The Beauty of Pasir Putih Pantai Pagatan in Banjarmasin

TRAVELNESIA – For those of you who live in Banjarmasin, definitely no stranger to the beach pagatan. Beach pagatan is one of the beaches located in Kalimantan, precisely in the subdistrict Kusam Hilir Tanah Bambu district.

This beach is not less special with other beaches, Pagatan has a small wave, panorama of the beautiful blue sea, coconut trees and the breeze of the beach breeze. This beach also has a typical ritual fisherman event of bugis descent which is usually called by Maccera tation or often also called a sea party.
The ocean party at the beach was held in April. The sea party is an expression of gratitude from the abundant seafood, and ask for protection as long as the fishermen go to sea. This ceremony includes anchoring the offerings that have been previously read a kind of mantra to the middle of the sea.

Usually this event is also on the rise with the attraction of traditional music and dances. At the peak event will be enlivened by ships fishing jewelers to the middle of the sea. In addition, for almost three weeks, the city of Pagatan every afternoon and night since it opened until the closing of the customary festival of fishermen there is a night market.

White sand beach and blue sea, not only in Bali. Please come to Pagatan Beach in Tanah Bumbu, South Kalimantan. There, the sun rises amazingly!
Pagatan beach is located not far from Syamsudin Noor Airport, approximately 285 km. The beauty of the beach can be seen directly when we walk from the direction of Banjarmasin to Kotabaru, because this beach is located beside the main road Trans Kalimantan.

The beauty clearly evoked especially during the morning, the morning sun tinge painted gold ink in the sky. In the afternoon even this area looks crowded by young couples who want to enjoy the beach breeze and the sound of the waves are calm.
Increasing number of beach visitors, making managers begin to clean up. Currently, there are improvements, such as building siring, setting stalls, shelters, camping ground, and fishing rods.


Waterfall Mananggar Enchantment Seindah Niagara in West Kalimantan

TRAVELNESIA – This Waterfall has many names. Banangar Waterfall or often called also Breaking, Mananggar, and Menaggar is a fault River Landak which became a natural tour in the form of waterfalls located in the District of Great Water, Landak district. The location of this waterfall is located in the upstream of Landak River, about 290 kilometers northeast of Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan Province.


Some say that Mananggar Waterfall (often also called Falling Falls, Breaking, or Banangar) is Niagara from Borneo. The Breaking Waterfall has a height of about 60 meters and a width of more than 60 meters which presents a very beautiful natural charm. Access to the base of this waterfall is still very difficult.


The path that is just the path is covered in a thicket so that tourists prefer to enjoy the charm from the top of the waterfall. To enjoy its beauty, you must have patience. You will cross a long, far, and winding journey. To see this waterfall, you need six to seven hours drive from Pontianak to District of Air Besar.


From there, you have to travel again by boat. However, the long and tiring journey will be paid when you see the beauty of scum water scattered around the area, not to mention the cool atmosphere provided will make the fatigue immediately disappear. There is no facilities and infrastructure in the water location, so it is expected to bring enough supplies during the trip. The uniqueness of this Banangar Waterfall is a lake that is wide enough under a waterfall that is round and can be used for bathing, swimming and fishing fish or shrimp.


While at the top left there is a place to beg for sustenance to God the Creator, an activity that has been done hundreds of years ago until now this. Furthermore, at the top there is Mount Pejapa with a height of 1,019 meters surrounding this waterfall. Surrounding the location is still protected with dense wet Borneo forest that is still intact. And lastly, across the river is the Sanjan Cave with small waterfalls and small rivers.

Pampang Cultural Village of East Kalimantan Saves a Million Indigenous Dayaks

TRAVELNESIA – East Kalimantan is not only global with its marine tourism, but cultural tourism also has magical power for tourists to spend time in one of the provinces in Kalimantan. Cultural tourism which recently became the public spotlight is a traditional dance culture of the Dayak tribe centered in Dayak Pampang Samarinda Village.


This village has long been a tourist attraction especially for those who love cultural tourism as well as want to know the art of the Dayak tribe No exaggeration if Pampang Village including cultural destinations in East Kalimantan that hold uniqueness is different. In this village tourists can enjoy traditional dance of Dayak tribe in custom house of Lamin Adat Pamung Tawai. A magnificent traditional house full of beautiful Dayak carvings. Pampang village itself has officially become a cultural village since 1991 and inaugurated by the Governor of East Kalimantan at that time.




Featured Local Tourism Assets


It is reasonable to say that Pampang Samarinda Dayak Village has been named as one of the leading assets of local tourism, because its existence is able to attract tourists both local and foreign. Administratively, Pampang Cultural Village is located in Pampang Village, North Samarinda District, East Kalimantan Province. To enjoy the unique culture of the Dayak tribe in Pampang Village, tourists must travel as far as 23 kilometers from downtown Samarinda. The journey itself must go through the road axis Samarinda – Bontang. The location of Pampang Village is at the left of the axis road before the New River Airport. From the signboard at the entrance to Dayak Village area, tourists still have to travel about 1 kilometer to the location.


Traditional Dances of Dayak Tribe and Lamin Adat House of Pamung Tawai


On a regular basis every week local community of Pampang Village performs traditional Dayak dance performances. For tourists who want to enjoy the dish of traditional dances can come Sunday or the day before, because this show is only held every Sunday from 14.00 WITA – 15.00 WITA. The Dayak traditional dance is held in a traditional house called Lamin Adat Pamung Tawai.


This traditional house made of Ulin wood with ornaments and carvings on almost all parts of the wall. This is clearly visible from the main wall (backdrop) filled with Dayak carvings with black, white, and yellow dominant. Likewise with the pole buffer house with a diameter of two meters decorated with beautiful carvings. On the roof made of wood Sap, there is a sturdy carving in the middle and corners.


Diversity of Dayak Day Dance


Culture flagship Dayak Village Pampang Samarinda is indeed dominated by traditional dance types. Noted several types of dance that can be enjoyed by the tourists every Sunday, namely Dance Bangen Tawai, Hudoq, Kanjet Anyam Rope, Ajay Pilling, Kancet Lasan, Nyalama Sakai, Kancet Punan Lettu, and many more. Uniquely before one of the dances begins, the host will explain the meaning of the dance to be performed.


For example Kanjet Anyam Rope Dance that depicts differences of tribe, culture, nation, and language but still one. All the dances that are held in Pampang Village involve all the old and young society. To be able to watch the cultural performances of traditional dance in Dayak Pampang Samarinda Village visitors are charged Rp15.000 per person. After enjoying the dance show, the tourists can take pictures with the local indigenous people, of course, by wearing traditional clothes of Dayak tribe. Generally, to take pictures with the native eared with extra length.