Monday, June 13, 2011
Tanjung Puting National Park
Tourism Objects Tanjung Puting National Park is a national park located in the southwestern peninsula of West Kotawaringin District of Central Kalimantan Province. Tanjung Puting was originally a game preserve and wildlife reserves with total area of 305 000 ha established by the Dutch on June 13, 1936. Then, on May 12, 1984 by the Ministry of Forestry, Tanjung Puting National Park area designated as a 415 040 ha. Geographically situated between 2 ° 35'-3 ° 20 'latitude and 111 ° 50'-112 ° 15' E covering an area of Kumai District in the West and in the District Kotawaringin Hanau and Seruyan Seruyan Downstream in the District. West Kotawaringin Government has prepared a land use zone in the region with an area of 14,000 ha for development and construction of tourism facilities. Tanjung Puting National Park was originally the Tanjung Puting Wildlife Reserve established by the Dutch East Indies colonial government in the year 1936/1937 covering an area of 305,000 ha for the protection of orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus) and bekantan (Nasalis larvatus).