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Danau Jempang, Tanjung Jone Village, East Kalimantan

Location : Kampung Tanjung Jone, Kecamatan Jempang, Kabupaten Kutai Barat, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia.

Tanjung Jone was our second destination after Tenggarong, coming in by road from Samarinda the capital of Kalimantan Timur. The ride was one of the most brutal we had ever experienced.  Lousy road conditions full of potholes thanks to giant trucks of coal, palm oil and timber, the 3 biggest enemies of Borneo.  The sight of Jempang lake took away all the pains. This lake has an area of ​​15,000 hectares with a depth of 7-8 meters. Jempang is one of the largest lakes of about 76 lakes spread over the Mahakam river basin.

Danau Jempang

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Leaving from Tanjung Isuy

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Wet paddy

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Cattle farming

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The only form of transport among villages

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Birds perching on top of poles

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Reached Tanjung Jone

We reached the Bugis village of Tanjung Jone at dusk with sunset painting beautiful colours in the sky. Dragging my trolley bag along belian plank walk to the homestay was a memorable experience too after the 20 minutes windy boat ride. Here are our photos of probably the 3rd largest lake in Borneo in the dry season. I wonder what it would look like during the landas when the  mighty Mahakam feeds it with all the water it can hold, must be quite a sight to behold. Until then please enjoy these photos.  (Nearby villages, Tanjung Isuy & Mancong Longhouse)

Village tour

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With the Petinggi Kampung (village headman) Mohammed Hatta of Tanjung Jone in the middle

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Paddy drying on the belian plank walk

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Local products

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Teacher & the school

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Mosque : Masjid An Nur

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Swiftlet farm

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Gustan volunteered to be our guide for the village tour

Belian / iron wood house

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Belian house

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Interior

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Chatting with the proud owner (right) of the 100% belian wood house

Number 1 carver’s house

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Visiting the house of number 1 carver in Tanjung Jone, Mr Raja Darwin

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Fisherman back with his catch not his own dinner but the patin fish that he breeds for income

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Patin (pangasius) fish feeding at the ‘keramba’ (breeding box)

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The floating platforms with an opening at the top is part of the submerged breeding ‘tanks’ or wooden boxes for aquaculture

Jetty

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Beautiful view from jetty

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Daily activities

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villagers exploit the dry season by quickly planting wet paddy along the banks of the lake

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