Cempaka & Martapura Diamonds
Province of Indonesia Borneo
Island is famous of it's diamonds traditional mining.
is the capital of the Banjar regency, 36 kilometers southeast of
Banjarmasin. Martapura, Cempaka is a known producer
of diamonds.Several mining villages exist at the district of Cempaka,
as Lukaas and Sungai Tiung villages. Cempaka is about five
kilometers from Martapura Diamond and Stone Market.
mining holes at Cemapak are usually 6 to 10 meters deep and are propped up with logs to
prevent collapsing. As long as no diamonds are
found, they dig in a horizontal direction, so that tunnels
There is no schedule of the Diamond
digging, it can start early morning and continue until midnight, under
the light of petrol lanterns. Diamond or stone deposits are usually found at depths of 10
to 15 meters.
forbidden to step over the digging pits as the rough
diamonds are referred "as
There are four clasification types
: petrous diamonds which is yellow and has the lowest
quality, black diamonds are believed to posses mystical powers, white
diamonds and pink diamonds which are the best sparkling with
the colors of a rainbow are the most expensive diamonds.
most expensive diamond found at the Region of Cempaka was the "Trisakti
diamond". It weighed 160 carats and belonged to the pink diamond
are cut and polished
in the Diamond Market of Martapura. Martapura is better known than the sites
where the diamonds are found, it has connections withe the
international diamond market. That is why Martapura is also known as Borneo
Now-a-days there are several experts
in cutting and diamond processing in Martapura.
The Tour Expeditions are
a collection of exploratories and Indonesia dream destination journeys
that reflect the particular passions and favorite places. We created
the Borneo adventure tours for those who search a indigenous Dayak
Culture in the deep dense jungle with it's exotic flora and fauna.
Borneo travelers will have an unforgettable
experience trip in Indonesia, however, it is designed
for those who are adventurous in body and spirit.
Indonesia, South Kalimantan, Cempaka
Interest & Things to do :
Cempaka traditional Diamond Digging and Market
recommended visit time is 1 day
Traditional digging is done in the area of Cempaka and Martapura
including a local markt of stones and diamonds, as one of the famoest
Rainforest and traditional farming with Coconut, Pepper and rubber
plantations can be found along the way
Sight seeing city tour at Banjarmasin
Jungle Trek can be done between villages
: Banjarnese and Dayak Ngaju
& Fauna : Rainforest & excotic
tropical wild life
Starting Point : Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan,
Transport Possibilities :
by Public Bus from Banjarmasin to Cempaka & Martapura, about 40
km from Banjarmasin city..
Estimated travel time to reach Cempaka from entry point Banjarmasin is
Ending Point : Banjarmasin,
South Kalimantan, Indonesia
Distance to enry point : 40 Km to from
Short Get Through Visit 1 Day
& Accommodation : Simple Hotels
Tour Grade : Usual