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Lake Sentarum Festival to be Held in West Kalimantan This Month

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Antara • 21 Oktober 2019 18:53
Putussibau: Lake Sentarum Festival is scheduled to be held on Oct 25-27, 2019, in Kapuas Hulu Regency, West Kalimantan Province.
The festival will feature the local scenery of the lake in addition to the traditional arts, culture, and local wisdom of the people of Kapuas Hulu, Kapuas Hulu Tourism Office head Petrus Kusnadi stated here on Monday.
The festival will also be enlivened by a number of side events, including Lake Sentarum expo, ethical music festival, and a tour of Lake Sentarum by traditional boats.

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According to him, three major tribes -- Tamambaloh, Iban, and Melayu (Malay) -- in Kapuas Hulu fully support the festival and plan to hold tribal rituals to coincide with the festival.
Visitors will also be encouraged to visit the Betung Kerihun National Park, Tekenang Hill located in the middle of Lake Sentarum, and Tanjung Lokang, which is a village of the Dayak Punan tribe where many ancient caves are found.
"In addition to the adat rituals, performances of traditional dances, culture, and local wisdom will also be featured," the official explained.
Officials of the Indonesian Government and from Malaysia have been invited to participate in the festival and create lasting memories.
"According to information from Ibu Erlinawati Nasir, 30 members of Indonesia's DPD (the Regional Representative Council) are also invited to enjoy the festival," Petrus stated. (Antara)


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