28 Desember 2008

Borneo Island


Formerly known as Borneo, Kalimantan is the world's second largest island. The North and North-western part of the island are the East Malaysian state of Serawak and Sabah, with the newly independent state of Brunei Darusalam between them.

The rest of the island is part of Indonesia, divided into four provinces - East Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan and South Kalimantan.

The tremendous outspread of jungles and wilderness, which are so rich in natural resources as timber, gas, oil and coal as well as scenic beauty - are comparable to that of a continent alone. Focal point for most visitors is the mighty Mahakam river, which meanders through thousands of kilometers through one of the worlds largest tropical rainforests, from its head water near the center of the island.The twenty main Dayak tribes - once feared as headhunters have their homes in this river basin, A remarkable varieties of plants and animals life including the famous fresh water dolphins which often accompany boats along the river make a visit to Kalimantan an enthralling venture to a different world. In year to come the Mahakam river trips are most likely to have a more modern outlook with modern crafts and all possible amenities. Unfortunately under such circumstances the Dayak village would have last their primitive charm, and a cliche scene of souvenirs shops would cluster along the riverside.

The time to take your Mahakam river trip is now...!! we hesitate to say that this tours are designed for the vigorous and adventurous visitors, but those taking these tours should be prepared for a degree of un-sophistication. River crafts have usually only one toilet on board, and sleeping accommodation is on the thin mattress, with blankets provided. If you are prepared to put up rith a little roughing up for a few days you will be guaranteed the adventure of your life time.

Tanjung Puting reserve, 415.050 hectares is situated in an ecologically diverse area of wetland, lowlands, swamp and hardwood rain forest. Borneo and Sumatra are the only places left in the world where Orang Utans (the man of the forest) still survive in their natural habitat.



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EAST KALIMANTAN

Welcome to East Kalimantan, One of the Provinces in Indonesia often called "The Equatorial Pearl " because of its abundant natural wealth. The area also offers amazing natural beauty. By going along the river or trekking in the rain forest, I am inviting you learn about the remote world of the original culture of Dayak tribes and their life style as a harmonious unity with the surrounding nature in the hinterland .

We offer you an attractive adventure arrange through our tour packages with the concept of "Back To Nature" in mind, and you will be guided by our experienced guides. You will be able to obtain coloufull photographs but also you will have unforgettable deep impressions of your stay with us in Benua Etam Kalimantan.

WEST KALIMANTAN

West Kalimantan is bordered on the north by Serawak, East Malaysia, on the south by Java sea and Central Kalimantan and ranges east from the Natuna sea to meet the province of Central and Eastern Kalimantan. West Kalimantan, as one of the member of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philipina East Asean Growth Area ( BIMP-EAGA ) has rich potency and opportunities that can be offered to private sector for supporting the economic development of West Kalimantan.

A four Governor from 4 provinces in Kalimantan created deal among them and yielded agreement the they agree to construct Trans Kalimantan in order to connect their province. Although the connecting road is still inappropriate condition, those roads have already connected among the capital city. Trans Kalimantan has been offered by West Kalimantan to Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. Indonesia ( West Kalimantan ), Malaysia ( Serawak and Sabah ) and Brunei Darussalam agree to construct the road which are connecting the country and named it "Pan Borneo Highway".

SOUTH KALIMANTAN

The town of Banjarmasin, the capital city of South Kalimantan is very charming place. It is cross by waterways. There is never end activity on the river. Overladen rice barges, almost awash are towed in snaky chains. There are hawker or merchant in their tiny sampan offering their ware such as fish, fowl, or fruit and vegetables of the garden. This unique floating market is one of the most interesting and colorful sigh of South Borneo. Everyday early in the morning, no later than 7 o'clock, unusual activity starts taking place on the floating market. The crust of the canal traffic, people selling, buying and those who just come to see it, all is traffic, and several traffic of 'water-polices' are seen a top launches trying to direct and keep the water traffic going.

CENTRAL KALIMANTAN

Welcome to Central Kalimantan and Tanjung Putting National Park. This special part of Indonesia is of great fascination to all who visit the culture is the vast waterways. The flora and fauna are all interesting and worthwhile.

No where else on earth will one discover such a lovely and unique place by visiting Tanjung Putting National Park. You will bio diversity it and be captivated by nature stemming enriched by the spirit of the people of the region and those all remain substantially wild and nature. As the great apes, Orangutan are among human kind's closest living relative in the Animal Kingdom. And you will be entering the realm of pre historic wonder of nature.


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