity” in national and corporate accounts – while acknowledging public policy exhortations of most Scandinavian countries, Bhutan, and more recently New Zealand to the contrary, about socio-economic measures that moderate growth and productivity in the interests of broad-spectrum environmental harmony and human health and happiness.

Oh, the sniggering in boardrooms and private bathrooms about the rise and rise of capital by pimped-out primal pump polluters ...

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its sixth iteration (2022) deemed: “[Global heating is] already impacting every corner of the world, and much more severe impacts are in store if we fail to halve greenhouse gas emissions this decade and immediately scale up adaptation.”

The other fve have said the same thing, pretty much. It’s only the urgency in the authors’ tone that changes, as the degree of detail in scientifc modelling reveals our predicament in ever more precise terms.

IPCC authors of the seventh report – due in about fve years – might as well save themselves considerable pro bono time and a whole lot of verbiage, by issuing a brief statement that reads: “We’re all fucked if you people don’t wake up!”

DAY-TRIPPING ON THE TITANIC

This year alone has seen catastrophic foods in Pakistan, and eastern states of Australia; droughts that have reduced Europe’s major rivers to a comparative trickle; a heatwave in the UK, and in Canada’s British Columbia a day that topped 50 degrees Celsius. Day trippers in the US are having the time of their lives discovering all sorts of amazing things along the Colorado River because those things are now

way above the previous waterline. Lake Mead in Nevada – backed up by the Hoover dam – is at 30 per cent capacity.

In September, Hurricane Ian – one of the strongest ever to make landfall in the USA according to meteorological types, who cite oceanic warming in the Gulf of Mexico as integral to increased hurricane strength and frequency – swept through Florida killing some tens of Floridian humans; no fgures about nonhumans (natch). But Ian held off hammering the Mar-aLago pile of Agent Orange ... which is proof there is no God.

Earlier in the month, thousands of column-centimetres in newspapers throughout the world, interminable minutes on broadcast services and tera bytes on social media were preoccupied with the death and mourning of an elderly UK queen.

In 2019/20 wildfres swept through many, many thousands of hectares of bushland in eastern Australia (prior to “unprecedented” fooding) incinerating (best scientifc guess) a billion-plus native species’ innocents and quite a few humans. An epochal confagration that climate crisis experts attributed to an increasingly rapid redistribution of human-generated atmospheric toxicity. During which a Christian evangelist and climate heating sceptic (septic?) prime minister named Morrison returned from a Hawaiian holiday subterfuge to disclaim public opprobrium at his absence by saying: “I don’t hold a hose ... mate”.

Shrug. Move on.

Scientist and conservationist Professor Tim Flannery, one of Australia’s leading authors on climate change said at the time: “Researchers have identifed 15 tipping points for Earth’s climate system. They involve things like the melting of glaciers and ice caps, the destruction of the Amazon’s forests and the altering of ocean currents. Trigger any of them and a cascade of consequences is unleashed that will lead to out-of-control planetary heating. Trigger the tipping points, and almost everything about Earth will change, including biodiversity, the coasts, our food and water security, and our health ...

“Interwoven with self-interest, the Morrison government suffers from a thick strand of climate denialism that feeds on tribalism and wilful ignorance.”

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Thankfully, the Morrison muppet show was booted in May by Australian voters tired of trying to fgure out if quantum mechanics or string theory might explain the deposed government’s “alternative” take on reality.

In September 2022, the Guardian newspaper reported: “The climate crisis has driven the world to the brink of multiple disastrous tipping points, according to a major study.

“It shows fve dangerous tipping points may already have been passed due to the 1.1C of global heating caused by humanity to date. These include the collapse of Greenland’s ice cap, eventually producing a huge sea level rise, the collapse of a key current in the north Atlantic, disrupting rain upon which billions of people depend for food, and an abrupt melting of carbon-rich permafrost.”

Dr David Armstrong McKay at the University of Exeter, a lead author of the study, says: “It’s really worrying. There are grounds for grief, but there are also still grounds for hope.”

Appreciate it, David ... as the people of low-slung Pacifc islands anticipate Water World.

Deceased monarch Elizabeth II’s “regal” ancestry encompasses the evisceration of basic human rights during the 19th century industrial revolution in Britain; the calumny of the slave trade to the Americas; and the supervision of capricious slaughter of peoples on the Indian sub-continent, as described in excruciating detail in William Dalrymple’s The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company Dalrymple asserts that the British subjugation of the sub-continent and its peoples was seminal in creating the global corporatist model that has accrued vast wealth to an ethically bereft minority and led inexorably to the conscious denigration of the “democratic” paradigm, and the evisceration of populations who need to work to eat.

The heating of our planet is not an artefact of the industrial revolution and its evolution. It is a consequence of decisions made by an entitled few, foisted upon a disenfranchised majority.

A majority not only delineated in human terms, but by a rapidly diminishing spectra of other species that are integral to the biodiversity of a little planet that (as far as we know) wouldn’t be averse to the elimination of all life that currently inhabits its surface.

Wiser heads have suggested that we might listen more respectfully to those who have curated continents and their constituents for millennia. Traditional Owners of “Country” – an Australian First Peoples’ term that applies in a profound way to Indigenous law and lore (also known as The Dreaming) wept at the 2019/20 bushfre carnage (among many other imperial pillages of their nations) and yet another neo-colonial managerial slight to the places with which they are, still, materially, culturally, and spiritually intimately interwoven.

THE “SAINTS” GO MARCHING IN

Contemporaneous hagiographers might well punt Peter, Paul and Mary and displace them with the likes of Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, the disgraced Roman Abramovich, the arrogant and entitled mining “magnates” Australians Andrew Forrest and Gina Rinehart.

The supplicants at Bali’s G20 get-together might well agree that these people are exemplary for their respective nations’ bottom-line gross domestic product (GDP), that also acknowledges the cutting down of oldgrowth forests and placing a commercial value on dead wood as an economic plus.

Thus goes the Amazon rain forest, with the added GDP benefts of mining and agriculture. To the tune of several thousand football pitches a day. To the tune of Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World and Brazil president (at the time of writing) Jair Bolsonaro’s unilateral “fuck you”, especially you pesky Indigenous Amazonians and your habitats. To the wheeze that accompanies the cancer in the “lungs of the world”.

Three of the neo-saints are wannabe space cadets.

Branson, an English former record shop owner, leveraged his marketing skills into a global branding exercise, which led to his current obsession of popping people up to the edge of space for a minutes’-long gravity-free frolic; a view of an overheating planet’s curvature; and presumably a bit of champagne and caviar upon return to his New Mexico space base. For a paltry quarter-million bucks or so.

Bezos, one of the United States GDP on-line shopping wunderkind, exploits the vulnerability of his worldwide workforce in ruthless fashion – don’t even think of relieving your bladder while on the production line (except into your pants) – is competing with Branson’s extravagant edge-of-space tourism gig and wants to settle people on the moon.

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Musk – thanks for the electric cars and trucks, and the curious famethrower marketing prop, dude – thinks the answer to our global heating crisis is for privileged people to also live on the moon ... and Mars. Please be on the frst rocket champ. We can do without you.

Rinehart and Forrest (whose GDP contribution to the Australian economy is worthy of a hedonistic wank in certain circles) have amassed obscene fortunes from recolonising Traditional Owners’ land – without paying reasonable rent – dividing First Peoples’ communities; digging up mineral resources that lay beneath ancient landscapes, obliterating tens of thousands of years of cultural and ceremonial signifcance ... and selling them, mainly, to China. Combined, these two are arguably the largest land “owners” in Australia.

For those of you who are not “post-truth” devotees, please read Title Fight: How the Yindjibarndi battled and defeated a mining giant, by Paul Cleary.

Roman Abramovich – now on wobbly ground via a range of international sanctions aimed at disempowering Russians’ support for their country’s despotic war against the Ukraine, is/was a scion of “Londongrad”, the fnancial hub for shifty oligarchs; former owner of the Chelsea Football Club; and Russian natural resources tzar – is a sick puppy and needs to relocate to Moscow on a permanent basis, where he can exist at the pleasure of a paranoic Vladimir Putin.

And Zuckerberg simply makes me wonder if the speculative frenzy about space aliens crash-landing at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, has a more contemporary consequence.

BANZAI!

In Capital in the Anthropocene, associate professor at Tokyo University Kohei Saito writes: “The climate crisis will spiral out of control unless the world applies emergency brakes to capitalism and devises a new way of living”.

As the Guardian Japan correspondent Justin McCurry reports: “Saito’s message is simple – capitalism’s demand for unlimited profts is destroying the planet and only ‘degrowth’ can repair the damage by slowing down social production and sharing wealth.

“In practical terms, that means an end to mass production and the mass consumption of wasteful

goods such as fast fashion. In [his book] Saito also advocates decarbonisation through shorter working hours and prioritising essential ‘labour-intensive’ work such as caregiving.

“As the world confronts more evidence of the effects of climate change – from foods in Pakistan to heatwaves in Britain – rampant infation and the energy crisis, Saito’s vision of a more sustainable, post-capitalist world will appear in an academic text to be published (in 2023) by Cambridge University Press, with an English translation of his bestseller to follow.”

ALWAYS WITH YOU, ALWAYS WITH ME

Self-interested power players, in all their forms will extemporise a status quo that sustains their political, economic, and societal primacy ... damning the rest of us to wage slavery and corporate kowtow. Plutocrats and oligarchs are recipients of regressive taxation loopholes that they can drive Tesla trucks, full of money, through. As the Thucydides Trap – an hypothesis based on ancient Athenian historian and military general Thucydides, in which he posited that the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta was inevitable because of Spartan fears of the growth of Athenian (Greek) hegemony – is set for the USA and its allies, untold resources are poured into weapons of mass destruction and distraction. By the US and China in yet another epic dick-measuring contest ... while elders struggle to decide whether to explain to their children and grandchildren that their futures are being juggled by people who keep dropping the balls ... or sit their progeny down to watch a re-run of Happy Feet on the family’s 105-inch home cinema. Unless, of course, you are part of the two-thirds of humanity who are trying to scratch a living for themselves and their offspring from a desiccated, drowned, and dystopian world; for whom a home cinema might represent a lifetime of food, education, and healthcare.

*Andrew E. Hall is a journalist, academic, and business manager and magazine editor in Indonesia, and former communications adviser to the vice-chancellor of an Australian university.

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CHECKED IN WITH NICOLAS SENES, RESORT MANAGER AT THE ICONIC FOUR SEASONS JIMBARAN BAY TO DIG DEEPER INTO THEIR ‘SUSTAINABILITY AND COMMUNITY’ PROGRAMMES.

NICOLAS, in your mind, when did the Four Seasons Bali Resorts start taking sustainability seriously?

We are not an “eco-hotel” but we have always aimed to minimize our carbon footprint, even before such a phrase became an overused part of corporate vernacular. Jimbaran Bay opened in 1993 and Sayan in 1998, and they remain global benchmarks of hotel architecture that respects local traditions, natural resources and the community.

Jimbaran’s landscape design by the late Michael Wijaya features distinctive limestone walls which were quarried on-site and the garden includes rare plants like cendana to provide natural cooling of public areas. In our operations, we are always looking for new ways to minimize our impact, such as our zero-plastic policy and the on-site water puri cation plant we launched in 2018, which supplies drinking water to all guest rooms at Sayan and Jimbaran Bay.

Guests often comment that they can feel the positive energy of our resort environments, it’s something intangible but very much alive. Even when we have renovated our villas or opened the new Healing Village Spa just last year, we have always kept true to our original resort concept, embedded in the philosophy of Tri Hita Karana. This was the starting point of our sustainability commitment and it remains embedded in our DNA.

Meanwhile, in 2022 Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts introduced operational eld goals and KPIs for all properties globally, in support of the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals.

What did you target rst, and why? Minimising waste and energy consumption through

traditional design, local sourcing and partnerships, and strict operational standards. Why? We want guests to feel an authentic connection to Bali – and a luxurious level of comfort – without it costing the Earth. At the same time, we are a business and it makes nancial sense to minimize waste and energy. For Bali’s tourism-dependent economy, responsible tourism is essential to the livelihoods of millions of people, which is something the Covid border closures brought into stark focus.

A big focus is sta training and learning. It can’t just be management saying one thing and sta doing another. We have a full-time Environment & Sustainability Manager who is responsible for achieving annual KPIs on sourcing, waste management, energy consumption and community outreach, in cooperation with all departments. And we have really imaginative, innovative sta . Last Christmas, a Sundara manager came up with the idea to make a Christmas tree entirely out of driftwood, and worked with the Engineering team on design and lighting. Over six weeks, the sta were little eco-elves creating a 4-metre-high tree out of 5,211 pieces of driftwood collected by hand from Bali’s beaches. This is just one example, but for me it represents the role hotels can play in giving Balinese people a platform to become sustainability leaders in their community. We are each responsible and we can each make a di erence in our own ways, big and small.

Who are your partners within your waste management programmes, and what does each one do for Four Seasons Resorts?

• ecoBali upcycles tetrapaks into cabinets and roofs

– used to build the ‘tiny tetra house’ designed by architect Alexis Dornier.

• Lengis Hijau recycles used cooking oil into biofuel.

• Scholars of Sustenance (SOS) Indonesia rescues leftover bu et food, which is donated and repurposed into meals for the needy.

• Food waste separation at restaurants and the sta canteen, donated to a farm as animal feed.

• Suppliers must comply with our ban on single-use plastics for packaging, and we prioritise micro-farmers and local sourcing; for example, Sayan uses organic sea salt from a social cooperative in North Bali, and sustainable coconut oil for cooking. The oil is sourced from a family which grows the coconuts and makes the oil at home, with zero waste traditional methods. The coconut husks are used as fuel for cooking, and our Sokasi Chef’s Table dinner includes sh marinated in klengsih, a rare ingredient which is a by-product of the coconut oil production.

• In-room co ee is from the Java Mountain Co ee social enterprise. The E.U Certi ed biodegradable capsules are packed by a women's cooperative in the mountains of Bali and West Java. Proceeds go back into a Women’s Empowerment Innovation Fund to invest in climate-resistant co ee trees and training.

• PT PRIA handles hazardous waste disposal eg, engine oil, medical waste from our on-site clinics, ink cartridges and batteries. At Shop And Drive, we tradein used generator batteries at a recycling depot. All lighting is LED.

• Our most recent partner is Toyota to pilot their battery electric vehicle (BEV) which is now available for guests to take self-driving tours in South Bali.

How does the Four Seasons directly engage with their guests to bring the “back of house” to the “front of house”? I mean, that is part of the problem isn’t it? Sustainability is not really considered sexy, luxury or interesting even… I would disagree with your last comment! There’s nothing sexier than a strong leader and that’s what

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sustainability needs to succeed. We have so many ways for guests to directly get involved – from taking a guided walking tour of our gardens and local areas to learn about green design principles; a cooking class with ingredients from our on-site herb and vegetable gardens; a Zero Waste cocktail class at Telu, where the bar team share eco-tips with guests to take home; or taking a new Toyota BEV for a spin to experience the future of sustainable transport.

Architecture, upcycling and repurposing; your newish Telu Bar outlet has what I would call ‘good sustainability pedigree’. Tell us a bit about the outlet; who built it, with what and what is its purpose?

Telu is a beautiful venue born out of a dark period, a testament to Bali’s resilient spirit. The idea came about during Covid when our sta were frankly scratching for things to do, having very few guests, and proactively looked for ways to innovate, upgrade the resort, and stay busy and motivated. Sustainability was the vision, to create a space with an upcycled design where we could run Zero Waste Cocktail Workshops, and get creative with infusions in the Arak Cellar. Our Food & Beverage, Engineering and Gardening Departments all worked together on the design and renovation of the space, using 100% repurposed materials sourced on-site at the resort. There’s also an aromatic herb and cocktail garden and an arak cellar.

It’s a great space for a private cocktail party, and guests learn eco-tips behind our bar team’s ethos of "minimum waste, maximum avour" – from how to minimize water

and electricity consumption when mixing a cocktail, to local sourcing and why plastic straws should de nitely be extinct by now – we have so many alternatives, even a lemongrass stalk does the job!

Culturally, Four Seasons Resorts are very well known for supporting, re ecting and promoting the culture of Bali. What heritage programmes have you designed for guests to enjoy?

We have a full-time Resort Priest who takes care of our temple (with a shrine dating back to the 17th century) and conducts ceremonies for sta , blessings and cultural tours for guests, and maintains the spiritual energy of the resort. Our Ganesha Cultural Programme provides guests with the opportunity to meet local artists and do workshops in painting, traditional calligraphy, songket weaving, wood carving, pencak silat martial arts, dance and rindik. The centre’s primary purpose is to actively support Balinese artists and give them a chance to connect with an international audience. We also have design and procurement policies that prioritise Balinesemade materials, to support local craftspeople.

Have you had any sustainability projects that opped?

A few years ago, we established some bee hives at Sayan but the bees kept ying o as the area didn't have enough ower variety to sate their appetite. We’d replace them and they’d be gone within a few weeks again. But we don’t give up that easily. Jimbaran has more oral diversity and we are literally waiting for the paint to dry on our new Balinese-style hives so our winged guests can

check-in and start making honey. It’s just in time as Sayan’s former beekeeper-chef Liam Nealon is back with us, this time as Executive Chef at Jimbaran Bay.

What else is upcoming in the Four Seasons pipeline?

We are one of the launch partners in Indonesia for ecoSPIRITS, the world’s rst low-carbon, low-waste spirit distribution technology. It eliminates up to 80% of the carbon footprint of drinking spirits. Guilt-free cocktails! It started with just Smirno but more spirit companies are expected to jump on board. This is an initiative that Four Seasons Asia-Paci c is right behind as a game-changer in sustainable bar operations.

We actively recruit talent who share our vision. Our new Bar Manager is a Dive Master and passionate about the ocean, and will ensure the bar team remains cutting edge as an industry leader in sustainability. Meanwhile, our new Chef de Cuisine at Sundara, David Gavin, is deep into local sourcing. He was previously Chef de Cuisine at Mozaic and mentored by Chris Salans, and has amazing connections with local farmers. He hunts down the best and most intriguing ingredients to add an extra element of surprise and sustainability to every bite. Come and see for yourself!

Tel: +62 361 701010

IG: @fsbali

FB: @FourSeasonsResortsBali www.fourseasons.com/jimbaranbay www.fourseasons.com/sayan

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GOOD FOR BALI

THE Good for Group and its Bali-based organization, Good for Bali, is a local-to-global innovation to celebrate and connect businesses who are good for their communities and the planet, to each other, and to the customers they seek. Its networks support a new economic model where success is people, planet and pro t. Businesses and consumers deeply yearn for better, more ecological and socially just solutions; Good for Bali helps them nd it.

Good for Bali is an environmental directory for ecoproducts, services and businesses, but also lists charity organisations among its members to enable support for speci c charities from the communities within which they operate. Good for Bali also organises Eco & Artisan Markets, Eco-Workshops with educative lectures and seminars, Eco-Press Conferences, charity drives and initiatives, environmental consulting and more.

Good for Bali’s four pillars are upheld in its missives of; Sustainable Regeneration, Education, Give-Back and Community.

PIONEERING ORGANISATION HAS YOUR ECO BACK.

Some of Good for Bali’s members include; Yayasan Sweet Potato Project, Urban Composters, In the Raw Farms, Plastic Exchange, Social Impakt, Yayasan Kaki Kita, Ragam Foundation, Scholars of Sustenance, R.O.L.E. Foundation, Bali WISE, Bali Design Center, Home BioGas, Tree-Free TISOO, Pulpable, Heavenly Cleaners, Eco-Coasters by Indosole, Indosole, Easy Tees, Tamora Gallery, Eleven 44, Tao Muse, Zero Waste Bali, Kore Culture Lab, Bali Rain, In the Raw Kitchen Organics, Pro Motion Events, Rainforest Pavilion, Club Conscious, and The Yak Magazine, with collaborations and event support by EcoCrete, Ecollabo8, AVANI Eco-Products, Sungai Watch.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE GOOD FOR BALI?

Our Statutes:

• Basic recycling practice through implemented systems.

• Utilising environmentally friendly products in business operations.

• Minimisation of single-use plastic on the premises.

• Waste (food, electricity, water) e ciency.

• A focus on contributing to the community.

Good for Bali’s team has a combined network of over 20 years experience on Bali, through associations with establishments Pro Motion Events, Rainforest Pavilion, Bali Hospitality Movement, Club Conscious, The Yak Magazine and others).

Tel: +62 81237907782

IG: @goodforbali

FB: @Good for Bali www.goodforbali.com tellmemore@goodforbali.com

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: VIEWS ACROSS TO MOUNT AGUNG;BALCONY LIVING; PRIVATE VILLA LUXE; ARRIVING BY BOAT AND FRESH PRODUCE FROM HYDROPONIC GARDENS. THIS ECO-FRIENDLY RESORT IN NUSA LEMBONGAN OFFERS SWEEPING BEACH VIEWS AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING. BY KAREN DONALD.

BATU Karang has become a leading example of Eco-Tourism in Bali. Implementing a sustainable business model from which the Luxury Resort & Spa has been successfully operating since 2004.

Passionately brought to life by an Australian family, one of its founders and Director Troy Sinclair—an accomplished surfer, dynamic businessman, and entrepreneur—is proud his family has continued to be involved in the running and development of the business.

“Lembongan has always been a magical place for my family,” says ex-pat, Sinclair, who has lived and worked in Bali full-time since 2004. “Our family built the resort, and I have been entrenched in the tourism industry here for the last eighteen years, so its great to be able to work and live in a place that has so much meaning for us .”

SUSTAINABILITY

The tropical island of Nusa Lembongan is a haven for nature lovers, the perfect place to recharge, and revive. Batu Karang oceanfront resort has 3 pools, a Gym & Day Spa onsite, plus The Deck Cafe & Bar, but it is also the sustainability leader on many levels, ecologically, culturally and educationally, all the while empowering locally.

From the gorgeous gardens to the high-quality accommodations, friendly service, and delicious and fresh local food, this place is the best choice if you are looking to support businesses that work in harmony with nature..

ENVIRONMENTAL

The resort adheres closely to the sustainable practices Sinclair preaches. Wastewater management is installed in order to recycle all of the water produced by toilets, showers and the kitchen. Batu Karang also utilises waste segregation and works with a nearby rubbish tip where locals make a living from selling recyclables.

“We prioritize looking after the environment as best as we can”, says Sinclair. “ There is no infrastructure in place here other than Electricity so water supply and treatment of waste was always going to be an issue, so we installed a sewage treatment plant on site, with the output irrigating the gardens through an automated sprinkler system. We don’t use Plastic bottled water or buy glass bottles either, as everything has to come and go from the property, and that’s a cost to the business, instead we have our own bottling plant with our own bottles which we re ll.”, Sinclair added.

HYDROPONIC GARDEN

The logistics and handling of fresh produce has always been a challenge for the island as all supply of fruit and vegetables come from the 'mainland'. In order to operate more sustainably and ensure the freshness of produce, Batu Karang has added its own in-house hydroponic garden. The garden produces its herbs, salads, micro greens and other veggies. These are harvested almost daily and delivered straight to the table in all of their F&B outlets. “The resort is big on, healthy local avours, with vegan and gluten free options included”, says Sinclair and this helps us achieve that”.

“Our current horticulturist used to work at a hydroponic farm, we recruited him as a specialist, and he is now successfully growing onsite produce in our hydroponic garden, which saves resources and improves the quality of our F&B products.”, he explains.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

The resort strives to be sustainable across as many areas of our business as possible. Energy is conserved by having all outdoor garden lights on timers. All cooking in the kitchen is conducted using gas instead of electricity. Throughout the resort,

low-voltage LED lights are used. Pools lters are monitored and timers are used to reduce active times and match the seasons to ensure that the resort is minimising its electricity load.

“We are also now in the process of investigating and working through an investment plan to see how we can switch over to Solar Power where possible taking advantage of the north-facing position of the resort”, adds Sinclair. “We hope to achieve between 50%-60% of our power supply through Solar technology in the future.”

And that’s not all, in the near future, Batu Karang is planning to add an onsite Laundry where the water used can be fed back into their wastewater plant and then back into the gardens where it can eventually make its way back to the water table. This also reduces their carbon footprint as they will no longer need to rely on fossil fuel-driven logistics to send the laundry to Bali.

VILLAGE AND COMMUNITY ELEMENTS

Batu Karang seeks to provide exceptional and enriching experiences in a sustainable environment, for guests as well as sta , aiming to protect and revitalise both our natural surroundings and the community in which they operate.

“We provide an annual training program to help train the next generation of sta and the youth of the local communities, says Sinclair. “We train up to 30 student trainees each year, who usually come on board as full-time sta after they compete for their high school education.

“A monthly Donation Program paid directly to each Banjar (village council), helps support the Banjars through the supply of materials for projects within the village post-Covid, explains Sinclair. This is done both from the company and through an opt-in opportunity for guests to provide support when they check out.

Batu Karang also donates monthly to various environmental associations on the island including Lembongan Cleaning with their Zero Plastic initiative and works with the Lembongan Recycling Depo to collect recyclables from the Resort each week.

GETTING THERE

With a shortened journey time of just 16 minutes, the resort utilises an eight-seater private speed boat ‘Kai Koa’ which comes complete with international standard safety equipment and procedures. It means fewer people to board and quicker o oading times so we get you here quicker. A case of ‘Hurry up and slow down….’

With plans for a new Sanur harbour, opening in January 2023, customers can get on board a ferry with dry feet from a jetty and then land directly on the beach right in front of Batu Karang, Kai Koa even charters infrared night trips for those late ight arrivals. Short stay visits, as well as supporting the future of eco-tourism, what more do you need?

Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Spa and its team are advancing sustainable growth on an island well known for its superb surf breaks, snorkelling, and shing in sparkling clear turquoise water. Positioned on a four-metre high cli , just 200 metres stroll along a water front boardwalk to Coconut beach and, 100 m to Jungut Batu Beach, this peaceful island has it all. Witness magical sunrises and sunsets, there is simply no destination like Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Spa.

Tel: +62 366 5596 377; +62 811 3977 316 IG: @batukaranglembongan FB: @batu.karang.7 www.batukaranglembongan.com

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KELIKI LUXURY LODGE: THE HERITAGE OF PERFECTION IN TRANQUIL UBUD, BALI

EXPLORE scenes of natural wonder, Balinese heritage and warm hospitality at the brand new Keliki Luxury Lodge. Opened in early 2022, this luxury hotel creates a sanctuary in which unique design and lush nature create a harmony waiting to be discovered. The combination of two beautiful and authentic cultures, between French and Indonesian traditions, Keliki Luxury Lodge is expertly blessed with sophisticated detail and exceptional Balinese hospitality.

Embrace your wanderlust and experience the journey of discovery that inspires your soul and well-being at Keliki Luxury Lodge. From the mystique and wonder of local temples, to the sound of owing holy water at the river, to scared ceremonies that are begging to be experienced. Just a short drive from Ubud Centre and the famous Monkey Forest, discover pure bliss, exceptional dining, and rst-class comfort in a unique setting at the newest gem of Ubud, Keliki Luxury Lodge.

Staying in Keliki Luxury Lodge, the fresh air enlivens the spirit and the senses, and life is good. Inspired by the name of Balinese Hindu gods and goddesses, each accommodation at Keliki Luxury Lodge is named after these deities, from Saraswati to Ganesha. As di erent as each name, each interior of the lodge and villa is unique. The 200-sqm two-bedroom Mezzanine Lodge boasts elegant accommodation built from natural materials and is appointed in typical Balinesestyle, complemented with separate living spaces and sumptuous master bedrooms at the ground oor and a twin bedroom at the mezzanine.

For an uninterrupted vista, step out onto your terrace, lounge on the daybed by the private pool and enjoy the natural beauty of the forest until the sun sets. Merging simple natural beauty with lavish comforts, the accommodation o ers 24-hour butler service, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, adjustable at screen TV, Bluetooth docking station for music and smart phone charging, complimentary oating breakfast service as well as the luxurious in-lodge amenities that are locally produced and custom-made only for Keliki Luxury Lodge guests.

Besides the gorgeous luxury lodge featuring one Master Bedroom and two Twin Beds, the 400-sqm of luxury in Rama & Sita Villa with ve bedrooms is truly remarkable. Constructed as duplex villas with a thatched roof, two Jacuzzis and a large living area overlooking the 38-sqm private pool and the jungle, this villa is meticulously designed for a bigger group and family of up to 10 people. Lavish and personal space is essential to the ultimate luxury experience, therefore every accommodation at Keliki Luxury Lodge is unrivalled in every way.

Seclusion is guaranteed with lodges and villas set on the beautiful landscape of Keliki rural village. Your eyes will be mesmerised by the lush green nature and the unique bamboo pavilion as you enter the open-air lobby. Keliki Luxury Lodge aspires to give you more than just luxury accommodation and exceptional service, it goes above and beyond to connect from the heart of travel and provide every comfort and detail.

Take your relaxation to another level in a tranquil haven at Ressource Spa. Within this magical place, devoted to well-being, beauty and pleasure of the senses, the professional therapist will carry you away with a variety of treatments, from Balinese traditional massage to facials. Embark on a scented journey through time with the signature citrus aromas from artisan perfumes crafted only for Keliki Luxury Lodge. In lush surroundings, allow nature to cleanse both body and mind to create a purifying spa and wellness experience, including additional resort activities such as yoga, meditation and cooking classes. In addition for wellness seekers, guests can use the 24-hour gym or head out around the village for fresh air around the rice elds and river.

After a day of relaxing, indulge in a bespoke ne dining experience at Le Gastronome restaurant run by talented, Indonesian Head Chef Tau q in collaboration with our French consultant, a Michelinstarred and experienced Chef. Featuring an array of appetising cuisines that accentuate French heritage and Indonesian traditions, this classy and elegant

dining venue is surrounded by lush green rice elds, combined with the nest French and Indonesian cuisine and selected wine pairings that invite you to linger longer. For a more relaxing dining option, enjoy the afternoon tea at the private nest built from bamboo, or refreshing cocktails at the main pool overlooking the jungle. If romance is on your itinerary, the team will go beyond the norm to arrange a candlelit dinner in the private bamboo nest, or inside your villa under the sparkling stars. The dedicated Keliki Luxury Lodge team ensures round-the-clock service for all guests, including help arranging memorable honeymoon getaways and exciting adventures, whether they involve catching the sunrise at Mount Batur, a unique safari in the jungle, or waterfall hunting within local culture.

“Here at Keliki Luxury Lodge," says Budi Arsana, General Manager, "we provide a luxury experience next to a river and lush jungle with a focus on sustainability that aims to keep the environment clean not only for guests but for the local village people as well. In Keliki village, we have deep cultural roots that allow us to connect with the community and the environment while at the same time providing personalised service to our guests. We are dedicated to meeting your needs with personalised tours, guides who speak multiple languages and a relaxed atmosphere.”

Tel: +62 810 37321602

IG: @kelikiluxurylodge

@legastronome_kelikiluxurylodge

FB: @Keliki Luxury Lodge Bali www.kelikiluxurylodge.com

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WHEN former music promoter, John Spence, launched Karma Group, he came up with the perfect place. Hidden in the Ungasan area, Karma Kandara is a 5-star resort of outstanding natural beauty, an example of a sustainable operation in harmony with the environment and the Balinese people.

When viewing the magni cent plot of land, John realised that cutting trees down would be a tragic shame. So as you wander around the island's most glamorous beach club, the roads, the pathways, everything meanders, providing an organic setting for something unique.

Power To The People

An integral part of Karma philosophy is to respect and actively help the people and places in which they are located.

“I think we empower people enormously, not only in Indonesia but in all our areas of operation”, says John. “When we started in Asia, 29 years ago, I realised very swiftly that the route to success was training local people, and whatever role they were in, I promoted them, so that eventually they'd be running the business in each area.”

With the traveller's focus shifting from a hotel product to an overall experience, Karma Group has been able to provide such experiential travel, thanks to its founder constantly advancing innovative, inclusive, and collaborative growth.

“We have a lot of charities that we work with. And we're very proud of our philanthropy”, says John. “But I saw during COVID-19, the need to do more. And it was appalling to me that a number of companies, including some very large ones, stepped back their philanthropy because they cut budgets, and were worried about cash ow. Instead, we ramped it up.”

John and his team did a number of things. They ran a big vaccination drive believing very strongly that vaccination was the way out of the COVID horror. So they not only vaccinated all members of sta in Indonesia, India and Thailand and elsewhere, but Karma Group vaccinated the local communities by providing vaccination centres free of charge.

A Passion For Gin

In addition to the jaw-dropping views of the blue ocean from its cli -top location, Karma Kandara also o ers a signature craft travellers gin distilled in small batches. The signature boutique handcrafted gin is a beautifully balanced blend of botanicals sourced from the destinations where the group’s resorts, hotels, Chateaux and retreats are located.

“We were approached by a gin company with an idea that I liked a lot which was to take a gin and include botanicals from all the di erent areas of our resorts to create a new unique blend, which we've called the Karma Travellers Gin.”, says John. With a special blend of 13 aromatics, there's a little bit of karma in each bottle.

Sharing With The Community

John is particularly involved with charities that support childhood development, including The Bali Life Foundation, providing food, education and holidays for underprivileged children. In his view, giving back is just good Karma.

“I think the mistake that a lot of international companies make, whether it be European or American, is they come to countries and they try and populate their operations with people from their own country”, John explains. “They ll management roles with foreigners. You have to give local people the opportunity to succeed, to make money and to grow.”

During hard times, Karma Group took the step toward truly empowering the community, with its philosophy to support those around them, while still achieving the objectives of their stakeholders.

Philanthropy During Hard Times

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Karma Group launched charity programs to help those in need, ranging from distributing face masks, and food materials to monetary support. Bringing together the global business community, with the goal of delivering actionable policy recommendations to G20 leaders on economic policies, investment, trade and more.

Let’s Talk About Wine

There’s nothing quite like stepping o a long day on the beach and relaxing with a selection of made-on-site wines. John understands this and has started producing his own beverages that are as distinct as the resorts.

An avid wine lover, Karma has created a few brands of wine, sparkling and otherwise, from Chianti to a Chardonnay, and Rosé, which is very popular, coming from a chateau in Carcassonne, France. Not to mention an excellent red wine from down in Bordeaux.

The Future

A truly passionate leader, John knows that if we give good things out to the universe then the universe does tend to give good things back. He will ramp up a lot of programs next year including an architecture course with students from UCLA that has a very big focus on sustainability. In general, from a charity point of view, we should expect Karma Group to take a strong step forward in 2023, with several new philanthropic initiatives.

FB/IG: karma.group www.karmagroup.com info@karmagroup.com

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SANDAT GLAMPING

WHERE NATURE MEETS DESIGN

A PASSION for travelling to places where nature is still unspoiled, and for elegant, sophisticated but unconventional décor are the two ingredients that led Emanuela and her husband Federico – a couple of Italians who live near Venice – to give life to a new form of hospitality: glamour+camping, a.k.a glamping.

Emanuela and Federico started on their journey in 2009 with the opening of the rst glamping site in Italy, Glamping Canonici Di San Marco, followed in 2013 by Sandat Glamping Tents in Ubud, created after the couple had been bewitched by Bali's unspoilt natural beauty and the culture of its people.

Joined on their journey by Venetian friends Silvia and Stephen, they spent 13 months creating the property and in the process became promoters of sustainable and ethical tourism, employing entirely Balinese sta at the property, many of whom were taught in local vocational schools.

GREEN-PHILOSOPHY … a lifestyle

A global increase in pollution, a depletion of energy resources, the enormous production of waste and the continued demand for new developments have deservedly focussed the world's gaze on environmental issues in recent years. Nature is becoming increasingly threatened, and as a result has become a precious commodity to be cherished by the third millennium traveller eeing urban centres. Increasingly, these travellers look to nd contact with nature and with the rich cultures that inhabit it, and they look to experience both in some luxury.

GLAMOUR + CAMPING for sustainable tourism

Glamping ('glamourous camping'), as a sustainable tourism model, can realise this dream. Using eco structures with minimal environmental impact on the landscape, glamping resorts like Sandat integrate perfectly with the environment, yet provide all the comforts of a luxury hotel stay. And they o er drama in this narrative too, with the central structure of the resort standing at 10-metres high and created entirely from natural materials locally sourced. Sandat's striking yoga and meditation Shala also o ers an expression of this bio-building philosophy, using bamboo to make a bold design statement.

ECOLOGY & DESIGN a new union

Concepts that until recently were mutually exclusive today nd their expression in luxury camping, that combines the fun of a holiday in touch with nature with the advantages of a service equal to that on o er in multi-starred hotels.

A study done by one of the major operators in the sector revealed recently that glamping attracts 'bene cial' tourism: eco-educated, nonstandard and therefore enterprising and curious individuals, it is a tourism of 'word-of-mouth' that avoids tourist packages, detests crowds and seeks out nature, landscapes and low density areas of human settlement.

Tel : +62 821 44081998

IG: @glampingsandat

FB: @SandatGlampingTents www.glampingsandat.com

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THE APURVA KEMPINSKI

AS part of the largest industry in Bali, The Apurva Kempinski Bali has always recognised their responsibility to take ownership of reducing the impact they have on the environment. The ve-star establishment has been known to implement a series of initiatives, each targeting di erent aspects of its sustainability commitment.

The latest breakthrough from the resort came in the form of a Sustainable Wedding package: a new way for couples to celebrate their union while being mindful of their impact on the environment. To bring this programme to life, like-minded partners who share the same vision are invited. Partners such as Design Mills, SukkhaCitta, Puri Ata, Taga Woodcraft, Plaga Farm, Tanamera Co ee, and Balian Water joined this special project. Each of the companies share the resort’s passion for sustainability, and has brought together their product and expertise to the table. From potted plants to handcrafts as souvenirs from the ceremony, various aspects that can be reused and repurposed are incorporated into the celebration. Food and beverage o ers products from partners who are committed to respecting the environment and community they work with, and a waste management system is put in place.

Although the sustainable wedding package is one of the resort’s most distinctive sustainability approaches, it is only part of the actions that have been introduced. Ever since its opening in 2019, the award-winning property has minimised the use of singleuse plastic. This decision was based on its awareness of the damaging e ect that plastic waste has on the environment, and the resort has been replacing single-use plastic, such as straws, with biodegradable products. Green Linen Artefact was also introduced to the guests as a way to enhance their local experience, and re ect the true craftsmanship of Kempinski. At the resort, this artefact is presented in the form of Jalak Bali, also known as the Bali starling, the island’s indigenous bird. The artefact is placed on the bed by the guest, to indicate that they would like to have their linen replaced. By leaving the artefact on the bedside table, the guest indicates that they would like to save water by having their linen replaced the following day. The internationally-acclaimed resort is also

using their rooftop space to grow various types of greens, in order to establish a more sustainable kitchen in the resort. Plants are grown in a hydroponic and soil cultivation system. These plants are then harvested, and used as cooking ingredients.

In collaboration with Diversey, the ‘Linens for Life’ programme provides free face masks made from clean and hygienic discarded hotel linen to people in the local community who are in need. Meanwhile, the Soap for Hope programme provides at-risk people with access to soap, and information about how and when to use it. Soaps from the resort are cut and disinfected and pressed together to form a new soap bar.

The Apurva Kempinski Bali has been actively monitoring and reporting its environmental and social impact from its operations, including indicators such as energy and water consumption, community engagement and much more. This is done through EarthCheck, the world’s leading scienti c benchmarking, certi cation and advisory group for travel and tourism. The resort also is also looking to gradually expand opportunities for greater impact, and is currently working on new initiatives to be launched in 2023.

When asked about their sustainability programmes, General Manager Vincent Guironnet shared “We have always viewed sustainability as absolutely essential, not only for ourselves as a business entity, but also for the next generation. We are always on the lookout for more ways to incorporate sustainability into our guests' experiences, and we hope that this can encourage and inspire more people to take part in the movement.”

Tel: +62 361 2092288

FB: @kempinskibali IG: @kempinskibali www.kempinski.com/bali info.bali@kempinski.com

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AND RESPONSIBILITY: THE APURVA KEMPINSKI BALI SHOWCASES THEIR COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL VITALITY.
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PLATARAN RESORTS

PLATARAN is a homegrown Indonesian hospitality group whose vision is to contribute to Indonesia and Indonesians by showcasing to the world the rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage of this remarkable archipelago. Plataran means “God’s most favorite courtyard”, a re ection of our connection to and celebration of all the beauty and richness of culture that Indonesia has been blessed with. Plataran invites discovery and appreciation of Indonesia’s many treasures through its luxury brand consisting of nine hotels and resorts, 27 venues and dining venues, 10 private cruises, and Ecotourism development in Indonesia’s most iconic and exotic destinations including Jakarta, Puncak, Borobudur, Bromo, West Bali National Park, Ubud, Canggu and Labuan Bajo.

Plataran’s heartfelt philosophy is based on the three X factors – eXoticism, eXperience and eXcellence – which are embodied in Plataran’s character and operations, from the architecture and interior design of the properties to the exquisite culinary o erings, unique destination experiences, and warm personalised services. Excellence and the beautiful spirit of Indonesia reside in every detail, thoughtfully crafted to deliver a completely authentic and enriching guest experience. As a true Indonesian brand, Plataran is also committed to giving back through programmes focused on preserving Indonesian culture and improving the skills and livelihoods of our team and local communities.

Plataran has achieved public recognition as The True Indonesian Icon and The True Indonesian Ecotourism Icon for its actions on the national and international stage and has been acknowledged for achievement and received world and national awards such as the World’s Top Safari Stays and Best Family Hotel in Asia – ‘Best of the Best Resorts’ category on TripAdvisor, Global Forum on Human Settlements' Sustainable City and Human Settlement Awards by UNEP, Green Destinations' Runner Up Best Asian Sustainable Destination and Top Sustainable Destinations 100, and recently Bali Tourism Awards for categories Bali's Leading Heritage Resort and Bali's Leading Lifestyle Hotel.

Since its inception, Plataran Indonesia has built all business activities around three core pillars: Nature, Culture, and Community. Plataran has pioneered the concept of ecotourism in the Indonesian tourism scene by increasing the positive impact of higher tourism levels and enforcing the preservation of ora and fauna as well as strengthening the ecosystem that occurs between Plataran Indonesia and micro, small and medium-enterprises. In our establishments nationwide, we set out to preserve

nature, celebrate cultural heritage, and give back to the community through the programs of Plataran for the Earth, Plataran for the People, Plataran for the Heritage.

PLATARAN FOR THE EARTH

As an o cial G20 partner, Plataran takes great pride in supporting carbon o sets through the Glasgow Declaration to achieve Net-Zero emissions. As a pioneer of ecotourism and a true Indonesian icon, this movement aims to absorb the carbon footprint generated by the tourism industry and help prevent its negative impact on the climate by collaborating with Jejakin for the carbon footprint calculator app. In line with the vision of #HospitalitywithImpact which has been carried out diligently for more than a decade, Plataran believes that tourism activities must also have a positive impact on the destinations visited.

PLATARAN FOR THE PEOPLE

Over the years, Plataran has passionately collaborated with several institutions to make a positive impact on the environment in each of its hotel locations. Establishing partnershisp with surrounding institutions, Plataran strives to educate and encourage local children to practice English from an early age. Together with the Plataran MSME Ecosystem, which was launched in order to welcome the rise of MSMEs in the postpandemic era, Plataran collaborates with producers, artists, craftsmen, and all types of MSMEs in Indonesia. As a form of this collaboration, Plataran presents a series of dishes whose raw materials are produced and harvested directly from the gardens of the surrounding community.

PLATARAN FOR HERITAGE

Wherever Plataran is located and operates, Plataran always strives to promote and elevate the surrounding culture and local wisdom through various forms. Cultural preservation is a matter of pride but also the responsibility of tourism actors and Plataran upholds this task in order to pass on Indonesian culture and also a very rich world heritage site to the next generation. Plataran supports the government in e orts to maintain and preserve the archipelago's heritage sites in ways that have been adapted.

Tel: +62 217 221740, +62 811 13900608

IG: @PlataranResort

FB: @PlataranResorts www.plataran.com

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STAY WITH PURPOSE AT ALILA SEMINYAK

COMMITMENT and compassion towards the local communities within which it operates have always been an important part of the Alila DNA. At Alila Seminyak, this commitment is driven by a strong purpose under the motto "We care for people so they can be their best” and it has never been more vital than now.

Alila Seminyak considers the education of the next generation a top priority. Over the years, the resort has supported the development of Bali’s children and youth, empowering them to achieve their highest potential through supporting local schools and charitable organizations, including the Bali Children Foundation.

The Bali Children Foundation is a non-pro t organization that brings educational opportunities to underprivileged children in Bali's remote villages, striving to improve the quality of life one young person at a time. It aims to provide an educational pathway leading from school to employment. It does so by identifying children that need nancial help, supporting them through school, and eventually helping them to secure good jobs.

To return a sense of normality to children's lives in this post Covid recovery phase, Alila Seminyak invites guests to join in supporting the Bali Children Foundation’s “Get Me Back To School” program through a special gift-to-educate o er.

GIFT TO EDUCATE

The program works with a stay 5, pay 4 o er, providing guests with an opportunity to enjoy ve fabulous nights or more at the beachfront resort while giving back to the community.

For every four nights paid, guests will receive the bene t of one night complimentary. In return, Alila Seminyak will donate 10% of one night's charge on behalf of guests to the Bali Children Foundation. To secure the booking, guests can directly go through Alila Seminyak booking engine.

The o er includes daily breakfast at Seasalt for two persons, plus Alila Hospitalities, including:

• Alila Happenings & Junior Happenings (complimentary resort activities)

• Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the resort

• Access to Gym facilities

• Bicycles available for guests use at the resort

• Alila Living bath amenities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

• Minimum stay of ve nights (including one complimentary night)

• Valid for a maximum of three complimentary nights per reservation (stay 15 nights, pay 12 nights)

• Booking period until 31 March 2023

• Stay period until 31 March 2023

• Con rmation of stay is subject to availability

• Blackout dates apply: 7-10 November 2022, 23 December 2022-5 January 2023, 22 January 2023, 22 March 2023

ABOUT ALILA

The hallmark of Alila is the combination of innovative design and luxury in unique locations, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisanship, personalized hospitality, and bespoke journeys. Alila means "Surprise" in Sanskrit, which suitably describes the refreshing character of our properties and the impressions of our guests when they stay with us. In support of sustainable tourism, Alila hotels adopt EarthCheck operating standards, integrating the natural, physical and cultural elements of their environments. To stay at any of Alila's hotels and resorts is to embark on a destination experience – be it in recreating the avours of the local cuisine, enhancing your well-being through ancient healing arts, or the thrill of adventure sports, you will re-discover the luxury of living at Alila.

Tel: +62 361 3021888

IG: @alilaseminyak

FB: @AlilaSeminyak www.alilahotels.com/seminyak/o ers/gift-to-educate

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KAPPA SENSES UBUD

KAPPA Senses Ubud and Clarins are pleased to announce their momentous collaboration that has set foot into the world-renowned healing destination of Ubud in Bali. Kappa Senses Ubud, a thoughtfully designed luxury resort located only 10 minutes away from Ubud town, is a hidden Eden amidst verdant rice elds, lush indigenous tropical jungle and part of the sacred neighbouring realm.

KAPPA SENSES UBUD AND CLARINS BRING THE EMBODIMENT OF THE SENSES TO UBUD, BALI

Awaken your senses at the two-hectare retreat with 76 opulent, contemporary-styled suites and villas, featuring state-of-the-art facilities combined with beautifully carved, ancient Sanskrit epics of the Ramayana. Each accommodation is aesthetically designed to maximize the seamless integration of the outdoors and indoors, creating a sense of calmness and euphoria of spaciousness, where fresh air from the surrounding emerald rice elds perpetually caresses the entire resort.

From its inception, Kappa Senses Ubud is devoted to be a reviving nest, one that awakens the senses and essentially embraces their signi cance. Kappa Senses Ubud believes that traveling rhymes with discovery, encounters and authenticity, and that this must take place in an ecofriendly and socially responsible environment. The resort embraces ve philosophies to travel di erently, to embark on a meaningful journey, inevitably invigorating guests’ senses.

THE EPICUREAN NESTS

Dubbed as The Epicurean Nests, the resort’s restaurants will delight guests’ palates with delectable cuisines, augmenting Kappa Senses Ubud’s philosophy in embracing the sensorial journey throughout the stay. Kokokan, the semi-gastronomic restaurant, o ers a curated selection of the best Indonesian and Western dishes, prepared with modern techniques and state-of-the-art equipment.

Kelapa is the zen-vibe restaurant by the main swimming pool, serving all-day favourites and adding a Mediterranean air in the evening. Kepuh, the resort’s pivotal restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, entices guests to savour a magical culinary journey roaming the diverse and fascinating cuisines of the Majapahit Empire. Additionally, two main spacious swimming pools, a noteworthy 2,000m2 permaculture garden, a convivial swing boasting views of the typical Ubud’s lush jungle and verdant rice paddy elds, as well as a oating

library and boutique are all on hand to amuse guests thoroughly without their having to leave the resort’s grounds.

KAPPA INSTANT - MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES

Kappa Senses Ubud will bring to the fore meaningful experiences for guests to discover during their stay. There are ve unique Kappa Instants highlighted during the stay signifying the ve elements of the universe; each embraces the essence and immerses itself in the culture of Kappa Senses Ubud’s reverential surroundings.

OMTARA SPA BY CLARINS

O ering pure serenity alongside a leisurable pursuit for an ultimate awakening of the senses is the highlight of the resort is OmTara Spa by Clarins. Covering in excess of 1,000m2, the Spa consists of seven treatment rooms, beauty and hair salons, vitality pools, gym, sauna, hammam, and Vichy shower. This harmonious amalgamation between Kappa Senses Ubud and Clarins is committed and driven by a long-term vision to create a haven of peace in the renowned healing destination: Bali.

Clarins for many years has been committed to sustainable and fair agriculture, protecting both nature and people. Its products and application techniques are the results of more than 60 years of dialogue with respectful loyal customers. Treatments at the OmTara Spa by Clarins are absolutely unique, combining the e ectiveness of the “Clarins Touch” – an exclusive 100% high-performance manual method – with the power of high-purity plant extracts and essential oils, resulting an exquisite sensorial experience.

MORE THAN A STAY, LIVE AN EXPERIENCE

Experiencing Kappa Senses Ubud is the beginning of a remarkable journey for discerning travelers who wish to rediscover the epitome of their senses – more than a stay, live an experience.

Tel: +62 811 38001555

IG: @kappasensesubud

FB: @kappasensesubud www.kappasenses.com info.ubud@kappasenses.com

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ONE WORLD

AYURVEDA

BONJOUR Claude, what inspired you to found Oneworld Ayurveda?

Thank you, I was introduced to Ayurveda in 1993 while on a pilgrimage in India. I found the virtues of this ancient science coherent and fascinating. Ten years later my partner and I founded Oneworld Retreats and introduced some Ayurvedic treatments. As the treatments were valued by our retreat participants, the seed to go deeper into Ayurveda was planted, and in 2016, we launched Oneworld Ayurveda.

Isn’t Ayurveda rather far away from your own cultural roots and upbringing? Did you have any challenges to overcome in this respect?

Indeed it is, yet my parents were always open to alternative medicine – my mother had learned from preceding generations how to prevent and cure illnesses with natural remedies. When I discovered Ayurveda and learned about the science behind it, I inherently understood the principles and how nature is our greatest healer.

Tell us more about Oneworld Ayurveda – the Panchakarma centre and your healing detox programs?

Our Panchakarma centre is located in an idyllic location, surrounded by Bali’s most breath-taking rice terraces. In Tegallalang, we o er programs to genuinely help participants heal, detox, reset, and let go of addictions. The day starts with yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques to calm the mind, all meals served are tailored to our guests’ needs and are freshly prepared according to Ayurvedic principles. Guests also have two treatments a day as prescribed by our Ayurvedic consultants in preparation for their detox.

What are your guests looking for from their Panchakarma at Oneworld Ayurveda?

People come to Oneworld Ayurveda for di erent reasons – some people are simply looking to do a detox and cleanse, while others may have more serious health issues. When you arrive at Oneworld Ayurveda

you will have an extensive session with our Ayurvedic consultants who will assess your bio-energies (doshas) and determine any imbalances while also taking into consideration any underlying health conditions you may have. From there they will customize your treatment to address these imbalances. It is always interesting, many people come with the simple goal of losing weight, but after their consultations they realize the reason they have the extra weight is due to a health condition they may not even be aware of.

What changes do the guests see in themselves after doing a Panchakarma?

Guests leave understanding their individual body types better and how to treat themselves well to avoid imbalances and illness – we provide detailed instructions for each guest on how to live according to Ayurvedic principles and as per their doshas. For others, with serious medical conditions, we have seen dramatic results in which they have become

THE YAK CHECKED IN WITH CLAUDE CHOUINARD, FOUNDER OF BALI’S RENOWNED ONEWORLD AYURVEDA AND ONEWORLD RETREATS, TO DIG DEEPER INTO THEIR AUTHENTIC PANCHAKARMA (DETOX) PROGRAMS AND PLANS FOR THE FUTURE.
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less reliant on western medicines and learned to understand how to manage their conditions naturally.

How ‘close’ is a Panchakarma at Oneworld Ayurveda to a Panchakarma people may experience in India?

What are the commonalities and di erences?

There are many styles of Panchakarma in India, from the most basic to the most luxurious. Here in Bali, we position ourselves as a comfortable, yet authentic Panchakarma experience. For us, it is all about results, so we adhere to strict guidelines – for example, our guests are not allowed to be disturbed or tempted by going to town during their Panchakarma. We recommend days of silence, while ca eine, alcohol, or any processed food or drinks are not allowed. The more our guests embrace their Panchakarma program as a chance for a total mental and physical reset the better the results will be.

What distinguishes us from Panchakarma programs in India, is the marriage of this ancient wisdom through our world-class Indian Ayurvedic consultants, with the warmth and charm of Balinese therapists who are all highly trained in traditional Ayurvedic treatments. There is something special about the care Balinese people o er. Guests leave Oneworld Ayurveda saying they feel they have been truly nurtured.

What sets Oneworld Ayurveda apart from other health and wellness retreats in Bali?

In recent years the island has become ooded with di erent yoga, meditation, and wellness retreats, which o er certain styles and knowledge. What is sometimes missing from these retreats is how these

elements can be incorporated into one’s overall health. At Oneworld Ayurveda, upon arrival, you will have an in-depth session with our Ayurvedic consultants who will then tailor a plan just for you.

Besides the actual Panchakarma program, what other activities do guests experience at Oneworld Ayurveda?

During their stay, our Ayurvedic consultants and chefs lead a range of discussions and workshops on Ayurvedic wisdom and cooking, giving people the tools they need to continue living healthily once they return home.

What is coming up for Oneworld Ayurveda in the near future?

We’re very excited to announce that we’re currently in the process of expanding Oneworld Ayurveda due to demand from our guests and a growing interest in Ayurveda globally. Our beloved Oneworld Retreats site in Ubud is undergoing a transformation into an Ayurvedic Centre that will o er both Panchakarma programs as well as yoga retreats with an Ayurvedic in uence. We’ll be relaunching the new Oneworld Retreats in November this year, you can see more on this at www.oneworldretreats.com

Where would you like to see Oneworld Ayurveda in ve years?

We would like to see Oneworld Ayurveda be the reference point worldwide for healing, detoxing and rejuvenating programs. One of our objectives is to see the family grow both in Bali and abroad, and to be able to o er our team members the best quality of life possible.

Do you have any empowerment or grassroots programs?

We have recently created a new business “Oneworld Collection”, a gift collection available in all our outlets and soon to be also available online. The shares of this venture are 100% owned by our sta members, everyone is invited to become a shareholder and we provide a monthly payment agreement to purchase the shares. This project ensures extra revenue for our sta as well as a deep feeling of belonging to the Oneworld family.

If investors wished to contact you to nd out more about your expansion plans and what you are looking for in a possible partner for a Oneworld Ayurveda in another part of the world, how would they best get in touch?

It’s best to contact us by email, at the moment of answering this question, we are still in the process of developing partnership possibilities.

Claude – thank you very much for your time and passion.

IG: @oneworldayurveda

FB: @oneworldretreats www.oneworldayurveda.com www.oneworldretreats.com www.balibotanica.com www.oneworldbali.com inquiry@oneworldbali.com

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All Solar World Indonesia is the pioneer in solar home systems and offers a lighting solution for homes in remote areas not connected to the power grid. The ASW Solar Home System provides a solar panel and technology tested and certified by VeraSol to lighting Global Quality Standards (a Worldbank/IFC initiative).

Available in a two-bulb configuration, All Solar World Indonesia’s cutting-edge technology places them among the most efficiently-performing and most affordable in their category. All Solar World indonesia is integrating a Wi-Fi module in the SHS to create a unique solution. The integrated Wi-Fi module will open up the opportunity for people to connect to financial institutions in order to participate in a fair rent-toown plan via a blockchain-based Digital Transaction Platform. Being connected to the Internet will also open up access to online business, education, healthcare, fair trade programs and many more opportunities.

As an innovator in the industry, All Solar World Indonesia is committed to overcoming the digital divide that rural areas often suffer from. The team is constantly working to solve energy and digital problems to create economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Our VisiOn and MissiOn: Our mission is to empower communities and small businesses in limited access and off-grid areas with affordable and sustainable access to electricity, internet and digital services.

Our vision is to be an innovator in the solar tech category, developing integrated solar energy and lighting solutions that also bridge the digital divide.

Our philosophy is to bring the economic, social, and environmentally sustainable benefits of integrated solar to communities across the globe.

LinkedIn: All Solar Lights www.allsolarworld.com info@allsolarworld.com

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PLAGA FARM IS FOSTERING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.

BALI’S LEADING AGRICULTURE SECTOR

STARTING with a conventional, open- eld agricultural system in 1997, Plaga Farm evolved as Bali’s leading hydroponic grower, and today, under PT Agrito Roman Bali, Plaga Farm has been delivering fresh produce to Bali’s kitchens and tables under the keen leadership of C.E.O. and Founder I. Gede Bingin Mustika. This agricultural company started with a humble mission, “To build community wealth through farming and promote a healthier lifestyle”.

In order to ensure that all the fruit and vegetables were of the highest quality, innovation became one of the most essential aspects. Each of the products, which are cultivated within an organic and hydroponic system, is a result of many hours of research and development.

All produce is grown inside a greenhouse, ensuring it is una ected by seasonal changes. No pesticides are used in the growing, and the optimal environment helps the produce retain its best qualities, without having to rely on preservatives.

What started out as a small establishment has now evolved into a sizeable farm with an outstanding presence across the island of Bali. At its core, Plaga Farm maintains the vision of becoming a leading innovator within the agricultural sector, at the same time as creating a sustainable environment for the next generation.

Plaga Farm is more than just a farm with uncompromising quality; it is a bearer of change, a movement that aims to bring empowerment as well as environmental and economical improvements to local communities.

WORKING TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

At Plaga Farm, the company recognises the importance of meeting the needs of its customers, without jeopardising the needs of generations to come. The agriculture system is built upon the concept of sustainability, with special care in waste management and people development. The team has been actively educating people in the community through various programs that are designed to instill awareness on the pressing subject of sustainability. Case studies, regular training, as well as partnerships with like-minded organizations help to spread understanding and commitment to the local communities.

Tel: +62 813 37427115

IG: @plagafarmbali

FB: @Plaga Farm Bali

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Relax, Reset & Rebound at the Yoga Barn, Ubud Relax, Reset & Rebound at the Yoga Barn, Ubud

The tropical oasis of Bali is the world’s most popular destination for anyone looking for healing. Dreamy beaches, verdant rice elds and majestic mountains o er a breathtaking backdrop for self-discovery and a chance to switch o your mind.

Tucked away in the heart of Bali, you’ll nd magic at : one of the world’s most talked-about retreat and wellness centres. The Yoga Barn’s intrinsically Balinese nature comes to life in a gorgeous, riverside setting in Ubud.

TUCKED away in the heart of Bali, you’ll nd magic at The Yoga Barn: one of the world’s most talked-about retreat and wellness centres. The Yoga Barn’s intrinsic Balinese nature comes to life in a gorgeous, riverside setting in Ubud.

There, you’ll discover serenity through a myriad of experiences in yoga, dance, meditation, healing and the arts. This heart-centred setting ensures space for you to nd inner peace and to reconnect with yourself.

There, you’ll discover serenity through a myriad of experiences in yoga, dance, meditation, healing and the arts. This heart-centred setting ensures space for you to nd inner peace and to reconnect with yourself. More than just a one-size- ts-all option, The Yoga Barn faculty recognises that everyone’s healing journey is di erent. It covers a wide range of personalised retreats, designed to incorporate whatever you need to rebuild your body, mind and soul in these di cult times.

More than just a one-size- ts- all option, The Yoga Barn faculty recognises that everyone’s healing journey is di erent. It o ers a wide range of personalised retreats, designed to incorporate whatever you need to rebuild your body, mind and soul in these di cult times.

Rejuvenation comes in many forms at The Yoga Barn. Which means it can also create a bespoke package just for you.

Rejuvenation comes in many forms at The Yoga Barn. Which means it can also create a bespoke package just for you.

Think sunrise yoga led by some of Bali’s most respected yogis. Or detoxes and cleansing programmes designed to rebalance your energy in a blissful setting, fusing unlimited classes with massage, saunas, saltwater swims and healthy meals.

Think: sunrise yoga led by some of Bali’s most respected yogis. Or detoxes and cleansing programmes designed to rebalance your energy in a blissful setting, fusing unlimited classes with massage, saunas, saltwater swims and healthy meals.

Experience deep focus through crystal bowl meditation, while manifesting your 2023 goals with a ceremonial cacao healing or book a one-on-one session with one of our in-resident experts for a bespoke healing session.

Experience deep focus through crystal bowl

with a ceremonial cacao or book a one-to-one session with one of our in-resident experts for a bespoke healing session.

Stay as long as you need, enjoy as many classes as you desire and relax into healing until you feel like yourself again.

The Yoga Barn promises more than just a yoga class. It’s home to a close-knit community of people looking for a true journey through mind, body and spirit. You’ll discover a whole new family throughout your journey, which is the key to vibrant health and wellbeing.

The Yoga Barn promises more than just a yoga class. It’s home to a close-knit community of people looking for a true journey through mind, body and spirit. You’ll discover a whole new family throughout your journey, which is the key to vibrant health and wellbeing.

The Yoga Barn takes wellness seriously, which means incorporating treatments from all across the world. Massage, cranio sacral acupuncture, reiki and vedic astrology are just some of the life-changing opportunities you can experience. Naturopathy, colonics and qi healing are some of the others, all guided by world-class experts and knowledgeable yogis.

The Yoga Barn takes wellness seriously, which means incorporating treatments from all across the world. Massage, cranio sacral acupuncture, reiki and vedic astrology are just some of the life-changing opportunities you can experience. Naturopathy, colonics and qi healing are some of the others, all guided by world-class experts and knowledgeable yogis.

A yoga retreat covers an unparalleled opportunity to focus on you and you alone, without the stresses of your home life and everything that encompasses. And, of course, it all takes place in The Yoga Barn’s beautiful bohemian sanctuary.

A yoga retreat o ers an unparalleled opportunity to focus on you and you alone, without the stresses of your home life and everything that encompasses. And, of course, it all takes place in The Yoga Barn’s beautiful bohemian sanctuary.

The Yoga Barn is a truly unique spot, remote enough to switch o but close enough to enjoy the wonders of Bali once you’re ready to move on. Looking to travel later in the year but in desperate need of some guidance already? The online community (Yoga Barn Online) provides plenty of at-home help from your own sanctuary until you’ve arrived at theirs.

The Yoga Barn is a truly unique spot, remote enough to switch o but close enough to enjoy the wonders of Bali once you’re ready to move on. Looking to travel later in the year but in desperate need of some guidance already? The online community (Yoga Barn Online) provides plenty of at- home help from your own sanctuary until you’ve arrived at theirs.

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We want your escape to Bali to be as stress-free as possible. Our helpful team is on-hand to arrange or advise anything you need before you venture into our haven of holistic living. You can also discover more about Balinese healing and culture at www. balispirit.com

We want your escape to Bali to be as stress-free as possible. Our helpful team is on-hand to arrange or advise anything you need before you venture into our haven of holistic living. You can also discover more about

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THE TROPICAL OASIS OF BALI IS THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR DESTINATION FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR HEALING. DREAMY BEACHES, VERDANT RICE FIELDS AND MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS AS A BREATHTAKING BACKDROP FOR SELF-DISCOVERY AND A CHANCE TO SWITCH OFF YOUR MIND.

OCEAN GOLF ASIA

OK this sounds like a blast … but why do we need golf balls made of sh food? That’s a great question! The founders of Ocean Golf are very aware of the environment and what plastic/pollution is doing to the ocean. A real golf ball takes between 100 -1,000 years to break down in the ocean – releasing an array of highly toxic pollutants. Each year tens of thousands of these highly toxic polluting golf balls get hit into the sea. We want to rid the oceans of these toxic golf balls while also having fun doing so. We played this activity a while back on Necker Island and saw huge potential to link golf with sustainability whilst also taking away the strict stigma of traditional golf and what’s required on the course.

What happened before Ocean Golf Asia came along?

Before it all started, I used to work a corporate job in the UK for a telecoms company. I had a holiday to Sir Richard Branson’s Island, Necker, as a good mate of mine was working there. It was at that point I met my founder and we started discussing launching in Asia. Fast forward four years and here we are!

When did you open for business, and who buys your balls?

We started operations in 2019 and o cially opened for business in January 2020 with some great events and marquee customers but then the global pandemic hit, drying up our intended tourism market. It gave us an opportunity to think outside of the box and look at di erent ideas/concepts we regularly wouldn’t have come up with. Our rst client was Nihi in Sumba (voted number 1 resort in the world for two consecutive years) followed on by the world-famous Omnia Day Club (now Savaya). We now work with a variety of resorts including The Apurva Kempinski and Six Senses, and a huge selection of yachts plus private customers and parties.

How are your golf balls made?

Our balls are made at a high security laboratory using a top-secret recipe – if I disclosed this information to you I would have to kill you! Plus, my founder would feed me to the sharks, not just the sh!

How long do they take to dissolve in the ocean?

We recently conducted a test study with The Apurva Kempinski at their famous Coral restaurant aquarium to measure the biodegrading process. The balls were gone in under two days. It also depends on the water conditions, whether it’s a lake, ocean or even swimming pool. The maximum in say a lake would be 25 days and the quickest being the ocean is 48-72 hours.

Can we eat them?

Ha! This question has been asked by our customers in the past. I wouldn’t encourage it as the balls are very shy in smell and taste once any moisture is put on the product. That being said, if you’re into eating sh food then go for it, there are no hazardous materials used – my dog enjoys eating them when he breaks into my stash at home sometimes!

What are the challenges facing golf generally as a sport in terms of the environment, do you think?

There is de nitely a huge focus on sustainability and golf, as there is with any industry nowadays. The big golf events in Asia are all spending millions to transition to environmentally sustainable events. In addition to this, the younger generations getting into the sport have a bigger desire to think more about the products and activities they are part of and to do better for the world. As mentioned above, it takes a standard golf ball up to 1,000 years to fully biodegrade in the ocean, whilst releasing heavy metals, chemicals and micro-plastics that poison plants and wildlife.

How can we get involved in this magni cent palaver?

To get involved send us a follow on our social media page @oceangolfclubasia to keep up to date with our latest partnerships and events. In addition to this you can sign up to our newsletter on our website www.oceangolfasia.com

What’s your motto as a company?

Our motto has remained the same since we launched – ‘Whack Balls, Feed Fish’. Our focus is to make this activity fun and user-friendly. We certainly have fun at work and with our customers. On our social media we like to use the hashtag #beersandballs as we nd it goes hand-in-hand with a cold one!

How do we buy a box of these balls for our next bachelor / stag / hen party?

You can grab our balls (sorry that sounds wrong!) from our online store www.oceangolfasia.com where we sell gift boxes of 25, perfect presents for him/her, or sacks of 50 and 100 for bucks/hen/birthdays.

Tel: +44 776 9653533

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WHACK BALLS - FEED FISH. THIS COMPANY MAKES GOLF BALLS FROM FISH FOOD DESIGNED TO BE DRIVEN INTO THE OCEAN. WE SPOKE TO SALES AND MARKETING DIRECTOR TAYLOR WARD. FORE!
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BUCKS, HENS, BIRTHDAYS ... THESE BALLS ARE MADE FOR SEASIDE PARTY FUN.
WATCH INNOVATION CLEANING BALI’S PLASTIC POLLUTION PROBLEM, INSIDE AND OUT. THE YAK SPOKE TO FOUNDER GARY BENCHEGHIB. 104 LEFT: SUNGAI WATCH COMBATTING BALI'S WORLD OF TRASH.
SUNGAI

OVER the last few years, Bali has made international headlines as the island of trash. Every rainy season at many of the island’s popular beach locations, the sight of plastic pollution is everywhere. Plastic is clogging the island’s rivers, rice elds, mangroves and irrigation channels. It has become so bad that many surf spots have become unsurfable due to “waves of plastic”. Growing up in Bali over the last 18 years, the slow degradation of Bali has shocked me.

At 14 years old in 2009, with my brother and sister, we said enough. At the time, we did not have much clue as to the real sources of this problem. We set out on a mission to clean beach by beach with a group of school friends and volunteers. But very quickly the next day, plastics would come back and our cleanup had in fact no real impact. We were not addressing the real issue, but simply sweeping the oor in good faith.

Over the years, we have come to realize that 80-90% of plastic pollution in the ocean comes from land-based sources, primarily rivers and streams. And if we want to tackle the real problem and subsequently make a change, we feel rivers are the perfect connection point between life on land and the ocean.

So we began a series of adventures and expeditions down some of the world’s most polluted rivers. Our mission was to bring plastic pollution to front page news and start tackling the sources of the problem.

In the summer of 2017, our lives would change forever. In 2 weeks of paddling down the Citarum river, we experienced the worst of humanity. Mountains of trash burning at every 300m, the river was pitch black and the smells were awful. It got so bad, we got stuck in pools of plastics unable to paddle forward. At times, we had to physically pull our kayaks on the river bank to move forward. We produced a video series about our expedition and overnight our videos went viral.

We gained the attention of Indonesia’s Minister of the Environment. And four months later along with Indonesia’s President Jokowi, we launched the Citarum Harum cleanup, a 7-year program to clean up the river deploying over 7,000 military troops.

SUNGAI WATCH

Since then, we have been piloting solutions to the waste crisis. In October 2020, we launched Sungai Watch, a full-time river cleanup organization to clean waterways starting in Bali. We are on a mission to design simple solutions to stop the ow of plastics from going into our ocean. To date, we have deployed over

150 oating barriers in Bali’s most polluted rivers and 20 barriers in East Java. We currently employ over 100 river warriors and operate 6 facilities to upcycle the trash we collect. We collect over 3 tons of plastic waste daily.

Over our 2 years of work, we have collected over 700,000 kgs of plastics from rivers, mangroves and coastlines. In some rivers that were once lled in plastics, we are seeing sh populations come back and mangroves nally rest and regrow. Nature is so resilient, it can heal if we just let it rest.

We believe our barriers are the quickest and most cost e ective way to eradicate plastic pollution by activating communities on land. They are the perfect tool to get communities and governments involved in cleaning our rivers and collecting data to understand how to better improve waste management practices.

Every barrier, every cleanup is an opportunity to collect data to move towards tackling plastic pollution upstream. We process all waste collected in our facilities, where we sort, and audit the plastics collected by type and brand to better understand consumption habits. We are mining waste data and use this data to in uence packagers to move away from single-use non-recyclable plastics.

At Sungai Watch, we operate our own R&D center to upcycle every waste stream we collect and turn river plastics into valuable products.

Our next goal is to scale Sungai Watch across Indonesia’s most polluted rivers. We have mapped out 1,000 rivers and we need your help to get there and radically stop plastic pollution before it gets out in our ocean.

Here are ways you can help: Adopt a River

Adopt a Village (sponsor a facility, a network of 20 barriers, empower 12 Sungai Warriors for a total collection goal of 100+ tons annually) Furnish your o ce with recycled design furniture made of Bali’s river plastic that we collect

www.sungaiwatch.com www.instagram.com/sungaiwatch

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Om Shanti Shanti Om. PHOTO BY STEPHANE SENSEY, WWW.STEPHANESENSEY.COM