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Kuta-Legian area

The white sands of Kuta are still arguably the best beachfront on Bali. The beach is much cleaner than just a few years ago, although the vendors remain annoying. Kuta is a booming Pacific resort and its streets are clogged with tourists and traffic during peak seasons. Legian is more of the same, just as crowded, but more suitable for longer stays, although in many ways it has become an extension of Kuta. Further north, Seminyak, Petitenget and Canggu offer more tranquility.

The Bali bomb
Two year memorial service

Today, exactly two years ago, 202 people lost their lives in the most horrific terrorist attack since the World Trade Center on 11 September 2002. Bali remembers this day as a day of international awareness. Visitors from all over the world and also many Australians, the country lost over 80 residents in the bomb attack, were at the memorial service to remember their dead.

Names of all 202 victims are on this stone which is in the monument itself.

At the ceremony itself flags of many countries of the world decorated the scene of the memorial, which is not at the very site of the explosions however.\

Creating the little baskets which are used to bring sacrifices.\

The current status of the actual spot where over 200 people were killed in two bomb blasts. The buildings around it have been rebuilt, only the site of the former Sari Club (SC) is still left empty.\

Two of the signs are from the Paddy's Bar.

Pictures © Rick

Location map of The Bali bomb

Last revised on December 15, 2009
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