Singaraja (formerly Singaradja ) is the second largest city on the Indonesian island of Bali to the island's capital, Denpasar.

Location and History

Singaraja is located in the north of the island on the coast and to the independence of Indonesia was the administrative center of the colonial province of Bali. Today Singaraja is still the capital of the administrative region ( and former kingdom ) Buleleng. The glorious history of the city is still well recognizable on the basis of the cityscape, which is characterized in many parts of typical colonial architecture. In about 15 km from Singaraja also located on the coast of one of the tourist centers of Bali: Lovina, which consists of a number of former fishing villages.


  • The former Royal Palace ( Puri, "palace" ). There 's still alive one of the four wives of the last Rajas of Buleleng, AA Panji Tisna, who was also one of the most famous writers of Bali.
  • The valuable Lontar library with books that are scratched onto the leaves of Lontar palm.