Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

DSC02429This is a monument or statue of Catur Muka, the icon of Denpasar city. Catur in Balinese language means 4 and muka is face. This statue is located in the heart of Denpasar city, at the centre of a cross junction. And yes, it has 4 faces.

DSC02448Each face direct towards each of the 4 streets, Surapati st. in the east (where is also the Official House of Bali Governor), Veteran st. in the north (same location with the oldest hotel in Bali), Gajah Mada st. in the west (you can find many textile stores and also the biggest market in Bali) and Udayana st. in the south (the location of Military Force of Bali and the Mayor office of Denpasar)

This statue was built in 1973 to replace a Street Clock or Jam Lonceng as the legacy of the Dutch in 1900-s. Now, the street clock is placed at Surapati st., across where it was along time ago. A plate was set below the clock with information written in Indonesian, Balinese letters and English. It says: Legacy of Dutch Colonial Era.

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Catur Muka area becomes the centre of people activity in the afternoon or weekend morning.ย Even more popular since the annual Denpasar festival is organised around this statue.

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3 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

  1. Really nice photos. It’s like I visited a part of Bali (right?) and learned something about the monuments, too. I’m from the Philippines, by the way so we’re kinda neighbors. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward for more of your posts. ๐Ÿ™‚

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