Tukad Bangkung Bridge in village of Plaga, Petang District, Badung regency, Bali, opened in December 19, 2006. The bridge that connects the three districts, each of Badung, Bangli, and Buleleng it be the longest bridge in Bali and claimed to be the highest in Asia.
Tukad Bangkung bridge 360 meters in length, 9.6 meters wide, with the highest reaching 71.14 meters pillar, the pillar and foundation 41 feet below ground. The bridge technologically balanced cantilever, with an estimated lifetime of 100 years. On the grounds that no decrease in the surrounding landscape, the bridge was not built with a roof on it. Construction of the bridge was expected to withstand earthquakes of up
to 7 on the Richter scale.
The bridge replaced the old bridge to be located 500 meters south of the bridge Tukad Bangkung. The bridge funds to Rp. 49 billion more to build. The funds came purely from the budget of Bali Province, with a multiyear system since 2001. Construction of the bridge
was at once cut the distance in a 6 kilometer long bridge.
All the Hindus in Indonesia, especially Bali implement Catur Bratha Penyepian, Saturday (5 / 3). The atmosphere of tourist in Kuta area seemed very quiet and silent. All shops and entertainment venues in the Kuta area closed.
This is a travel story from friend of mine. She is going to Semau, an Island near Timor. This is the story:
The second day of New Year holiday, there are so many choices. Suddenly me and my friends will be tempted Apes the beauty of the island that afternoon was very white sand beaches visible from Kupang. So finally, we look for ships that could take us to the island in the middle of the bay Kupang. With full of spirit, we guerilla from the Nunhila beaches, Teddis, Oeba until Pasir Panjang adjacent to the Chrystal hotel. We got a little surprise, that we should hire a boat for IDR 1.5 million. Expensive… beyond our budget of course.
From the Pasir Panjang area we are looking for info on port Tenau, because in the Port Tenau there are many motor boats that carry passengers to and from the island Semau. Slightly cheaper, in the Port Tenau motorboat towing ZAR 1 million to fix prices. Feels remain expensive.
As the drug of disappointed, we finally decided to join the motor boat cruised into Semau. I do not know all of a sudden me feel “brave” to cross the Strait of Semau, surprised also because it has long wanted to Semau but the mind is always afraid. Finally the time has arrived. Nothing to lose. Just hope that the trip safe and enjoyable.