Location : Desa Tanjung Isuy, Kecamatan Jempang, Kabupaten Kutai Barat, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia.
Tanjung Isuy is one of the villages located on the nearer edge of Jempang Lake and has a population of about 2,000 people, 85% Benuaq Dayak, Bugis, Banjar , Javanese, Kutai, and several other newcomer tribes. Tanjung Isuy is also a gateway for tourists who want to cross Jempang and visit other villages around the lake such as Mancong, Tanjung Jone, Muara Ohong, Perigiq and Muara Pahu. With hired motorized boat, one can visit these villages. Along the river leading to the village Mancong Perigiq visitors can see Long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) and also Bekantan (Nasalis larvatus), at Tanjung Jones a beautiful Bugis fishing village and in Muara Pahu freshwater dolphin (Pesut Mahakam). (Link : http://indowahana.blogspot.com/2011/04/tanjung-isuy-ethnic-culture-village.html)
While waiting for our boatmen to arrive for our trip to Tanjung Jone we stole some time to make a round of the village and the longhouse (lamin).
In the longhouse / lamin, lots of impressive carvings and antiques were well preserved and nicely arranged in showcases. There is a homestay program here too.
We also noticed that lots of swifts were hovering on top of the mosque here and upon further enquiry, the locals confirmed that the mosque double up as a swiftlet farm too and the handsome earnings were divided among the local Muslims.
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