Jukung tambangan is a traditional boat made from ironwood with a characteristic of a carving of daun jaruju (Acanthus ilicifolius) near the waterline. It is not a dugout canoe, it needs a keel in construction. It is intentionally not built using iron nails, but using dowel technique. It has sirap (wooden shingle) roofing from ulin wood. (wikipedia).
PT PLN South and Central Kalimantan officials handed over the traditional boat together with traditional clothes and photobooth to Banjarmasin Mayor H Ibnu Sina at the City Hall, Thursday.
Mayor appreciated the assistance provided by PT PLN as a support for the development of river tourism in the city whose nickname the city of a thousand rivers.
The jukung tambangan, he said, will be handed over to the Banjarmasin Patriot of Tourism.
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"Thank you PLN Peduli, hopefully this will be useful to revive the Banjarmasin city tourism, especially acil-acil (merchants) of the Floating Market and paman-paman (drivers) of kelotok (traditional motor boat), who have been activists of tourism, thus the economic wheels will run with a new normal," he said.
He acknowledged, currently tourism activities are still not opened, but with a new normal phase, the city government continues to make preparations to revive tourism, especially river cruising tour.
"Hopefuly the tourism surge of the City of Thousand River will return to normal and we hope the economy to recover," he hoped.
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