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Kembang Island

Kembang Island is located in the middle of the Barito river, District Alalak, Kuala Barito regency, South Kalimantan, Indonesia . Kembang Island is a delta area of 60 hectares located in the middle of the Barito river and the habitat of long-tailed macaques (monkeys) and several species of birds. In 1976, the island is designated as a forest tour. According to the story, the island comes from the British ship Fireworks destroyed by people Biaju in 1750s on the orders of the Sultan of Banjar. Ex-vessel debris is gradually overgrown with trees and turned into an island which was then inhabited by a group of monkeys.

In addition to being a place thousands of apes, where there was also a temple which is usually used by visitors to place offerings or carry out his desire. The island is often associated with mystical events. Many of the visitors who claimed to have mystical things like watching a bridge linking the island with the mainland Fireworks; see the white-clad figure of a prince riding a horse crossed the bridge, and others. In this place a lot of sellers hawkers who sell foods and soft drinks.

The island area of 60 hectares is located approximately 1.5 km city of Banjarmasin and can be reached by boat charter klotok price of approximately Rp. 200 000 per hour or can be less expensive if visitors clever bargaining. The time needed to get to the location about 10 minutes from the city of Banjarmasin.


Kembang Island
Swiss-Belhotel Borneo Banjarmasin