Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Flower Island (South Borneo, Indonesia)

Flower Island is a delta located in the middle of the Barito river included within the administrative district Alalak, Kuala Barito regency, South Kalimantan province. Flower island located west of Banjarmasin. Kembang Island designated as forest based tourism SK. Minister of Agriculture. 788/Kptsum12/1976 with an area of ​​60 Ha.

Flower Island is a habitat for long-tailed macaques (monkeys) and several species of birds. Flower island region is also one of the attractions that are within the forest area in the district of Barito Kuala.

In the forest there is the altar of this tour is intended as a place to put offerings to the "keeper" Flower island who symbolized by two white statues of monkeys (Hanuman), by the people from the ethnic Chinese-Indonesian who has a particular vow or vows. One male goat for a gold plated horns usually released into the jungle island of Kembang if a request was successful or fulfilled.


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