Experience Balikpapan! a seaport city on the east coast of the island of Borneo, also known as the oil city of Indonesia. East Kalimantan is growing to be an industrially advanced area due to it contribution as a major producer of oil and timber.
Other Places Of Interest
Wain Protected Forrest River
This protected forest is a home for some animals and plants of the world, such as : orang utan, sun bear, proboscis monkey, nipenthies and endemic plants Balikpapan “Etlingera Balikpapanensis” (Balikpapan Ginger). Travelers can take a trip down through the river or “hiking cross-country “ through the forest.
The Suspension Bridge Bukit Bangkirai
Bangkirai Hill Nature tourism is an adventure tour that resides in the primary forest, Bukit Bangkirai, can be reached in 90 minutes or 58 km from the city Balikpapan. This area is part of the area of tropical forest in East Kalimantan, with an area of almost 15 million Hectares.
KWPLH (Kawasan Wisata Pendidikan
Sun Bear or known in latin as “Helarctos malaynus” is one of the world’s endangered species. Sun Bear enclosure in KWPLH accommodate the 5 tail bears an occupies an area of approximately 1.3 hectares. This is as an effort to keep the enclosure conditions resembling the real sun bear habitat. The Environment Education Enclosure is also equipped with bear information center.
The beach is located 5 kilometers on the east coast of Manggar Segara Sari Beach. With a relatively quiet atmosphere makes Lamaru Beach as the right choice for those who want to blend with the nature and savor the tranquility. The bright blue sky surrounded by the tall and serene pine trees with a splash of sea waves and sprinkles of beach sand creates an exotic feeling of a nature gateway.
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