Culture

The Indonesian section of Borneo is called Kalimantan. It is populated  by Chinese, Malay and The Dayak tribes. The Dayak live in the forests, they were known for their headhunting, stretched earlobes, tattoos and longhouses. Nearly all traditions have been dismantled by modern society. You can still see some traditional ceremonies, ear stretching and tattoos in some of the villages however this is becoming less common, so it is best to visit soon to experience the old traditions. The villages in Borneo are quite remote and not often visited, however you are welcomed there as a tourist. The longhouses hold whole villages, so are a fascinating place to visit and get to know the locals. The floating markets offer amazing fresh food, the boats filled with colourful products also make great photographs. The people of Borneo have had to fight for their land and protect their wildlife and their passion shows when you talk to them.

Highlights

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Banjarmasin Floating Markets

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Putussibau

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Carangsari Cycle

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Cempaka Diamond Fields

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