Photographer's Note

"In a short while from now we would be landing in Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar" would have been the announcement inside the Lion Air flight, which was about to land in Bali’s airport.

I could guess what the passengers of Lion Air were feeling...that the plane is about to land into the sea. The runway is so close to the water that you can see the waves crashing into the walls of the embankment.

Note the runway, jutting into the sea. In fact in the years 1965 to 1969 the runway was lengthened to 2700 metres (the present length is 3000 meters) , reclaiming about 1000 meters of the sea. In 1969, the airport, formerly known as Tuban Airport was renamed as Ngurah Rai Airport.

I managed to capture this from our plane window. We were sitting in our Malaysian Airways flight, waiting in the queue for takeoff. It marked the end of our Bali trip & we were really sorry to leave the Island of Gods. But like everything good, this too had to come to an end & a few moments later, it did. I also have to start drawing the curtains to my Bali Travellogue (long continuing :-) 77 pictures posted)...this is a post marking the beginning of the end.

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