South Kalimantan or South Borneo

South Kalimantan or South Borneo

The Meratus Mountains cut the region of South Kalimantan into two parts. The southern part of the province is flatter, large winding rivers cross the plains, until they reach the vast coastal mangrove swamps. Therefor the land of South Kalimantan is particularly fertile. The villages and small settlements on the Barito riverside were built by the indigenous people of this land, the Banjar. They make high quality craft objects for traditional and commercial purposes using local raw materia... [ read more ]

Tourist attractions in East Kalimantan or East Borneo

Tourist attractions in East Kalimantan or East Borneo

Known as one of the major oil deposits and timber producer, East Kalimantan is the most industrial area of the Island of Borneo and the second largest province of Indonesia. The original inhabitants of the island are the orang gunung, the mountain people. The group of people is collectively known as the dayaks, but this term is not accepted by many indigenous people, they rather try to define their cultural identity with the special name of their smaller community - such as iban, punan an... [ read more ]

Tourist attractions in Central Kalimantan or Central Borneo

Tourist attractions in Central Kalimantan or Central Borneo

The 153 800 km2 area of the largest province of Borneo is mostly covered with jungle. The northern part has inaccessible mountains, in the central part are dense tropical forests and the southern region of is a swamp crossed by rivers. The climate of the region is hot and humid. Central Kalimantan is the home of three Dayak communities the ngaju, the ot danum and the ma'anyan ot siang. The ngajus are nomads, the followers of the ancient kaharingan fait that is characterized by the respect... [ read more ]

Water attractions in West Kalimantan

Water attractions in West Kalimantan

West Kalimantan has an area of ​​146 607 km2 and a wide variety of mineral and gemstone deposits, some of which are still waiting for exploration. The coastal areas are mostly marshy plains, which are divided by more than 100 rivers. The climate of West Kalimantan is tropical, the average daily minimum temperature is 22.9 °C and the maximum is 31.5 °C. The less rainy period from March to May, is proceeded by the rainy season lasting from November to January with heavy rains. We made... [ read more ]

The cities of Pontianak and Sintang in West Kalimantan

The cities of Pontianak and Sintang in West Kalimantan

The city of Pontianak is the center of West Kalimantan and is located right on the equator. The city has many canals and is crossed by the 1143 km long Kapuas that is one of the longest rivers of Indonesia. The river that splits Pontianak into two parts, played a very important regional communication role in the history. The carved stone and pottery artifacts show that the region has been inhabited since the fifth century, but the later Islamic influence is the decisive in the area The ci... [ read more ]

Kalimantan as the Land of the Animals and the Dayak Tribe

Kalimantan as the Land of the Animals and the Dayak Tribe

Talking about Kalimantan means talking about the ingenious Dayak tribe and about the tropical forests. As seen in historical documents, the first Indonesian kingdom started from this island. Kuta is the oldest kingdom in Indonzia and Kudungga is the first king. Currently, Kalimantan is administratively divided into four provinces: West, Central, South and East Kalimantan. We will present you the island of Kalimantan as the land of animals and of the Dayak tribe. Natural environment ... [ read more ]