- Pay your respect to the victims of the Bali Bombings
- Jln. Legian, Kuta BALI, Indonesia
The Bali Bombings were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks that occurred in the popular tourist district of Kuta in Bali, Indonesia on October 12, 2002. The bombings were carried out by the militant group Jemaah Islamiyah and targeted two nightclubs in the area, killing 202 people, including 88 Australians, 38 Indonesians, and many other nationalities. More than 200 people were also injured in the attacks.
Following the bombings, a memorial was established at the site of the former Sari Club, one of the nightclubs that was targeted in the attack. The memorial is called the Bali Bombing Memorial, also known as the Ground Zero Monument, and serves as a tribute to the victims of the bombings.
The Bali Bombing Memorial consists of a large stone plaque that bears the names of all the victims of the bombings, as well as a flagpole and a bronze statue of a crying woman. The statue, created by Balinese artist Nyoman Nuarta, is known as the "Goddess of the Sea" and is a symbol of hope and resilience.
The memorial is located on Jalan Legian, the street where the Sari Club was located, and is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visitors are encouraged to pay their respects and leave flowers or other tokens of remembrance at the site.
In addition to the Bali Bombing Memorial, there are also other memorials and tributes to the victims of the bombings throughout Bali. These include the Bali Bombing Memorial Park in Jimbaran and the Bali Memorial Wall in Perth, Australia, which features the names of all the Australian victims of the attacks.
The Bali Bombings were a tragic event that shook the world and had a profound impact on Bali's tourism industry. The establishment of the Bali Bombing Memorial serves as a reminder of the senseless violence that occurred that day, as well as a symbol of hope and resilience in the face of tragedy.
Image source: The Bali Bible