Exploring the Heart of Central Kalimantan: A Six-Day Journey through Culture and Nature
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Exploring the Heart of Central Kalimantan: A Six-Day Journey through Culture and Nature

On the first day, around 3:25 pm, we picked up Denys from the airport and took him to the homestay he had chosen. Later, at approximately 6 pm, we gathered for dinner. Although we had initially planned to attend the Festival Opening of the Isen Mulang Parade, our exhaustion from the day’s journey led us…

Do you miss the nature?

Do you miss the nature?

Author: Sukma Suciati Edit: Yun Pratiwi Video Director: Kristalia Juliana   “Cciit.. Cciaapp.. ” “Koak.. Koakkak.. Keak..” These are a few sounds of birds that I could catch from my ears in the rainforest. It’s so hard to mimic the sound of birds. They are Too beautiful, too pure, Too nature, Too irreplaceable. In early…

Become an impromptu tour guide: A Piece of Story Before Christmas (pt. 2)
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Become an impromptu tour guide: A Piece of Story Before Christmas (pt. 2)

Based on personal Experience of the Author Sukma Suciati Photo by Sukma Suciati and Kristalia Juliana So, we started our lil’ tour, by introducing Kalimantan Tengah in general. When was the province built, its nature, and also customs, such as marriage, childbirth, culinary.. She was asking why does the ricecakes were colored in red, green,…

Become an impromptu tour guide: A Piece of Story Before Christmas (pt. 1)
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Become an impromptu tour guide: A Piece of Story Before Christmas (pt. 1)

Based on personal Experience of the Author Sukma Suciati Photo by Sukma Suciati and Kristalia Juliana On a sunny Monday 23rd, I and my mother planned to go to Museum Balanga for my article materials, as it is the only public museum in Palangka Raya. We only wanted to look around the building, taking pictures,…

Central Borneo Guide x ValV: Collaborative Launching
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Central Borneo Guide x ValV: Collaborative Launching

It was such a blissful night last Saturday (January 11), as it was the first official event for our company launching, or called as, “Central Borneo Guide x ValV: Collaborative Launching.” What was it all about? Please keep reading! We, Central Borneo Guide, was primarily just a usual one-two person (or exactly students) local tour…

The River Cruise Tour: A Simple Introduction when people traveling in Kalimantan
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The River Cruise Tour: A Simple Introduction when people traveling in Kalimantan

Author by Sukma Suciati Photo by Sukma Suciati, Yun Pratiwi and Mark Rayner What do you think when you hear Borneo or Kalimantan? Do you imagine its rainforests, tailed-men, head-hunting, orangutan, or maybe its big rivers that surround along the island? You can keep it all in your mind, but let me take you to…

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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 in Central Kalimantan, two hours by boat from…

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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 the river village settlements, from the…