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This time I decided to climb the mountain on the east coast of Cempi bay, Monday afternoon, 26 October 2020.
I tried to export some of the scenery on the mountain. So far, this mountain cluster can only be seen from the highway and the beach.
But this time, I tried to climb up and take a close look.To reach some of the peaks, I had to hike from the direction closest to the beach site of Nangasia. It’s not that high, but the incline made me have to rest a few times and decide to take a breath and restore my strength.
This mountain cluster can no longer be seen by the towering trees that challenge the sky. The reason is, the residents have made corn fields. And as far as the eye could see, it was bare because it was cut down.
However, large piles of stones adorn various corners of the mountain.According to the story circulating, that this mountain cluster has historical value. The existence of the Nangasia site, which is not far from the foot of the mountain, is historical evidence that strengthens the stories of the local community.
Even at the end of the mountain that I climbed, there is a monument that says 2. 500 BC. This is evidence that at the foot of this mountain was once used as an old settlement that was once inhabited by humans.
Then to reach the top of the mountain, I spent about 5 minutes. I don’t call it a hill, because this mountain is quite long and connects with others.My legs hurt. I know I have never climbed for a long time.
Pretty rocks adorn the scenery.But immediately, my tiredness was gone, after taking my eyes off watching Cempi Bay which stretches as far as the eye can see. Hu’u Subdistrict is visible so easily with the piles of residents’ houses lining one another.
Then I shifted to another peak. There is one stone which is quite unique in my opinion, the reason is as if the stone is held by another stone.Even if you look at it, this rock could have fallen because it seemed like there was nothing to hold it back.
For a while I looked at it by looking from various sides. It is quite unique, and to capture the moment, I also documented it. Oo. Yes, this time I hiked it myself. I didn’t invite anyone. You see, not everyone likes climbing like this.
Because usually friends prefer to climb high mountains and then decide to stay overnight.
Meanwhile, I do not just climb mountains, but also usually find out the historical and cultural values from the perspective of the local community about the mountain. Then I wrote it down so that the story would not be eaten by time.
Approximately an hour I stood on several corners of the mountain. The scenery does give a sense of peace in the heart. For a moment I sat on one of the large rocks, from the top of the mountain, I could watch the vehicles go back and forth across the Lakey Highway.
Fishing boats from a distance are seen dancing rhythmically in the waves crashing. While the white sand stretches as far as the eye can see with palm trees waving the coconut trees that line the edge of the beach.
“Indeed this country is very beautiful and enchanting, it is only natural that worldly slaves do exploration and will soon exploit the natural products in this district” I muttered silently.In my heart, I felt a deep bitterness for a moment, if mining was really exploiting and I couldn’t imagine what would happen.
Suddenly I remembered the movie Sexy Killers by Dandhy Dwi Laksono and Ucok Suparta about the coal mining industry on the island of Kalimantan. The film, which was released on April 14, 2019, opens the public’s eyes to the social impacts, especially the destruction of nature due to the mining process.
Starting from polluted water, an unfavorable environment, mining holes that have become a deadly scourge for local residents.
The community is seriously under threat, because some of their houses have experienced tremendous cracks due to soil friction caused by the mining process.I am also reminded of the Lapindo case, East Java, which is now said to have been blown away by the wind, but still leaves deep wounds for the people who directly felt the impact of the mudflow.
It seems that Tan Malaka’s statement is true, that this country is not truly 100% independent.In this 75-year-old country, it seems that independence can only be enjoyed by those who are rich and those who serve their jobs.
This country is only inhabited by arguments because they don’t get the cake of power, while the people are left in poverty and suffering.A country where the leader can only preen on the screen busy making promises without ever fearing sin.
A country inhabited by people who exploit their own people simply because they hold important positions and are as powerful as their ancestors. Ahhh.
My heart slams, this country is not truly independent.Suddenly I was startled in a reverie when the sea wind almost brought flying clothes I had been holding ever since.
I just want to make sure that this natural charm can be enjoyed by future generations. What is it that I am, am I not just a young man who likes to write travel stories, then announce it to the public table.
Yes, hopefully the charm of this country does not fade due to the greed of some people who serve the world.