Our Bali Heroes

Future Farmers Indonesia : Saving The Country’s Agrarian Industry

Our Bali Heroes | Nov 12, 2018

As a predominantly agrarian society, we would think that Indonesia has excelled in self-sufficient food production. Not only owing to the bountiful nature and supportive climate the nation is blessed with but also the available labour force. The reality, however, is Indonesia’s rural agricultural labour continues to decline with 70% of current working farmers aged […]

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Pink Ribbon : Bali Without Breast Cancer

Our Bali Heroes | Oct 02, 2018

Breast cancer has become the leading killer in the world population of women since the last decade. Age is the strongest risk factor for this disease. It can strike at any age, but it usually affects women ages 35 to 54. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), more than a million […]

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Say Bye Bye to Plastic Bags : A Bali-Born Initiative

Our Bali Heroes | Sep 07, 2018

It doesn’t take much to see that this island is drowning in plastic, and that there is no escaping from this reality. Who is going to do something about it? Sometimes we forget that it only takes one person to create change. Instead of pointing fingers, asking people to change the world, why not look […]

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Education and the Efforts to Grow Bali’s Next Generation

Our Bali Heroes | Aug 09, 2018

Contrary to popular belief, Bali’s tourism industry which is growing at an unprecedented rate doesn’t always impact people living in rural areas. The myth of the ‘trickle down effect’ strikes again, it seems. Many families in rural areas are caught in the poverty trap with little or even no income to survive – this helps to explain the huge number […]

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Protecting Paradise: Bali’s Environmental Heroes

Our Bali Heroes | Aug 09, 2018

This island we are living on is full of beautiful discoveries, yet it seems we don’t appreciate it. However, the natural beauty that we love so much is also vulnerable due the island’s poor waste management practices. It is easy to find water ducts clogged with plastic waste throughout the island. Because of poor waste management strategies, […]

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Power to the People: Empowering Local Balinese Communities

Bali's Unsung Heroes | Aug 06, 2018

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics of Bali, there is up to 5% of the population on this island classified as poor. It is such a sad fact that despite the tourism industry is growing, we can easily find children asking for money at stop lights or sleeping in the street. Many of these […]

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A Healing Hand: Bali Organisations Improving Health on the Island

Bali's Unsung Heroes | Aug 06, 2018

Underneath the glamorous life of Bali, there is another layer of this island that many of us are not aware of or decide to ignore; the enormous scale of poverty. Extreme poverty forces these unfortunate people to struggle with daily life, even down to the most basic food necessities. It is not easy to find […]

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Meet the Elephant Man, Nigel Mason , Founder of Mason Elephant Park

Explore Bali | Jul 12, 2018

NOW! Bali’s Alistair Speirs sat down with Nigel Mason, founder of Mason Adventures, and discussed the role of Mason Elephant Park in education and conservation of the endangered Sumatran Elephants. One on One with Nigel Mason Hi Nigel, it’s been a while since I last spoke to you, can you tell me what’s new with […]

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Puspadi Bali: Putting Ability into Disability

Our Bali Heroes | Jul 06, 2018

A rise in chronic illnesses and an ageing population affect an increasing number of people with disabilities. This triggered Nengah Latra, who founded PUSPADI Bali, to assist those unfortunate people with physical disabilities in Bali. The foundation runs Bali’s wheelchair programme and manufactures artificial legs in their workshop at the Annika Linden Centre. With a […]

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Coastal Communities: Saving Bali’s Beaches One Piece of Plastic at a Time

Coastal Living | Jun 21, 2018

Bali is facing a waste management crisis. With Indonesia being one of the world’s biggest contributors to ocean plastic, this is a problem. This island has declared a ‘garbage emergency’ after the beaches were inundated with a rising tide of plastic waste. Local communities are working hand-in-hand to keep Bali’s beaches clean. Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia […]

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