Sangalaki, The Home Of The Mantas

Sangalaki Island In the eastern part of Kalimantan and about 45 km from the Berau river, estuary out in the Makassar strait, lie several reefs ideal for scuba diving. The dive sites are famous for the large gatherings of manta rays and jellyfish lake. But in the reefs, in the Berau archipelago also live a lot of very interesting critters, hidden crabs and shrimps and unusual fish such as ghostpipefishes, scorpionfishes, Cuttlefish, Blue Ribbon Eels, Turtles, Manta Rays, Sharks, dozens of species of Nudibranchs, hundreds of species of hard and…

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‚Äôs 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…

Blue Sky Hotel, Balikpapan

The BLUE SKY HOTEL is located in the west side of the Oil City of Balikpapan, five minutes drive from Major Oil Company offices and twenty five minutes drive from Sepinggan International Airport, which makes it the perfect location for our business or pleasure trip to Balikpapan. The BLUE SKY HOTEL has a luxurious and modern interrior elegantly finished in a soft color scheme, which creates a feeling of warmth and welcome the minute you step through our doors. You will feel safe and secure at the BLUE SKY HOTEL…