“Kalimantan is virgin forest-cloaked landmass which provides plenty opportunities for wild life adventure.”
Borneo is the third largest island in the world which is shared by three countries. Two third of Borneo is made up of Indonesian territory of Kalimantan. Meanwhile Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam enjoy the small remaining land.
Kalimantan is virgin forest-cloaked landmass which provides plenty opportunities for wild life adventure. The absence of volcanoes on the island allows the forest to grow big trees which become refuge for world’s priceless species. Orangutans are the main inhabitant of the jungle. Gibbons can be easily spotted swinging from one branch to another. And on the ground, nearly extinct Bornean Clouded Leopards roam freely.
Rivers in Kalimantan are important aspect for the people. Given few overland access, rivers are frequently chosen as highways connecting one area to the others. People mainly build their houses along rives bank as the river play an important role in their economic life. In the morning, the rivers will turn to be bustling floating markets. The markets will be one of unique views as you journey along the rivers.
The indigenous Dayak is once the dominant group inhabiting the landmass. But after the arrival of newcomers, population in Kalimantan becomes varied. Nowadays, Kalimantan is a rich mixture of Dayaknese, Malay, Chinese and Javanese. These days, Dayak survive mainly deep in the jungle. They retain their habit of living in traditional longhouse while continuously practicing their ancient traditions.
Check out the most visited attractions in Kalimantan written below: