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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DREAMS OF SAMARINDA, BORNEO, EARLY 1900s


Samarinda is an exotic name for a large town in the eastern part of Kalimantan Borneo, Indonesia. It evokes a sense de va ju, a dreamland-like place to me. 

Many an adventurer had explored that part of Borneo, along the Mahakam River of which Samarinda lies close to its mouth. 

I should make it a point to visit Samarinda during my five year stay in Sarawak. Alas. I only managed to visit Pontianak, south Kalimantan twice.







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