Pulau Kembang (Flower Island) is home to more than just flowers


“A baby monkey suckles its mother on Pulau Kembang (Flower Island) in Banjarmasin. The island is home to long-tailed macaques and several bird species, which are allowed to roam the island freely. Some Tionghoa believe that the monkeys are incarnations of spirits and should not be disturbed or harrassed. At the entrance, two white monkey statues symbolize the deity Hanuman and offer protection to the island.”

Katy Rennenkampf in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan

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