Back to continue our ‘wild’ adventure in Kalimantan, this time our goal is Kandangan to see wild orchids in nature, after previously visiting proboscis monkeys which are also wild on Pulau Kaget. Anyway all wild!
The 202 km journey from the Barito river in Banjarmasin to Kandangan was quite long. In addition to the poor road, we had a chance to find a landslide which further hampered our journey.
As a result, when we reached the Maratus mountain area in Kandangan, the sun had already set. Whoops.
The Maratus Mountains in Kandangan are indeed the original habitat of various kinds of flora, including several species of forest orchids such as black orchids, sugar cane, arades and the like.
However, because the Terios 7 Wonders team are thirsty wild men
affection adventure, we try to keep looking inside the orchid.
Treq. Flashlight is turned on. We entered the forest.
A friend of mine said, “Be careful, I don’t feel good, I have goosebumps.”
Duh, I just had goosebumps on the edge of the dense bamboo, I also got goosebumps.
We passed several inclines, until we reached a steep incline on a rocky mountain.
“We’re going up again, it’s up there,” said our guide.
With difficulty, we climbed a steep incline whose elevation was approximately 45 degrees and a fragile wooden staircase at the end.
However, we found a surprise. There are no orchids! HA HA.
“This is not the season, bro, so it’s just the leaves and shoots,” said our guide, grinning.
Such is the wild, we can’t guess what’s going on. Like a dry river in Sebangau National Park when you meet an orangutan.
However, no need to worry. The local community has also cultivated this orchid. So that there are some flower cultivation which is the national flower of this Singapore state.
Not far from the orchid location, we visited the house of Mas Dedi, one of the local people who cultivates orchids. Mas Dedi is a lover of this flower. He has various kinds of orchid flowers typical of Kalimantan.
Mas Dedi has a wide collection of orchids, ranging from black orchids, white orchids, hybrid orchids from mixing, to several endemic orchids typical of Kalimantan. Everything is cute! Mas Dedi also explained tips on caring for orchids, how to cultivate orchids in places that are not their habitat, and how he has maintained these orchids for decades. passion — seen from the way he answered our questions with enthusiasm.
Well, even though we can’t see orchids in the wild, we are quite happy to be able to get a lot of new knowledge about flowers named latin the Orchidaceae. The next question: Along the way we only found burned forest and palm oil, is there still room for these orchids in the wild forest?
Next stop : We are looking for another Borneo wild. Amuntai swamp buffalo!
This Terios 7 Wonders Expedition is a media journey with Daihatsu. All opinions are personal property. See other posts below.
- Breaking through the Borneo Haze — Terios 7 Wonders
- Meet Wild Orangutans in Sebangau National Park
- Monitor, Let’s Eat Lontong Orari, Change!
- 8 Cool Bloggers Who Go on an Adventure Together at Borneo Wild Adventure
- Meet Proboscis Monkeys on the Island Shocked, Monkeys are Handsome but Shy
- 14 Tips For Long Distance Road Convoy Travel by Car
- Wild Orchids in Borneo, Are They Still There? -> you are here!
- PALIAT, Tabalong’s Delicious Culinary!
- Amuntai Buffalo with Strange Hobbies: Swimming!
- A peek at the Balikpapan Barnacle Crocodile Farm
- Portrait of the Dayak Kenyah in Pampang Village, Samarinda
- The World’s Largest Ulin Tree is in Kutai National Park!
- No Doubt, Here Are 7 Reasons Why Derawan Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination!
- 7 Amazing Experiences We Meet During ‘Terios 7 Wonders Borneo Wild Adventure’ Trip! (plus travel videos!)
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