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Tucked away between the misty mountains of Sarawak and East Kalimantan, Ba’kelalan is a group of 13 villages about 1,000m above sea level. Indigenous to the highlands here are an ethnic group called the Lun Bawang. Many could also be found in the neighbouring state of Sabah and Krayan, Kalimantan where they are sometimes named Lundayeh. Over a century ago, they used to live in communal longhouses but have since adapt to living in individual family houses.
Once known to be fierce headhunters, taking enemy heads was an indication of someone’s bravery. After a great many tribal wars and surviving various epidemics, there are now only about 25,000 of them. Often referred to by some visitors as extremely friendly and one of the most hospitable people they’ve came into contact with.
What awaits you?
✔ Experience flying from the lowlands to interior highlands of Sarawak on a 16-seater turboprop
✔ Marvel at the mountainous beauty and dense rainforest that surrounds Ba’kelalan
✔ Meet and get to know the hospitable Lun Bawang people with their rich cultural history
✔ Discover the infamous ‘Adan Rice’ and its vast verdant rice fields
✔ Stay in a beautiful home that sits at the edge of the paddy field
✔ Enjoy delicious local and hearty cooked meals by our host
✔ Explore unspoiled wilderness with activities around Ba'kelalan
✔ Cross the Indonesian border into East Kalimantan for an experience with the Lundayeh
For detailed itinerary please click here >> http://bit.ly/bakelalan_kalimantan