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Bali "Puputan square"

Monday, September 1, 2008

This is the Denpasar town square. The name of the square is derived from the two words, Puputan, means the last blood drop battle, while Badung is a name of a regency in Bali (formerly Denpasar is a part of Badung regency).

Puputan Square is a large open square in the center of Denpasar city, the site of the famous ‘Puputan’ fight to death against the Dutch troops on 20 September 1906, when thousands of Balinese warriors, dressed in their finest Balinese regalia, and armed only with tradition weapons like keris (short draggers) and spears, hurled themselves against the lines of Dutch troops.

A monument was built at the northern part of the Puputan Square to commemorate Puputan battle. The monument shows a man and his two children carrying keris (short draggers) and bamboo spears, ready to fight.
With a legendary tale behind it, Puputan Square in Bali has become one of the most important sites for all the travelers who wish to go for Sightseeing in Bali. The square had been built to commemorate the spirit of the Bali people, by laying down a monument of a man, woman and two children. The tombstone depicts the bravery of Bali people in taking a firm but futile stand against the Dutch aggressors. The park is a popular scenic spot in Bali where the visitors can take recourse in some moments of peace and respite far from the din and hustle bustle of the city.

Usually, on the late afternoon, the people Denpasar utilized the square as a place to relax with family. The square provides such wide space for people to hanging around, relax on the grass, talking and giggling with their family or friends, enjoying the square’s landscaped garden. Some teenagers are also use the square for skate- boarding and roller- blading, while on the north part of the square a big chess board is put, as well as some tables are also provided for those who also want to play chess but in terms of normal size.

The most crowded view in the square could be seen on Saturday and Sunday, where as those days are weekends, times for everyone to have fun and relax, escape from daily routine. A number of street vendors are also crowding the square, selling their items for the people at the square.

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