Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Singaraja

From Lovina, we rode bemos (shared taxis/minivans) with the locals to have a quick look at Singaraja, 10km to the east, the 2nd largest city in Bali.

Usually one thinks of Bali as homogeneous; however, we found Singarja to be quite cosmopolitan with its Hindu temples, mosques, Chinese temple, universities, Dutch Colonial architecture, and numerous government buildings. Not to mention KFC and Bata.

Pasar Anyar, main market in Singarja. Notice the horse cart. Also note that Pasar=Bazaar.
Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Palm baskets used for the daily Hindu offerings at home, work, or temple.
Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

The minaret of Masjid Nur; one of the older mosques in town. Hard to get a good shot in the narrow streets.
Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Muslim school girls.
Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Not easy to get a good shot of this mosque as it, like most other mosques we saw in Bali, appears to be aligned with Mecca, not the surrounding street grid.
Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Several views of the Independence Monument which is located on the sight of the old, now silted up, port.
Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

The Chinese Temple is also located at the old port. One older Chinese man relaxing at this temple spoke pretty good Mandarin.
Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

KFC.
Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

The gate to Pura Dalem the main Hindu Temple.
Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Thinking these are buildings from the Dutch Colonial Period.
Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

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