East Kalimantan Intro, Nature Reserves, Mining, Plantations and Golf Courses

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East Kalimantan

 Intro, Nature Reserves, Mining, Plantations and Golf Courses

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East Kalimantan (Indonesian: Kalimantan Timur abbrv. Kaltim) is the second largest Indonesian province, located on the Kalimantan region on the east of Borneo island. The resource-rich province has two major cities, Samarinda (the capital and a center for timber product) and Balikpapan (a petroleum center with oil refinery). Ever since Indonesia opened its mineral and natural resources for foreign investment in 1970s, East Kalimantan province has experienced major boost of timber, petroleum and other exotic forest products. The state-owned petroleum company Pertamina has been operating in the area since it took control oil refinery from the Royal Dutch Shell company in 1965.

The population is a mixture of people from the Indonesian archipelago with Dayaks and Kutai as indigenous ethnic groups living in rural areas. Other prominent migrant ethnic groups include Javanese, Chinese, Banjarese, Bugis and Malays, who mostly live in coastal areas.

Economy

East Kalimantan heavily depends on earth resources activity such as oilfield exploration, natural gas, as well as coal and gold mining. Balikpapan has an oil refinery plant that was primarily built by Dutch governance before World War II, destroyed during World War II, and rebuilt by Indonesia Governance.

Other developing economic sectors includes agriculture and tourism. East Kalimantan has several tourist destination such as Derawan Islands in Berau Regency, Kayan Mentarang National Park ini Nunukan, Crocodile Husbandry in Balikpapan, deer husbandry in Penajam, Dayak’s (native Kalimantan people) Pampang Village in Samarinda and many others.

Among the many obstacles to developing economic growth is lack of transportation infrastructure. Transportation depends on traditional boats connecting coastal cities and areas along main river, Mahakam River.

Mining

If we seen from the development, crude oil production, natural gas and coal have increasing. Crude oil production in 2004 is 58,975.99 barrels whereas natural gas production 1,220,287.54 and coal production 63,769,646.04 tons. While in 2005, crude oil production 57,025.99 barrels, natural gas production 1,110,900,740 MMBTU and coal 81,517.59 tons. Whereas for 2006 crude oil production 13,476.48 barrels, natural gas production 292,227.42 MMBTU, and coal production 58,489,691.58 tons.

Mine Companies

Kelian deposit

Golf Courses

Kutai

Kutai Golf & Country Club

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Loa Janan, East Kalimantan
Telephone 62-541-260446
Fax 62-541-260310
Website N/A
Email senyiur@smd.mega.net.id
Holes 18
Length 6066 m
Par 72
Visitors Members’ Club
Green Fees
Monday – Thursday -A
Weekends & Holidays -A
Course Designer Mr. Timili
1986
Facilities
Swimming Pool, Karaoke

Koetai Golf Course was built in 1986-1989 and was designed by Timi Li – a well renowned Asian Golf Designer. What makes the Koetai is different from another course is their fabulous landscapping over Mahakam River. Koetai has one hole, the 11th one, as the most difficult hole which has contour of green and a canal crossing the fairway.

Samarinda

Tanah Merah Golf Course

Address Tanah Merah Golf Course
Jl. Raya Samarinda-Bontang Km. 21, Samarinda
East Kalimantan
Telephone 62-541-738643
Fax 62-541-741017
Website N/A
Email N/A
Holes N/A
Yardage N/A
Par N/A
Visitors Public Course
Green Fees A
Course Designer H.M. Alie Gays
1985
Facilities
Club House, Coffee Shop, Locker rooms, Shower room
Caddies available

Samarinda Golf Club

Address:Jl Pahlawan No 1
Samarinda – East Kalimantan

Padang Golf Sepinggan

Balikpapan

Address Padang Golf Sepinggan
Padang Golf Sepinggan Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Balikpapan
East Kalimanta
Telephone 62-542-766418
Fax 62-542-514394
Website N/A
Email N/A
Holes 18
Yardage 6650
Par 72
Visitors N/A
Green Fees A
Course Designer Pertamina Unit Pengolahan V
1978
Facilities
Massage, Sauna, Shoes for hire

Pertamina Balikpapan Golf Course was built in the year 1974 and opened by Mr. Ibnu Sutowo, Pertamina Managing Director in the year 1978. Pertamina Golf Course (18 holes) was the first and the only golf course opened in East Kalimantan, as replacement of the BPM Company Golf Course (9holes), which was located at BPM employees complex at Gn. Dubbs.

PBGC was designed by pertamina employees (one of them: Mr. Ir. Antonius). The course is set in the midst of the beautiful hilly area. Splendid views can be enjoyed during the play. The basic looking lay out of the golf course can be quite deceiving, even for the low handicappers. The seemingly easy course has potential hazardous bunkers around the green. Powerful and accurate shots are required for the 7th hole (par 4, with hcp index 1) with the dogleg to the left and the forest on the both sides.

The golfer can reach the course easily because it is located only 10 minutes by car to downtown and 3-5 minutes to the Sepinggan airport.

Until present time we do not provide a golfcart but it is in our plan for the nearest future.

Club Facilities :

* Restaurant
* Locker room for men & ladies
* Health centre, Sauna, Massage
* Golf Pro Shop
* Event Management & Meeting Room
* Driving range (possibility of golf lesson given by advanced/senior golfer

Karang Joang Golf

Address:Jl Soekarno Hatta km 5.5
Kariangau Balikpapan – East Kalimantan
Phone:(0542) 733 141
Fax:(0542) 733 142
Owner:Sumber Mas Group
GM/Contact:Lili Sadeli
Facilities
Number of holes:18
Caddies:Male & female
Night Golf:No
Driving Range:Yes
Restaurant:Yes

The Karang Joang Resort & Golf Course is set in 150 hectares area, surrounded by the tropical rainforest.

Located in the suburb of Balikpapan, the Karang Joang Golf Course & Country Club Resort can be reached with only 20 minutes drive from the International Airport Balikpapan, Sepinggan or 15 minutes from the City Center of Balikpapan and Gran Senyiur Hotel.

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16 deluxe connecting rooms
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lobby lounge
*
coffee shop
*
restaurant
*
room service
*
club house hall
*
barbeque terrace
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swimming pool & cafe
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meeting room
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driving range
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golf club for hire
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locker
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pro-shop

Golf Course Info:

Year Built: 1997
Designer: Mr. Tini Li

Total Holes: 18
Total Pars: 72
Total Distance: 5480 M
Type Course: Long Par

Owner: Mr. H.M Jos Soetomo

Prima Golf Club

Address:Balikpapan – East Kalimantan
Owner:PT Kaltim Prima Coa

Sintuk Golf Bontang

Bontang

Address:Jl Urya
Komplek Pupuk Kaltim
Bontang – East Kalimantan
Phone:(0548) 27 797

Proposed World Heritage

Derawan Islands Kalimantan

nature reserve, proposed world heritage, derawan

Date of Submission: 07/02/2005
Criteria: (x)
Category: Natural
Submission prepared by:
Ministry of Emvironment
Coordinates:
N 2o15” E 118o25′
Ref.: 2007
Description

Stretching over 100 miles along the coast of East Kalimantan, the Derawan island chain is one of the most biologically rich areas in all of Indonesia. Here, water from the Berau river mixing with the Sulawesi Sea created a unique seascape characterized by a broad river delta leading to a scattered groupings of patch reefs, fringing reefs, and atolls.

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