Sunday, October 28, 2012

Borneo Trip "Dayak Tribes" Pampang Village

Borneo - which is derived from the name of the sultanate of Brunei - is the name used by the colonial British and Dutch to refer to the island as a whole, while Borneo is the name used by the island's eastern region that now includes parts of Indonesia.

The north island (Sabah, Brunei, Sarawak) for Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. As for Indonesia territory of North Borneo, is the province of North Borneo. In a broad sense "Borneo" covers the entire island is also known as Borneo, while in the narrow sense refers only Kalimantan region of Indonesia.

I have  the opportunity to visit Borneo I was go to Balikpapan and Samarinda. This city surrounded by forests although the weather was so hot but pretty cool. One thing that I’m interested about Borneo is the original residents. Most of these islands are migrants from outside the city rarely seen native Borneo “Dayak tribe”.

Dayak tribe in Kalimantan, are still maintaining their culture da tone also had to adapt to cultural development. In my mind  the Dayak tribe  have hallmark tattoo and piercing also long known as "long ears".

I was visit a village of the indigenous Dayak tribes who still retain their traditional customary village. Located 1 hour from the  Samarinda city. The trip to the traditional village was very exciting especially for me who rarely see the forest, because I live in Jakarta .

Dayak tribes who live in the village of Pampang majority are sub-ethnic Dayak Kenyah. According to some locals, the area was originally a forest. But after a number of residents who live in the area Apokayan Bulungan (once they become part of the district. Malinau) moved gradually in the 1960s, with a view to get closer to urban areas. Finally, they also find a settlement and named Pampang. Regions and even then then developed as it is today.

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