Friday, August 31, 2007

Balikpapan Uncovered Holiday Place

Balikpapan, the centre of Kalimantan's oil industry is also the gateway to East Kalimantan with air and sea connections to and from Jakarta and other major points in Indonesia and also from Singapore or Malaysia. Even the trip to Samarinda, begins from Balikpapan. Living up to its importance, Balikpapan has a number of good hotels, including one of international standard, as well as recreation facilities. It has the second busiest airport in the nation after Jakarta, due to its strategic position.
This adventure for uncoreved holiday takes us to an area hidden deep in the jungle, a part of the island as yet undiscovered by tourism from outside province and with little influence from the outside world. We travel towards our destination by rented car or taxi, an adventure site seeing in itself, enjoying the scenery of rice fields and jungle along the way, and shopping on the way. The location can be explored on foot, discovering a natural world and lifestyle practically unchanged for centuries. Our nights will be full of star in skieswith romance dinner near beach. This holiday is ideal for people who enjoy nature. However, the pace is relaxed and all of your bags could be leave in hotel. The remainder of the holiday consists of natural visits which require no particular fitness.
This the place list that I suggest you visit while in Balikpapan :

1. Penangkaran Buaya Teritip (Teritip Crocodile Breeding)
This object located in Teritip. 20 km from Balikpapan. This Breeding have almost 5 Hektarare.
2. Meriam Peninggalan Jepang ( Japanese Canon)
The canon ex Japanenese Army from collonila time is situated in area call Asrama Bukit, Kelurahan kampung Baru Ilir (sidodadi) which only ± 8 km from centarl city. This canon explain that Balikpapan is strategic city for defence in world war II. This location has 2.500 m2 area. From this place we could see Balikpapan city view such as oil refinery and Balikpapan bay. we could reach this place by taxi or rented car.

3.Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat ( People Monument)
This monument situated in central city to be exact Jl. Jenderal Sudirman just in front of Markas KODAM VI Tanjung Pura (official Army office). This monument show how great and brave Indonesian people fight agains colonial.

4.Wanawisata KM 10 (Natural park)
This park located at Km. 10 Jl. Soekarno Hatta just need ± 15 menit by vehicle from central city. this place is Arboretum park which built by PT. Inhutani I Unit Balikpapan. In this park they grow some rare species of tree and fruit, also they breed some Rusa Sambar (Servus Unicolor). This park has jogging trac also camping arena.

5. Hutan Lindung Sungai Wain (Conservasion Forest Wain River)
Hutang Lindung Sungai Wain is one of the forest that Indonesia Goverment claim as protected forest which has 10.025 ha. Wain river lay along 18.300 m with clear water. Fish, crab, bird, monkey, orang utan and many more lived in this area.

6. Tugu Australia (Australia Monument)
This monument located in Jl. Jend. Sudirman and stand near Strand Banua Patra beach has are almost 725 m2. Autralia monument was built as reminder for Australian Army ( VII Division Australia) which died when fight with Japanese army.

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