Posts Under West Kalimantan Category

Harvest celebration  (Perayaan Gawai Dayak)

Harvest celebration (Perayaan Gawai Dayak)

Harvest celebration was held in West Kalimantan and Sarawak by indigenous West Kalimantan and Sarawak, especially the Iban and Dayak Army. Implemented on a large scale since 25 September 1964 Gawai Dayak has several ceremonies that run in the city and lamin (longhouse). Various food and beverage offerings to the gods of traditional rice for good results. The poet will read a spell that is specifi...

Philosophy Traditional House West Kalimantan

Philosophy Traditional House West Kalimantan

In accordance with the form and allocation, traditional house of West Kalimantan described the nature of togetherness and tolerance among each family member. Images of West Kalimantan traditional house house upstream must line up with the sunrise, while the downstream part of the house should be the direction of the sunset. It symbolizes the hard work in real life, from sunrise to sunset. Also Re...

Pontianak Old Mosque

Pontianak Old Mosque

At the time of searching Pontianak Kapuas River in West Kalimantan will surely find an ancient mosque that solid stand. Grand mosque Pontianak is also known by the name of Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman mosque. This  is the oldest and biggest in the city of Pontianak in West Kalimantan. This mosque is one of the characteristics of the two buildings is a sign of the founding of the city of Ponti...

Dayak Taman and Tamambaloh Crafts

Dayak Taman and Tamambaloh Crafts

Dayak tribe has a tradition that can not be separated with the beads. Craft beads are an integral part of the culture and tradition of Dayak Taman which dwells around Sentarum National Park in Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan. and around the national park Tamambaloh and who dwells in the surrounding park areas Betung Kerihun. The forms beads adapted to command Sao Hanging (God Almighty). For example,...

Kapuas Bridge I

Kapuas Bridge I

Located in the city of  Pontianak in West Kalimantan, has a length of 420 meters and a width of 6 meters. Kapuas I bridge connects down town with some other districts Pontianak in West Kalimantan. Built in 1980 with funds Rp 6,06 billion was inaugurated in 1982 by President Soeharto. At first this bridge functioned as a toll road, which means any user of this bridge toll rates collected. Ho...