Persistence in the Front Line

Persistence in the Front Line

“As the sign of a virtuous character, one would stay away from destroying the nature.
As the sign of respect for the future, one would guard the seas and keep the earth”.

“lf one wants to survive. one would protect the seas and the straits.
keep the earth with its lush forests, where sustenance and grace lie.
there lies all kind of imagery, there lies all kind of blessings.
there lies all kind of benefits, there lies all kind of adat guidance”.

Those two pieces of Malay guidance poems above are what drove my spirit to travel and find out what is really happening in Belakang Padang area, one of the districts in Batam City. It is a point where according to many people all kinds of commodities are smuggled, including natural reefs.

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