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Samarinda is the capital of East Kalimantan, on the eastern part of the island of Borneo, 60 km from the Makassar Strait.


  • Tourist Information Art Culture Service, Sudirman no 22, +62 542 736850.

Get in[edit]

Aji Pangeran Tumenggung Pranoto International Airport

By plane[edit]

The Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport (BPN IATA) in Balikpapan is a common alternative as it has more flights. A bus from the airport directly to Samarinda costs Rp250,000.

By bus[edit]

There are many buses from Balikpapan. The journey takes 2 hours and costs Rp21,000.

Get around[edit]


  • Islamic Center Mosque, Jl. Slamet Riyadi No.1, Teluk Lerong Ulu. Inspired by the Hagia Sophia in Turkey and opened in 2008. A major attraction in the city.
  • Baka village weaving sarung. On the other side of the Mahakam River.


  • Mahakam River boat trips.
  • Pampang Cultural Village, Pampang (24 km from Samarinda). Su 2-4pm. Dayak tribe cultural show.
  • Karaoke.


  • BIGmall. Daily 10:00–22:00. A big modern mall, true to its name.
  • Citra Niaga. Daily. Street market.
  • Mesra Indah Mall.
  • Pasar Pagi.
  • Pasar Segiri. Market.


Buy traditional and other food in market, or amplang (fish crackers) in Surianata next to Islamic Centre.

  • Amplang Indah Sari, Jl. Slamet Riyadi No 18 RT 15, +62 852 5054 1965. Local food with delicious taste. Made from special ingredients and local fish.
  • Pisang Gapit, Jalan Muhammad Said (Jl. Moh. Said).
  • The Muster Station Cafe. Address is No 27 Jalan Pangeran Hidayatuuah. About a 5-minute walk from the Samarinda Central Plaza. Good wifi. Has a food menu.
  • Barbershop Cafe. Near the junction of Jalan Mulawarman and Nahkoda streets. There is a yellow sign pointing the way. About a 3-minute walk from the Samarinda Central Plaza. A small off the main street cafe with Western-style coffee choices, plus a simple menu and wifi.



There are many cheap hotels.

Go next[edit]

flight to airport temindung by call start or susy air

by bus samarinda balikpapan and samarinda sengata berau

by private boath from samarinda to pare pare

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