Why the hell there are some idiots that thought Cibubur isn’t part of Jakarta? If Cibubur not part of Jakarta, how come my address is Cibubur, Jakarta Timur 13720. Not that I’m proud of Jakarta, I’m not too excited live in Jakarta, especially if Jakarta have a cagey governor, Sutiyoso.
When Jakarta drowning by flood in 2002, people request Sutiyoso to resign his position, and I still remember what Sutiyoso said in TV to defend himself. He said “Saya tidak akan berhenti dari posisi gubernur Jakarta jika Jakarta masih banjir (I won’t resign from governor position if Jakarta still have flood)”. And he did!!! He never resigns from his position, by keeping Jakarta having flood again in 2007! Almost all over Jakarta drowning, many people cannot go work because their house is drowning or the flood also blocked their access to office. And no wonder another Sutiyoso’s big plan, “Transjakarta Bus Way” that has been recently launched suddenly stopped their operation when flood attacks.
Thank God Cibubur is safe from the big flood, although it was isolated because every access to Jakarta is drowning. Maybe some idiots don’t admit that Cibubur is part of Jakarta because Cibubur is not drowning from flood. That’s why people thought that Jatiwaringin or Jatiasih are part of Jakarta because that place definitely attacked by flood, whereas it isn’t part of Jakarta but it is in West Java.
People sometime mixed up between Cibubur and Cileungsi. Cibubur is in East Jakarta, while Cileungsi is in Depok that is in West Java. But not everybody known Cileungsi, so people in Cileungsi usually said that they live in Cibubur. And also because many real estate in Cileungsi using the word Cibubur to locate their place, such as Kota Wisata, Legenda Wisata, Raffles, Sriwedari, The Address etc, they usually adding the word Cibubur in their real estate name. Plaza Cibubur and Cibubur Junction, these two big shopping malls also using the word Cibubur, but actually both of it are domicile in West Java not Jakarta.
Even Cibubur did not experience how to overcome flood, I still have empathy to those people that their home is drowning by flood. While Sutiyoso just laughing and said that flood is usual, because flood not only attack Jakarta but also attacked other city in Indonesia. Wow, how could he said that and defend himself about his disability maintaining Jakarta to be a beautiful city. He doesn’t event make effort to prevent Jakarta from flood and make this catastrophe to be a usual routine event.
So, do I proud to be Jakarta’s citizen? I don’t think so, but what can I say, Cibubur is still part of Jakarta… Like it or not, I’m still living in Jakarta.