Category Archives: Borneo

A glance at the wetlands of East Kalimantan from the Somber River, Graha Indah mangrove center

As East Kalimantan prepares to become Indonesia’s future capital, a trip to anywhere in the province promises to be more interesting than ever. The Jakarta Post recently took a trip to the East Kalimantan city of Balikpapan on a media junket with … Continue reading

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Kalimantan (Borneo) Calling

Located above the island of Java, in the magnificent marine part of Southeast Asia, colorful, wild and mysterious nature of world’s third largest island known as Kalimantan or Borneo attracts people from all over the world. Divided between Malaysia, Indonesia, … Continue reading

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5 Unique Experiences on Chinese New Year in Pontianak and Singkawang, West Kalimantan

Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, has a diverse ethnic group, including Chinese descendants that have lived here for generations. The Chinese New Year, familiarly known as Imlek, is celebrated across the archipelago. This year, Imlek will fall on … Continue reading

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Martapura, The City of Diamond

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 … Continue reading

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