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Behind Iconic GWK Statue Bali

Posted by Admin on November 21, 2022

The G20 has ended and left a lot of impressions. Several discussions and activities have also been carried out by World Heads and Delegates at the G20 event. The series of activities that had been prepared in advance felt a little different from the previous G20.

On several occasions, it was seen that Indonesian President Joko Widodo included and introduced Indonesian culture to G20 participants. This can be seen from the selection of traditional clothes worn by President Joko Widodo at the G20 dinner.

In addition to the unique selection of President Joko Widodo’s attire, the choice of Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) as the venue for the Gala Dinner with all the luxuries that were presented became something that attracted the media to report on the big event in the series of G20 events.

There are several interesting facts behind the splendor of the GWK statue which is one of the icons of the island of the Gods. Following is our review of interesting facts about GWK, the tallest statue on the island of Bali.

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1. GWK was established after 28 years of process.
GWK was initiated by a well-known sculptor in Bali, namely Pak Nyoman, together with Minister of Tourism, Post and Telecommunications Joop Ave, Minister of Mines and Energy IB Sudjana, and Governor of Bali Ida Bagus Oka (1989). The GWK project itself was approved by President Soeharto at that time (1990). The GWK construction project was delayed in 1998 due to the monetary crisis. It was only in 2013 that the first stone was laid for this statue. And this statue was finally completed in 2018.

2. GWK is one of the tallest statues in the world.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is 121 meters high and 64 meters wide. Its splendor can be seen even from various other areas in Bali which are quite far away. In comparison, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue beats the height of the Statue of Liberty which reaches 93 meters.

3. GWK uses copper as raw material.
The raw material or surface construction material for the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue uses copper metal. The total copper used is 25,000 square meters. In addition, the surface of the statue is also plated with brass.

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