Samarinda is the capital of the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. The city lies on the banks of the Mahakam River. Samarinda is known for its traditional food amplang, as well as the cloth sarung samarinda. The city also has a bridge connecting its river banks, Mahakam Bridge. The city center is on one side and the other side is named Samarinda Seberang.
Things to See & Do
* Mesjid Raya Darussalam - main mosque
* Mesra Indah Mall
* Citra Niaga - traditional market
* Sarong weaving
* Kenyah Dayak Ceremonies
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Rupiah (IDR)
Language - Indonesian
Population - 726,223 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Land Area - 265.10 kmÂ² (Medan)
Time - GMT plus hours eight hours
International Country Telephone Code - +62
Port Location - The port of Samarinda is located on the Mahakam River.
Travel Links - Samarinda is accessible by bus to and from Balikpapan (two hours) and Kota (three hours).