A major seaport during the times of colonialism, Buleleng harbour also houses a symbol of freedom and courage on it's coast. The Yudha Madalatama Independence monument was built to commemorate the freedom fighter Ketut Merta, who was killed by gunfire from a Dutch warship in the early days of the Independence struggle.
The Yudha Mandala Tama Independence Monument is located along the coast of the Bali Sea. It has emerged as a prominent landmark of this part of town. The monument was built to honour the struggles and sacrifices of the local freedom fighter, Ketut Merta, against the Dutch. He was eventually killed during Indonesia’s struggle for Independence.
As the Yudha Mandala Tama Independence Monument is located along the sea coast, it makes for an apt spot for people to hang out and relax, while also learning about the monument’s significance. The beach is devoid of any fancy clubs and crowds, making for a serene experience.
Nearby tourist attractions in the vicinity include the Gedong Kirtya Museum, Museum Buleleng, Pura Agung Jagatnatha temple, Ling Gwang Kiong Temple etc. Siobak and Batagor are popular delicacies served in Singaraja. They can be found at any of the local food stalls or restaurants.