The Annual International Cleanup 2019 – Big Effort for Trash Free Ocean

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) began in 1986, catalyzed by two committed individuals, Linda Maraniss and Kathy O’Hara. They planned the first ocean conservancy’s clean up by reaching out general land office, local business and other ocean lovers. Today, there is more than 100 countries that participate in this program each year.

ICC - Bali Free Plastic 2 - Ametis Villa Bali

According to Bali Hotels Association, the ICC held and took place in many different places which are Menjangan Island, Tabanan, Canggu Berawa, Seminyak, Kuta, Sanur, Ubud , Legian, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa, Karangasem, Klungkung, and Lembongan Island. This program has main purpose to educate and bring awareness to the employee on the importance of conserving the environment, principally to support Bali as the most popular tourism destinations in Indonesia.

There are six beaches along coastline in Canggu. Finns Beach Club stands as the principle coordinator of ICC in all Canggu area, and Ametis Villa is coordinator of Nelayan, Batu Bolong and Batu Mejan beach.

Finns Beach Club ICC with Ametis Villa Bali

On last Saturday, 21st September 2019, ICC annual event was successfully conducted at beaches around Bali. At our cleanup site(3 beaches), total 218 volunteers from 22 companies and organizations* has participated, including local village authority such as Klian Adat (Chief of tradition), Klian Dinas Canggu (Chief assistant of governmental administration in Canggu village), Perbekel Canggu Village (Governmental administration in Canggu Village), North Kuta subdistrict Head, and Jaga Baya Canggu (Canggu village security) who encouraged participants. Ametis Villa has provided meal, snacks, water and biodegradable waste bag to volunteers.

At the end of the cleanup event, trash was separated into each category. From the data, total collected non-organic trash was 12.4kg, which was decreased at 8.6kg against last year 21kg. It shows that the international coastal cleanup has successfully brought awareness to everyone to maintain the cleanliness of beaches. Furthermore, prohibition of single plastic bag usage by the local government really helps reducing the number of plastic waste in Bali.

* Special thanks to:

Aston Canggu Beach Resort, Hotel Tugu Bali, Old Man’s, The Slow, La Calita Bar y Cocina, The Kirana Hotel, Betelnut Café, Monsieur Spoon, Eastin Astha Resort, Seka Truna Truni Wira Bhuwana(Youth Club Canggu), Jaga Baya Canggu, Fat Mermaid, Mojo Surf, D’Jabu Villas, La Baracca, X – Bar, & FRII Hotel

Ametis Villa Bali Supports the Youth Camp

Ametis Villa conducts corporate social responsibility every year, and one of the activities in this year was the sponsorship of Sadhana Youth Camp (Practice the spiritual from youth) at Parama Dhama Ashram in Jalan Padang Galak, Denpasar, Bali, conducted by Dharma Sthapanam Foundation and children meditation organization in Bali.

It all started when one of our security staff I Wayan Suarmajaya brought a sponsorship proposal to management in mid of May. Wayan is one of the Sadana Youth Camp Committee.

This camp was created based on the desire of parents who want their children to learn the spirit of Bali Hinduism together with children of other religions. Students from elementary school to high school  participate in the camp every year during the school holiday. Program contains worship to Besakih and Lumpuyan temples, Prabhu Darmayasam yoga, meditation, excursions, green teams, night art events, etc.

Ametis Villa Bali confirmed the sponsorship to this unique and meaningful camp activity, and while being a sponsor, Ametis Villa employee also had chance to visit Ashram and participated in a Bahindava study program called Bhagavad Gita on 30th June 2019.

Saviastri Adnyani, Human Resources Manager who visited the camp said, “By participating in this camp, children can become social while interacting with children of other religions. “It is a great pleasure for Ametis to be able to support these precious opportunities.”

The total number of participants in this year’s to Sadhana Youth Camp was 150 children. Wayan, security staff said, “Children who participated in this camp were able to read and recite Bhagavad Gita’s poetry, creating positive vibrations and growing universal affection. It ’s 9th year, but the number of participants is increasing year by year.

Ni Luh Laksmi, one of the students who participated in the camp, said, “I can make new friends, learn how to become more discipline, consider the environment, each one develops love and dignity, and a feeling of respect for their parents. It’s great study. ”

I Wayan Widana, Laksmi ’s father, said, “By participating in this camp and developing spiritual knowledge, my daughter was able to build a better humanity. She has been more self-reliant, washing the dishes by herself, cleaning the bed, etc. Mobile phone was not allowed during this camp, so her mobile phone usage was decreased. It seems that the recitation of the poetry has given her a very good experience of not only knowledge but also the original humanity. “

Ametis Villa had donated below to this camp.
1. Cash Rp 1.250.000
2. 50 kg of rice
3. 20 liters of cooking oils
4. 180 packs of snack
5. 100 pieces of children sandals

Camp was successfully conducted and end on 6th July 2019.

IZAKAYA – One Night Dinner Event

I wish to share with you the most thrilled dinner event during August at our restaurant Billy Ho. We will have special guests chefs from Tokyo flying in to cook an Izakaya inpsired dinner.

Shugo Kokado and Ayuko Kokado from Buddha Bellies Cooking School Tokyo will bring a piece of Tokyo to Canggu and team up with our very own Chefs Will Meyrick and Tim Bartholomew.

Join us for a one-of-a kind eight-hands dinner and an awesome night of unique flavours and paired cocktails. One night only.

There will be a selection of sashimi, oshi sushi, small and large plates, sake cocktails a la carte style which you may select from.

Space is limited so please let me know if you wish to pre book a table.

Find out more about Izakaya- one night dinner event

With warm regards,

Akiko

Important Announcement

Announcement

Current development in Canggu that might impact your stay

Canggu, once the sleepy coastal village, is a fast growing destination not to be missed. Canggu was chosen as one of the 10 coolest destinations to visit in 2019 by the British publication, The Sun. We are pleased with this endorsement, but as we know it has been well discovered by surfers, tourists and expats alike.  They are drawn by the many new venues popping up every week. From the humble beach bars, to the hip new nightspots and pool clubs, Canggu covers the whole spectrum.

Whilst Canggu still offers both traditional rice paddy fields as well as relaxing beaches, maintaining its distinctive character, there is no doubt that the crowds are quickly discovering the area.

Some noise emanating from the streets, nearby construction, as well as music from neighborhood bars, is occasionally audible during the night in some of our villas. 

Before committing to your experience at Ametis Villa, please feel free to contact us directly for the latest update and advice.

Sincerely,

Akiko Yoshioka

General Manager