Orangutans

Welcome To Kalimantan, The Home Of The Orangutans

Welcome to Kalimantan, the home of the Orangutans, now let’s examine the word orangutan for a second, what does it mean. If we look at the Indonesian word ‘orang’ meaning person and ‘hutan’ meaning forest we get a better idea of how close a neighbour these wonderful apes are to us, the people of the[…]

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Pangkalan Bun

Central Kalimantan, The Heart Of Borneo

The capital of Central Kalimantan province is Palangkaraya with an area of 157,983 km2 and includes 13 districts with 85 city districts consisting of 1340 villages and 101 districts and autonomous regions. Here are some of the highlights: Tanjung Puting National Park (A National Park since 1982) The Key Information 400,000 hectors Terrain : tropical[…]

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Kijing Beach

Visiting West Kalimantan

Welcome to West Kalimantan or what is sometimes called ‘Kalbar’ by the locals. Its capital city is Pontianak which is located on the Equator, making it the Equator city. The province has an area of 146,807 km² with a population of well over 4,000,000. The Major ethnic groups are the Dayak, Malay, Chinese, which form approximately 90% of the province’s[…]

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Apo Kayan, Dayak Tribe

From East Kalimantan To The Youngest Province Of Indonesia, North kalimantan

Welcome to what was the oldest Hindu kingdoms in Indonesia, and what is the second largest Indonesian province. The two major cities in the province are Samarinda (the capital of timber production) and Balikpapan (the center of the petroleum and oil refinery industries). The indigenous population are made up of the Dayaks and Kutai groups living in rural areas.[…]

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Semolon Waterfall, North Kalimantan

Kalimantan, One Of The Last Wild Jungle Frontiers On Earth

The time you spend in Kalimantan will change you. You’ll carry away with you a sense of awe, of wonder, and of having experienced a piece of an ancient mystery. Kalimantan is one of the last wild jungle frontiers on earth. See it quickly before the chainsaws of progress forever erase it. Kalimantan is located[…]

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Sangalaki Island, Derawan

Derawan Islands : Paradise For Divers

Derawan Islands, a tropical heaven in Indonesia. Located in the Sulawesi Sea on the coastal shelf of East Kalimantan, The island of Derawan are in the Province of East Kalimantan. The islands consists about 31 islands with the well-known are the island of Derawan, Sangalaki, Kakaban, Maratua, Panjang, and Samama Island. Derawan archipelago also has[…]

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Siring Laut, Kotabaru

Kota Baru, The Beauty Of South Kalimantan

There are many tourist destinations in Kalimantan, one of which being Kotabaru. It is the capital city of Kotabaru district in South Kalimantan province. The city is located on a small island in the province. There are many places of interest in Kotabaru. If you start from its seaport, go by ferry to a tourist[…]

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Batuah Agro Tourism, Kutai Kartanegara

Batuah Agro Tourism, East Kalimantan

Batuah Agro Tourism (BAT) object is based on agro business. It is located in the sub-district of Loa Janan, district of Kutai Kartanegara, province of East Kalimantan, and it was officially declared in July 2000 by the governor of East Kalimantan. The total area of BAT object is 35 hectares, filled by various plants, for[…]

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Sangalaki island, Derawan islands

Sangalaki Island, Borneo’s Derawan Archipelago

Not many people know that in the northern part of East Kalimantan province, that is in Berau district, there are many beautiful islands called Derawan Islands. These islands consist of 28 small islands, and one of the islands is Sangalaki Island. Sangalaki Island is a small island that covers an area of 13 hectares. You[…]

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Loksado river, South Kalimantan

Loksado : Where Culture Meets The Stunning Natural Landscape

If you visit South Kalimantan, do not forget to visit Loksado, a very beautiful and fresh place that is located in Hulu Sungai Selatan district of South Kalimantan province. Loksado has a very interesting natural view and a variety of places to be used for outbound activities that the local people call ”lapah tapi rami”[…]

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Cahaya Bumi Selamat Diamond Market, Martapura

Martapura : A Sparkling City in South Kalimantan

Situated some 45 Kilometers east of Banjarmasin, capital of South Kalimantan Province, Martapura is a sparkling little city literally filled with diamonds and all the precious rocks delved from inside Borneo’s earth. Administratively, Martapura is the capital of the Banjar Regency. The city is well-known as the center of the diamond industry as well as the main diamond cutting and[…]

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The Cempaka Diamond Fields

The Cempaka Diamond Fields

The land of South Kalimantan is blessed with some of the most sparkling treasures that mother earth provides, especially those that radiate the most exquisite glow, namely: Diamonds. Sending out its beautiful glow all around the world, these sparkling gems are unearthed from various diamond fields in the province, but the most notable are found[…]

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The unique Proboscis Monkeys, Kaget island

Pulau Kaget, The Nature Reserve Of Borneo Island

In the episode called “Flight 714” of the classic comic series Adventure of Tintin (released in 1968), there is a hilarious scene where a character named Allan looked at a peculiarly unique long-nosed monkey and imagined it to be his boss Rastapopoulos. That peculiarly looking primate is in fact a Proboscis Monkey, the unique mascot of South[…]

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