last week I posted a screen grab of Sanur circa 1973 . A reader suggested the video was footage from the early Bali film Tubular Swells.
I plowed through my pile of moldy photos and found a couple of Sanur in the 1990s, before the sand fill and breakwater pier constructions. These show how the lagoon was back then, just a few jukungs for tourist sails and glass-bottom boats. The fast boat madness to Lembongan was still to come. Mak Beng’s fish shack was still a sleepy, fly-infested eating joint for the locals (these days, Jakarta and Javanese tourists queue up for a place to sit–eating at Mak’s is one of their must things to do)
Let’s start with this sketch of Sanur in 1906, when the Dutch landed their invasion fleet off Sanur, the start of their conquest of Bali’s kingdoms:
Then here’s another one from Sanur in the late 60s or so:
Then Sanur in the 90s:
And Sanur in the 90s with a swell going off: