Baby turtles released to mark Bali bombings - Tourism Indonesia


Friday, October 12, 2007

Baby turtles released to mark Bali bombings

A total of 202 baby turtles were released into the sea at Kuta Beach here on Friday to mark the fifth anniversary of the first Bali bombings on October 12, 2002.

Several foreign tourists were seen together with relatives of local victims in releasing the animals.

"The figure 202 (of baby turtles released) symbolizes the number of deaths in the tragedy," organizing committee chaiaman Nyoman Bagiana Karang said.

In addition to releasing the baby turtles the also spread flowers for peace in the middle of the sea off the beach. "Professional surfers were tasked to spread the flowers," Karang said.

The two ceremonies were then followed by the sounding of a bell for peace at ground zero in Kuta.

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