Balanga Museum is a museum located in Palangkaraya city, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia. Balanga Museum is located at Jalan Tjilik Riwut, only about 2.5 km from the Bundaran Besar. If you do not use private vehicles, public transport is also very easy.
The existence of Balanga Museum is not widely known by the public. Even the people of Central Kalimantan itself many still do not know about the existence of this museum, but the museum since 1973. Established by the Government of Central Kalimantan, initially as a regional museum. In line with central government policy that every province has a museum showcasing the uniqueness of the local culture and natural resources, then in 1990 Balanga Museum became a museum province.
Balanga Museum has different types of collections of material culture (cultural objects) are grouped into collections of ethnographic, historical, archeology, keramologic, numismatic and heraldic. While natural objects grouped into collections Biological and geological. The museum collection on display in the second portion of the building as a permanent exhibition, the rest laid out in collection.
When you enter the exhibition space then you will feel the atmosphere of traditional life of the Dayak. Collection organized on the life cycle, starting from the equipment phase ceremonies of birth, marriage and death final. Guides will not forget to tell you about the uniqueness of Tiwah ceremony. Here you will see the uniqueness of traditional weapons such as Chopsticks, Duhung, Mandau, miniature longhouse called Betang, tool inviter fish called Mihing, sculpture Sapundu and Hampatung Karuhei, fetish Penyang, miscellaneous goods brass, various jars of ceramics from China of the Ming and Ching dynasty called Balanga and Malawen plate. There are still many other unique collections.
Museum Balanga also received about a thousand pieces of confiscated weapons used when ethnic conflict in Sampit in 2001 as a historical collection.
How to get there:
Balanga Museum is located at Jalan Tjilik Riwut KM 2.5 with an area of approximately 5 hectares. The museum is located in the city of Palangkaraya and easy to visit because it is opened every day from 8:00 to 12:00 pm, and there is an attendant guides.
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