Unique and New in Bali! Bung Karno Statue from Woven Bamboo

woven bamboo statue of Soekarno

Being the mecca of Indonesian tourism, Bali continues to innovate in tourism. This time there is something unique and new Bali. Quoted from bali news id (15/9/2022) artists Ubud make a statue of Bung Karno from woven bamboo.

The tallest bamboo statue in the world

Not only is the material unusual, the statue is also jumbo in size. Having a height of 15 meters, the weight of the Bung Karno statue is estimated at 3 tons. No wonder this statue is also touted as the tallest bamboo statue in the world.

The Bung Karno statue made of woven bamboo was made by dozens of artists from Banjar Kelingkung in Lodtunduh Village, Ubud, Gianyar Regency. One of the artists involved in working on the statue of the RI proclaimer is Agus Eri Putra. He said, the work of this statue took a long time. “We involved almost fifteen youths in this work. The work has been going on for two months," he said on Wednesday (14/9/2022).

The process of making this statue starts with sorting the bamboo first. After that, the bamboo is cut into pieces and there is a weaving or weaving process. To make a detailed pattern like Soekarno also takes approximately two months.

Meanwhile, to make a statue of Bung Karno from woven bamboo, hundreds of bamboo sticks are needed. The bamboo used is imported from Bangli Regency.

Work almost done

Until now, the process of working on the Bung Karno statue from woven bamboo has reached 90 percent. After completion of the work later, the statue will be placed at the Alas Harum tourist attraction in Tegallalang, Gianyar. It is hoped that the statue of the proclaimer will become a new tourist icon on the Island of the Gods as well as complement it spot interesting in the Tegalalang area.

The name just mentioned is an interesting tourist spot in the Gianyar sub-district, Bali that offers a green landscape of terraced rice fields or terraces. In this place, Travela buddy can enjoy the cool air while walking around the rice fields. The green scenery makes anyone not want to leave immediately. Moreover, the atmosphere is beautiful and quiet away from the noise of the city, very suitable for a moment to step aside and relax from the hectic work activities.

One of the interesting places in the rice field area is Alas Harum Agrotourism. This place offers a variety of interesting spots to take pictures, ranging from Dancing Bridge, Bird Nest, Pekak Brayut, Gorilla, Glass Flooring, to Education Temple. Dancing Bridge itself is a swinging bridge. Trying to pass it offers a sensation of 'excited' as well as exciting. If you want more adrenaline, you can take pictures at the Bird Nest, which is a roundabout in the shape of a bird's nest and made of twigs. Under this 'nest' there is a net as a safety, so Travela buddy no need to worry. Of course, with the Bung Karno Statue made of woven bamboo that is planned to be placed here, practically there are more and more spot Alas Harum's photo. (y)

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