Banjarmasin, 28 October 2019 - To raise awareness of forests and endangered animals preservations to children, POP! Hotel Banjarmasin held a "Coloring Our Forest" Drawing and Coloring Competition, attended by 75 elementary school students aged 6-10 years in the city of Banjarmasin and its surroundings. Held on 27 October 2019 at POP! Hotel Banjarmasin, this event is a means to foster creativity, enhance the development of mindset, and to channel children's artistic talent.

With an area of 40.8 hectares, Kalimantan Island is one of the world's lungs and is a habitat for several endemic animals, such as the proboscis monkey (bekantan) and hornbills bird (burung enggang). Unfortunately, the increasing rate of deforestation in recent years has negatively impacted the habitat of these endangered animals.

"In line with POP! Hotels’ identity of being environmentally friendly, this activity was initiated on the basis of our concern for the Borneo forest which is increasingly diminishing and disrupting the ecosystem life of endangered animals that live in it," said Rama Pratama, Hotel Manager of POP! Hotel Banjarmasin, "Through this event, we aim to be able to instill the soul of nature conservation which is crucial for future generations. On this occasion, we also introduced two event mascots named 'Kantan' and 'Ega' which were inspired by the two endangered species of Borneo, proboscis monkey (bekantan) and hornbills bird (burung enggang).”

Catering for the up-and-coming new generation of travelers, POP! Hotels is a modern stylish budget hotel with a dynamic lifestyle concept allowing guests to ‘feel free’ during their stay. For more information about POP! Hotels, please visit pophotels.com.

About POP! Hotels:
POP! Hotels are economical hotels for travelers who care about the environment. POP! Hotels are not only a place to stay but also a concept, which fits perfectly with the lifestyle trends that are efficient and affordable. POP! Hotels are perfect for young people who care about the future of the environment because of POP! Hotels will provide positive initiatives related to environmental care both locally and nationally. There are 21 POP! Hotels that are already in operation and will soon be operational in 2020 throughout Indonesia. POP! Hotels won the Best Economy Hotel category at the 2013 Budgie & Travel Awards in Singapore and one of the POP!
Hotels Bali won the Best Budget Hotel - Asia Pacific at the Best Budget Hotel - Asia Pacific 2015 Award. Visit @pophotels or www.pophotels.com for more information.

About TAUZIA Hotels:
Established in 2001, TAUZIA Hotels is a portfolio of 124 hotels in operation and development under the brands of Préférence – a label for a collection of charming and discreet boutique hotels, Vertu – upscale hotels bearing the concept ‘Joy of Life’, HARRIS – upper midscale hotels promoting healthy lifestyle where guests can ‘Stay Bright’, FOX - midscale hotels with contemporary and adaptable design, YELLO – midscale hotels for aspiring travellers who appreciate creative design and technology, and POP! – economy hotels for smart and eco-friendly travelers. TAUZIA aspires to build a blend of culture in its management style and product development while promoting diversity in the hospitality industry. TAUZIA was recently recognized with Indonesia Most Innovative Business Award 2018 by Warta Ekonomi. Visit tauziahotels.com or  @tauziahotels for more information.

TAUZIA is a member of The Ascott Limited (Ascott), a Singapore company that has grown to become one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. Spanning more than 170 cities across over 30 countries, Ascott’s other brands include Ascott, Citadines, Citadines Connect, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection and lyf. Ascott is a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand), one of Asia’s largest real estate companies headquartered and listed in Singapore. Ascott boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning brands that enjoy recognition worldwide. For more information on CapitaLand and Ascott, please visit www.capitaland.com and www.the-ascott.com.