A jukung 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).
The great Jukung race
Video of race - details
Passage out of paradise (1989) written by Richard Dennison ; director, Michael Balson ; producer, Richard Dunnison ; an Orana Films production for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in association with John Gau Productions, ZDF West Germany and the National Geographic Society. Chatswood, N.S.W : One World Films - 1 videocassette (VHS) (54 min.).
- A Jukung from Madura Island – Traditional Indonesian Trimaran
- Leibner, Horst (2002) Traditional Indonesian Boats - Department of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.
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