Locals Repair Pelangi Bridge in Lancang Island

7 Sep 2016

A Pelangi Bridge is a tourist icon of mangrove park in Lancang Island, Pari Island Urban Village, South Seribu Islands. Unfortunately, its current condition is very worrying. The bridge that is built using wooden boards and beams are now badly damaged thus impassable by travelers.  

To prevent unwanted things in future, local residents finally decided to repair the bridge.

"As emergency effort, we use fund from locals to repair the bridge using bamboos, but not yet completed. In future, we want this bridge to be made from concrete thus it can be more durable," said Murta'a, Head of Pari Island Urban Village, Saturday (5/28).

According to Murta'a, besides introducing mangrove park, it is also a means of connecting between mangrove park to fishing locations on the northwest side of the building where there is a Dutch heritage lighthouse that was built around 1800. The building can be seen when the sea receded.

"This 200-meter long bridge is directly connecting to the fishing spots for travelers and bukit Pelangi or Karang Gosong," he finished.

Reporter : Suparni | Translated by : Nugroho Adibrata

Source : http://www.beritajakarta.com/en/