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Festival Danau Sentarum Betung Kerihun, Wonderful Indonesia Event

Location : Lanjak, Kecamatan Batang Lupar, Kabupaten Kapuas Hulu, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia.

Situated in the upper reaches of the mighty Kapuas River of West Kalimantan it can be reached in several ways. From the Sarawak side there is only one way in and that is by land via the town of Lubuk Antu where the Malaysian CIQ is situated and Badau on the Indonesian side.  Lanjak, the town on the fringe of Sentarum Lake, where the venue is, lies another 40min drive away.

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Badau CIQ

Our journey from Kuching took us about 7hrs with 2 breaks, coffee in Lachau and lunch in Lubuk Antu. Indonesians would have a harder time to arrive at Lanjak, 12hrs drive from Pontianak! The other option by air is to fly from Pontianak by Garuda ATR to nearest town Putussibau and continue by car for another 2.5hrs. Geographically, it is a lot easier for Sarawakians to visit the biggest lake of Borneo than Indonesians themselves. This Ramsar site is home to about 150 species of fish besides the orangutan and proboscis monkey. Its size and depth fluctuate depending on the season during the year. Any festival celebrated with the status of this lake deserves attendance no matter how difficult the journey.

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Damri bus company services the Badau-Putussibau route.

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Group of farmers thumbed us for a ride back to their longhouse.

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Accommodation was an issue especially with the ongoing festival. We finally checked into one at around 8pm with the help of a local friend Radin. It was a pleasant ‘emergency homestay’ up on the first floor of a shophouse whose owner was a Kayan family and a friend of Radin.

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First floor view from our room.

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Morning roadside market

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Tiny market place in Lanjak

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Toman fish is a very popular fish

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A very popular local snack which is fish meat minced with flour and boiled. Almost like the lekor or Terengganu

The two nights we were in Lanjak there was very strong wind around 6-7pm followed by rain. Luckily, on the first night it fizzled out after 9 allowing us to enjoying the cultural sape presentations from the Iban and Kayan communities. The surprise of the night was a lone Kenyah girl from Belaga presenting her song, and sape music. Her name……Elizabeth Bungan, you did Sarawak proud. Next……..Boat tour of Sentarum

Festival Danau Sentarum

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Bupati of Kapuas Hulu testing his skill

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Top spinning competition

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Bulleye shot

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International chess competition

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Iban lasses brightening up the festival.

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Blowpipe competition

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Part of the festival, these cyclists started off from the CIQ in Badau and arriving in Lanjak

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Meeting new Kayan friends from ulu Putussibau.

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Ornamental black coral decorated with siver dragon

Ethnic Music Festival

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Sape perfomance from the Iban community

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Iban gendang percussion group.

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Fery

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Elizabeth on her sape

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Duet of Fery & Elizabeth

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King Of Borneo. Something modern to thrill the younger crowd.

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