Pluit

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Pluit (Chinese: 普鲁伊) is an administrative district (kelurahan) located in Penjaringan, North Jakarta.

In the last ten years, Pluit has established itself as a bustling commercial center with its three shopping centers : Pluit Junction, Pluit Village and Emporium Pluit Mall.

Several schools in Pluit are BTB International School, Diakonia Catholic School, Tarakanita, IPEKA, BPK Penabur, Permai, Diakonia and STM 12.

Etymology[edit]

Contrary to popular belief, the name Pluit has no etymological connection with fluit (whistle in Dutch).

Instead, the name was derived from a Dutch type of ship, the fluyt. In the 17th century, a fluyt called het Witte Paard was shipwrecked on the eastern coast of the Angke river estuary.[citation needed] This ship was subsequently used as a stronghold in addition to the already existing Castle Vijfhoek to ward off sporadic attacks of Bantenese forces. This ship was then known as De Fluit, which later became Pluit.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The conversion of the swampy ground in the area of Pluit housing started in the 1970s. By 1979, the area had become well-established residential area with Jembatan Tiga Road providing the main connection to the area.[1]

In the 1990s, an elevated harbor toll road was completed, replacing Jembatan Tiga Road as the main connection to the area.[1]

Pluit pumps[edit]

Pluit pumps are in use continuously during the rainy season, especially since Pluit is located below sea level.[2] Since its installation in 2002, the pumps have been useful in avoiding the seasonal flooding in the region that befalls Jakarta every four years.

Jakarta administration plans to build a new reservoir additional to the current reservoir with a value of Rp280 billion ($30.8 million), starting in 2012.[3]

Malls in Pluit[edit]

There are several malls in Pluit area that using the word Pluit - because they are located in Pluit or nearby Pluit. These malls are : 1) Emporium Pluit Mall [4] 2) Pluit Junction [5] 3) Pluit Village (previously known as Megamall Pluit) [6] 4) Baywalk Mall at Green Bay Pluit [7]

Emporium Pluit Mall and Pluit Junction are right across each other, while Pluit Village is approx. 1 km from Emporium Pluit Mall and Pluit Junction. Baywalk Mall at Green Bay Pluit approx. another 2 km from Pluit Village. Emporium Pluit Mall and Pluit Junction are right on the road that leads to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta. Emporium Pluit Mall has 1 hotel (Holiday Inn Express Pluit) [8] while Pluit Junction also has 1 hotel in its premises (FaveHotel Pluit) [9]

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Coordinates: 6°07′S 106°47′E / 6.117°S 106.783°E / -6.117; 106.783