Photo's of Philippine banca's

A jukung or canoe is a small wooden Indonesian boat. It is traditionally used for fishing, but newer uses include "Jukung Dives", using the boat as a vehicle for small groups of SCUBA divers. In the Philippines, this type of boat is known as banca.

Essentially of Balinese origin, the double outrigger jukung is but one of many types of Pacific/Asian outrigger canoes that use the lateen (triangular) sail. Whilst the lateen sail presents some difficulties in tacking into the wind, actually requiring to jibe around, a jukung is superb in its reaching ability and jibe-safe running. They are usually highly decorated and bear a marlin-like prow.

People in kalimantan also named their boat Jukung. It's used for transport in daily activity such as go to office, to school, or shopping in pasar terapung (Floating Market, very famous tourism object).


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