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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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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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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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 city of Tarakan

Tarakan, The Marshy Island in The Celebes Sea

The area of North Kalimantan that borders directly onto the neighboring country of Malaysia was once part of the East Kalimantan Province until it was officially established as a separate province on 25th October 2012. While the young province that has Tanjung Selor as capital city may not be as familiar to most ears as Indonesia’s other provinces, it holds[…]

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The Bekantan and Mangrove Conservation Park

The Bekantan And Mangrove Conservation Park, Tarakan

A mere 1 km from the city center of Tarakan in the province of North Kalimantan, and just along the highway out of the city is the Bekantan and Mangrove Conservation Park (Kawasan Konservasi Mangrove dan Bekantan – KKMB), which has as its chief inhabitants a large family of proboscis monkeys, called Bekantan. These long nosed and large bellied[…]

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The Kayan Mentarang National Park, North Kalimantan

Kayan Mentarang, The Largest National Park in North Kalimantan

Kayan Mentarang National Park is the biggest uniformity of primary and secondary forest, which covers 1,360,500 hectare, and still remains in Kalimantan and in the Southeast Asia. It is located in Bulungan, North Kalimantan, Indonesia, with humid weather and temperatures around 16°C – 30° C. This national park, situating at 200– 2,258 meters above sea level,[…]

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Dayak girls, North Kalimantan

North Kalimantan, Discover The Beauty Of Borneo

Previously part of the East Kalimantan Province, the North Kalimantan Province was officially established on 25th October 2012 with Tanjung Selor as its capital city, making this the 34th and youngest province in Indonesia. Located on the northern-most part of Kalimantan, – the Indonesian side of the island of Borneo, – the province directly borders[…]

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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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