Si Pitung, Jagoan Betawi

For the people of Betawi, Pitung are heroes. He lived in the 19th century, residents Rawabelong, with his father, Piun, from Cirebon and his mother, Pinah, of Batavia.

The Pitung became famous not only for his courage against the Dutch, but also concern for the fate of the people who are oppressed by the Dutch power and landlords.
"At that time, the social life of society is not humane. The landlord did not hesitate to ask for higher taxes to farmers. If the farmers can not immediately pay the taxes in accordance with the fall due, then the landlord hoodlums that will force the farmers in ways rough. Now in such situations, munculah Si Pitung, "said Alwi Shahab, Pitung novelist, Robin Hood Betawi.

On his way, Si Pitung not only protect the people of hoodlums (warriors charge) of the landlords, but also rob their possessions, and then distribute them to small people. Against this Pitung Si lunge kick, not only landlords who are not calm, but also the Netherlands. "Jakarta is not safe. Finally the Dutch lower Schout van Hinne, chief of police to arrest Si Pitung, "he continued.
AS a fugitive, Pitung not have a place to stay for sure. That said, he had lived in the city of Depok, precisely in one building owned by a Dutch nobleman, Cornelis Chastelein. Depok residents often call the building as the old house Pondok China, because it lies in Kelurahan Pondok China, Sub Beji.
Unfortunately, the old building located at Jalan Raya Margonda gone. Building a witness to the history of Depok City has been besieged by a mall supermegah named Margonda City. Indeed, development projects Margonda City not to evict the building. Even so, the function of the building has been transformed into a cafe.
Another story, Pitung also lived in Kampung Marunda, both at Masjid Al Alam or at home joglo Marundo Pulo village.
Many versions of the relationship Pitung with Al Alam mosque. Some say that the Masjid Al Alam is the place to play Pitung, studying religion, studying blow to hide from the Opas and Company. But there is also a saying when Pitung only stopping briefly at the Masjid Al Alam to establish prayer. Two of these opinions become stronger because there is no physical evidence that could explain the existence of Pitung in the mosque, except the public's understanding about that Pitung had been in the mosque. In addition to Al-Alam Mosque, pitung also never set foot in the village of Pulo Marunda, precisely shaped joglo home located at approximately 250 m south of the mosque of Al Alam. As with the Masjid Al Alam, the various opinions explaining Pitung relationship with this joglo house. Some say that the house belonged to Pitung, but there are also opinions that explain that the house was owned by rich people who never disatroni Pitung and his followers. "The museum claimed it belonged to the Pitung. When in fact it belongs to someone rich and never digarong same Marunda Pitung, "M Sambo son Isaac, vice chairman of the board of Masjid Al Alam.
Not original HOME stage was originally built three rooms, but then two of them dismantled so that only one room, without furniture. The length of 15 meters and width of five meters. In the middle there is an additional wing on either side, each 1.5 meters. Everything is made of teak wood boards, and there are some parts of iron, like the bars of the windows and roof support. 

Building pillar there are 40 pieces, two meters tall, tall buildings as well as two meters. Because of that, the room seemed short, especially if you go through the door, visitors must stoop.
Floor of teak wood boards, sebgaian still new. There are ten windows and barred the door leaf, while the other two without the bars and leaves. During the day the window was always open. At home was the winner Betawi lived for several years after being chased by the Dutch until finally arrested, died, and reputedly buried in Pejagalan.
When high tides, the yard and the sea water flooded under the house up to 50 cm. Building that houses the red paint has faded blood.
Atit H Fauzi, Marunda Pulo figure, once said that the house Pitung it was not the original building, except the location where the house was built. Original house formerly owned by skipper fisherman sero, namely Haji Syafiuddin.
While the change in the name of the owner of the house, starting from the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government efforts to perpetuate the name Pitung, and hereinafter designated as cultural heritage in 1992.


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