After its first successful staging last year, the Lake Sentarum-Betung Kerihun Festival is back again this year from 12th to 15th December 2012 to take place at Lanjak, Kapuas Hulu Regency, in the province of West Kalimantan.
Highlighting the enchanting beauty of Lake Sentarum National Park and Betung Kerihun National Park, the Lake Sentarum-Betung Kerihun Festival (LS-BKF) 2012 will be held over four continuous days filled with various programs. This year, the festival will also feature an Annual Calendar of Events Workshop, Cruise Tours on Lake Sentarum National Park, multi ethnic traditional ceremonies, and a Tourism and Culture Potentials Exhibition.
Organized by the Regency’s government of Kapuas Hulu through the office of Culture and Tourism and other sectors, the festival will also present various competitions including Traditional songs competition (Dayak and Malay), Traditional Dance Competitions (Dayak and Malay), Word Play Rhyming (pantun) competition, traditional boating competition, Pangkak Gasing (spinning tops) Competition, Sumpit (traditional blowpipes) Competitions, and Kapuas Hulu Regency Tourism Ambassadors Youth Pageant. Winners of these competitions will represent the Kapuas Hulu Regency at the Bumi Khatulistiwa Cultural Festival which will be held in West Kalimantan’s capital, Pontianak next year.
All of the programs and competitions will be centered at the Courtyard, Multi Function Hall, and Balai Adat (traditional gathering hall) of the Batang Lupar Sub-District Office, as also within the Lake Sentarum National park area itself.
As the biggest tourism event in Kapuas Hulu regency, the LS-BKF 2012 is aimed to promote Kapuas Hulu Regency with all its rich natural and cultural attractions as one of the main tourist destinations of West Kalimantan.
Participated by other regencies in the West Kalimantan Province, the festival also acts as a means to strengthen the bond and unity among the many ethnic/sub-ethnic groups in West Kalimantan, and, in general promote the Province of West Kalimantan as a complete tourist destination.
To reach the site of the festival, you can take the overland route from Pontianak-Putussibau-Lanjak or take a flight from Pontianak to Putussibau, followed by overland to Lanjak.
More Information available at: http://pariwisata.kapuashulukab.go.id/
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