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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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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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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Wana Wisata Forest, Balikpapan

Visit To Wanawisata Forest Tourism Park, East Kalimantan

Wanawisata Forest is a large park with various types of endangered species of Kalimantan trees. Its interesting layout makes Wanawisata as destination for families, particularly during weekends. This tourism park is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Its entrance fee is only Rp 1.000 per person. ACTIVITIES TO EAT We will not find[…]

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Maratua island, Derawan archipelago

Maratua : The Tropical Island in The Derawan Archipelago

Maratua Island in the Derawan Archipelago off the north coast of East Kalimantan, is a large tropical island partially encircling a massive lagoon on one end and fringed with sheer rocky walls and coral reefs along the other end. This giant upside down U-shaped island covers about 384 square kilometers of sandy white beaches and mangrove forests and 3,735[…]

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The city of Balikpapan

Balikpapan, The Oil City Of Indonesia

Located on the south eastern coast of East Kalimantan facing the deep Makassar Straits, the town of Balikpapan is known as the Oil City of Indonesia. Its anniversary which falls on 10th of February, in fact celebrates the first oil drilling undertaken in the area, known as the “Mathilda” drill. For this reason, Balikpapan, like its counterpart[…]

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Kakaban Lake, East Kalimantan

Kakaban Island, A Paradise For The Divers

Indonesia is a fascinating country in every sense of the word. Rich in culture, natural beauty and biodiversity. Home to the weird, the wacky and the wonderful. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, think again. Kakaban island is a large coral atoll in the Derawan Archipelago in the district of Berau, off the east coast of[…]

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The Derawan island

Derawan Archipelago, The Perfect Tropical Paradise

The Derawan islands must be everyone’s dream of the perfect tropical paradise: warm, isolated islands with soft white sand beaches fringed with waving palm trees, pristine seas that change color from green to deep blue, and an amazing underwater life of giant turtles, dolphins, manta rays, dugongs and barracudas, stingless jellyfish and sometimes, whales. Derawan is[…]

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The Girls from Pampang Cultural Park

Travelling To The Pampang Cultural Park

Pampang Cultural Park is a cultural site to see when traveling to East Kalimantan. Dayak Kenyah tribe live in this area after their migration in 1967 from their original hometown of Apokayan in Malinau district, East Kalimantan. They left their village to stay near urban areas, so that they could obtain education and fulfill their[…]

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Diving on Manta Rays Home, Sangalaki

Sangalaki Island, The Underwater Paradise

For those of you who like diving, the beauty and diversity of flora and fauna around Sangalaki Island will attract you to come again and again. This island is located in the Derawan Archipelago, Berau, East Kalimantan. It is one of the best locations for diving and snorkeling in the world, along with Raja Ampat[…]

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The royal throne, Mulawarman Museum

Kutai Sultan Palace, The Mulawarman Museum

Kutai Sultan Palace is situated in Tenggarong, the capital city of Kutai Kartanegara district. After the Kutai Sultanate government ends in 1960, its 2,270 m2 palace was then occupied by Sultan A.M. Parikesit until 1971. The Palace was then handed over to the East Kalimantan provisional government on 25 November 1971. On 18 February 1976,[…]

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Manggar Segara Sari beach, East Kalimantan

Manggar Segara Sari, The Favorite Beach in Balikpapan

Manggar Segara Sari Beach is a favorite beach for local community and tourists in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. This beach is clean and has many facilities for visitors convenience to rest in this 13,000 square meter beach. GET THERE East Kalimantan is a unique province. Its capital city is Samarinda but its entry point is Balikpapan.[…]

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