The Apurva Kempinski Bali Presents the Mystery of Borneo

The five-star hotel pays homage to the tradition and culture of Kalimantan as part of its Unity in Diversity campaign.

Opulent hotel The Apurva Kempinski Bali has been promoting its Unity in Diversity campaign throughout 2022, and one of the programmes from the series is the Mystery of Borneo, highlighting the traditions and culture from Indonesia’s island of Kalimantan. The campaign sees collaborations with Indonesian craftsmen that represent the cultural identity of the relevant regions.

For the Mystery of Borneo, The Apurva Kempinski Bali partnered up with fashion designer Franklin Firdaus, who came from Kalimantan himself. Known in Bali for his Franksland fashion label, the designer brought a special line created with the colours and culture of Kalimatan in mind to the resort for a fashion show on 3 September 2022.

“The cultural beauty of the island of Borneo really shines through our stage with Franklin Firdaus.” said The Apurva Kempinski Bali’s General Manager, Vincent Guironnet. “We hope that through this event, people can continue to appreciate and preserve the culture of Indonesia”

“Unity in Diversity – It means although we have differences, we are still one, meaning despite being diverse, Indonesia as a nation is still one unit. And for me, this Bhinneka Tunggal Ika is a very powerful combination of words that binds this great country together.” said Franklin Firdaus. “As a fashion designer, I find it very inspiring. If we want this culture to be enjoyed by future generations, we must continue to preserve it. At the end of the day we have to start with ourselves, and inspire those around us.”

The Apurva Kempinski Bali

Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Sawangan

Nusa Dua, Bali 80361, Indonesia

T: (+62) 3612092288