Yellow Bridge Collapse Campaign

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As owner of The Lembongan Traveller I felt compelled to do something to help those affected by the collapse of the iconic Yellow  Bridge that connects Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan.  This devastating accident  claimed the lives of 8 people and injured many more.  

This bridge is the only connection between the two islands and is used heavily by both local villagers and visitors alike.  

Locals were on their way back from praying on Sunday 16th October as part of Nyepi Laut ( Sea Silence Day) at a temple on Nusa Ceningan on a day that has great cultural signifigance.

We aim to raise funds to help the victims, families and communities from Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan affected by this devastating accident.  Anyone who has been blessed with the opportunity to visit this beautiful part of Indonesia will know how devastating a tragedy of this nature is and how far reaching it will be on an island community.

Both Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan are heavily reliant on the tourism industry and we hope this is a way we can all give back a little to this island paradise.

Any donation, no matter how big or small, will be gratefully recieved by the people of Lembongan / Cenigan and will  show our support to these two island communities at this very sad time.

We will be travelling to Lembongan in November and working closley to with locals to ensure funds raised from this campaign will go direct to the victims families and communities affected.

We thank you in advance for your support.

From Tania & The Lembongan Traveller Team 
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Hi All

We wish to share with you an update from Nusa Lembongan.
The new Yellow Bridge was officially re-opened on 25th February, reconnecting Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan.
We made our first crossing on it last week and can report that it is marginally wider and a lot sturdier making it a smoother journey!
We also visited the classroom at SD3 - Elementary School in Lembongan Village which has been fitted out with 18 brand new computer work stations as part of the "Computer in the Village" ( CITV) program due to start operating in the coming weeks. This program was partly funded by your donations to the Yellow Bridge Collapse Go Fund Me and will provide invaluable computer skills to high school students ( a classroom at the elementary school is being used as there is not one available at the high school)
We are thrilled to see such wonderful progress and must give a huge thanks to the hard working team at Friends of Lembongan and Bali Children Foundation who have been instrumental in the implementation of this program.

With thanks, your generous support is touching many people.

Tania and Mal Walker
The Lembongan Traveller
The new Yellow Bridge
Computer in the village program
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Over the past week we have had meetings with various representatives of the community, as a result we will be uniting the fundraising efforts of The Lembongan Traveller (TLT) with the funds raised by Bali Children Foundation (BCF), Friends of Lembongan (FOL) and Jenny’s Place. Both BCF and FOL have a wealth of knowledge and experience at formulating and implementing successful programs both here on Lembongan and in Bali. Combined there is an amount of over AU$44,000 available to be contributed back into the community.

On Sunday, 20th November the Village Head of Lembongan (Pak Ketut Arjaya) invited us to his office where we presented the families who lost loved ones with Rp 10,000,000 ($1000) for each victim and Rp 1,000,000 ($100) for each person injured. In total $8000 from TLT for the victims and $4100 from FOL for injured persons. It was extremely emotional for everyone involved, most particularly for those who have lost family members. It is very difficult to comprehend their grief yet they showed so much strength and immense gratitude for the support received. It was an extremely humbling experience to be able to represent everyone who gave to the Yellow Bridge Go Fund Me and we can assure you your generosity is truly appreciated by the families affected.

The re-build of the Yellow Bridge has commenced, with plans for it to be completed in approximately 3 months. Transport is being provided for free for students to commute to and from school.

As a collective (BCF, FOL, Jenny’s Place & TLT) we have also identified other projects that we will focus on:


1) Upgrading of the Lembongan Hospital facility. We inspected the facilities on Sunday 20th November. It is proposed an audit will be conducted by a medical specialist. This is a project that TLT will look at providing funding for.

2) BCF to build a “Computer in the Village” facility which will provide a computer studies education facility with the objective for senior high school students to graduate from year 12 with a full Microsoft set of skills. The initial program will cover 270 students. Expected cost including a teacher for first 12 month is Rp 120,000,000 ($12,000). Contribution from Australian Consulate-General Bali (under Australian Aid application submitted by BCF) - Rp85,000,000 and The Lembongan Traveller funds - Rp35,000,000.

3) BCF to build an English in the Village (EITV) project at Elementary school on Nusa Ceningan. The English classes will be offered to grades 2 to 6 and to the junior and senior high school students who live on Ceningan. Expected cost Rp75,000,000 to establish the facility and pay one year’s teacher salaries. FOL to provide funding for this project.

4) Rubbish collections on Nusa Ceningan & Nusa Lembongan – we will look at supporting FOL rubbish collection program.

5) Consider developing a community park for locals and with thoughts that it may be named a Memorial Park to the Yellow Bridge Victims.

We feel extremely privileged to be working with such a dedicated group of people which includes: Shush Ingram (FOL / Sandy Bay), Jack Ingram (FOL / Sandy), Margaret Barry (BCF), Pak Agung (BCF), Ibu Wayan (BCF), Pak Ketut (Lembogan Village Head) & Pak Kris (FOL / Sandy Bay).

Their support, guidance and dedication to the Lembongan community is an inspiration and TLT look forward to working with them on these projects.

Many thanks to EVERYONE who has given to this cause, we will keep you updated as projects progress.

Tania & Mal Walker
The Lembongan Traveller
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Hi All

Just a quick note to say thank you to everyone who has support this campaign, your combined efforts have raised over $25,000 which is an amazing achievement!

We have closed donations and will be travelling to Lembongan later this month to meet with locals, village heads and business owners to devise a plan on how these funds are best used to help the communities affected.
We have been overwhelmed how you have all opened your hearts and given so generously. It is very humbling to know how many people have contributed by donating, sending messages and promoting this campaign.
The people of Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan give so much to us all every time we visit their island paradise, it seems fitting that we can all give something back in their time of need.
We will be in touch soon with further updates.
Kind regards

Tania & TLT Team
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Hi All

Big thanks to you all once again for your support and in particular those who have more recently donated and we have yet to thank personally.

We have continued to receive an amazing amount of support, and know this generosity is so appreciated by families and communities of Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan.

As previously mentioned all funds received will be distributed to the families and communities affected, we will be doing this when we visit in November. We will be meeting with heads of village plus local & expat business owners to work together to plan how to best allocate funds.

Donations for this Go Fund Me account will be closed on 31st October (in 6 days!), so please share and encourage friends to donate before this date.

We will provide further updates once we are on Lembongan and can report back how the funds you have donated have been distributed in assisting the families & community.

Much gratitude

Tania & The Lembongan Traveller Team xx
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Tania Walker
32 months ago
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Hi Beth I can assure you this is not a scam, we operate The Lembongan Traveller and will ensure all funds raised will go to the families who have lost loved ones, assist the injured who require ongoing medical treatment. And as things unfold give also to the communities directly affected. For example the bridge was the life line to so many businesses on nusa ceningan and they have now lost so much trade as tourists can no longer get across to explore. We will work with locals to help as best we can. Tania

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Justin Evans
32 months ago
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Hi, it's great to see that you have set up this page and already received so many donations! I'm currently staying on the Island and I went down earlier to film the location by drone, just so I can show the world just how bad this is. The bridge is now completely gone and you can see more here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA7zItMBAVA please feel free to use the video and share if it helps in any way.

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Jodi Ward
32 months ago
3
3

You don't really say what the money is for or how you will be distributing it? Or to who? This is a tragedy and I want to help but you haven't provided any details about what the $20,000 is for.

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Tania Walker
32 months ago
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Hi Jodi, thanks for your message. We plan to distribute funds raised to the families of victims and to the communities affected.

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Martin Perry
32 months ago
2
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Very sad news and prayers for all those tragically affected I love Lembongan and recently Returned again , so donating was a no brainer , get on board people ❤️

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Shane Ferster
32 months ago
1
1

We will be over on the 2nd January 2017 If there is anything I / we can do to help , please let us know Svaha Private Villas Ceningan for 4 days The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe for 5 days Kind Regards Shane & Sonja

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Tina Watts
32 months ago
1
1

Good work you guys, I hope that everyone that spends time between these two islands, can lend a hand, even a small amount from all of us will make a huge difference.

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Robert Scales
32 months ago
1
1

H Tania, Sorry to ask this again but can you please provide an actual detailed overview of what the money will be used for. There are several fundraisers happening at the moment and not very much details as to what they intend to do with the money and what percentage will actually be used! I understand that you write this will be used to help families and community affected, but in all honesty that is saying very little. An example of how this is affecting the community: With the bridge gone, any local who live in Ceningan and working on Lembongan has to take a boat each day to cross back and forth between the island, the cost of this is 10,000Rp each way, which amount to over 500,000Rp per month. On top of that many of them have to rent a motorbike on the other side to get around. In some case cases employers like us at Ceningan Resort who have employees living in Lembongan working on Ceningan (we pay for their transfer so as much as they are affected, they get compensated by our resort for this). In short, everyone living on the islands is affected by this. Our resort being located very close to the bridge was one of the early first responder on site diving and snorkelling to help recover injured people and bodies. Two of our employees lost family members that day. Since the incident the foot traffic on Ceningan is nearly non existent meaning all businesses are affected. Getting food, water, supplies is now more expensive. The government has already announced a budget of 45 Billions Rp to rebuild the bridge and compensate people that are affected. (Again no details on how this budget will be used or distributed). I appreciate the effort you are placing on this fundraiser project and your ongoing support of Lembongan (and Ceningan) however I think more transparency will go a long way with the communities and people involved. Kind Regards, Robert Scales Director - Ceningan Resort

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Beth Foster
32 months ago
1
1

Hi Tania, I didnt realise you ran the Lembongan Traveller, very sorry but have donated (what I could) now that I trust that the money will go to helping these poor families and beautiful community. God bless you for doing this. x

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Caroline Haigh
32 months ago
1
1

Well done on getting this up and running so quickly. I know you guys have a significant connection to this community and I trust all your staff and friends are ok.

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Rick Trail
32 months ago
1
1

Hi Tania fantastic thing you have started here. I wish we could give more. Feel so sorry for these beautiful people.

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Sharna Dee
32 months ago
1
1

I planned on visiting in 3 weeks. I will also contribute directly xx love and prayers to all

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Belinda Hinds Gillis
32 months ago
1
1

Great to see everyone trying to help as best they can. I was lucky enough to visit just last week and fell in love with the islands and the locals. Such a tragedy. My heart is with them at the sad time.

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Tania Walker
32 months ago

Hi Shane & Sonja, thank you so much for your message and support, it is greatly appreciated. Regards Tania

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Tina Watts
27 months ago

Fantastic, glad to see our donations have been so worth while.

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Nicki Witcher
31 months ago

Thanks for the update Tania, you have done an amazing job coordinating this, it must of been very challenging and emotional. My heart goes out to all of the lovely Balinese people effected by this tragedy. Keep up the amazing work you are doing.

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Clare Mullen
31 months ago

Thank you Tania for the report; much appreciated. Great to see the relevant groups join forces; also the plans for the funds to go to good projects, overseen by groups that already work in the area. Thanks for your efforts on this paradise island that we all enjoy! Best Clare

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Libby Livolsi
31 months ago

Thank you for sharing Tania & Mal. Very grateful that you have been able to invest your time to getting our joint funds to the affected families and the wider Lembongan community, to what sounds like very worthy projects.

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Megan Wall
31 months ago

Thanks so much for the update Tania! That is all great news, so good that by teaming up you were able to provide for many more future projects to benefit the people of Lembongan & Ceningan ❤️

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Tania Walker
32 months ago

Hi Robert, I forgot to mention that 100% of the funds received will be used to support families and communities affected. regards Tania

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$500
Pauline Tew
32 months ago

Our thoughts are with all the families of Lembongan and all who have lost friends and family Rumah Putih

TC
$50
Todd Cranston
32 months ago

We love both islands, hope this helps those in need. : )

$25
Mireille Marquis
32 months ago

Sending positive vibes..

LH
$50
Leanne Holden
32 months ago

Thanks for organising this fundraiser for the lovely people of this island .

NK
$100
Narelle Kropp
32 months ago

We were only just on Lembongan and Ceningan for our honeymoon in September. Our hearts and best wishes are with all the locals. Thankyou for making sure this money is put to good use for them.

KA
$100
Karla Ansiewicz
32 months ago
BJ
$50
Brodie Johnston
32 months ago
SH
$100
Sue Hegarty
32 months ago

We were on the Island when the bridge collapsed. Feeling so sad for the poor victims and the devastation it leaves behind.

MM
$30
Michelle Meredith
32 months ago
JP
$50
Jade Pearsall
32 months ago

Tania Walker
32 months ago
8
8

Hi Beth I can assure you this is not a scam, we operate The Lembongan Traveller and will ensure all funds raised will go to the families who have lost loved ones, assist the injured who require ongoing medical treatment. And as things unfold give also to the communities directly affected. For example the bridge was the life line to so many businesses on nusa ceningan and they have now lost so much trade as tourists can no longer get across to explore. We will work with locals to help as best we can. Tania

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Justin Evans
32 months ago
3
3

Hi, it's great to see that you have set up this page and already received so many donations! I'm currently staying on the Island and I went down earlier to film the location by drone, just so I can show the world just how bad this is. The bridge is now completely gone and you can see more here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA7zItMBAVA please feel free to use the video and share if it helps in any way.

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Jodi Ward
32 months ago
3
3

You don't really say what the money is for or how you will be distributing it? Or to who? This is a tragedy and I want to help but you haven't provided any details about what the $20,000 is for.

+ Read More
Tania Walker
32 months ago
2
2

Hi Jodi, thanks for your message. We plan to distribute funds raised to the families of victims and to the communities affected.

+ Read More
Martin Perry
32 months ago
2
2

Very sad news and prayers for all those tragically affected I love Lembongan and recently Returned again , so donating was a no brainer , get on board people ❤️

+ Read More
Shane Ferster
32 months ago
1
1

We will be over on the 2nd January 2017 If there is anything I / we can do to help , please let us know Svaha Private Villas Ceningan for 4 days The Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe for 5 days Kind Regards Shane & Sonja

+ Read More
Tina Watts
32 months ago
1
1

Good work you guys, I hope that everyone that spends time between these two islands, can lend a hand, even a small amount from all of us will make a huge difference.

+ Read More
Robert Scales
32 months ago
1
1

H Tania, Sorry to ask this again but can you please provide an actual detailed overview of what the money will be used for. There are several fundraisers happening at the moment and not very much details as to what they intend to do with the money and what percentage will actually be used! I understand that you write this will be used to help families and community affected, but in all honesty that is saying very little. An example of how this is affecting the community: With the bridge gone, any local who live in Ceningan and working on Lembongan has to take a boat each day to cross back and forth between the island, the cost of this is 10,000Rp each way, which amount to over 500,000Rp per month. On top of that many of them have to rent a motorbike on the other side to get around. In some case cases employers like us at Ceningan Resort who have employees living in Lembongan working on Ceningan (we pay for their transfer so as much as they are affected, they get compensated by our resort for this). In short, everyone living on the islands is affected by this. Our resort being located very close to the bridge was one of the early first responder on site diving and snorkelling to help recover injured people and bodies. Two of our employees lost family members that day. Since the incident the foot traffic on Ceningan is nearly non existent meaning all businesses are affected. Getting food, water, supplies is now more expensive. The government has already announced a budget of 45 Billions Rp to rebuild the bridge and compensate people that are affected. (Again no details on how this budget will be used or distributed). I appreciate the effort you are placing on this fundraiser project and your ongoing support of Lembongan (and Ceningan) however I think more transparency will go a long way with the communities and people involved. Kind Regards, Robert Scales Director - Ceningan Resort

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Beth Foster
32 months ago
1
1

Hi Tania, I didnt realise you ran the Lembongan Traveller, very sorry but have donated (what I could) now that I trust that the money will go to helping these poor families and beautiful community. God bless you for doing this. x

+ Read More
Caroline Haigh
32 months ago
1
1

Well done on getting this up and running so quickly. I know you guys have a significant connection to this community and I trust all your staff and friends are ok.

+ Read More
Rick Trail
32 months ago
1
1

Hi Tania fantastic thing you have started here. I wish we could give more. Feel so sorry for these beautiful people.

+ Read More
Sharna Dee
32 months ago
1
1

I planned on visiting in 3 weeks. I will also contribute directly xx love and prayers to all

+ Read More
Belinda Hinds Gillis
32 months ago
1
1

Great to see everyone trying to help as best they can. I was lucky enough to visit just last week and fell in love with the islands and the locals. Such a tragedy. My heart is with them at the sad time.

+ Read More
Tania Walker
32 months ago

Hi Shane & Sonja, thank you so much for your message and support, it is greatly appreciated. Regards Tania

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Tina Watts
27 months ago

Fantastic, glad to see our donations have been so worth while.

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Nicki Witcher
31 months ago

Thanks for the update Tania, you have done an amazing job coordinating this, it must of been very challenging and emotional. My heart goes out to all of the lovely Balinese people effected by this tragedy. Keep up the amazing work you are doing.

+ Read More
Clare Mullen
31 months ago

Thank you Tania for the report; much appreciated. Great to see the relevant groups join forces; also the plans for the funds to go to good projects, overseen by groups that already work in the area. Thanks for your efforts on this paradise island that we all enjoy! Best Clare

+ Read More
Libby Livolsi
31 months ago

Thank you for sharing Tania & Mal. Very grateful that you have been able to invest your time to getting our joint funds to the affected families and the wider Lembongan community, to what sounds like very worthy projects.

+ Read More
Megan Wall
31 months ago

Thanks so much for the update Tania! That is all great news, so good that by teaming up you were able to provide for many more future projects to benefit the people of Lembongan & Ceningan ❤️

+ Read More
Tania Walker
32 months ago

Hi Robert, I forgot to mention that 100% of the funds received will be used to support families and communities affected. regards Tania

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