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Kalimantan Island
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Kalimantan by suaraclara @flickr
Kalimantan by suaraclara
Kalimantan by suaraclara
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Kalimantan Island
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Top sigths of Indonesia

Indonesia is the most picturesque country of South East Asia that never ceases to amaze its guests with numerous natural and cultural sights. While describing traditions and lifestyle of Indonesia, it is simply impossible to fail to mention their diversity. There’s nothing strange in that as Indonesia is home to more than a hundred of different nationalities. Consequently, historic monuments are also very different and unique. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Kalimantan Island

Cuisine and top restaurants

The Borneo cuisine has Chinese, and local, and Indonesian, and Indian traces of culinary traditions. “Nasi” rice is usually served here as one of the main courses. Local people use it as a side dish for meat, and as a separate dish, boiling it in bullion, making chips from it or frying it with eggs. They also steam Nasi in banana leaves. The majority of the population are Muslim, so pork is not common in … Open

Traditions and mentality of Kalimantan Island

The ancient religion of the Dayak people tells to have a Tatau Lale ceremony during a funeral. It is believed, that without the help of the living, the soul of the dead is doomed to a bleak afterlife. That’s why the locals cut a mahogany Sapundu figure, which represents the one, who passed away. There are no rules in creating this symbol, it just should look good. Before the Sapundu they sacrifice animals … Open

Travel guide to Kalimantan Island

Kalimantan is a true paradise for fans of active recreation. For this group of travelers, Bukit Raya Mountain is one of the main landmarks of the region. For local people, the mountain has been a sacred object for thousands of years. The height of this mountain is more than 2,000 meters. According to ancient legends, an army of spirits lives on the top of the mountain. There are many interesting hiking trails on the … Open

Kalimantan Island for children - what to visit

Kalimantan, Borneo in Malaysian, is divided between three states – Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. If you want to have the best time here with your child, do your best to get to the States of Sabah and Sarawak. In Malaysian part of Borneo, you can see unique Proboscis Monkey, which doesn’t live anywhere else in the world. Though, there is a lot to show your kid in Indonesian part as well. It should be … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

There is something you should definitely bring from your trip to Kalimantan. We talk about the gemstones. Here, till the present day, diamonds, agates, rubies, sapphires, and other jewels are mined using opencast methods. Anyone can roll the dice, that’s why there are enough people, who want to get rich, selling rare gemstones. According to the market, high competition and a relative “cheapness” of the … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Borneo is one of the best places for diving on the planet. There is everything you want and more: good infrastructure, unique underwater animals, places to dive for the beginners and for experienced divers. Due to the warm climate, it is possible to dive all year round. You can explore coastal waters as well, as reef communities. Hawksbill turtles, sharks, manta rays, and many others, which live in this transparent … Open

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