Stock photo of Shanty houses or what appears to be shanty houses reflected in a river at a floating village in Banjarmasin city of South Kalimantan. Houses are often built on wooden stilts of residents on a river in Banjarmasin city of South Kalimantan. Houses are often built on wooden stilts by the riverside due to rising tide levels where the waters height can rise considerable during high tidal times. There are many of these floating villages in Borneo where local people have lived alongside the many waterways since time immemorial due to it being a valuable resource in more ways than one. For washing and cleaning, as a means of transporting goods around and travelling from A to B and as a source of food in the form of freshwater fish.