Mungku Baru village is Beautiful that has history, plant and Myth. This village is popular with Iron Wood which is always protected by elder village and Sandung Bawi Kuwu (laying princess’ bones).
Bawi kuwu was a princess in this village and living with curse who had forbidden to take a bath on Rakumpit river. Supposedly said from the local, the river has a lot of crocodiles and very sacred and forbidden for princess to swim because she has a curse. The princess ignored it what the elders said and she took a bath on the river. When she during took a bath, a crocodile caught her, swallowed her and disappeared. Luckily, her brother had a strong magical power, he got the princess from the crocodile’s stomach and brought her body to the land and be buried.
According to Dayak or local people believe, the princess’ body was buried and for several years, her bones will be taken and carried into a mini house (Sandung) for the bones. Right now, local people believe that Sandung Bawi Kuwu is sacred.
From the story, so many interested in this village and bring you memorable of your experience in Bawi Kuwu’s village.
Other special in here village is Ironwood. Ironwood is the native tree often used as the main construction material to build houses and bridges. Due to massive lodging in the past it’s now has become rare and scheduled. One of the preserved forests in Mungku Baru village. It is reachable by motor boat or cruise boat approximately an hour from Takaras port.