Balangan Students to Plant Rare Timber Trees in School Yard

By: Mr KalEng TEACHERS and students of SMAN (state-owned senior high school) 2 of Juai, Balangan Regency, South Kalimantan, have been planting ulin trees (Eusideroxylon zwageri) by mid-2016. Para guru dan siswa/siswi di SMAN 2 Juai, Kabupaten Balangan, Kalimantan Selatan, telah memulai melakukan penanaman bibit pohon ulin (Eusideroxylon zwageri) sejak pertengahan tahun 2016. The trees…

Pontianak Bans Kite Flying

By: Mr KalEng PARENTS in Pontianak, West Kalimantan have been asked to stop their children from kite flying, as the popular pastime is now totally banned in the city. Para orangtua di Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat diminta untuk menghentikan anak-anak mereka bermain layang-layang, sebab permainan yang populer ini telah benar-benar dilarang di kota ini. The ban of kite…

Mawarsari and Pinangkara, the Villages on Stilts

By: Mr KalEng THE VILLAGES of Mawarsari and Pinangkara are parts of Central Amuntai Subdistrict, North Hulu Sungai Regency, the Province of South Kalimantan. DESA Mawarsari dan Pinangkara, merupakan bagian dari Kecamatan Amuntai Tengah, Kabupaten Hulu Sungai Utara, Provinsi Kalimantan Selatan. Both villages are located some 10 kilometers southeast of Amuntai, North Hulu Sungai Regency’s…

From Balikpapan to Balangan #2 (On the Road)

By: Mr KalEng IT SEEMED to be the most challenging, also the hardest long-distance motorcycle ride I’ve ever done. Sepertinya ini merupakan perjalanan dengan sepeda motor yang paling menantang, sekaligus terberat yang pernah saya lakukan. Jalan Trans-Kalimantan is often reported to be bad here and there, and that’s just what I found that day. Jalan…

From Balikpapan to Balangan #1 (On the Ferry)

By: Mr KalEng I TRAVELLED from Balikpapan, East Kalimantan to Balangan of South Kalimantan, on Friday, June 17, 2016. Saya berkendara dari Balikpapan, Kalimantan Timur menuju Balangan, Kalimantan Selatan, Jumat, 17 Juni 2016. The distance between the two municipalities is roughly 312 kilometers. Jarak antara kedua kota itu sekitar 312 kilometer. In addition to carrying two…

Kalimantan’s Universities and English-Language Profile Videos

By: Mr KalEng WE DON’T always need to show any complicated and sophisticated technology and innovations to compete with other countries. Kita tidak selalu perlu menunjukkan teknologi dan inovasi-inovasi yang rumit dan canggih untuk bersaing dengan negara-negara lain. We can show our existence to them, even though with relatively simple things we have. Kita bisa…

Shirathal Mustaqiem, Samarinda’s Most Historical Mosque

By: Mr KalEng THE MOSQUE of Shirathal Mustaqiem is considered the oldest mosque in Samarinda, the capital city of East Kalimantan province. Masjid Shirathal Mustaqiem dinilai sebagai masjid tertua di Samarinda, ibukota provinsi Kalimantan Timur. “Shirathal Mustaqiem” is an Arabic term literally means the “straight path”. “Shirathal Mustaqiem” adalah istilah Arab yang berarti “jalan yang…