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Businesses Share Aid With Communities As Bali Storm Recovery Operations Begin

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Following two weeks of intense storms and heavy rains in Bali, communities, tourists, and businesses across Bali are rallying together to start clean-up operations. Flooding has devastated communities, especially in Jembrana Regency, infrastructure has been destroyed, and flood waters and high tides have transported waste across the island. 

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Communities, local NGOs, and tourists have come together to clean up Canggu’s Berawa Beach after the plastic waste was strewn across the shoreline. The beach is one of Bali’s most popular and iconic seaside destinations.

High waves and floods inland caused fallen trees, plastic waste, and other trash to land on the sand. Local businesses, The Haven Suites Bali Berawa, in collaboration with Elevate Fitness Escape and FRii Bali Echo Beach, Yowana from ST Eka Dharma Astra from Banjar Kulibul Kangin, Tibubeneng Village all joined together to coordinate the clean-up effort. 

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The Marketing Communication Executive from The Haven Suites Bali Berawa, Christiana Goh, told reporters that ‘We also involve the local community and foreign tourists who care about the cleanliness and image of Berawa Beach’.

At least fifty people joined the clean-up task force, and together they cleared 200m of the shoreline. Goh said, ‘We are committed to keeping the beach clean. We hope that this activity can continue to be carried out and receive support from all levels of society so that beach cleanliness can be maintained’. 

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On Sunday, 23rd October, outreach teams from Atlas Beach Club in Canggu distrusted aid to families and communities impacted by the recent floods in Jembrana Regency. The outreach teams provided food parcels that included 950 kg of rice, 145 boxes of instant noodles, 2,544 boxes of implants, along with 1,200 cans of sardines. The Regent of Jembrana, I Nengah Tamba, told reporters that he was honored to have the support of the beach club. 

Tamba said, ‘I feel proud and very grateful to Atlas Beach Fest, which today brought a package of basic necessities for our communities affected by the flood’. He made a short speech and explained that he would like to continue the relationship between the newly opened beach club and his communities. 

Tamba said, ‘Give my regards to Bang Hotman Paris. I pray that his business will be launched and he will always be healthy. If there is time, my brother Hotman Paris can visit Jembrana, see the situation, and I invite you to help build Jembrana. Thank you’.

Hotman Paris is a much-loved public figure in Indonesia, He is a TV host, lawyer, and business investor. He is one of the significant stakeholders in Atlas Beach Club and is keen to ensure the corporate social responsibility arm of the venture is put to good use. 


Last week Hotman Paris visited his venue in Canggu to celebrate his 62nd birthday. He held a birthday bash and invited over 100 children who are living with cancer, disabilities, or are orphans. He gave a motivational speech to the children and told them, ‘You have to achieve success because everything needs hard work; if you fail, get up again. You have to have guts because guts are the key to success’. 


As for weather conditions in Bali for the rest of this week, the heavy, dangerous rains have blown through though monsoon season has certainly arrived. Residents and tourists are encouraged to continue to proceed with caution, especially when driving in the rain. People in Bali are reminded to check the weather forecast regularly and adjust plans accordingly. 


Despite being out of action for over 48 hours, the Gilimanuk-Denpasar highway is now open again in full following the collapse of the Biluk Poh Bridge in Mendoyo in Jembrana Regency. While roads remain open, the impact of the flood damage is only just being realized. Communities may take many months to recover from the devastation caused by heavy rains and storms over the 15th and 16th of October. 

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Friday 28th of October 2022

Until the trash problem has been solved island wide (land, rivers) the beaches will never be clean again between November and March. And no, it doesn't come from Jawa but from Bali itself.

Wayan Bo

Wednesday 26th of October 2022

How they will clean sea water!?


Friday 28th of October 2022

@Wayan Bo, with a nice oil spill.


Wednesday 26th of October 2022

Do not "waste" this business opportunity: Bali Beach cleanup should be offered as tour packages marketed via social media!

Tourists can pay (lets say) US$50 and then be driven to random beach to do a rewarding cleanup. Price is of course including transport, simple meal & drinks. Not much worse that queuing 4 hours at Heavens Gate for an Instagram photo.


Saturday 29th of October 2022

@Exp, hahaha, great idea. Pay money to clean up someone's else garbage, so they could continue throwing away more garbage for you to clean up.


Wednesday 26th of October 2022

Atlas club is hard at work rebuilding their image after the noise petition: 1. Charity event for local children and donations 2. Blame club owned by foreigners