Hundreds of staff and employees of hotels in Bali carried out social activities in the area of Batukaru Temple, Monday (Oct 28). The cleanup service was carried out to collect the remnants of ceremonies including plastic waste, a day after the closing of local ritual. The event was coordinated by Bali Travel News (BTN), a subsidiary of Bali Post Media Group (KMB) in cooperation with the hotel industry in Bali. After saying prayers together, all participants divided themselves immediately to clean up the temple area. They started from innermost courtyard of the temple and then resumed to outermost courtyard, Beji Temple, Dalem Temple, wantilan hall, parking space to pathway leading to landscaping garden of Beji Temple. Like a troop, within few minutes they were able to conjure up the temple area into clean one.
They did not half-heartedly clean up the sacred area to the bushes. Even, the corners being full of garbage and away from pilgrims were also made clean. From the activity, a total of 12 bags of garbage could be collected. “It is a regular activity made in an attempt to establish a relationship between the BTN and hotels,” said General Manager of BTN, Gde Palgunadi. Cleanup service, he added, posed one of the applications of the Tri Hita Karana concept initiated by the BTN with the annual award known as the Tri Hita Karana (THK) Nugraha. “Thank you for all colleagues participating in this activity. Hopefully, this activity could be a positive example for the community in the fight against plastic waste in particular,” he said.
From hotel circles, approximately 120 participants were very enthusiastic and asked the activity could be undertaken periodically. By all means, such response made both parties namely the BTN and tourism components were very vivacious to run the synergy. The hotels participating in the cleanup service in the Batukaru Temple were the Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort, Aston Denpasar, Bali Niksoma Boutique Beach Resort, Bali Tropic Resort & Spa, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Furama Villas & Spa, Griya Santrian Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Harris Resort Kuta, Kuta Beach Club Hotel & Spa, Ramada Bintang Bali, The Sungu and W Retreat and Spa Bali Seminyak. (BTN/015)