Detailed plans for a memorial park on the site that was once Kuta's Sari Club will be revealed today as survivors of the 2002 Bali bombing reflect on the fateful day 11 years ago when their lives changed irrevocably.
Survivors and family members of those killed in the 2002 and 2005 terror attacks attended a dawn service at the Kings Park Bali Memorial today to mark the anniversary of the bombing that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians.
A video of an artist's impression of the international peace park, designed by renowned Bali landscape artist Made Wijaya, will be shown at a breakfast after the service.
The plans feature a sculpture with 202 poles, each representing a life lost in the 2002 bombing, a museum, ponds, lush vegetation and "contemplative corners" for Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians.
The Bali Peace Park Association has been working on the project since 2008 and has just launched a national campaign to raise the $2 million needed to complete the park.
Eleven years after the bombing, the former Sari Club site is a barren makeshift carpark after local authorities vetoed commercial development on it.
Gary Nash, who spent three weeks in a coma and months in hospital with severe burns after the bombing, said many people were tired of waiting for the park after 11 years.
He urged the owner of the land to reconsider its sale and the company renting the property to surrender the lease.
He said he hoped the park would be a place where people could go to reflect and would help counter terrorism "in some small way".
Mr Nash said he got emotional on the anniversary of the bombing each year, but it was a good opportunity for survivors and families who had lost loved ones to catch up.
Phil Britten, who had horrific injuries and lost seven friends in the bombing, said the anniversary had gone from a sad occasion to a celebration of the lives of those lost and survivors "thanking their lucky stars".
He said it was time for the memorial garden to be constructed so people had a beautiful place unlike anything else in Kuta to reflect and relax.
The project is backed by all Australian States, Territories and the Federal Government, with a total of $900,000 promised for the purchase of the land.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised funding to help build the park.
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