Jantur sits at the eastern side of Jempang and, during the wet season, it appears to be floating in the middle of the lake. It is built entirely on stilts in the marshy wetlands, which disappear under 6m of water in the rainy season. During the dry season, floating mats of water hyacinth can choke the channel through town, creating a transport nightmare.
Gardening here may be difficult, but the residents do have plenty of fish, producing more ikan kering (dried fish) than any other village in the regency, and some 80% of the working population are fishermen. In the dry the boardwalks and rooftops are typically covered with thousands of splayed fish, some protected under the watchful eye of 1m-tall pet storks.
Stroll the boardwalk and say hello to the groups of laughing Banjarese women squatting by the river processing the morning's catch.