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Some 120km north of Balikpapan, the tropical port town of SAMARINDA is 50km upstream from the sea, where the Sungai Mahakam is 1km wide and deep enough to be navigable by ocean-going ships. It has become increasingly prosperous since large-scale logging of Kalimantan Timur's interior began in the 1970s, its western riverfront abuzz with mills. There's not much to see here; indeed, the town remains a rather sprawling smelly mess, with open sewers, and though it's a convenient place to stock up for trips heading further up the Mahakam, Tenggarong is a nicer, more relaxed place to start your journey …
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Hotel Bumi Senyiur

Hotel Bumi Senyiur was the only four star hotels in Samarinda. It has four outlets, Chiang Palace Chinese Restaurant, Daisaku Japanese Restaurant, Anggana Restaurant and Teluk Lerong Lobby Lounge. Hotel ...