LONG-DISTANCE TREKKING AND THE GRASSLANDS, LALUT BIRAI FOREST STATION, CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC TRADITIONS ALONG THE BAHAU RIVER
Not too far from the village of Long Alango, the capital of the Bahau Hulu sub-district, the Tropical Forest Research Station of Lalut Birai will surprise visitors. Lalut Birai has served as a research and documentation center on the ecology of tropical forest for over 10 years. The research station was built by local people and WWF-Indonesia in the tana ulen, the traditionally protected forest of the people of Long Alango, in 1991. Continuing upstream along the Bahau River, visitors will pass the village of Long Kemuat, and the burial site of Long Pulung. In Long Berini, it is possible to witness Dayak Kenyah cultural revival and traditional carving. More traditional dancing awaits travelers in the village of Apau Ping, the last settlement before the border with Sarawak and the gateway to the grasslands of Long Tua and Long Kayun.