MKLM Retreat Days

Side Trip

In the national park is an actual school basically built of rubbish. The Coconut School is a popular destination for tourists to the area and probably gets some of its operating funds from the visitors.

The story is that this school was established by a Japanese man without a lot of money who used what he could find and scavenge to provide learning for children in this remote are.
The setting of the school is quite a visual spectacle of creativity run wild.
Elephants made from old tires line the access road to the school. Notice the designs made from the caps of plastic bottles beneath the elephant.
On weekends the Rubbish Cafe is open to serve visitors.