KALIMANTAN – THE EDGE OF WILDNESS
Among the EX-Head Hunters of borneo
Borneo is a vast island covered with 130 million year old rain forest and it’s full of mysteries. The jungle hides endemic species of animals and plants, forgotten villages where people live in “Long Houses” and worship evil spirits and tribesman hunting with poisoned darts and blow guns.
Indonesian Borneo or Kalimantan (as it’s now known, is itself divided into 4 provinces: West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, and South Kalimantan) is the home of Dayak and Iban tribes – famous tattoo makers and descendants of fearsome warriors and head-hunters. It’s also a home to wild orangutans which are so amazingly close to humans, and the biggest flower in the world – the Rafflesia. The impenetrable interior of the island is cut by endless rivers so getting a good boat is the best way to get around. Borneo is divided between three countries: Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sarawak and Sabah) and Sultanate of Brunei. Even if the island is slowly opening up and being modernised it’s still an ultimate destination for the real adventure hunters!
If you plan your holidays in Kalimantan, Borneo Island, make sure to join these best attractions to your bucket list!
Learn about animism, walk inside Dayak’s ancestral bone houses, find out more about the tradition of tattoo making, and learn about their funeral customs. Meet people who live in the lungs of the world which is why forest plays a vital role for Dayak tribes. For centuries, many native Dayak tribesmen who lived in Borneo’s towering rain forests were fearsome headhunters, decapitating opponents to settle property disputes and other problems. Bringing back a head to one’s village was seen as a sign of strength for young men. Ready to go?
Dive into the rainforest of Kalimantan! Tanjung Puting is a stunning place where you can marvel orangutans in their natural habitat through a very romantic jungle river cruise setting. It’s an experience you’ll never forget and feel very privileged to have seen. Several stations feed free-roaming, ex-captive orangutans reached by boat. All species of orangutans are critically endangered due to the loss, degradation, and fragmentation of their forest habitat.
Need some vitamin sea? Derewan Archipelago is a pinch of paradise in East Kalimantan, a world-class diving destination that is still largely unknown. Comprises 31 islands, most well-known among these are the islands of: Derawan, Maratua, Sangalaki and Kakaban. All of them are simply amazing: so rich in marine life, crystal clear turquoise sea floor, whale sharks and sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles, barracudas, jacks, stingless jelly fish lake. Wow, huh?
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