Brunei Beach Bunch Event In Support Of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup



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We at Beach Bunch believe that no matter where we live, the ocean is our life support system. That’s why we’re teaming up with Ocean Conservancy, Project Aware and Clean-up the World to help keep our ocean and waterways clean, and we’d like YOU to join us! The data collected will be uploaded into an international database. This is the 2nd time Beach Bunch participate on such a world event. Each volunteer will receive a special certificate from either Ocean Conservancy or Clean-up the World.

Global Voices: PROTECTING THE BEACHES OF BRUNEI
The Brunei Times: BRUNEI JOINS INTERNATIONAL CLEAN-UP
Borneo Bulletin: JOINT EFFORTS HELP BEACH BUNCH COLLECT 418.5KG OF WASTE

MORE PICTURES FROM THE BEACH BUNCH—OCEAN CONSERVANCY CLEANUP

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The International Coastal Cleanup campaign isn't just about picking up trash on the beach. Beach Bunch goes the extra mile to document type of garbage collected on a Data Card for Ocean Conservancy international database http://www.oceanconservancy.org/

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The Beach Bunch group photo courtesy of Gavin Goh with double barrel action from Tiger Lim. I think this is the time I don the first HSBC Tri Xtreme Challenge baseball cap since shooting the event years back.

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A bunch of new members-only Beach Bunch tee shirts sponsored by Brunei Cement along with stickers.

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Opening remarks by Beach Bunch co-founder and sun-kissed Alan Tan

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Perhaps the morning is a little too early for our young volunteer but she's all gloved up for the event.

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A student of Sekolah Tinggi Perempuan Raja Isteri (STPRI) picks up a litter for identification by a schoolmate before it goes into the trash bag.

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Beach Bunch member and blogger Tiger Lim unearths neglected fishing net that's washed up on the beach.

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This candid shot of BB founder Rizan freeing a crab entangled in a fisherman's net my catch of the day.

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A freed crab gets a new lease on life thanks to conservation efforts by the Beach Bunch.

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Anyone missing a yellow Croc shoe?

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Beaches seem to be a popular spot for people to discard their used tyres. I'm pretty sure tyres do not easily slide off a moving car's wheels.

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Volunteers from the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) group digging up more washed up nets buried in the sands of Jerudong Beach.

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STPRI students bring back yet another beach "donut" that seems to be a popular object of refuse.

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A shot of the corroded analog weighing scale used to determine the weight of garbage collected.

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Alan hauls back in his truck a massive bunch of fishing nets along with their heavy weights.

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What goes through the minds of people who leaves items at places where they don't belong? If you can find a 5 Gallon (19 litres) valuable water dispenser refill bottle, you can be sure to find countless other items of lesser value that clearly reflect the worth of their conscience.

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Garbage bags are individually weighed after the rubbish collected have been separated.

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Here's proof that I really do shoot with my PowerShot G11 just in case some of you have doubts about my constant claim about the pocket rocket being a part of my arsenal. The only thing is the G11 doesn't stay in my bag, it stays in my pocket for a quick draw when needed. You never know! (Photo courtesy of Gavin)

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A thank you speech by Alan Tan followed shortly by presentation of grateful appreciation certification to all volunteer representatives from University of Brunei Darussalam, STPRI and so forth.

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It hadn't crossed my mind that I'd be getting a certificate without having to pass an exam first! :)

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Volunteers picking up their Ocean Conservancy certificates for their outstanding and dedicated service to the International Coastal Cleanup at Jerudong Beach.

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No medical condition is stopping me from this commitment and I’m glad I could count on Seirogan pills to stop the spillage like I can count on the Beach Bunch to put a stop to our environmental contamination outrage.

11 thoughts on “Brunei Beach Bunch Event In Support Of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup

  1. A holistic coverage. Very animated photography. It’s encouraging to see children actively involved, praises to their parents. And, Rizan Latif’s effort to free a crab tangled in the net is exemplary. If this One beach spot produced over 400kg of waste (what???), there are many more miles of beach in Brunei. Let’s all keep it clean, not just the beach but the entire environment in which we call home. Thanks, Jan for the superb effort in putting this reportage together.

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    • Thanks for the comments. I think you would have a lot of fun as I did covering this international anniversary beach clean-up event. I cannot imagine how this much crap could end up on the beach and how, evidence from photos, fishermen could leave nets conveniently washed up to the beach to be cleaned up by others.

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