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Isen Mulang Carnival 2016 Part 5 : Regatta @ Kahayan River

Location : Kota Palangkaraya, Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia.

The sleepy 600+ km long Kahayan River came alive as the regatta started below the Kahayan bridge.

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Kahayan Bridge

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The beautiful tribal mural of the Kahayan bridge

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2 boats attached and brought to the arena

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Spectators watching from under the Kahayan bridge

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Tribal motifs such as this decorate every corner of Kalimantan

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Some watch from above

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Drone the in thing now at every occassion

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Tough life as a media man

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Preparations for the the afternoon’s river parade

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Fishing

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