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‘Nyobeng’, Skull washing Ritual in West Kalimantan
‘Nyobeng’, Skull washing Ritual in West Kalimantan

‘Nyobeng’, Skull washing Ritual in West Kalimantan

West Kalimantan, famous for its rain forests, also has various mysteries and enchantments.  The nyobeng, a ritual in which human skulls taken through mengayau, or headhunting, are cleansed in Sebujit hamlet in Bengkayang regency, a long way from the city.…

Deep forest trekking through the Heart of Borneo, Betung Kerihun National Park
Deep forest trekking through the Heart of Borneo, Betung Kerihun National Park

Deep forest trekking through the Heart of Borneo, Betung Kerihun National Park

Betung Kerihun National Park in Kalimantan on the island of Borneo is home to more than 1,200 plant species (75 which are endemic to Borneo) and 48 mammal species, including the endangered orang-utan. The Kapuas River, which at 1,143km is…

Orangutan Feedings, Pondok Tanggui – Tanjung Puting National Park
Orangutan Feedings, Pondok Tanggui –  Tanjung Puting National Park

Orangutan Feedings, Pondok Tanggui – Tanjung Puting National Park

Part of the rehabilitation process that survives is daily feedings to released orangutans at jungle platforms. That’s where visitors go to see orangutans. Feedings take place at three camps: Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tangui and Camp Leakey. Times are generally fixed…