Business Opportunities - Projects in the pipeline

1. Farm-orphanage & hostel: under the dawn of Mt. Semeru

Remember: in Java’s orphanages only a small percentage is a real orphan. Too many children still live in poor conditions; money is hardly available for basic needs and no access to schooling. It is hard to find a way out.

The idea: a farm orphanage with hostel

Description - Future in mind

We want to establish an orphanage where children learn to be independent and run their own business. The way out of a discouraging situation in which they find themselves.

The dream of dreams: facilitating Indonesian children to dream of a better future and then help them to realize it. Not a better future for themselves only, but for their entire family and if possible for an entire village and thus the next generations.
We can provide the necessary conditions to craft independent, bright, and brisk children.

The orphanage will be self-sufficient in the future, we estimate after 5 years. To reach this goal, we need a large compound of 7 hectares (or 70,000 m2). Here will be build:

  • Housing for maximum 20 children, and the care keepers
  • A play area to stimulate creativity and sport activities
  • An area to learn practical skills such as sewing, woodcraft, drawing
  • A hostel with 20 rooms and 2 dormitories, each with a maximum of 10 beds
  • Sheds and milking parlor for about 5 dairy cows
  • One administration office for the orphanage, the dairy industry and the hostel

In addition this setup should serve as:

  • a learning center for the farmers who are interested in dairy; who want to learn and develop
  • Further exploit the village's tourist potentials as it is near Mt. Bromo & Semeru

We will work together with existing local organizations.

Location

Gubug Klakah is the last village before one enters the National Park Bromo-Tengger-Semeru if coming from the west. It is a small village with stunning views over the park area and its majestic Mt. Semeru. It hides touristic potential, it is at such an altitude that dairy cows thrive in, just a few kilometers part the village from Malang and its (going to be an international) airport, and a perfect setting for the orphans to learn what they will need in life.

Time frame

This year, 2015, we will decide on the location and start buying land. As it is really unlikely that we can buy 7 hectares at once, both due to cash shortage and the fact we might have to deal with more than one land owner. 
The architect then will design more precisely the several buildings and a more detailed budget will be fixed.
Five to seven years after opening of the hostel, hopefully in 2016, the farm-orphanage must be self-sufficient.

Business opportunities

As we need investors for this project, we are open for any suggestion on how you would like to invest. Here we present some ideas:

  • Investment with profit sharing
  • We will return your investment with interest  
  • You really like the idea and you want to give your money. We will return it in the amount of time we agreed on
  • Social: practical period for students, just come around for a few months to help us out, or ...

Interested? Contact us

Contact Smartine.nl

First, if you are interested, you are always welcome to check us, to ask for more information (as we have way more data), or visit us and explore the location, the area, by yourself or with us.
Secondly, you can find all contact details at the "Contact page".


2. GPS cycling tours in East Java

Self guided bike tours through East Java; the customer decides with whom, when and what route he would like to travel. Smartine takes care of everything else.

Description

As cycling from A to B during your holiday in Java is very uncommon, both by locals and tourists, we want to provide (local) tourists with the tools that they are looking for. That doesn't include a guide as most tourists like to celebrate their holiday with family and friends only. As a detailed map of Java seemingly isn't available, most of the cyclist take main roads. Main roads are full of traffic of all kinds and in the near future the traffic conditions will only worsen.

Self guided cycling in East Java - by SmartineAs we are cyclists as well, we would like to provide those tourists in need with a GPS route and a booklet with detailed information about the route, as well as about the objects they will come accross, information about the cities and the rural areas that they pass, restaurants to choose from while cycling, and the homestays and hotels they can stay.

If wished for, their will be a luggage service that will bring it from hotel to hotel.

Location

We will start in East Java as that is the area that we know by hearth. More precisely, we will focus on the area around Malang and compile at least on route from Malag to the east ending in the harbor of Ketapang. Here people can take the ferry to the popular travel destination the island Bali.

Time frame

We will start mapping at the end of 2015.

Business opportunities

Feel free to propose your own business ideas, as we are open to good concepts. Otherwise, here some of our thoughts:

  • In western countries bikes of certain brands are well known by cyclist and are prefered to use on a trip through Java's land. As they are hard to obtain and too expensive in Indonesia, we need to work this out
  • Of course we need companies to work with us to sell the routes and tours

Interested? Contact us

Contact Smartine.nl

First, if you are interested, you are always welcome to check us, to ask for more information (as we have way more data), or visit us and explore the location, the area, by yourself or with us.
Secondly, you can find all contact details at the "Contact page".

 

Just a women - visit East Java

 

Business opportunities - Running projects

1. Kampong Tourist - the Backpacker's Hostel in Malang

The Backpackers Hostel Kampong Tourist in Malang (East Java) is "Top choice" in the Lonely Planet and also favored at the frequently by travelers visited website tripadvisor.com.

Description

Kampong Tourist is home to 8 colleagues, three women and 5 men. Since the opening of the hostel in 2012 the team has been stable as everybody learned to work together, facing foreigners and found the balance between the two cultures; Dutch and Indonesian.

Location

Kampong Tourist is located in Malang. Malang has an outspoken European atmosphere, situated at an altitude of 444 meters sandwiched by mountains and volcanoes. The city was beloved by the Dutch in the colonial era, as it is today by tourists, both local and foreign.
The hostel is - so far - the only backpackers hostel in Malang. We are situated on the roof of the well-known Hotel Helios. We are a 5 minutes walk from the train station and a ten minutes stroll from the city center.

Business opportunities

As Kampong Tourist is up and running with a unique concept, we would like to expand into other cities with the same concept and/or in the same area with a different concept for another type of travelers.
Are you interested in opening a hostel or hotel anywhere in Central or East Java, and you are looking for a unique concept, we are open to suggestions and business proposals.

Interested? Contact us

Contact Smartine

First, if you are interested, you are always welcome to check us, to ask for more information (as we have way more data), or visit us and explore the location, the area, by yourself or with us.
Secondly, you can find all contact details at the "Contact page".

2. Helios Transport - fun traveling East Java

Malang is a perfect base to explore East Java as it is situated near Mt. Bromo and the highest mountain of Java, Mt. Semeru, which you can climb in 2 or 3 days. Malang regency has several interesting spots to offer.
Malang is the second largest city in East Java, but with a village character; friendly people, just a few high buildings, and still quit a lot of heritage left. Thus, a good base to explore this rich part of Java.

Description

Helios Transport consists in an experienced, professional and young team dedicated to show you the authentic Java. As the team is young, they are always working on new untraveled routes to surprise their guests with something different.

Location

Helios Transport is located within the grounds of the well-known Hotel Helios. You will find us on your right hand just before entering the hotel.

Business opportunities

We are an experienced travel agency with extensive knowledge about East Java and many recommendations. We love to work together to gain new knowledge:

  • working together to handle your guests in East Java, either private tours or groups for a competetive price

Interested? Contact us

Contact Smartine.nl

First, if you are interested, you are always welcome to check us, to ask for more information (as we have way more data), or visit us and explore the location, the area, by yourself or with us.
Secondly, you can find all contact details at the "Contact page".