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Kids Recycling Arts and Crafts – ‘Ngabuburrit’ and ‘Buka Bersama’

The month of Ramadan is not the best time to organise beach cleaning because people are fasting and would get too thirsty and hungry, so instead we made an afternoon ‘Ngabuburrit’ art and craft event at Bale ϕ Tau, our new community space for Belajar Bersama (‘learning-together’). Around 80 kids…

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Traditional Wedding – Our Opening Event at Bale ϕ Tau

Our first major event at Bale ϕ Tau was a unusual mix of traditional Sundanese (regional culture) wedding ceremony and live reggae concert! The wedding opened with the traditional Upacara Adat ceremony involving martial arts and role-playing theatre, which was followed by traditional artists performing Pencak Silat martial arts, Jaipong dance and…

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New Way to Share the Word…

    We have designed and printed bookmarks in the shape of a surfboard which give 6 key pointers about action for more responsible tourism. The majority of tourists in Batukaras are Indonesians travelling from towns and cities for the weekend so the bookmarks are therefore printed in Indonesian. With…

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Design Competition Awards

It was great to give the awards and prizes from our first design competition, which were well received 🙂 Our 3 adult winners were Weni Sri Augustine (SMAN1 Parigi), Gilang (Cybernet Cijulang) and Hans (Galaxy Printing Pangandaran). Our 6 younger category winners came from 3 of the local primary schools, SD…

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Positive Signs 🙂

Mang Asep, Mang Ucu, Demsix and Mondol helped to put up 5 signs on the beaches around Batukaras. The signs give rules for keeping the beach clean and preserving trees and plants along the coast…. and inform people of relevant laws and penalties. This idea was proposed by local residents and…

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Loving it UP! …music on the beach Friday Feb 14

Feeling Feb 14? We’re hosting an acoustic music night tomorrow night at a beachfront community space called ‘Shelter’ in Batukaras featuring some great artists from bands near and far…. As well as awesome musicians from bands in the local area, there are also some visiting musicians from Bandung City and…

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