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    ORANG UTAN - TANJUNG PUTING  – FLOATING MARKET  – DAYAK TRIBE

    Orang Utan
    Orangutans is three extant species of great apes and can be found only in Indonesia and some in Malaysia , also classified as endangered species in the world. Orangutans are currently only found in the rainforests of Kalimantan (Borneo) and Sumatra. Classified in the genus Pongo, orangutans were originally considered to be one species.  They were divided into two species: the Bornean orangutan (P. pygmaeus, with three subspecies) and the Sumatran orangutan (P. abelii). In November 2017 it was reported that a third species had been identified, the Tapanuli orangutan (P. tapanuliensis). But scientist agreed that all orangutan comes from Kalimantan Island at the first time before some separate-migrate to Sumatra Island.
     
    Tanjung Puting
    This national park , located in the southeast part of West Kotawaringin Regency in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan , Kalimantan Island. The nearest main town is the capital of the Regency, Pangkalan Bun. The park is famous for its orangutan conservation.  In addition to orangutans and proboscis monkeys, the park is also home to gibbons, macaques, clouded leopards, sun bears, wild boars, porcupines, and sambar deer. The park also features many reptiles, including crocodiles, monitor lizards, and pythons, birds, including hornbills and kingfishers, and insects, such as the giant Bornean butterfly.

    FLOATING MARKET - DAYAK TRIBE

    Floating Market
    The floating market is only open in the morning. Fleets of trader’s boats start arriving and selling in the area around 5am and leave the market at about 8am. Lok Baintan , a village where its inhabitants still do their 500-year-old tradition of trading from boats on the nearby river, and the village’s floating market is located about 15 km (9 miles) from downtown Banjarmasin. You can reach the area by land travel, but you, like most other tourists, may prefer to go there via Martapura River as there are things you can see from your motorized boat that you can’t see from the land.
     
    Dayak Tribe
    The Dayak are the native people of Borneo , located principally in the central and southern interior of Borneo. Dayak languages are categorised as part of the Austronesian languages in Asia. The Dayak were animist in belief , however, many converted to Islam and since the 19th century there has been mass conversion to Christianity.
     
    Dayak Deah Dance
    Mystical Dayak Deah dance performance presented by village lady dancers and one man called Balian (shaman) climbs up the thorny rattan tree with his supernatural power. The man climbs up with bare hand and foot. In the end of the performance the man has no hurt on his body at all with the sharp thorns have broken.