Hearing the name of the museum, surely you imagine is a place that stores, and treats various historical objects and is exhibited to the public at large for information purposes.
Tsunami Museum in Pidie Regency, a simple building built on a three square area with an area of approximately 20 times 15 meters. This museum was built to commemorate the tsunami that struck Aceh in 2004.
When you arrive at the Sigli Tsunami Museum site, you will see a golden globe in the yard and the verses of the Al-Qur’an carved on its walls. On the right there is a hallway, and on the walls of the hallway engraved the names of the victims of the 2004 Tsunami.
The Museum building is located at the gate of Pelangi Beach, after the Sigli Town square, between the official residence or Meuligoe Regent and Meuligoe Deputy Regent Pidie.
This building has two floors, four entrances, three of which do not use doors, and can always be entered at any time, while the other one uses a tightly closed glass door. On his left side there was a Mushalla whose door was also locked tightly.
Although not as big as the Aceh Tsunami Museum in Banda Aceh, the Tsunami Museum Building in Sigli City, is also unique and beautiful, when viewed from the outside, the walls are curved in shape, about six meters high, with a black background bearing calligraphy passages of the Koran and translation , Surah Ala’raf, and Al-Baqarah.
When you enter this museum, you can see photos that illustrate how terrible the Aceh tsunami disaster. These photos are neatly displayed and protected by a layer of glass.
By watching these photos, tourists can get a little picture of the condition in the Districts of Pidie and Pidie Jaya which at that time was devastated by the tsunami.
In addition, the Museum is also a tourist place when you want to go on vacation while learning to add insight about the tsunami disaster and remember the event.
Here, there is a mushalla, toilets, and ample parking. In addition, access to the museum is also very easy because of its strategic location and is located in the city center.
Around the museum, you can have a culinary tour by tasting a variety of typical Pidie foods. Because, here are also several cafes, and restaurants you can visit. In addition, there are also several inns and hotels if you want to spend the night.
Commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the Aceh Tsunami with the theme “Fighting Forgotten, Building Alert” will be held at the Pidie Convention Center (PCC) page, Pidie on 26 December 2019.
The selection of Pidie District, as the main location for the 15th anniversary of the Aceh earthquake and Tsunami was based on past events, where Pidie District also suffered serious impacts due to the earthquake and tsunami waves which resulted in the destruction of property, and the lives of local communities.