A Tour to Rainbow Warrior: a Greenpeace Ship Landed in Bali

A day after Kavin’s 3rd birthday, we went to port Benoa. A greenpeace famous ship has been landed on Bali, at the port Benoa. I didn’t want to miss this chance so I asked my husband to go there with the kids. It is a rare opportunity to see the Rainbow Warrior and even go inside the ship. Greenpeace journey has been started in Papua, the second place to land was Bali, Next is going to be Jakarta for a week on April 23-29 2018. The journey is called “Jelajah Harmoni Nusantara” Rainbow Warrior Southeast Asia Ship Tour 2018.


From Angkah village in Selemadeg Barat, Tabanan to port Benoa it takes about 2.30 hours by motorbike. Our destination is approximately 50 km away. When we arrived on the Benoa highway, we had to pay the entrance highway fee for motorbike Rp 2,000. At the port, we didn’t need to pay any entrance fee or parking fee. It was all free. The Rainbow Warrior open boat event held by Greenpeace was also totally free. This event is held on April 14-15 2018 from 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00. We came on Saturday, April 14 at 13:00.

Port of Benoa

When we arrived at the port Benoa, we had lunch first by the dock. We brought our lunch box and we shared meal with 4 persons: my husband, Kalki, Kavin and me. It was very hot at the port, by the way. We already prepared bringing 4 drinking bottle containing 3,1 L of water. And it was insufficient for the four of us. Because we were sweating a lot and we need drinking much water to rehydrate our body. We felt so thirsty almost all the time.


After having lunch, we could visit the handycraft stands by local communities who care to the environment and their products are mostly eco-friendly or by recycled materials. Kalki and Kavin tried to chill out at the painting tent, there were some cozy beanbags for lying down or sitting down. We could enjoy the ocean breeze here, and let the kids paint on a cut unused posters’ backside.


At 1 pm we made a line to enter the Rainbow Warrior. A group of visitors that allowed to enter in every session was 25 persons excluded children.  We went inside the ship in the first session.  There was an Indonesian tour guide who explained about the Rainbow Warrior. This Rainbow Warrior Ship was the third ship of Greenpeace. The first had been bombed by the French intelligent agent and the second one was too old to be operated. Next, Greenpeace made its own ship unlike its two ships before that those are modified ships.


Something unique about the ship that it has a dolphin wooden statue, its name is Dave the Dolphin. And it was brought from the first ship. There was also a classic hand bell in front of the steering room. Ships used to use hand bell in old times to acknowledge its coming but nowadays because of radio, GPS and etc, we don’t need hand bell anymore. In Rainbow Warrior there is a tradition to ring the hand bell on a new year’s eve by the youngest ship’s crew.


This third Rainbow Warrior is a sailboat with modern technology. It uses wind energy to sail, but it can use diesel too when there is no wind.This ship has big strong sail poles which form like the  alphabet “A” structures. Because of its huge sails, it uses machine to expand them and also with the help of the crews. There are some monitors in the steering room and as a controlling room also. Luckily, Kalki had the opportunity to sit on the captain’s seat! There were so many buttons and panels. Visitors and especially children were not allowed to touch anything there.


The Rainbow Warrior’s crew who explained about the ship was Reinoud, his position is 2nd mate – I don’t know what it means. Unfortunately I didn’t ask him what exactly his posisition was about. I just asked about where the captain was. And the captain was discussing something with the crews in the other room behind the steering room.


Reinoud the 2nd Mate in the steering room and a translator

Reinoud explained that this ship has ever been followed by government war ships so close behind. He said that some government or companies felt afraid of the Rainbow Warrior. So, it’s good that they felt afraid because it meant that they did something wrong. Even their captain had also been terrorized too. The captain of Rainbow Warrior is a dutch woman named Hettie Geenen.


After going inside the steering room we went to the conference room. It was such a multifunctional room with a projector hanging on the ceiling. The crew could also set up some gym equipments there so they could do exercise. At that room, we watch a short video presenting about what Greenpeace had done especially in Indonesia.


Next tour was to the Helipad. Yes Rainbow Warrior has a landing deck for a helicopter. On the helideck there were some knockdown wooden wall for sticking posters about Greenpeace international. So we could read what kind of environmental issues that Greenpeace had been fighting for. From plastic waste to electronic waste, farming land that would be used as a mega electricity plan with coal, massive deforestation to start palm farming, air pollution, even about the bombing of the first Rainbow Warrior Ship.



Welcome to Indonesia, Greenpeace!

The tour inside Rainbow Warrior maybe only took 15-20 minutes only. The next groups kept going on and on as the first group ended the tour. After I finished my tour, I took a rest by sitting down under the trees’ shadows. Because I had something to ask to the ship crew, I joined the next session for the second time. This time I went only with kalki. The tour was the same as the first. At the first session Kalki hadn’t got the chance for sitting on the captain’s seat, but at the second time, he got it.


I met with Sabine Skiner from Germany this time. She is the mechanic of Rainbow Warrior. I asked her whether there were any Indonesian crew in Rainbow Warrior. She said there were 16 crews from 14 different countries. 2 crews are from Indonesia: 1 deck-hand crew and 1 as a volunteer. At last, I asked Sabine to sign on my notebook.



Next, I skipped watching video in the conference room, I directly went straight to the helideck and read few articles there and then Kalki and I went to the land to meet Kavin and my husband. It was very nice to be inside of Rainbow Warrior and to meet the ship’s crews. Unfortunately I didn’t meet every crew of Rainbow Warrior and what I waited the most was to meet the ship’s chef, Daniel Bravo.


It was said by the Indonesian tour guide that all crew in this ship weren’t not only activists but they were also scientist and researchers. Meeting the only chef of the ship is very interesting to me, to know about what kind of menu did he always cook for all the crew and… besides that, he also looked like Orlando Bloom to me, haha. Reminding me to Pirates of the Caribbean so much!


It was a little bit disappointing that the visitors were not given a tour to every cabin and to the kitchen. We also couldn’t meet to every ship’s crew because only one crew that was in charge in the steering room to welcome the visitors. By chance, I noticed the other ship’s crew like Shuk Ning Cheung as a volunteer deck hand, Daniel Szony as 3rd mate and another crew inside the tools and equipments room, but I didn’t know who he was. Sabine said that Daniel was from Hungary. He appeared in the steering room at that time.


On the dock near by the ship was moored, we could enjoy dragon fruit juice and another fruit juice, but we needed to bring our own tumblr to get that juice. I didn’t know whether it was free or not so I didn’t  go to get that juice. There was also loud music by two DJs but they were gone at about 1.30 pm. There were a community which cared to the plastic waste named Bye Bye Plastic Bags, two persons came to me and asked a permission to interview about my concern to plastic waste.


There was also another community like Trash Hero, and the others that I din’t pay attention that much. However mostly there were communities that care to the environment and want a better change for Planet Earth. This time Greenpeace came bringing a campaign to use renewable energy, there was a giant phrase showed on the ship’s net: BALI GO RENEWABLE. And also on a long banner attached on the ship’s fence: “BALI SAATNYA BERALIH KE ENERGI TERBARUKAN”. Are you ready to use renewable and stop using plastic bags?


Our Indonesia’s minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti had visited Rainbow Warrior when it was landed in Papua, how about you? To me it is a cool opportunity that I won’t miss! Let’s join to be an ocean defender!


It was so hot! But a cool experience though


Greenpeace lifeboat


Balinese traditional offering to welcome the Rainbow Warrior Ship in Bali

♡ Intan Rastini


On Air di d’Oz Radio Bali

Pada hari Ibu kemarin saya diundang ke Radio d’Oz Bali dalam rangka merayakan 3 tahun program kesayangan saya yaitu Oz Mata Sapi. Kesempatan emas yang nggak boleh dilewatkan, nih, soalnya saya ngefans banget sama ponggawa kocak yang bawain Oz Mata Sapi. Jadi pengen berjumpa dan menyapa, gitu, kenal lebih jauh gimana sih orang yang sering saya dengerin suaranya di radio.

Dulu saat saya kebetulan pas nyari-nyari frekuensi, ada program Sport Spot yang membahas olah raga dan penyiarnya banyak cowok-cowok ngobrol santai sambil bercanda-canda. Saya suka dengan topik olahraga yang mereka bawakan, makanya stay tune di frekuensi itu. Program radio itu terdengar berbeda karena seperti siaran oleh orang Jakarta bukan seperti radio daerah Bali karena tidak terdengar sekali aksen Bali. Belakangan saya jadi tau kalau itu radio d’Oz Bali.

Sejak saat itu saya jadi pendengar setia radio d’Oz Bali, saya dengerin sambil mengasuh Kalki yang masih bayi. Suara radio itu relaxing juga saat menyusui Kalki, jadi saya bisa dengerin sambil tiduran. Karena saya cukup rutin mendengarkan radio, saya jadi tau program Oz Mata Sapi dan saya pun jadi suka program tersebut karena penyiarnya ngobrol sambil ngocol. Dulu penyiarnya Maesya Sjaendy dan Elsya Soraya Prosa, kini sudah tiga tahun program Mata Sapi dibawakan oleh Maesya Sjaendy dan Giri Teja Setiadi. Karena programnya yang lucu dan unik, Radio d’Oz Bali jadi stasiun radio favorit saya.

Meskipun ini radio Oz Bali tapi dibawakan dengan  Bahasa Indonesia dan saya merasa cocok mendengarkan karena mereka tidak berlogat Bali dan memperdengarkan lagu-lagu Indonesia dan Internasional bukan lagu Bali. Salah satu kelucuan-kelucuan yang dihadirkan di Oz Mata Sapi berupa Esya dan Giri berusaha berbicara dengan logat Bali. Menurut saya ini sangat lucu karena saya tidak besar di Bali, saya tidak biasa menggunakan Bahasa Bali sehari-hari. Saya bisa merasakan kelucuan tersebut sebagai orang Bali yang tinggal di Bali tapi saya tidak terlalu mahir berbahasa Bali.

Saya sempat merasa kesulitan untuk bergaul di Bali terutama di desa karena sebagian besar penduduk disini berbicara Bahasa Bali. Bayangkan saja untuk ngobrol panjang lebar dengan penduduk disini, kami terkendala kosa kata. Mereka berusaha berbicara Bahasa Indonesia dengan saya sedangkan mereka sendiri tidak terbiasa berbicara Bahasa Indonesia. Maka dari itu mendengarkan obrolan ponggawa-ponggawa d’Oz Radio Bali menjadi hiburan tersendiri bagi hati saya yang kadang kangen dengan suasana di Surabaya.

Oke, lanjut kenapa saya sampai diundang d’Oz Radio Bali ke Oz Island di Sunset Road, Kuta? Karena saya sempat iseng-iseng membuat doodle gambar kartun Giri dan Esya sedang siaran, lalu gambarnya saya pakai untuk ngucapin happy 3rd anniversary ke Instagram d’Oz. Suami saya tau-tau bilang kalau mereka komen di posting gambar saya bahwa saya menang tantangan Giri dan Esya untuk 3rd anniversary program mereka. Saya diminta untuk ambil hadiahnya di Oz Island yang mana adalah lokasi stasiun radio mereka.

Seneng dong, dapat hadiah sekalian diundang ngopi-ngopi cantik dari Black Eye coffee Maka saya pun bangun pagi jam setengah 5 pagi buat siap-siap dan berangkat jam 6 pagi ke Kuta. Awalnya udah janjian sama Ratih, sepupu saya, tapi karena pas disamperin dia masih tidur zz.z. ya udah tinggal aja dari pada terlambat. Sampai di Oz Island jam 7.41 pagi dan itu masih sepi. Cuma ada barista-barista Black Eye Coffee dan mbak-mbak (maaf lupa kenalan) dari Radio Oz yang menyambut saya dan menawarkan kopi tapi saat itu kopinya belum siap.


Lalu ada Mbak Wina yang juga menyambut saya dan dia yang menyerahkan hadiahnya. Kalau nggak salah, Mbak Wina itu tim kreatif dari program Oz Mata Sapi. Setelah menerima hadiah saya dipersilakan duduk dulu di sana sambil ngopi dan menyaksikan Esya dan Giri sedang siaran Mata Sapi. Saya sempat melambaikan tangan kepada mereka yang terlihat di seberang kaca studio. Mereka menyapa saya balik dan langsung nyerocos di siaran radio bahwa ada saya datang. Kebetulan kan saya tamu yang pertama sampai, jadi mereka kayaknya seneng deh, ada pendengar yang datang dan menyapa pagi-pagi.

Untuk sampai ke Oz Island saya harus menempuh perjalanan hampir dua jam naik motor, sampai sana berasa pegel kelamaan duduk. Surprisenya, pihak d’Oz menyediakan massage dan menicure bagi tamu-tamu yang hadir di perayaan Oz Mata Sapi ke-3 tahun. Asyik Akhirnya sambil pesan susu, karena saya nggak ngopi, saya pun mau untuk dimassage oleh mbak GoGlam. Oh ya tim GoGlam ini datangnya cuma selang beberapa menit setelah saya, lho. Dan saya nggak nyangka kalau mereka dihadirkan untuk menjamu tamu-tamu yang datang ke Oz Island. Habis saya nggak dengar hal ini disebut-sebut di siaran radio.


Yang saya dengar cuma undangan untuk ngopi-ngopi dan sarapan. Nah, sarapan! Bayangan saya ditraktir makan-makan kan, ekspektasi saya tentang sarapan itu ya makan bubur ayam atau nasi goreng, nyatanya di sana disuguhkan pastel ayam dan kue sus aja he he he. Meski begitu saya tetep makasih banyak karena mereka menyambut saya dan menjamu dengan ramah dan baik banget. Saya pun bisa ngemil pastel dan kue sus sesukanya sambil nonton Giri dan Esya siaran.

Lalu saya diminta masuk ke studio siaran buat diajak ngobrol on air. Senengnya mereka mau ajak saya mengudara di stasiun radio Bali, tapi saya juga merasa nervous. Mereka masih inget saya, lho sebagai Intan yang bikin gambar kartun buat mereka dan intan yang punya blog intanrastini.wordpress.com hihihi. Giri sampai bilang, “intanrastini.wordpress.com…” saat saya masuk ke studio siaran. Wah rasanya tersanjung sekali. Saat diajak ngobrol, mereka tanya apa pekerjaan saya dan tertarik dengan yayasan tempat saya bekerja.

Emang kurang lebih obrolan mereka seling diselipi bercandaan, jadi selama on air di radio saya banyak ketawanya dari pada ngomong panjang lebar. Tentu percakapan didominasi oleh mereka dan saking kocaknya mereka mengocok perut saya terus. Akhirnya saya disuruh ikutan “Tanda”, salah satu segmen dari Mata Sapi, yaitu “Tanya Dadakan” kuis dengan lima pertanyaan yang kadang serius kadang ngawur. Karena mereka sudah tau bahwa pekerjaan saya sebagai guru Bahasa Inggris, mereka pun tanya pertanyaan berbau Bahasa Inggris, beberapa pertanyaannya adalah:

1. “Apa Bahasa Inggrisnya pintu?”

2.” Apa Bahasa Inggrisnya kebelet?”

3. “What thing is long, black, hit by car it is okay?” Mereka sempat menjelaskan dalam Bahasa Inggris yang sedikit campur aduk hehehe

Pertanyaan sisanya saya agak lupa karena ditujukan kepada tamu di samping saya yang juga ikut diajak siaran. Dan saya berkolaborasi dengan dia untuk menjawab pertanyaan di segmen Tanda, tapi sebagian besar ya saya yang jawab kaaaan

Saat saya jawab pertanyaan pertama, “door”. Eh, nggak taunya Esya dan Giri langsung jawab, “aaaah, kaget…” dengan syadu dan kompaknya. Duh. Begitu mereka selesai Tanya Dadakan, dan mengkonfirmasi apa jawaban saya atas pertanyaan pertama, eh reaksi mereka dengan jawaban saya “aaaah, kaget” lagi! Pertanyaan kedua saya jawab “in hurry”, lalu pertanyaan ketiga saya jawab “chocolatos” abis kehabisan akal dan diburu waktu untuk menjawab. Eh nggak taunya jawabannya adalah tiang listrik (itu, tuh, yang ditabrak oleh papa minta saham). Masa saya sempat dikatain si duo kocak kalo nggak pernah lihat berita gara-gara salah jawab pertanyaan ketiga?! Hehehe.

Meski jawaban ada yang salah, mereka berbaik hati untuk tetap membenarkan karena ini hari spesial ulang tahun program mereka, jadi saya tetap dapet hadiah, deh. Iya dapet hadiah lagi untuk yang kedua hihihi. Di sela-sela program saya sempat minta tanda tangan Giri dan Esya dilengkapi dengan kata-kata spesial buat saya. Lalu tidak lupa untuk foto bareng dengan ponggawa-ponggawa favorit.

Giri sempat bilang bahwa dia juga tertarik bikin blog karena seneng nulis, tapi dia males baca lagi tulisannya. Saya bilang supaya dibacanya beberapa tahun lagi aja, dijadikan time capsule, gitu. Sedangkan Esya sempat nawarin saya kue tart yang dibawakan oleh tamu-tamu, saya bilang nggak mau heeheee karena saya nggak terlalu suka manis-manis, sih. Akhirnya Esya sibuk sendiri nyabutin lilin yang menancap di atas kue tart. Duuuh, jadi menyesal saya nolak kue tart dari Esya waktu itu.

Keluar dari studio saya pun mengambil treatment menicure, dan nggak tanggung-tanggung, setiap tangan saya dihandle oleh satu mbak GoGlam. Selesai dimanja menicure, kebetulan udah jam 10 yaitu udah akhir program Mata Sapi. saya sempatkan makan kue tart (supaya nggak tambah menyesal udah ditawarin mbak baik hati) lalu ngobrol-ngobrol dengan Giri dan Esya. Mereka sempat tanya sejak kapan denger Mata Sapi dan saya jawab sejak awal-awal Esya duet dengan Ealsya Soraya Prosa. Lha, kebetulan Ealsya ada disana untuk menicure tepat setelah saya selesai sehingga Esya langsung bilang, “Nah itu orangnya ada di sana!”

Ealsya menyapa saya dan langsung berkata dengan standar penyiar radio berkecepatan 1000 kata per menit, “Halo maaf, ya mbak tangannya lagi nggak bisa salaman (lagi dipegang mbak GoGlam).. iya nih, mbak ajarin Esya Bahasa Inggris, nggak bisa bahasa Inggris dia. Bisanya cuma one, two, three, four…” sampai Esya nggak ada kesempatan berkata apa-apa. Hahaha. Trus saya bilang kan ada EF, kebetulan lokasinya tetanggaan. Eh, Esya malah bilang malah takut karena ada bulenya cantik-cantik sehingga takut terpikat, selain karena biayanya mahal. Saya bilang aja supaya kantor yang biayain. Ealsya yang denger malah tertawa karena minta dibayarin kantor.

Dengan Giri saya sempat bertanya udah punya anak berapa, ternyata anaknya udah dua cewek dan cowok. Saya timpalin bahwa sama dengan saya, cuma anak saya cowok-cowok. Lalu dia bilang wah pinter buatnya soalnya buat anak cowok biasanya susah. Hehehe Akhirnya saya pamit ke mbak Wina, dan dia bilang supaya saya main lagi ke Oz Island. Wah, terima kasih banyak atas keramah-tamahannya, hadiah dan jamuannya. Sampai jumpa lagi dalam kesempatan berikutnya.

Radio d’Oz Bali ada di frekuensi 101,2 FM

Kalau mau streaming radio bisa ke websitenya ozradiobali.co.id

Program Oz Mata Sapi setiap Senin-Jumat pukul 06.00-10.00

Oh ya, dan terutama Selamat Hari Ibu buat mamoth, mama tersayang. Gambar ini spesial buat mama… Smeoga tulusnya cinta dan kasih sayang mama tidak pernah pudar.
Intan Rastini.