This river is shallow and gurgles along past picnic spots, rustic cafes, stalls and lodgings many a few metres from the water in rural Indonesia. When people were asleep,
one dark night the river suddently rose to an exceptional height and those who didn't scramble to safety lost their lives. The water swept over a small township instead of flowing on its usual course around a bend just beyond this little foot bridge. Flooding wasn't a usual occurance and a log jam upstream was blamed for the disaster. The banks of the river become steeper just upstream and a new town centre and houses were built on higher ground but slowly people returned to live and work along the edge of the river.