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.