The East Coast is prone to flooding, especially during the monsoon seasons.
After having experienced floods every year, a 67-year-old man in Terengganu came up with a brilliant idea to protect his family and their belongings from the floods — a floating house!
According to Bernama, A Bakar Che Ahmad, also known as Pokwe, came up with a plan to fix 69 plastic barrels and 54 wooden boards under his floating house. The project was named ‘Rumahku, Rakitku’ (My home, my raft).
While many doubted if this actually works, it appears that his project was a success as his 70sqft wide and 19ft tall wooden home was seen floating safely above water during the recent floods that hit his neighbourhood in Kampung Terbak Batu.
Speaking to the press, Pokwe said he got inspiration for the design after he successfully saved his chickens by building a floating chicken coop in 2019.
Powke also said that it took him more than three months to build this house and it has five rooms and two washrooms.
According to Powke, his floating house can hold a weight of 15 tons. He said that this house was a joint effort between his seven children and son/daughter-in-law.
He said that he has been living in the area for seven years and they did not only experience flood for one year.
Malaysians amused by his creativity!
His project has also gained the attention of netizens, with many netizens praising Powke for his creativity in solving the issues he is facing.
In a viral TikTok post, Powke can be seen enjoying in his comfy home while the surrounding was flooded.
Meanwhile, a netizen shared that some of his neighbours made fun of him when he was busy installing the plastic barrels under his house in preparation for the floods.
Nonetheless, Powke said that he is happy that netizens gave positive feedback on his project and he is willing to share his idea so they get to save their homes too.
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