Global Perspectives: Bintan Service Trip 1 – 10FIB

What did you learn about “living in Bintan” by interviewing different stakeholders using different compass perspectives?

We learnt about “living in Bintan” through our observations using the ‘compass perspectives’ of Nature, Economy, Society and Wellbeing.  When observing the environment I noticed the locals living on the Island protect and preserve their natural resources to the best of their ability, this is because a lot of their financial gain comes from the fishing industry. Not only that, but a lot of the locals seem to be very conscious in regards to the environment like some of the individuals that we interviewed and this bodes well for Bin Tan. In terms of their well being however, many kids don’t seem to get enough food in the morning prior to school or the right amount of exercise for an entire week which could poorly impact their bodies in the future. This can be averted if the economy starts to rise and more people are able to get stable jobs because this will enable them to provide for their children.

Iven and I made a presentation focusing on the compass point of Society. We made strong points and presented well. With the language barrier, Iven and I simplified our content to make it easier to prresent and for the viewers to understand. We could have made our presentation more in order to get the point across in less time, however, we still gave the necessecary  information. The content was all relevant, the points that we had carefully selected through all of the interviews that we had conducted the day before. I believe we successfully presented this information to our classmates.