Central Borneo Tours and Guide

Palangkaraya (Archipelago Diary)

Story by Stephanie Brookes The small city of Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan has been in the news a lot lately. It has been reported in the media that it will be chosen as Indonesia’s new capital, with an announcement due later in the year. So it might be the right time to...

Culture, Colour and a Global Gathering at Gawai Festival, West Borneo, Indonesia

Story by STEPHANIE BROOKES Photos by DAVID METCALF AND HIS GAWAI PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP I stood with my blowpipe at the ready. “Gather strength from your core and aim high,” Agus advised. “We are excited to have an Australian team enter the competition and best of luck to you”, he...

Delightful Derawan Island, Maratua, Kakaban and Sangalaki –East Borneo, Indonesia

Story by Stephanie Brookes The coral reefs that surround Derawan Island are bursting with colour and life and over 870 fish species live in these waters, from pygmy seahorses to giant manta rays. Derawan Island is part of a chain known as the Derawan Islands, which consists of...