Location : Desa Makmur Jaya, Kecamatan Kongbeng, Kabupaten Kutai Timur, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia.
It was 2pm when we set out from Kutai National Park and headed for Bengalon where our chaffeur Baha’s house as well as convenience store was. Stopped briefly to meet his wife and son before hurrying to our next break which was Wahau.
Big time coal mining in the distance
Visible coal seams on the sides of the road
Baha’s wife & son
Arrived at Wahau at about 8pm. The horrible road condition made driving very slow. Checked into Hotel Sonni Permai with breakfast provided at Rp250,000.
This picture should give you an idea why the road is so bad.
A common sight
Hotel Sonni Permai, nice clean and friendly staff
A short drive away the next morning from the hotel, we noticed a church with a number of Kayan ladies outside.
Gereja Kemah Injil Indonesia
They were attending Sunday mass. We invited ourselves to walk around the church and chanced upon a neglected hall which was such a great piece of art.