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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Banjarmasin, Dayak Tribe

Travelling To South Kalimantan

South Kalimantan, This province has a population of around 3.45 million and continues to grow rapidly. It is mostly a flat area with deep rich forests and swamp lands. However there are also some great peaks, for example the Meratus Mountains in the south-west to the north-east of the province. The highest peak is Gunung[…]

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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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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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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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Muara Kuin Floating Market, Banjarmasin

Banjarmasin, The Pulsating Heart Of South Kalimantan

Banjarmasin is the capital and the pulsating heart of the province of South Kalimantan. The largest and most beguiling city of Kalimantan – the Indonesian territory on Borneo – it rests gingerly over a labyrinth of canals thus giving it its illustrious nickname as the city of a thousand rivers. Like any other major city in[…]

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Kuala Kapuas, South Kalimantan

Kuala Kapuas : The Interesting River

Kuala Kapuas. It is located at Kapuas River, 40 km from Banjarmasin. A well-known tourist attraction is Telo Island, a pleasant fishing village and port. For the adventurer, white-water rafter and nature lovers, there is Gohong Rawai, known for its beautiful and challenging rapids. The gold mines of Teweh and Batu Api, Rungan district, are[…]

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South Kalimantan tourism

South Kalimantan, The Province Of A Thousand Rivers

The Meratus Mountains divide south Kalimantan into two distinct regions. The southern section of the province is much flatter with large rivers meandering through lowlands to vast mangrove swamps along the coast, that is why South Kalimantan is an exceptionally fertile land. Many villages and settlements are built along the Barito River, by the indegenous[…]

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The Mahakam river, East Kalimantan

Mahakam, The Biggest River in East Kalimantan

Mahakam river is the biggest river in East Kalimantan province. This 920 km long river flows from its upper stream in Kutai Barat to its lower stream in Kutai Kartanegara and Samarinda. Mahakam is very important for most inhabitants in the province as some areas are only accessible by river. Transportation of goods also relies[…]

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The Loksado river

Loksado, The Paradise Of South Kalimantan

Driving into the heart of the Meratus Mountain Range, some two and a half hours from Banjarmasin, capital of South Kalimantan Province, one will be welcomed by a lush landscape decorated with wonderful waterfalls, rushing rivers, and the enchanting culture of its indigenous people. That isolated piece of South Kalimantan’s paradise is known as Loksado, a sub-district of the[…]

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