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Requisition of crops led to deprivation. Non-Indonesians were imprisoned by the Japanese or deported. The occupation spurred on the forces of nationalism. Leading the nationalists was Javanese intellectual Sukarno, who proclaimed independence on 17 August 1945, two days after the Japanese surrender. However, the Dutch returned to reclaim their colonies. They met fierce resistance. In Bali they achieved a TIMELINE 1936 Founding 1928 Opening of the Pita Maha art of Bali Hotel movement in Denpasar (see p35) 1908 Klungkung puputan; Dutch control all of Bali Klungkung’s king in 1908, Dewa Agung Semarabhawa 1920 1910 1930 1942 Japanese invasion; Dutch withdraw from the archipelago 1940 1917 Earthquake; eruption of Gunung Batur 1914 Opening of Bali to tourism The title page from Island of Bali 1949 Transfer of sovereignty to Republic of Indonesia 1950 1946 Dutch return; 1937 Publication of Island of Bali, a classic travel work, by Miguel Covarrubias puputan at Margarana 1945 Indonesia proclaims independence; Sukarno becomes president 1963 Eruption of Gunung Agung 1960 1965 30 Sep- tember coup attempt; AntiCommunist purges begin T H E H I S T O R Y O F B A L I A N D L O M B O K 51 AUTOCRACY AND REFORM On 30 September 1965, an alleged coup attempt took place in Jakarta.
It has a very tall padmasana shrine (see p26). w P Catur Muka Northwest corner of Taman Puputan. On the traffic island adjacent to Taman Puputan is a representation of Wisnu, the four-headed Hindu god, shown in the form of a stone statue 20 m (65 ft) tall, dating from the 1970s. The name means “four faces”. Bali Museum Jalan Letkol Wisnu. See pp62–3. ( Pasar Burung Off Jalan Veteran. # daily. At this lively bird market many species of birds and other animals can be seen. The Balinese love song-birds and those with exceptional voices can sell for very high prices.
In the week leading up to Independence Day, which is marked by events throughout Indonesia, Bali’s traffic may be held up by ranks of schoolchildren marching along the roads, in preparation for the militaryinspired ceremonies held on the big day itself in the provincial capital, Denpasar. The island of Lombok typically receives about an hour less sunshine each day compared to Bali. Daylight hours are fairly constant throughout the year on both islands as they are close to the equator. Mekepung (Jul–Oct, dates variable).
Bali and Lombok by Bruce Carpenter