Malu Dong Festival

Malu Dong Festival

Bali becomes one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Bali is also known to be a very clean destination for a wonderful holiday. However, there are some people who still like making Bali dirty by littering. In this case, there will be an event called “Malu Dong Festival” that has a purpose of giving some education and understanding garbage issues in Bali that will be held on April 22-23, 2017. All of the event activities will be held in Lapangan Puputan Badung, Denpasar. 

A volunteer of Malu Dong Festival, Marlowe Bandem, says that this event is organized independently. It will unite all of the people care, profession, and generations. He also says that this event becomes a space to unite from various communities. The purpose is still the same to build awareness of the people to keep clean and they should never litter anymore.  

This action is socialized through social media accounts so that there are a lot of people who may get involved. This is the best way to send a message to people in a modern way according to Marlowe statement. He also adds that this festival is to celebrate the earth day on April 22 along with the first birthday of Malu Dong Community. 

Malu Dong Community was the idea of Komang Sudiartha and Putu Teryl. Since 2009, both of these men have been active to solve trash issues around Denpasar Bali. Their activity gets good responds from many parties so they created a Malu Dong Community in 2016. Komang says that he spends his 4 hours a day to get out of his residence. He starts to move to the community to change people behavior and gets into schools to educate people for not littering. It is really difficult according to his statement. 

Malu Dong Festival will be filled out with some training about garbage processing. Three will be a documented movie watching about the environment, discussion, and Photography exhibition. There will be some indie bands performances in Bali that is part of Bali Indie Movement. Putu Hendra as the coordinator of the program says that there will be 40 communities in the festival. All of the communities are related to the environmental friendly campaign and related to garbage. 

He also says that the visitors will be told for not bringing mineral water with plastic bottles because they already provide water filter installation. Besides, some of the food stands that provide foods are not allowed to use a plastic wrapper that can only be used once. In addition, the visitors are also not allowed to smoke in some certain areas because they also provide a special smoking area for the smokers. 
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