Palangkaraya Travel Guide

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Palangkaraya Things to Do

  • Visit to Orang Utan conservation

    Ride a small canoe along the quiet river and meet a couple of local people coming back from fishing to the ridges of the conservation. Watch the dropping of Orang Utan foods and it's "fiesta" time for these orangutans.

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  • The three major parts....part two : the...

    All the way across the riverside there are pile houses. It is a complete city. The moment whe were there it was dry season and the water was really low. But that changes quickly after some rain.You will find small shops , churches , ....And on the river you will see floating houses as well. (picture)

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  • Two attractions in this picture...

    If you are a caucasian white male from about 1,90 meter YOU will become the major tourist attraction in town. Don't freak out if they touch you on the bus , or where ever. No harm in it. Most times they strike with a finger along you leg or arm.If you are a blond??? haha go and find out.The kalimantese must be the smallest people on the...

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Palangkaraya Restaurants

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    the best cooks in town

    by belgianchocolate Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    Twice we went here...
    After a week in the forrest and doing our own cooking (witch was more then okey but...) ...
    We didn't had breakfast , and we had a little experience on elastic time in Indonesia it was way after noon.

    - tempeh with a coconut gravy and vegetables
    -a fish baked in a banana leaf. such a tender taste.
    -fried minifish
    -fresh water fish in al sizes....

    Favorite Dish: Do I really have to choose...

    the price??? 22 000 Ir. less then 3 euro. We did had dinner with three , 2 drinks each.....
    And it was good quality food...

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Palangkaraya Shopping

  • Dayak souvenir street...

    They have a souvenir street in Palanka raya. This area used to be dayak. The long houses are gone and the ones wich are still living in are for tourist , the other are museums.But you can still find some dayad handcrafts. The shops are all in one street. The sell lots of stuff. Like reed baskets , wooden statues , bracelets an juwelery. They are...

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  • The biggest fotoshop in Palanka raya

    For all of you who ran out of photo material already.This is the largest photoshop in palanka raya. It is a cool place and they have photomaterial - books , pencils , paper....And by cool...I mean the films are in a cool place as that is important. If your on a special misson and you need specialised asa. (even 400) you wont find it here or...

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Palangkaraya Local Customs

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    whitening and nourishing

    by belgianchocolate Updated May 26, 2004

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    For us it is very strange to see females but males as well with a thick layer of cream on their face.

    Well they don't want a suntanned colour. THey want to be as white as possible. So people make a mixture of ricewater and put it on their face when they leave the house for shopping. The people who can allow it buy products like the one shown in the picture.

    It is whitening and nourishing. And the one with milk in it is the most expensive since cowmilc is really expensive and not available on Kalimantan. A can flown over from new zealand cost you about 12000 ir.

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Palangkaraya Favorites

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    what are these?

    by belgianchocolate Updated Jul 17, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I'm always the first to try out new things.

    And you must admit , don't these little 'apples really appealing?

    They just arrived at a very nice little shop where we had a break with a teh es. (the local ice tea)
    I pointed out that I wanted to taste one. After a bite I was making faces. The little 'apple' seem to have a real bitterly edge. Then a big smile came on the womans face and she opened a little can full of 'sugar' with small pieces of 'orange'. Eager i plunged the 'apple' in it and took a bite. The 'sugar' appeard to be salt and the little orange things where chillipeppers.
    Again faces. Then she showed me how the locals eat the things. On a plate a little bit of salt , lots of ketjap manis. But my enthousiasm was already gone.

    Again , those stupid white ones were the talk of the town.

    The 'apples' are named RUJAK (thank you miss @rie -ukirsari-)

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