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Rumah Betang Saham, Dayak Kanayatn Longhouse West Kalimantan

Location : Desa Saham, Kecamatan Sengah Temila, Kabupaten Landak, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia.

The most worthy of visit around Ngabang is perhaps the 147 year old 35 door longhouse at Desa Saham near PahaumanSaham longhouse is a traditional house of the Kanayatn Dayaks.  It is located in Saham Village, Sengah Temila Sub-district, Landak District not far from the Pontianak-Kuching highway.  We drove 40 minutes along a narrow tar road with locals Dali and Zul as our guides. 

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Rumah Betang (Longhouse) Saham

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Our guides, Dali and Zul

On the way to Saham longhouse

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Church

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A Dayak cemetery

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Entrance to Saham longhouse

It was drizzling as we arrived. We were surprised by a huge noisy crowd as there was a volleyball derby going on. Sengah Temila, transborder, authentic, Dayak Kanayatn, native, tribe, longhouse, Rumah panjang, Desa Saham, Indonesia, West Kalimantan, Landak, obyek wisata, Borneo, village transborder, authentic, Dayak Kanayatn, native, Longhouse, Pahauman, Indonesia, Landak, obyek wisata, traditional, travel guide, village, Naik Dango, 婆罗洲, 原著民长屋First and foremost we were introduced to a committee member of the longhouse and given a tour of the village altar where all major rituals would be held. The altar was about 5 minutes walk away near a bushy place. There were 2 belian figurines and several jars partially buried by ant mounds. We stayed briefly listening to our guide’s story of the various rituals that are carried out here every year.

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The altar

We hurried back to the one and only longhouse left in Landak for the ongoing Naik Dango celebration. The ‘ruai’ or corridor was busy like a supermarket with guests walking up and down. Some of the more business minded households set up drink stalls to cater to the spectators coming from other villages to support their volleyball teams. backpackers, Dayak Kanayatn, native, tribe, Rumah Betang, Desa Saham, Pahauman, Sengah Temila, Landak, Obyek wisata, Tourism, traditional, village, 婆罗洲, 原著民长屋

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The outdoor corridor has probably undergone numerous replacements

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Paddy silo

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relaxation deck

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Young lady doing her indoor business

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Ruai turned into a cafe at this time

We were hosted by Denolius a close friend of Zul our guide. Much food and delicacies were generously served but surprisingly no alcohol. Maybe it was not allowed.

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With our host

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Gawai guests doing their visiting

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Here ends our first Naik Dango story. We strongly recommend all to experience this unique Dayak culture in 2018. There were many other interesting activities held in conjuction with the celebration which we were not able to cover.

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