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East Kalimantan

Description

As a major producer of oil and timber, East Kalimantan at this moment is the most industrially advanced province in Indonesia. Oil, mining and logging bring prosperity to this province. Seasoned travelers might still be able to find adventures in relatively untouched places, and visitors who prefer comfort will find that most of the area here are pretty modernized.

History

Kutai Kingdom emerged in the 4th century. At first Hinduism, from India, dominated this kingdom. Eventually Islam began to influence this place, and Islamic kingdoms began to appear. In the middle of the 19th century, Dutch managed to colonize East Kalimantan with struggles and protests from the locals. In the middle of 20th century, Dutch was replaced by Japanese, and political parties created since Dutch occupation era were banned and disbanded. When Japanese was defeated in the WW2, Dutch tried to make a comeback by creating puppet countries, one of them was located in East Kalimantan. In 1950, the people managed to get rid of the Dutch and entered Kalimantan Province. East Kalimantan became a separate province in 1956.

Entry

Balikpapan is  the gateway to East Kalimantan; Garuda Indonesia Airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur to Balikpapan via Jakarta. Balikpapan can be reached by flight directly form Jakarta, Manado and Surabaya as well as form Tarakan.

People & Culture

The original inhabitants of Kalimantan, the Orang Gunung or Mountain People. The tribes are collectivelly called Dayak, although this name is not embraced by many tribes-people themselves, who prefer to be known by separate tribal names such as Iban, Funan and Banuaq. Local tribes traditionally live in the communal longhouses called Lamin or Limaq Daru.

Cuisine

Sea food is a must here. Most of the places offer halal food due to Islam influence. Various dishes in Chinese style can be enjoyed with reasonable price.

Tourism Office

Jl. Jenderal Sudirman No 22
No. Tlp (0541) 736850,747241
Fax : (0514) 748895, 736866
Email : disbudparkaltim@gmail.com
Website resmi : disbudpar.kaltimprov.go.id dan www.pariwisatakaltim.com

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Kutai National Park

Kutai National Park

 

  Kutai National Park (KNP) is a lowland tropical forest in East Kalimantan. KNP has an area width of 198,629 hectares. Its bio-diversity and...

Location: Kalimantan » East Kalimantan » Kab. Kutai Kertanegara

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Melawai Beach

Melawai Beach

 

Melawai Beach is a main beach along Sudirman street, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. It is a favorite tourist destination in the city center for local...

Location: Kalimantan » East Kalimantan » Kota Balikpapan

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Mahakam River

Mahakam River

 

Mahakam river is the biggest river in East Kalimantan province. This 920 km long river flows from its upper stream in Kutai Barat to its lower stream...

Location: Kalimantan » East Kalimantan, South Kalimantan » Kab. Kutai Barat

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Kumala Island Tourism Park

Kumala Island Tourism Park

 

Kumala island is situated in the middle of Mahakam River, passing Tenggarong city, in Kutai Kartanegara district. At first, this 85 hectare island was...

Location: Kalimantan » East Kalimantan » Kota Samarinda, Kab. Kutai Kertanegara

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Wanawisata Forest

Wanawisata Forest

 

Wanawisata Forest is a large park with various types of endangered species of Kalimantan trees. Its interesting layout makes Wanawisata as destination...

Location: Kalimantan » East Kalimantan » Kota Balikpapan

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Manggar Segara Sari Beach

Manggar Segara Sari Beach

 

Manggar Beach is a favorite beach for local community and tourists in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. This beach is clean and has many facilities for...

Location: Kalimantan » East Kalimantan » Kota Balikpapan

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Kutai Sultan Palace (Mulawarman Museum)

Kutai Sultan Palace (Mulawarman Museum)

 

Kutai Sultan Palace is situated in Tenggarong, the capital city of Kutai Kartanegara district. After the Kutai Sultanate government ends in 1960, its...

Location: Kalimantan » East Kalimantan » Kab. Kutai Kertanegara

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Sangalaki, Underwater Paradise

Sangalaki, Underwater Paradise

 

For those of you who like diving, the beauty and diversity of flora and fauna around Sangalaki Island will attract you to come again and again. ...

Location: Kalimantan » East Kalimantan » Kab. Berau

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