New statue Kebo Iwa of 20 tons and 21,45 meters height has been finally installed at Pekraman Bedha Village in Tabanan on Saturday 26/12/2020. The statue has been lifted to the tower and eventually planned to be completed on Saturday 19/12/2020.However, on the first attempt the crane operator realised that it was not possible to lift the the 20 ton statue with only one crane.
The second attempt on December 25 2020 also failed and finally on Saturday (26/12) at 14.00 H using 1 tower crane the statue was lifted after one hour preparation and successfully installed on the top of the tower and completed on Sunday (27/12/2020).
I Ketut Sudiarta who nade the stature highlighted that the installation went smoothly without any problems in general > The installation of the statue is in accordance with the instructions from Queen Begawan, who helped from the beginning with the construction of the statue. The statue is facing south towards Uluwatu because Kebo Iwa received many gifts after the invasion of the Majapahit Kingdom.
The statue’s hand pointing to the west to the Majapahit Kingdom when giving instructions to its soldiers from which direction the invasion was coming. The top of the keris is faces Mount Agung and the back is facing Mount Batukaru.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana
The highest statue is Bali is still the Garuda Wisnu Kencana” in Uluwatu. It’s about 75 metres high — 120m if you count the pedestal.That is about 30m higher than the Statue of Liberty, off New York. But Liberty is tall and thin, while Garuda is almost as wide as it is high — its wingspan is 64m.
it weighs up to 1,000 tons and is made up of 1,100 pieces of copper.
the GWK is made from imported materials from countries like Japan, Europe and Latin America.
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