Our Bali Heroes

Behind Bali’s Sea Turtle Society

Our Bali Heroes | Jul 12, 2019

Indonesia is an archipelago blessed with a variety of natural wonders and exotic wildlife. There are a total of seven sea turtle species in the world, six of which grace the Indonesian waters! Although not widely recognised in the tourist spectacle, the world-famous Kuta Beach is a actually a nesting site for Olive Ridley Turtles, […]

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Shizophrenics Stigma-Free Under the Roof of Rumah Berdaya Bali

Our Bali Heroes | May 06, 2019

When the conversation revolving mental health is brought to the table, society plates and digests the narrative differently. Frankly in Indonesia, there is still a strong stigma that clouds those who suffer from mental illnesses, particularly created by the more conservative masses. An American study in 2019 noted that schizophrenia is in fact not a […]

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Scholars of Sustenance: Reducing Bali’s Food Waste

A Culinary Journey | Apr 01, 2019

Whilst one-third of all leftover food in the world is rotting in landfills, one organisation in Bali has decided to make a change, tackling this global issue at a local, manageable scale with the aim of building momentum and making meaningful impact. “It’s happening,” said Bo Holmgreen, Founder of Scholars of Sustenance (S.O.S), an organisation […]

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Power to the People : Businesses Giving Back to Bali

Our Bali Heroes | Apr 01, 2019

Community empowerment is quintessential to local development and people are increasingly acknowledging its significance. These community superstars are vital members of the island, champions with a cause. Theses are businesses that don’t just focus on the their bottom line, but the bottom line of those around them, making sure that others benefit from their success […]

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Better Together: Communities Improving Bali Together

Our Bali Heroes | Mar 13, 2019

When great minds think alike, they create even greater things. In Bali, we believe the communities get together not to build money-making machines, but to form bonds within those who are deserve more attention; to pioneer a movement; to change the face of Bali or the world for the better. We’re positive that there are […]

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Tri Hita Karana : Bali Businesses Helping the Environment

Our Bali Heroes | Feb 27, 2019

The traditional philosophy for life in Bali, Tri Hita Karana, is the “three causes of well-being” or “their reasons for prosperity”. It is a Balinese Hindu lifestyle philosophy that is all about maintaining a harmonious balance between mankind (Pawongan), the environment (Palemahan) and God Almighty (Parahyangan).  Not only are local residents expected to abide by […]

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Heroes Without Capes: Bali Organisations Empowering the Disadvantaged

Our Bali Heroes | Feb 27, 2019

Bali may be a holiday destination but behind the scenes poverty and environmental problems exist. These NGOs in Bali have made it their mission look after the island they call home. We call them our Bali Heroes. Whilst Bali puts on a ritzy front, the holiday destination is still home to many disadvantaged livelihoods that […]

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Remembering Bali’s Beloved John Fawcett

Our Bali Heroes | Feb 12, 2019

In 2017, Bali lost an unsung hero, but his legacy will live on through the lives of his foundation and their patients. Young John Fawcett was an aspiring art teacher; he was a skilful ceramist, a hard worker, but most of all, John was a loving husband and a father of two. His love affair […]

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Say Bye Bye to Plastics with The Komitmen: An Interview with Melati Wijsen

Our Bali Heroes | Jan 02, 2019

Five years ago, the Bali born and bred sisters started a revolution on the island, now they are transforming businesses in Bali and have appeared live on CNN before Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa. Melati Wijsen, one of two Wijsen sisters from Bye-Bye Plastic Bag fame, arrived at the semi-vacant restaurant in Pererenan with a cardboard […]

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BASABali : Preserving Balinese in the Digital World

Our Bali Heroes | Dec 17, 2018

There are all kinds of languages in the world. From verbal to visual communication, we can agree that language is one instrument we have in common. Some of us, however, may have nestled comfortably in one linguistic bubble that we tend to ignore a variety of other languages practised around the globe. Did you know […]

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