Bali Bomb Monument and Kuta Beach

Bali Bomb Monument. Photo credit - Carl Fakaruddin 2013
It was several hours before my flight back to Jakarta and I had nothing to do anymore. I rented motorbike for two days in Bali, 60,000 IDR or around US$ 6  per day. After having lunch at the Bali Beach Walk, I went to the Bali Bomb Monument on Legian Street. It is just walking distance from Kuta beach. It is good to see and learn from the history of couple years ago about the bomb tragedy. Hundreds of people died and their names were written on that monument that is located exactly at the bombing site.



Jadwal penerbangan saya pulang ke Jakarta masih beberapa jam lagi. Waktu di Bali saya sewa motor selama dua hari, dengan harga sewa sekitar 60 ribu rupiah per hari. Setelah selesai makan siang di Bali Beach Wallk, saya pergi mengunjungi Monumeb Bom Bali di Jalan Legian.  Jaraknya tidak jauh dari pantai Kuta bahkan bisa dilakukan dengan berjalan kaki. Merupakan ide yang bagus juga untuk melihat dan belajar dari sejarah beberapa tahun lalu mengenai tragedi pengeboman ini. Ratusan orang meninggal dan nama mereka terukir di monumen yang dibangun dilokasi pengeboman.

After took some pictures at the monument, I rode my motorbike to Kuta Beach. I was impressed that Kuta Beach now cleaner than couple years ago. The pedestrian way has been renovated. It is now very convenient for people to walk.

Setelah mengambil beberapa foto di monumen bom Bali, saya mengendarai motor ke Pantai Kuta. Saya terkesan dengan Pantai Kuta sekarang yang lebih bersih jika dibandingkan beberapa tahun yang lalu. Trotoarnya juga sudah direnovasi. Hal ini membuat nyaman para pejalan kaki.

Pedestrian in Kuta Beach. Photo credit - Carl Fakaruddin 2013

Motorbike parking in Kuta Beach. Photo credit - Carl Fakaruddin 2013
That day was cloudy. I walked near the beach and played in the waves. The beach was clean and not to crowded. I spent an hour enjoying the beach. I saw some elementary school children interviewing foreign tourist in English about where are they come from and others basic introduction questions as part of their school assignment.

Hari itu agak mendung dan pantainya sangat bersih. Saya berjalan menyusuri pantai dan bermain dengan ombak.  Pantainya nampak bersih waktu itu dan tidak terlalu ramai dengan turis. Saya menghabiskan waktu sekitar satu jam disana. Saat itu saya juga melihat anak-anak murid SD sedang mewawancari turis asing dalam bahasa Inggris sebagai bagian dari tugas dari sekolah.

Elementary School Student interviewing foreign tourists. Photo credit - Carl Fakaruddin 2013

Kuta Beach Bali. Photo credit - Carl Fakaruddin 2013