Each island in the archipelago has its own cuisine and Kalimantan is no different. You can obtain most of the dishes from the other islands in the restorans and warungs but it is the fish (ikan) that is cooked in several ways that you will find the most inviting and […]

Patin and Baong – The ‘Kings’ of the Mahakam River: ...

Balikpapan earned the nickname “Oil City” when Firma Samuel & Co. first carried out oil exploration activities here 110 years ago, but city planners hope the city will be known as something more than an oil-producing city in the future. As a major gateway to East Kalimantan it is increasingly […]

Balikpapan Sees a Future in Tourism: Kalimantan

Imagine an orchid forest with more than 45 different species including dancing and dragon scale varieties, sambas breeding deer, flying fox, short- and long-tailed macaque birds, wild boar and 40-meter-high, 150-year-old bangkirai trees. A forestry student’s dream come true and a native bird-watcher’s paradise.

Bukit Bangkirai:East Kalimantan

Garuda Indonesia is continuing its route restructuring program on its domestic route network with the introduction of two new domestic services connecting Yogyakarta and Balikpapan and Denpasar (Bali) and Balikpapan commencing April 23, 2007.

Garuda Indonesia Introduces New Routes

By the end of May, a new full-service Indonesian airline, Lorena Air, is set to have taken to the skies, serving six routes between six major cities using three leased Boeing 737-400 aircraft. President director Eka Sari Lorena Soerbakti said that the airline would at first fly from Jakarta to […]

Lorena Air Set for Services by End of May

Great news for those heading over to Kalimantan on your adventures and, good news for me as I should be going over there sometime this year — Garuda Indonesia Airlines is starting its new service to this magical island.

Garuda Airlines Starts Balikpapan-Denpasar Route