Si Pitung’s House Fights with Rob Marunda’s Flood

Jakarta

Located in Marunda, North Jakarta, the cultural heritage of Rumah Si Pitung did not escape the brunt of the tidal flood. The management tries to overcome the impact so that the building remains strong.

Tidal floods or tidal floods often hit Marunda. When detikTravel When you come there, you can see residential areas that are directly adjacent to the high seas.

There are walls that function to repel the waves. Mangroves are also present, but their numbers are not sufficient to protect settlements from seawater.

Si Pitung's house is closed for maintenanceSi Pitung’s house is closed for maintenance. Photo: Pradita Utama/detikcom

One of the locations that has been affected by the tidal flood several times is the Si Pitung House. This historic house, which is also a tourist destination for Marunda, was hit by the worst floods in 2021.

The guide for Si Pitung’s house, Tama, said that at that time the water entered the area of ​​Si Pitung’s house. At that time, local residents were also surprised that sea water could get into the middle of the area.

“It is said to be severe because usually the water does not enter the area. But the water is only a calf high, not up to the waist,” he said.

Si Pitung's house is closed for maintenanceSi Pitung’s house is closed for maintenance. Photo: Pradita Utama/detikcom

Tama explained that the entry of sea water into the Si Pitung House area is not a new thing. However, the arrival of sea water is unpredictable.

“It depends on the tide. In the morning it suddenly rises but briefly. Usually at night it also rises but quickly recedes,” he said.

Seeing this condition, the Head of the Maritime Museum Management Unit, Mis Ari explained that his party had coordinated with a number of related agencies to deal with tidal flooding at Si Pitung House.

“We are coordinating with the relevant agencies to review, overcome the rob that is in our environment. Once a team from the related service came to make several infiltration points,” he said.

Si Pitung's house is closed for maintenanceSi Pitung’s house is closed for maintenance. Photo: Pradita Utama/detikcom

In addition, he also asked the regional stakeholders not to be higher than the condition of the land or the area inside Si Pitung’s house when repairing the road. The goal is that the flood does not flow there.

Mis Ari does not deny that the tidal wave is a risk that Si Pitung House must face. Previously, the stilt house was also not as high as it is now. Efforts to elevate buildings are also carried out to avoid tidal flooding.

“Inevitably, we cannot avoid the rob. But at least the duration of the rob is not too long, so it can recede,” he said.

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