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Batu Mahasur Waterfall, Kuala Kurun, Gunung Mas Kalteng Indonesia

Location : Desa Kuala Kurun, Kecamatan Kurun, Kabupaten Gunung Mas, Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia.

On the way towards the town of Kurun a few kilometers to the left we headed for a popular waterfall Batu Mahasur for a well deserved dip. It looked very well kept and clean with only 3 kids playing in the pool and 2 young ladies hanging out as it was a weekday. Just what we needed, quietness and the pool to ourselves. Paid the 3 kids 5,000 rupiah each to see them jumped off the rocks.

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Entrance to waterfall

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Air Terjun Mahasur

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Naked boy jumping

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Kurun dam. Destroyed by gold mining

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We left shortly for our lunch in Kurun. The 2 ladies again led the way and showed us the short cut to town by the use of a special ferry service to cross the river. Two long boats were put together by a strong wooden platform in the middle like a catamaran. I guessed it could handle a few cars at a time. Genius.

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Direction to the ferry

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Kuala Kurun

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Iconic monument on the main road leading to Kurun

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Meeting new friends at the cafe at Kuala Kurun

So the journey continued along the most hilly region in Borneo. After more than 2 hours of ups and downs, twists and turns, potholes and sand, the sky slowly darkened and a rainbow far ahead indicated rain was not far away. The eventuality of riding in the rain came and added more stress in the cold and dark as visibility was poor. Made the last stop for dinner at some point and from there onwards it was just flat straight road. When we finally arrived home it was 10pm. My advice is ‘Don’t do what we did. If you must, use a good car or better still a 4WD’. A widened and concreted road urgently need to be commisioned for the safety of all road users before more lives be lost, especially the poor motorcyclists.

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Juction to farther town Tewah

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Coffee break before Kurun, served in wine glass cute

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Rainbow in distance.

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