Also known as Ground Zero Monument and is located on Jalan Legian, Kuta, which is an area that is crowded by tourists, especially foreigner
This monument reminds us of the terrible tragedy of the Bali bomb explosion that occurred on Saturday, October 12, 2002, at Jalan Legian Kuta, causing 202 people from 22 countries to be killed and 324 to be seriously injured or defeated.
The horrible bomb explosion also destroyed and damaged many buildings and cars in a one-kilometer radius, and since that tragedy, the tourism industry, which was the backbone of Bali's economy, has suffered the deepest decline in its history. But owing to the dedication and hard work of all community levels, either the private sector or the government, it has now made a gradual recovery.
The monument is located at the area of the explosion site (Ground Zero), while the striking part of the monument is "Kayonan," taking the shape of a huge white tree leaf as a symbol of the universe, and at the lower part of Kayonan could be found an inscription listing all dead victims of the bomb tragedy, classified by nationality.
Nationality of the victims based on the following data :
88 Australia, Indonesia 38 people (mostly residents of Bali),
English 26, US 7, Germany 6 persons,
Sweden 5 people, Netherlands 4 persons, France 4 persons,
Denmark 3 people, 3 New Zealand, Switzerland 3 people,