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Sarawakan Stephen and Danish Tine had a dream. Now the dream has been fulfilled. They have established an art gallery and a homestay called Jungle Blues Dream in the Ulung Palang longhouse in Bario, an amazing village in the Kelabit Highlands of northeast Sarawak, close to the Kalimantan border.
Longhouse in middle surrounded by rice fields.The Bario plateau is remote without road or river transportation, and it is very peaceful. Around 1000 people live there, mainly Kelabits and Penans.
The village is rather widespread as there are paddy fields in between the longhouses and surrounded by forests. Trekking into the woods brings on delightful discoveries and so does walking to remote villages.
Hundreds of visitors who crowded the platform Kalimantan as the implementation of the joint promotion of the four provinces in Kalimantan in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) with the theme “Explore Exotica of Borneo” which took place Saturday (23/6) and then, fascinated by the dance Parangmaya made a hosted by the Regional Technical Implementation Unit auxiliaries (UPTD) Cultural Park East Kalimantan province.
Kaltim Parangmaya dance pavilion, TMII
Berceritakan Parangmaya dance of loyalty to her boyfriend of a girl. Sincere loyalty despite the enemy managed to beat his girlfriend in a war, as had previously been attacked first by witchcraft or black magic.
Musical accompaniment of guitar known for its typical Dayak Sampeq and various kinds of drums, able to anesthetize hundreds of spectators who came to watch this Parangmaya dance. Increases magical atmosphere with the scent of incense smells aloes brought by the shaman or healer spread in the wind.
Give Bear Grylls 10 years in Borneo and he’d barely scratch the surface. So your average podgy Brit on his annual two-week break doesn’t stand a chance. The island is huge, diverse and packed full of the most beautiful and mad sights you’re ever likely to see – from luminous insects, pygmy elephants and orang-utans to whooping hornbill birds, stunning coral reefs and fist-sized black bumblebees.It is perfectly possible to be relaxing one morning in surroundings so luxurious an oligarch would blush, but find yourself pushing a taxi-boat up river rapids in the afternoon.
My fiancee and I visited Borneo’s two Malaysian states, Sabah and Sarawak. First things first, we could not recommend the place more highly, with its perfect beaches, untouched jungle and endless outdoor activities.
We started by flying from Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah – the province covering Borneo’s northeast tip.
Several attractive Dive islands are found along the East Kalimantan coast shoot for snorkel and dive destination. Among them are Derawan, Samama, Sangalaki, Maratua, Nabucco and Panjang. All those islands can be reached from Tanjung Redeb / Berau or Tarakan.
Nabucco Island Resort
On the west side of East Kalimantan, The Indonesian Part of the world’s third largest island, called “Borneo”, you can find a clear blue lagoon of paradise. The Nabucco Resort is one of the exclusive dive resort of “Extra Divers”.
Nabucco Island Resort on about 20,000 square meters has eight wooden bungalows and one cosy honeymoon bungalow, all with the facilties of a mini-bar and air-conditioning, and a balcony overlooking the sea blue lagoon from a white palm beach. Each Bungalow lead the door directly to the beach into the sea for swimming or snorkelling.