The Apurva Kempinski Bali begins the year 2023 by promoting the strengths of Indonesia through a campaign titled ‘Powerful Indonesia’. Twelve curated monthly themes will be carried throughout the year, highlighting collaborations across disciplines, cultural diversity, empowerment, sustainability and equal opportunity for people with disabilities.
The collaborations include an art & craftmanship initiative with Dr Oei Hong Djien, Raul Renanda and Stephane Sensey; a sustainability movement with Dr Lawrence Blair, Ari Bayu Aji, Gus Agung Gunarthawa and Helianti Hilman; and a musical programme with Raul Renanda, Aksan Sjuman, Anom Darsana and Astrid Sulaiman.
Continuing last year programme, this year The Apurva Kempinski will still explore and celebrate Indonesia’s cultural diversity, heritage and philosophy, mainly from the regions of Sumatra, Java, Nusa Tenggara, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua.
In line with their sustainability goals, the resort has developed strong collaborations with the local communities and institutions that are in need of support and sustenance, such as Arie Siswanto of Bali Culinary Pastry School, Politeknik Negeri Bali, the Sumba Hospitality Foundation, the Bali Wise Foundation and Difalink. They are also in partnership with Difalink, developing youths with disabilities and builds a strong and inclusive work team.