Benny was on a photo assignment one day, and was given this specific place in Bali called Serangan Island or popularly known as Turtle Island to do this photo hunting. The instruction was clear : Journalism Photography, NOT merely an artistic photo of a nature beauty. It was the sunrise time, and the sky slowly begins to lighten, he can not help but stunned with the amazing typical orange color that forms a sunlight’s path through the atmosphere giving golden reflection on Serangan Island mangrove swamp. The photo assignment was probably not successfully delivered, but he was stunned with this reclaimed island beauty has to offer, he went back on the the same day, to take more beautiful pictures on Sunset!
Back then, Serangan Island was popular with local snorkeling tours, and the site of an important temple, Pura Sakenan. This used to be a separate island from Bali was once reclaimed by a huge hotel resort and casino project but was stopped at the time of the downfall of the ‘you know who‘..The failed development project left not only a significant change and destruction of the environment, ie. mangrove forest but also to the local community’s life there. A restoration project is continuously being conducted on this island that is now not an island but can be reached just a few hundred meters off southern Sanur’s coastline when you notice the long causeway opposite Lotte hypermart on By Pass Sanur.
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