Updated: Feb 20
When we think of e-scooters, 🛴we think of danger, speed, and a spice of delinquency. That is true for the Singapore landscape. No doubt there are errant riders and people who misuse such privileges given to us. But this article is not an attempt to justify those.
While it has caused trouble 😖 in Singapore due to our limited land space, burgeoning population coupled with narrow walkways where we share with bicycles, pedestrians, from students and white and blue collar adults to our much revered pioneers, it is not the same for other countries, especially in its rural regions.
A few questions might have arisen in your head 🤷♀️; Bali? Isn't it a tourist hotspot? Blessed with bliss and wealth in and around the little island? Well, that is the South of Bali and it predominantly forms our image we think of Bali. However, that scenic holiday picture is quite the contrary when it comes to Kintamani, Tabanan, or Manggis, regions far from the tourism node in Seminyak. 😇
My mission to Bali this time is to find these families, find these villages, and to work with the local NGOs and Charities that are already supporting them. Wish me luck.🤞
Some interesting facts about Bali:
Offerings in Bali is derived from Hinduism. It makes up 85% of the population in Bali and they strongly believe in good karma. These offerings are meant to create harmony with the spirits (one of the three among humans, spirits and gods) when they pass by their houses, so as to deter them from disturbing the household and cause bad luck. That is why we see that nearly all houses and shops have little flat offerings on the floor with flowers, rice, cake and a bit of wine in them. It keeps the spirits happy and allow them to move along.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.