"Kempadang Beach Cleaning"
Unlike Kapas Island and its beaches, Kempadang Beach is not officially nominated any glorious title. According to the locals, Kempadang Beach is more of a fisherman’s port as fishermen will bring fresh fishes from the sea to sell at the local markets. So perhaps we could say that it’s a heaven of fishes.
On July 7th 2019, we formed a group of four to do some beach cleaning activity at Kempadang Beach. It was held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
One of the families who had a picnic there noticed us cleaning the beach and approached us. They started the conversation by asking us some friendly questions like where did we come from and why did we start this sort of activity.
Later on, they invited us to join them and offered us some of their food as a token of appreciation for keeping the beach clean. It was very nice of them but we were still cleaning the beach at the moment so we had to decline.
We collected five full 90L-sized garbage bags of straws, plastic and glass bottles, diapers, ropes, candy covers, drinking cans, etc. We were kind of shocked at the amount of garbage we found but anyways, the amount of garbage bags filled is the amount of kindness for the beach (unless there is no garbage so you can just disregard the phrase).
Let’s keep our Kempadang Beach clean!