The Kakaban Island
Sangalaki, Maratua Nabucco and Kakaban are small Islands at the East
Indonesia Borneo Island, for the divers and sea lovers these Islands
are a intriguing wealth
ecological treasures that
survive deep in the Sea. The Coral reefs and Hudge Manta's fly among
the Divers. Discover a virtual mosaic of Fish and Turtles between the
Fascinating Coral Reefs.
Dive Expeditions are a collection of exploratories and Indonesia
that reflect the particular passions and favorite places.
Islands Derawan, Samama , Sangalaki,
Maratua, Nabucco and Panjang know as a fantastic divers and leisure
place, can all be reached from
Berau, by Plane or overland from Balikpapan as the main gateway of East
Kalimantan, Even via the Malaysian Tawau - Nunukan or Tarakan route one
can be reach the islands by speadboat.
Island is know of it's mangrove fringed lake inside
which is a bit above the sea level, the lake itself is about 17 meters
deep of brackish water with a green algae bottom, sea life diverse
from four types of jellyfish, snakes, orange purple and yellow
clams on the branches.
Dive points around the islands as the barracuda Point has sharks,
leopards fish, tunas, snappers and offcourse large schools of
barracudas, the Blue Cave point is a cave of about 120 meters
long with at the end a Blue sea light, and is only for the experienced
divers. From the Dive points the Gorganian Forest view is amazing
the west side of East Kalimantan, The Indonesian Part of the
largest island, called "Borneo", you can find a clear blue
of paradise. The Nabucco Resort is one of the exclusive dive resort of
Island Resort on about 20,000 square meters has
eight wooden bungalows and one cosy honeymoon
with the facilties of a mini-bar and air-conditioning, and a
balcony overlooking the sea bleu lagoon from a white palm
Each Bungalow lead
the door directly to the beach into the sea for swimming or snorkelling.
Nabucco Resort restaurant’s have a panoramic
view which match with it's culinary delights.
are made to order served together with freshly baked bread, fresh fruit
and or fruit cocktail. Typical light Asian dishes are offered
and at dinner times, guests are treated to a five course dinner that
guarantees to satisfy even the healthiest of appetites.
Resort Dive Centre can serve you to several dive locations within 30
minutes distance. The closest dive place is Big
Fish Country, that connects the lagoon to the outer
reef, where chevron barracuda, various sharks, spotted eagle
groupers, bumphead parrotfish and schooling trevallies can be
and wake boarding can be done at Nabucco Island, but for those seeking
in the privacy, Asian massages can be arranged to stimulate
Blood circulation as an easing away of stress, fatigue and
is beautiful Island with a small lake on it and a bay facing
the Sulawesi sea. There are four village : Teluk Harapan, Teluk Alulu,
Bohebelian, and Payung-payung. This area is very suitable for canoe
races, speedboat racing, water skiing, and scuba diving. Maratua Island
is also called as Sandalwood Island. It is reachable from Tanjung Redep
Island belongs to the some group as that of Derawan Island.
Samama means "mother". It is a nature reserve for turtles.
Island lies to the north, and in the past was believed to contain
gold. The Dutch came and opened a mine there, but they never found any
Island is separated from Nunukan Island by a narrow strait.
Sebatik Island is divided into two parts. The southern part belong to
Indonesia, and the northern to the Malaysian State of Sabah. The
inhabitants of this Island are mostly fishermen and unskilled
labourers. Some engage in trading along the border between Indonesia
and Malaysia. The island is inhabited by almost 15,000 people, who live
in two villages, Sungai Nyamuk and Sungai Pancang. The distance between
Sungai Pancang and Tawau can be covered within 15 minutes by motorboat.
Kayan river with its tributaries stretches from the border area
between Indonesia and Malaysia along the Muller mountain range to its
estuary on the south coast of North Kalimantan. Tanjung Selor, at the
estuary of the Kayan river, is the capital of the Bulungan regency.
This river has a tributary called the Bahau river.
upstream region of the Kayan river, especially the plateau
(400-1,700 meters above sea level), is called Apo Kayan, inhabited by
Kenyah Dayaks, who live in the villages of Long Sungai Baran, Lindung
Payau, Long Uro, and Long Apung. The plateau is covered with forest and
dry fields. The Dayak settlements are found in areas 400 to 800 meters
above sea level.
is the youngest nature
reserve of East Kalimantan, between Muara Wahau and Tanjung Redep.
Which it's almost 40.000 hectares of Virgin Tropical Rain Forest and
facsinating Wild Life as Orangutans, Lizards, clouded-leopard, many
species and 60 kinds of trees, it's worth to visit. The Dayak Wehea as
the first Dayak Tribe that entered Borneo, has kept the forest as a
real treasure for eco-tourism. Including The Longhouse and Dayak
culture which give you a perfect mix of what Kalimantan can show you.
Kenyah along the Border
the Kenyah live in umaks, or longhouses of sub-tribes. The
Kenyah are divided into several sub-tribes or umaks. The Tukung occupy
the furthest upstream village on the Kayan river, Long Sungai Barang.
The Tao live in Lindung Payau and Lonh Uro, and Jalan in Long Apung
umak, or longhouse, has many compartments. Each is called a lamin,
used by one family. The length of a lamin is five meters. The length of
longhouse is between 100 and 300 meters. In the past, there were
longhouses 400 meters long. There are flights from the Long Apung
airstrip to Samarinda, a 75 minutes flying distance away. Nawang Baru
and the umak dado longhouse are not far from Long Nawang, about three
kilometres away. The original arts and culture of the Kenyah, and
rattan handicraft items, can still be found here. Besides beautiful
jungle and mountain scenery, the Apo Kayan region has a refreshingly
cool climate and spring.
Bawang and Long Berini, in the upstream regions of the Bahau
river, a tributary of the Kayan river, can also by reached by plane
from Tarakan, or by motorboat from Tanjung Selor.
river journey up the Kayan river from Tanjung Selor is a rather
lengthy one, as it must go through the villages of Tanjung Palas, Long
Penjalin, Muara Hilir, Antutan, Mara, Long Beluah, Long Pesok and Long
Bia. Giram Raya is a big rapid near Long Pasok, with a length of 275
meters and a width of 55 meters, and gorge with whirlpools and granite
rocks. Boats must be carried over land, to avoid the rapid.
is a row of old graves in the shape of houses with statues
serving as pillars in Long Panjungan. The roofs are decorated with
wooden figure dragons. Sometimes dances are performed around the
village. The people wear masks during the rice planting.
Kakaban & Derawan Islands
Interest & Things to do :
and snorkeling the undersea
world of Kakaban Islands, including
Sangalaki, Derawan, and Maratua, Relaxing at the Paradise beaches with
white sand and blue sea under the tropical coconut trees.Recommended
visit time for Kakaban & Derawan Islands is 3 to 6 days
Near Diving or exploring the undersea world, Kayan Mentarang Reserve
could be an optional visit to find some of Borneo's tropical Flora and
Fauna of the Kalimantans jungle and rainforest, recommended visit time
for Kayan Mentarang Reserve is 5 to 8 days
& Fauna :
Reefs, Mantas,Jelly Fish, at
Derawan Islands, and Low Land
Rainforest with wild life at Kayan Mentarang Reserve
Balikpapan either Tarakan
from Balikpapan to Tanjung
Redeb/ Berau, or direct from Jakarta to
Tarakan, continue by speedboat to Derawan Islands, estimated travel by
speedboat is between the 2 and 4 hours to reach Derawan Islands.
or Tarakan, from Tarakan you
can cross the border via
Nunukan to the City Tawau in Malaysia
Distance to enry point :
from Balikpapan Airport
200 km from Tarakan Airport
Get Through Visit 4 to 6 Days
& Hotel : Resort
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