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The Mirror of Dual Taste Water

[14 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 1,266 views]

Have you ever heard of a lake which has dual taste of water and as clear as glass? Pay a visit to Labuan Cermin Lake in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Labuan Cermin is located at Labuan Village, Biduk-biduk, East Kalimantan, which can be reached for about 6-7 hours by land from the …

Sawi Island, The Angel Island

[27 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 1,582 views]

Sawi(eng: Green Mustard) Island is located in west Kalimantan, Kendawang, Ketapang district, Indonesia. This island is an ultimate tourism attraction object of west Kalimantan, because of its magnificent scenery and the abundance of marine life in it.

Ketapang district has many small islands. There are about 34 small islands in this …

Matantimali, World’s Best Paragliding Site

[14 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Matantimali, World’s Best Paragliding Site | 911 views]

If you’re addicted to adventure or extreme sports, especially paragliding, then Matantimali is the best place for your hobby because the location is known as one of the best paragliding sites in the world. No, it’s better than that, it’s a sanctuary for paragliders!.

Matantimali located in the village Matantimali in …

Sebangau National Park

[27 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Sebangau National Park | 834 views]

Sebangau is a national park in central Kalimantan, the area is located between Sebangau river and Katingan river, and lies Katingan District Administrative Region, Palangkaraya, Indonesia.
Sebangau National Park Authority (BTNS) is the institution responsible for the management of Sebangau according to the decree of Forestry Ministry No.P.59/Menhut-II/2006 dated June 2, …

Kayan Mentarang, The Challenging Adventures.

[29 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Kayan Mentarang, The Challenging Adventures. | 580 views]

Kayan Mentarang National Park with an area of 1,360,500 acres, is the remaining area of the largest old primary forest and old secondary forest in Kalimantan(Borneo) and throughout Southeast Asia.

This national park has high value of diversity both rare and protected species animal and plant, and the diversity of ecosystem …

Palung Mountain National Park

[18 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 593 views]

Palung Mountain National Park is one of nature conservation area which has high biodiversity value, and various types of ecosystems including mangrove forests, swamp forests, peat swamp, freshwater swamp forests, tropical pamah forest, and montane forests that are always covered with fog .
This national park is the only tropical forest …

Kotabaru, Pedestrian’s Heaven

[9 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 632 views]

A visit to Kotabaru always leave a lasting impressive. Lots of interesting objects for the eyes and camera. This city is located in a small island among the other islands in the south of Kalimantan(Borneo), Indonesia.
Kotabaru is a district whose capital is also named Kotabaru. Many interesting places worth visiting …

Betang House, Dayak Traditional House

[1 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 924 views]

In the past, the Dayak tribes who resided in Borneo always live in groups. Where the live every aspects of their life together and it was manifested in a work called the Huma Betang(Betang House).

Betang has unique characteristics that can be observed from the elongated shape and have only a …

Angklung, World Cultural Heritage

[21 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 717 views]

Angklung art from Indonesia has just been ordained as one of the world heritage by UNESCO on a trial in Nairobi, Kenya, 16 November 2010. It was officially ordained as The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The word angklung is derived from angka(eng:number) that means the tone, …

Mandau, Dayak Traditional Weapon

[20 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 2,506 views]

Kalimantan/Borneo is one of five major islands in Indonesia. Actually the island is not only the origin place of Dayak tribe because there are also Banjar (South Kalimantan) and the Malays. But Borneo usually related with Dayak. Moreover,there are different culture developed among Dayaks themselves. In other words, cultures developed …

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