Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Kalimantan the black orchid

This large land mass in truly a floral paradise of tropics, thelungs of the earth, storing in it millions and millions cubic meters of fresh water, flowing in the island's giant rivers.
The rivers offer an important means of transportation for communities living in the hinterlands comprising tens and tens of small ethnic groups, referred to in general as The dayak people. They are known for heir cultire of long houses, ancestor worship, primitive handicrafts and their live of shifting cultivation.
The population in the coastal areas are Malays or Banjarese Malays who keeping the Islamic faith. While in West Kalimantan, the region's Chinese majority population are still preserving their typical chinese culture in the form of their arts and ceramics industries.

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