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Caring without patronizing

  • I Gede Ananta Wijaya

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 28 2012   /  11:20 am

Recreation nowadays is considered to be a necessity, especially for those living in urban areas such as Jakarta. A visit with the family to a public park during the weekend may help them relax, after dealing with work and the famous heavy traffic of the city.

“Good morning. How are you? Where are you from? Come here often? Nice to have a clean place isn’t it?”

If one day, while sitting in a public park, someone with a big smile greets you and then has a small chat about how good it is to have a clean public park, that person could be a member of Wisata Bersih. Wisata Bersih (Clean Recreation) is a group that goes on recreation trips to public places, chatting with people there about not leaving any garbage outside garbage bins and keeping the place clean.

This activity was initiated by a group of people who care about the cleanliness of recreation facilities ...