Lawi Lawi (Balikpapan) Indonesia
Balikpapan is a seaport city on the eastern coast of the island of Borneo, Indonesia, in the East Kalimantan province, a resource-rich region well known for its timber, mining, and petroleum export products.
Balikpapan is a major headquarters for international oil companies operating out of eastern Kalimantan. It is a relatively clean, small city, with clear blue skies but not much by way of nightlife.
Things to See & Do
* Keban Sayur traditional market center
* Crocodile farm
* Snorkeling & diving
* Dapur, Lamaru and Manggar beaches
* Mahakam River and Orangutan tours
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Rupiah (IDR)
Language - Indonesian
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Population - 469,884 approx.
Land Area - 503.3 kmÂ²
Time - GMT plus hours seven hours
International Country Telephone Code - +62
Port Location - The port is located at Semayang harbor.
Travel Links - Most people arrive by air. Balikpapan's Sepinggan International Airport has frequent flights from Jakarta, as well as commercial services from Surabaya, Banjarmasin and Makassar. There is also an international flight from Singapore operated by SilkAir a few times a week.