On June 26, 2010, Abel Brata and his fellow cubers from the Jakarta Rubik’s Cube Club (JRCC) collaborated with the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) to hold a speedcubing competition at the Plasa Festival in Jakarta. The competition featured a guest star from China, Haiyan Zhuang, who was invited by Abel Brata. Haiyan Zhuang held the world record for single blindfolded 3x3x3 with a time of 30 seconds in 2010. The event also featured a fun duel exhibition between Haiyan Zhuang (World Record Single BLD) and Muhammad Iril Khairul Anam (World Record Multiple BLD). Iril held the world record for Multi-BLD after defeating the previous record set by Tong Jiang from China in January 2010 by solving 15 Rubik’s cubes blindfolded in 1 hour.
This event was not just a showcase of impressive cubing skills, but also a positive activity that promoted a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle, especially compared to the destructive nature of drug abuse. The event was organized in collaboration with the BNN to raise awareness about the dangers of drug abuse and to promote positive alternatives to drug use, such as speedcubing.
Speedcubing, the sport of solving Rubik’s cubes as quickly as possible, requires a great deal of mental focus, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving skills. It is a challenging and rewarding activity that provides a sense of accomplishment and pride for those who participate. By showcasing the talents and achievements of speedcubers like Haiyan Zhuang and Muhammad Iril Khairul Anam, the event demonstrated the positive impact that this sport can have on individuals and communities.
Moreover, the event was an opportunity for people to come together, socialize, and share their passion for speedcubing. It provided a sense of community and belonging for those who participated and promoted a sense of camaraderie and mutual support among the competitors. By showcasing the positive aspects of speedcubing, the event helped to break down stereotypes and negative perceptions about cubing, and demonstrated that it can be a fun, challenging, and worthwhile activity for people of all ages and backgrounds.
The speedcubing competition organized by Abel Brata and the JRCC in collaboration with the BNN was a positive and impactful event that showcased the talents and achievements of speedcubers while promoting a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. It demonstrated the positive impact that this sport can have on individuals and communities and provided a sense of community and belonging for those who participated. It is events like these that help to promote positive alternatives to drug use and encourage people to pursue their passions in a healthy and productive manner.