Sunday, November 29, 2009

Traveling: Liwa, Cold but Warm felt

THIS passage of a long poem Udo Z. Karzi, "How may I Forget" about the city of his birth, Liwa. A small town that was almost forgotten in the country map frenzy. Even so, the city is located in the rain because of this plateau had horrendous as magnitude 6.6 earthquake on the Richter scale, February 15, 1994.
Twelve years ago, Liwa ruins. Almost all the permanent buildings on the ground Liwa. No less than 196 people from several villages and districts in West Lampung killed. The number of injured nearly 2000 people. On average they were killed and injured because of falling rubble. The number of people who lost their homes nearly 75 thousand.
An earthquake fixed monuments at the grave of Ham Tebiu as memory materials.
A bitter memories of Liwa.
But, after so many years passed, slowly time passed. Now, Liwa still grow into a safe area, peaceful, and serene. Moreover, with fertile soil capable of giving a more meaningful life.
Liwa is located on the side street that connects the three provinces, ie own Lampung, Bengkulu and South Sumatra.
Liwa which includes one clan (clan Liwa) and one district (District Balik Bukit) consists of 11 (eleven) Pekon (village): Padangcahya, Confessing Way, Liwa Market, Kubuperahu, Sebarus, Gunungsugih, Ulu Empulau Way, Watas, Padangdalom, Sukarame, and Bahway.
In the city center, stands the magnificent monument which Hagha Wood become a legend about the origin of Lampung tribe now spread to all corners of the province complete with language, literacy, and culture.
Located in the mountains with the cool air and beautiful scenery covering around 3300 hectares, Liwa is the exoticism of nature lovers. Liwa (also the name of one clan of the clan in Lampung 84) includes several Pekon (village) surrounded by green hills. From a distance, bluish Mount Pesagi, the highest mountain in Lampung (2262 m), adding elegant city.
At the foot of the highest mountain in Lampung is believed to have stood the lower kingdom Skalabrak-BUAY BUAY Ompung the descendants Lamponga (Lampung).
From the first, known as the Liwa peemukiman fun, safe, and peace for all people. The Dutch in the colonial period also use this city as a vacation spot, relax, and relax.
Some Dutch heritage buildings actually complete before the 6.5 magnitude tectonic earthquake on the Richter scale hit the city, February 15, 1994. Now, some Dutch heritage can still look like a barracks that is now the Office of the Police Sector (police) Back Mount and rest house (now Hotel Sindalapai).
In this city people can learn antigempa construction. Some buildings intact despite digasak earthquake in 1933 and 1994 may be evidence of the ability of people of Lampung in creating traditional technologies in earthquake resistant buildings. Even now, West Lampung administration begin implementing this. Development of residential areas, offices, and schools re-built with antigempa construction. At that time, we built about 60 mosques and some schools with ferocemen materials, namely cement material placed on the bones of fine iron instead of concrete.

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