Balikpapan (Borneo, Indonesia)

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-1.25831 S, 116.81419 E

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Balikpapan is situated on the eastern coast of Borneo island. It is the gateway city of Kalimantan region. Prior to the oil boom in early 1900s, Balikpapan was an isolated Bugis fishing village. Today it is a major headquarters for oil companies from all around the world operating from eastern Kalimantan. It's a relatively clean, tiny city, with clear blue skies but not much nightlife. Plaza Balikpapan is the city's most popular shopping mall. At Kebun Sayur Traditional Market Center vacationers will find gems, jewelry and handicrafts. There are also some nice beaches - Manggar Beach, Lamaru Beach, Dapur Bunda and Crocodile Farm that are worth a visit.

Balikpapan (Borneo, Indonesia) cruise port

In Balikpapan travelers may also see a jungle trail, trekking through solid foliage beneath the rainforest canopy or Wanariset Samboja Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Cruisers on Mahakam River may visit a Dayak community in Pampang, and see a unique structure of longhouse community.

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