Lake Sentarum National Park

 

Lake Sentarum National Park is one of the world's most biodiverse lake system. Located in the heart of Kalimantan Island, it lies in the upper Kapuas River tectonic basin, about 700 km away from its delta. The basin is a vast floodplain, consisting of 20 seasonal lakes, freshwater swamp forest and peat swamp forest, make the area so unique and undisputed vital. 

 

Lake Sentarum is also home for the Dayak Iban people - the indigenous people of Kalimantan. I visited Lake Sentarum when I was working for the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), and realised how big the gap in education between the cities and the deeper parts of Indonesia. I think it's also the case everywhere.

 

So many things that I've learned from the Ibans. I really hope I can meet them again, one day.

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