Trip to Tikalong happened from 12 - 18 October 2007, already more than 1 years, But this trip still impress my heart and i think in my heart there is already a place for Tikalong.
Tikalong is a village in west Kalimantan (Indonesia), we reach Pontianak - capital city of west Kalimantan at 12 Oct 2007 09:00, team from Jakarta total 12 peoples.
From Pontianak we have to go to Pinyuh a small town it took around 1 hour to reach there. Then from Pinyuh directly to Tempoak village it took 1.5 hour, the trip until Tempoak was using small mini bus (below picture :D).
The challenging part was going to begin... after reaching Tempoak village, the bus has to stop and the trip to Tikalong will by walking or riding motor cycle.
At that time there was only several motor cycle that was used.. so several guys have to walk, by walking it took around 2 hours and by motor cycle around 45 minutes. So i did decide to walk, the air there is very clean and fresh You will never find it at town, really a fresh air, came in my lung, clean all polutant from my body.... :P. I really enjoy this walking trip even tough there was a heavy rain happened, so after getting wet for more than 1 hour i reached Tikalong village, in my mind i never imagined that in a small village inside of Borneo Forest, i can see a big school building, a big church with big hall in there. Also on progress to build dormitory building for the students and lectures.
what surprise things in next day?? will post it soon in Chapter - 2 Tikalong Trip