The Struggle Museum for the Balinese People was scraped during
1980. Started from the idea of Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, was Balinese
Governor. He ignited the idea initially about the museum and the
monument for the struggle for the Balinese people. Then during 1981,
was held the design contest of the monument, which was won by Ida Bagus
Yadnya, a student the Udayana University route of the Engineering
Faculty's architecture. Then during 1988 was carried out by the laying
of the cornerstone and while approximately 13 years of the monument
development were finished.
In 2001, the physical building the
monument was finished. A year later, the diorama filling and the
arrangement of the monument environment were carried out. In September
2002, SK Governor Bali was about the appointment of the UPTD Monument
Head carried out. And finally, on August 1 2004, the Service to the
community was opened generally, after beforehand in June 2003 the
appointment of the Monument was carried out by RI President at the time
Ms Megawati Soekarnoputri.
The monument that was located in
Renon field region was indeed very interesting attention for everyone
because of the place that was treated well and cleanly and complete
with the tower that soared to the space that had typical Balinese
architecture that was beautiful. The location of this monument was also
very strategic because of being located in front of the Office Governor
the Level of I Bali that also in front of the Building of DPRD Bali
Province to be precise in the Renon Nitimandala Field. This place was
the place of the battle of the independence time between the Balinese
people against colonizer’s troops. This war was famous with the
"Puputan War" term that meant the war completely. This monument was
established to give respect to the heroes as well as be the symbol of
respect for the struggle for the Balinese people.
To enter the
monument that has wide 4.900 m2 and the area of the land 138.830 m2
this, each mature visitor was adopted the ticket costing Rp 2,000.
Whereas Rp 1,000 for children. When we entered the museum that was in
this monument, we will see many interesting matters. The design of the
monument interior also was not inferior good with the exterior.
Apparently also foreign and local tourists that was seeing-saw this
place collection. This monument collection various dioramas that was
put forward the struggle for the Balinese people. Gotten 17 available
dioramas in the monument that was located in this Puputan Niti Mandala
Highway. Several of the narrated the struggle in the royal time in Bali
in opposing the colonization. For example, the Jagaraga War in
Buleleng, Puputan Badung War through to the Puputan Klungkung Battle.
only that, several dioramas also depicted the kick lunged at the
Balinese people in maintaining independence after the proclamation of
Indonesian independence. For example the battle in the Buleleng Port,
Bali Strait was through to the Margarana bellows war supervised headed
by I Gusti Ngurah Rai.
Apart from the diorama, appearance was
seen by several of the hero's national paintings I Gusti Ngurah Rai
with his troops. In the monument that also was the museum and was named
Bajra Sandhi this also was gotten by the library, the place of the
typical Balinese food expenses and Balinese diligence that
unfortunately if you did not bring the present as the work was brought
came home. After that, we could try to climb onto the tower that the
height tens meters that. From on top of our tower could see Denpasar
City scenery and the activity in the Renon Field and surrounding area.
After you were satisfied to enjoy all of them and you wanted to come
home, don't forget to take the photograph of Balinese architecture that
was very typical in the Struggle Monument for the Balinese People.