Kalimantan is the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo. It comprises 73% of the island's area. The non-Indonesian parts of Borneo are Brunei and East Malaysia. The name Kalimantan which is often spelled Klemantan was derived from Sanskrit word: Kalamanthana which means "burning weather island", or island with a very hot temperature to describe its hot and humid tropical climate.


Benua Anyar is an urban village in Banjarmasin Timur, South Kalimantan, Indonesia.


Samarinda and Bontang are cities on the eastern coast of the island of Borneo in Indonesia, in the province of East Kalimantan. Bontang occupies an area of 497.57 km2, Samarinda is the capital of the province. The city lies on the banks of the Mahakam River. It is the most populous city on the entire island. Samarinda is known for its traditional food amplang as well as it’s Islamic Centre (ICS). The city also has a bridge connecting its river banks, the Mahakam Bridge that collapsed in 2011, killing at least 11 while 30 people were reported missing.


Lok Baintan Floating Market is a traditional floating market located in the village of Sungai Pinang (Lok Baintan), Sungai Tabuk district, Banjar. The floating market has been around since the time of the Sultanate of Banjar. Trading activity starts at 06.00 am until 09.30. The traders are mostly female. They sell a variety of merchandise, such as vegetables, fruits, traditional cakes, and others. In the floating market is still a barter system, money is not always a major transaction tool. Lok Baintan floating market can be reached from the city center of Banjarmasin by two ways. Along the river Martapura by using a klotok, a kind of motorized canoe or by road by car or motor. With a klotok the trip takes about 30 minutes. By car it will take you a little bit longer to get there, almost an hour.


The Martapura is a river in south Kalimantan (Borneo). At the riverbanks you’ll find a lot of activity and almost everywhere houses and families living in it. The wooden houses are built on wooden poles that stand inside the river. The circumstances for the residents are not good. While some of them have electricity, most of them even don’t have fresh water. Therefor the laundry, bathing and toileting have been done in the river. The river itself is known to be extremely polluted from many organic sources such as leaves, plankton, industrial waste and sewage. Also there is polution from mud, clay, metal oxides, algae, bacteria and fungi.


Palangka Raya is the capital of the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan, also famously known as Central Borneo situated between the Kahayan and the Sabangau rivers. The city was built in 1957 on wilderness that opened through the Pahandut village alongside Kahayan river banks. When President Soekarno inaugurated a monument in the place that was then still called Pahandut, he expressed his desire to make the city the new republics future capital city. Palangka Raya is the largest city by land area in Indonesia. Most of the area is still forested, including protected forests, nature conservation areas and Tangkiling Forest. Once a year Palangka Raya organizes a very interesting festival called “Festivasl Budaya Isen Mulang”, it is full with traditions.