The indigenous group of Dayak Iban was awarded an Equator Prize 2019 together with 22 other local and indigenous communities across the globe from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
NOW! Jakarta contributor David Metcalf was fascinated to find out more about, and spend time with, the Dayak Punan who live in the forests of West Kalimantan in the Kapuas Hulu regency.
Venturing into West Kalimantan and travelling to its remote corners, where you can truly absorb the culture of the Dayak Simpang, was a remarkable experience. NOW! Jakarta contributor Stephanie Brookes shares hers.