Our Bali Heroes

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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liina klauss’ 5000 Lost Soles: Turning Ocean Rubbish into Art

Art In Bali | May 30, 2018

Artist liina klauss, together with Potato Head Beach Club Bali, created a visually stunning installation name ‘5000 soles’ from rubbish that washed up on Seminyak Beach. Their goal, raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution through art.  One hot, global topic at the moment is ocean plastic pollution;  from local organisations right up to the United […]

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Solemen: Continuing To Improve People’s Lives

Our Bali Heroes | May 16, 2018

Bali based NGO Yayasan Solemen Indonesia gives hope, creates smiles and makes a difference in many people’s lives every day. Since its inception in 2010, Yayasan Solemen has morphed into a dynamic organisation with a serious mission that reaches far beyond the original goal. A great outreach programme was created to benefit the poor, the […]

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A Little Help for the Children of Bali

Our Bali Heroes | Apr 09, 2018

The education system in Bali is not at the best place right now. Despite the fact that tourism is growing it doesn’t change the fact that there still are a huge number of school-age children not attending school. Mostly, it is because of their poor economic background. There is a huge gap between the children […]

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Niskala Bali: Creating Environmentally-Friendly Ceremonies

Our Bali Heroes | Mar 13, 2018

Niskala Bali, an organisation on the island, is taking charge in the fight against post-ceremony waste in Bali.  Offerings can be seen everywhere in Bali. Tiny coconut leaf baskets (canang sari) of rice, fruits and flowers are presented in front of every house, office, in the temples and shrines, and even on the dashboards of cars. […]

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Raining Cats & Dogs: 2 Bali Animal Welfare Organisations Helping Felines and Canines

Our Bali Heroes | Feb 26, 2018

A French poet, Anatole France once said, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” There is no doubt that animals bring happiness to many people. They are compassionate and a best friend to some people. They help us to be more loving because of the compassion they give. Bali […]

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Give Back for Valentines: Loving Our Fellow Humans

Our Bali Heroes | Feb 14, 2018

The greatest degree of one’s inner tranquillity comes from the development of love and compassion. It is a scientific fact that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others puts our mind at ease. Bali Pink Ribbon There are […]

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Eco Bali: The Solution to Bali’s Waste Crisis

Our Bali Heroes | Jan 03, 2018

Indonesia has now become the world’s second-biggest contributor to plastic waste in the oceans. This island is facing the alarming issue of waste disposal with shorelines laden with refuse, which is washed up every day when the tides come in. Communities are struggling to deal with the volume of waste, and even high-end hotels now […]

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