Abrassion Threaten Rambut Siwi Temple

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Abrasion threatens Rambut Siwi Temple, which is one of the largest temples in Jembrana Regency, despite the breakwater has been built on the beach area.

“The wave’s barrier wall is starting to break at some parts. If it is left unchecked, this temple can be threatened,” said Pemangku (priest) of Rambut Siwi Temple, Mangku Wania, on Wednesday.

The waves in the area of the temple located at Yehembang village are strong enough in the last few days.

Some people predicted that the wave with height up to 3 meters is still going to happen until next week.

Because of the continuous waves hit, the 500-meter barrier on the beach of the village began to crack, even at some points it was broken.

“This barrier wall obviously could not withstand the waves, it should be made even stronger. If it is left unchecked, soon everything will be ruined,” said Wania.

Besides threatening Rambut Siwi Temple, the abrasion also began to erode the subak road or path used every day by the farmers to the rice fields.

The distance between the subak road and the beach currently is about one meter and continue to narrow as the waves scouring.

The residents’ houses located on the seashore also are 3 meters from sea water, which makes them scared at night.

The village chief or Perkebel of Yehembang, I Ketut Semadi, said that he had proposed to the Jembrana regency government, so that the abrasion prevention in the region will be a priority.

“There is Rambut Siwi Temple, which is one of the largest temples in Jembrana. We have asked to make the abrasion handling as a priority to be proposed to the central government,” he said.

He admitted that collaborative effort undertaken by the community with military forces, to make a seawall made of sandbags, which no longer able to withstand the waves attack.

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