Central Borneo Tours and Guide

Siti the Dayak Dancer

Siti the Dayak Dancer by David Metcalf Siti is an extraordinarily beautiful and determined young woman. Her story is one of courage and determination and a desire to represent her culture through the spirit of dance. And she has a dream. This talented dancer was born twenty-five...

Pak Anden: the Dayak Elder and Village Chief

Pak Anden: the Dayak Elder and Village Chief by David Metcalf Pak Anden greeted me by smudging my forehead and cheeks with a white powdered paste. After I received my traditional Dayak blessing, we talked about the issues facing his village Kanarakan, located on the Rungan River...

Isen Mulang – A Cultural Extravaganza

Isen Mulang – A Cultural Extravaganza By David Metcalf A very special event occurs in Central Borneo on May the 18th each year. Thousands of Dayaks converge on the small city of Palangkaraya to join together in a spirit of dance, fun, joy and cultural expression. They come from...