UN’S BAN KI-MOON MEETS YOUNG ECO-WARRIORS AT A BALI SCHOOL

by Mahameru

As published in The Jakarta Globe Newspaper: http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/features/uns-ban-ki-moon-meets-young-eco-warriors-bali-school/ Putting theoretical discourse into real action, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited Green School in Sibang Kaja, Bali, on Aug. 28, to learn about and witness firsthand sustainable education from a group of future leaders. Accompanied by several significant figures in the political movement for climate […]

JANE GOODALL, AN ECO LEGEND, PREACHES LOVE FOR ALL IN BALI

by Mahameru

As published in The Jakarta Globe Newspaper: http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/features/jane-goodall-eco-legend-preaches-love-bali/ It was the day that many conservationists and environmentalists in Bali had been awaiting for quite some time, the inaugural “Sustainability and Conservation Conference,” set in Bali’s  famous Green School, amid the lush forests of Banjar Saren near Ubud. The conference was special in many ways, yet […]

ON NUSA LEMBONGAN, PARADISE JUST A HALF-HOUR FROM BALI

by Mahameru

As published in The Jakarta Globe:  http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/features/on-nusa-lembongan-paradise-just-a-half-hour-from-bali/ While Bali is often referred to as the island of the gods or a tiny paradise on Earth, there’s an even tinier paradise just 30 minutes away — Nusa Lembongan. The island is located southeast of Bali and can be reached by speed boat from Sanur, to take […]

A UNIQUE JOURNEY TO AWAKEN WAE REBO’S ANCIENT SPIRITS

by Mahameru

As published in The Jakarta Globe Newspaper: http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/features/a-unique-journey-to-awaken-wae-rebos-ancient-spirits/ People say good things come to those who wait. This adage perfectly fit my efforts to reach Wae Rebo, an otherworldly village, found among the scenic mountains of Flores in East Nusa Tenggara. Wae Rebo requires some sacrifice to get there. The effort consisted of four hours trekking […]

TRAVEL THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

by Mahameru

As published in The Jakarta Globe:  http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/archive/travel-that-makes-a-difference/ Traveling to Bali, it’s easy to get blinded by beautiful landscape, wild nightlife and the island’s spiritual side. After all, those aspects are what draw millions of tourists to Bali each year. But, despite its bright and luxurious facade, the island does have humble roots. To explore this, […]

RAINBOW WARRIOR VISIT PUTS FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENT

by Mahameru

As published in The Jakarta Globe: http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/features/rainbow-warrior-visit-puts-focus-on-environment/ One bright morning in Bali recently a crowd gathered on the deck of Benoa harbor. A big tent featuring a heavy sound system had been put up at the passenger dock, and crews wearing green shirts were roaming around, doing last-minute preparations for a monumental welcoming event. A […]

Away From Bali’s Tourist Hubs, Canggu Boasts Rustic Charm

by Mahameru

As published in The Jakarta Globe: http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/features/away-from-balis-tourist-hubs-canggu-boasts-rustic-charm/ If Kuta is the crowded epicenter of Bali’s tourism scene, the charming village of Canggu just 30 minutes away from downtown Kuta has become a haven for tourists wanting to escape the masses. Canggu refers to a long stretch of coastal villages located 10 kilometers away from the tourist-packed […]