"Long Houses" Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Tip by lmkluque

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta: 31 reviews and 63 photos

  Long House in background of the entertainment.
by lmkluque

In East Kalimantan tribes that are collectively called Dayak, historically live in Long Houses. These long houses, called Lamin or Umaq Daru, are built on wooden piles, sometimes as high as eight feet, to protect the tribe from floods and wild animals. Long Houses are divided into sperate family sections and have a common area for communal meetings or ceremonies. It could be the whole extended family and in some cases the whole village living in one of these long houses.

Guardian statues are placed in front of the Long House to ward off evil spirits. As time marches on, Long Houses are diminishing. However, some are converted into town halls or stages for dance and musical entertainment can be seen today in places outside of Taman Mini as well as in.

Address: Jalan Raya Pondok Gede, Jakarta Timur
Phone: 62 21 840 9270
Website: http://www.tamanmini.com/

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  • Updated May 11, 2012
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