Bangkirai Hill, Balikpapan – East Borneo

Bangkirai Hill Bukit Bangkirai is a natural tourism area which is managed by PT. Inhutani I Unit I Balikpapan. This tourist area is located in Samboja District, Kutai regency, East Kalimantan. Bangkirai hill can be reached by traveling overland for 1.5 hours from the city of Balikpapan. This tour offers the charm of a tropical rain forest that is still natural, and facilitated with some infrastructures like restaurants, hall for meetings, a swimming pool and jungle cottage or cabin. In this area there is a canopy bridge along 64 m…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Rich Province of East Borneo

East Kalimantan East Borneo is the second largest province in Kalimantan. This province is ao rich with its natural resources that coming from two main cities of Samarinda, which is the capital and the center of timber product, and Balikpapan as a petroleum center with oil refinery. Since Indonesia start the mineral and natural resources for foreign investment in 1970s, East Borneo become the center area for those exotic forest products like timber and petroleum. Moreover, the existence of Pertamina as an oil refinery company from the Royal Dutch Shell…

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…