The Beauty Of Manado

Manado Manado is the capital city of North Sulawesi province, and become an interesting city to be visit for its tourism destination, while the location itself is located at the Bay of Manado, and is surrounded by a mountainous area. The municipality of Manado is divided into nine districts: Malalayang, Sario, Wanea, Wenang, Tikala, Mapanget, Singkil, Tuminting and Mapanget. It was estimated that Manado city is being known since 16th Century, at that century Manado City has been approached by people from overseas. The name of “Manado” land was use…

The New Paradise Of Tidung Island

Tidung Island Tidung island is one of Kelurahan or the smaller sub-district in Thousand archipelago or Kepualuan Seribu. This island is divided into two islands which is Tidung Besar island and Tidung Kecil island. Between Tuding Besar and Tuding Kecil is connected by the bridge which is located in west side Thousand island, the distance is about 3 hours away from Muara Angke by boat. Tidung island has only 200 meters wide, with a length of about 5 km, and surrounded by shallow beach overgrown with coral and white shades…

Kapuas Regency

Kapuas Kapuas, is one of regencies in Central Kalimantan with the capital city of Kuala Kapuas. Kuala Kapuas, is the capital of the Kapuas district. Kuala itself means delta. Kuala Kapuas is a beautiful city, because it is located on the banks of the river at three intersections. Those three rivers are Kapuas Murung River, Kapuas river, and Java Sea Coast. At night there are hundreds of lamps flickering the glare around the river. The city was built long ago before the existence of Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan capital. This comes…

Tenggarong And The Legend Of Kutai Kartanegara

Tenggarong Tenggarong is a city district which become the capital of regency of Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan, and it has 13 groups of Kelurahan. Dated back from the ancient history of Indonesia, Kutai Kingdom was the oldest kingdom in Indonesia. It prooved by the discovery of seven inscriptions written on yupa (stone monument) which was written in Sanskrit using Pallawa letter. Based on its palaeography, the writing may arise from the 5th century AD. From the inscription it was mentioned the existence of a kingdom under the leadership of the…

Tarakan, Between History And Nature

Tarakan Tarakan, is one of Indonesia cities and become part of East Borneo Province. Tarakan or also known as the Paguntaka Earth is an island located in the northern side East Kalimantan. Tarakan name, according to folklore comes from the Tidung language, Tarak (met) and Ngakan (eat) which literally means Place of the fishermen to take a break to eat, to meet and to make exchanges with other fishermen haul. In addition, Tarakan is also a meeting place of Kayan River estuary flows, Sesayap and Malinau. Northern East Kalimantan region…

Bontang, Another Rich City

Bontang Bontang is a city in East Kalimantan province, Indonesia. The city is located about 120 kilometers from Samarinda, directly have border to the East Kutai regency in the north and west, Kutai Kartanegara regency in the south and Regency Makassar Strait in the east. In this city stand three large companies in different fields, Badak NGL (natural gas), East Kalimantan Fertilizer (fertilizer and ammonia), and Indominco Mandiri (Coal) and has a petrochemical industrial area called the Kaltim Industrial Estate. Bontang city itself is oriented in the industrial, services and…

The Very Rich Balikpapan

Balikpapan “Gawi Manuntung Waja Sampai Kaputing”, this is the Balikpapan slogan taken from Banjar language which mean, when starting a job should be accomplish perfectly. Balikpapan, is Indonesia city part of East Kalimantan province. A resource-rich region well known for its timber, mining, and petroleum export products. There are some folklores that indicate the early begin of Balikpapan name, but there are no one for sure mention the right history about the name. Balikpapan, according to Bahasa Indonesia, balik is behind and papan is a plank. One of the folklore…

Derawan Island Is The Hidden Treasure Itself

Derawan Island Derawan Island is located in Derawan Islands, Derawan District, Berau Regency, East Kalimantan. Derawan Islands has three districts namely, Derawan Island, Maratua, and the Biduk biduk, Berau. There are at least four famous islands in this Archipelago, which is Pulau Maratua, Derawan, Sangalaki, and Kakaban. In addition to its coral and fish diversity, the Derawan chain contains Indonesia’s largest nesting site for endangered green sea turtles, which emerge from the sea every night to lay their eggs on the white sand beaches of Sangalaki and Derawan Islands. Another…

Welcome To Samarinda

Samarinda Samarinda is a city in East Borneo which also an official capital city for East Borneo province. The whole area of the city is directly border to the Kutai Kartanegara Regency. There are some historical time-lines that remain the build of Samarinda city from the early time until this present time. It start from Bungaya agreement to the arrival of the Bugis to the Sultanate of Kutai, this Wajo Bugis people are living in Samarinda at the beginning of the year 1668 or precisely in January 1668 that as…

Banjarmasin The Thousand River City

Banjarmasin Banjarmasin is one of the Indonesia cities and the capital of South Kalimantan province. The original name of Banjar is Banjar-Masih, in 1664 in the Dutch wrote Banjarmasch. Banzjarmasch then turn to be Bandjermassing/Bandjer Massing/Banjermassing/Bandjarmassingh, then Bandjermasin/Banjir Massin/Banjarmassin/Banjarmatsin/Bandjarmasin, in new spelling to be Banjarmasin. Another name of Banjarmasin is Tatas, were taken from the name of the delta islands that make up the downtown area of Banjarmasin. This city is sometimes called as River City, for there are lots of river which flows in this area. The local inhabitant…