As the third largest island in the world, Borneo spanning an area that is almost 745,000 hectares in size. The Northern region is divided into Sabah and Sarawak under Malaysia with Brunei smack between the two, and Kalimantan in the South which is under Indonesia. The Indonesian territory of Kalimantan makes up 2/3 of Borneo island. Well known for its tropical forests, rich natural resources, and exotic flora and fauna, Kalimantan offers a unique, unexplored world of its own and of course the indigenous Dayaks, or the Orang Gunung (Mountain People), traditionally live in longhouses called Lamin or Umaq Daru that can house as many as 50 people and Rivers plays a very important role in communication and economy of the inhabitants.
Kalimantan has a number of nature reserves to protect its unique flora and fauna. In East Kalimantan, Kersik Luway is where the very rare 'Black Orchid' (Colongenia Pandurata) grows, located upstreams the Mahakam river. In central Kalimantan, Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan is the oldest conservation site of Kalimantan's flora and fauna. The park is inhabited by Orang Utans, Owa-owa, Bekantan and other primates. In South Kalimantan, there is the Kaget island, home to a wide variety of birds and monkeys, Most notably the humorous long nosed proboscis monkeys.
Borneo Travel Tips
Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan is famous for its ...Read more
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