Tarakan Expo in Tarakan City, North Kalimantan Province


Visiting natural attractions and historical sites are quite common on Tarakan Island. In order to get the best experience, though, tourists should find other things to enjoy during the visit. Here is an example. They should watch and join a special event called Tarakan Expo. It is done once a year by the locals in order to celebrate Tarakan City’s anniversary, which is every December 15th. In the past, people called it “Pameran Pembangunan”. During the event, both participants and the audience would see numerous types of exhibitions related to the locals’ commodities and industries. The merry nuance makes it popular among tourists, without a doubt.

The Nuance
The popularity makes Tarakan Expo is better known among tourists over time. This explains why nuance is merry and fun when the event goes on. Not only visitors come from nearby villages or downtown, but they also come from outside the region (even from outside Kalimantan Island). Not to mention various products are displayed there. For the information, the expo is held indoors or inside a building. That means tourists can avoid the heat of the sun while enjoying the event. Another good thing is that the environment is neat. Not to mention some ornaments beautify the expo.

Exploring Tarakan Expo
For those who want to watch or join Tarakan Expo, they must find out the exact date of the event first before heading to Tarakan Island. The purpose is to avoid disappointment due to a futile visit. As for the tip, they can talk to a tour agency first regarding the information. Also, hiring a local guide is also recommended. Aside from the time, another consideration is related to the place. Everyone should consider the place where the event takes place. Once again, it is better to find the information beforehand.

According to the locals, Tarakan Expo has undergone lots of development over time. It gets better and more popular, without a doubt. The question is what tourists may do once arriving at the site. The most common purpose to visit the event is to watch various types of small business products and other commodities. Tourists can even see numerous types of industrial products, agriculture products, mining stuff, automotive, and much more!

Visitors can also learn the reason or purpose of Tarakan Expo, actually. According to the locals, the event is meant for businessmen who want to enter the market (especially in North Kalimantan Province). These days, the expo even becomes a new tourist allure in Tarakan. This explains why the popularity increases over time.

Nearby Attractions

  • Amal Beach
  • Berlabuh Park

How to Get There
In order to join the Tarakan Expo, tourists must visit Tarakan Island first. Also, they must find out the exact schedule of the event before visiting. As for the best way to get there, they can take an airplane. From Jakarta City (Soekarno – Hatta International Airport), the flight may take around 1 day and 11 hours. This can take either less or more depending on the weather. Also, tourists must find the best airplane for a faster flight.

Where to Stay

  • Grand Citra Hotel
  • Mutiara Hotel
  • Surya Golden Hotel


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