The black orchid (Coelogyne pandurata) is such a unique plant that it is the official mascot for East Kalimantan province.
Also known as anggrek hitam in the Indonesian language, this orchid can be found
While in Sarawak we have Batang Kayan river in Lundu, in North Kalimantan they have their own Kayan river too.
North Kalimantan borders the Malaysian states of Sabah to the north and Sarawak to
The Battle of Tarakan refers to different actions which happened during World War II on Tarakan island, off the northeast coast of Borneo.
The first battle of Tarakan happened on Jan 11-12, 1942 when
When news of Japanese troops coming to attack Sarawak broke out, the Chief Secretary put out instructions requiring all Brooke officers to remain at their stations.
However, a group of Sarawak officers decided to
While we call it’ ‘monyet belanda’ in Malaysia, in Indonesia it is called ‘bekantan’. The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) is endemic to Borneo and can be found in all three countries on the island.
Most Malaysians are aware about the Indonesian-Malaysian Confrontation, a conflict which happened in the years 1963-1966 as a result of Indonesia’s opposition to the creation of Malaysia.
However, most may not have heard about
The Lundayeh people of Indonesia had the same reasons to build crocodile mounds or effigies like the Lun Bawang people in Sarawak; to celebrate successful headhunting trips.
Melud leading the way to one of
When visiting Indonesians want to buy souvenirs at Tarakan island in North Kalimantan, the place most people suggest is Pasar Batu Tarakan.
But for Malaysians, it might not be the most ideal place. This
During my recent trip to North Kalimantan organised by WWF-Indonesia, I had the opportunity to spend a night in Tarakan.
The island of Tarakan is located in northern Borneo, just across the border from
Fresh air, unpolluted environment, clear water from the mountain streams, cool temperatures; perhaps these were the combined factors that contributed to adan rice of Krayan Highlands being so delicious.
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