5 Old Towns to explore in Indonesia
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Balikpapan is a seaport city in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Located on the east coast of the island of Borneo, the city is the financial centre of Kalimantan and the main gateway to the new capital of Indonesia. Balikpapan was originally a fishing village built by Buginese people in the 19th century. The first oil drilling began in Balikpapan on 10 February 1897, which was later set as the anniversary of the city. In 1899, the Dutch East Indies colonial administration granted a township status t
Jayapura is the capital and largest city of the Indonesian province of Papua. It is situated on the northern coast of New Guinea island and covers an area of 935.92 km2. The city borders the Pacific Ocean and Yos Sudarso Bay to the north, the nation of Papua New Guinea to the east, Keerom Regency to the south, and Jayapura Regency to the west. It is the most populous city in the Indonesian part of New Guinea. it is one of the beautiful beach area in the Papua province.
Manado is the capital city of the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi. It is the second largest city in Sulawesi after Makassar, with the 2015 estimated population of 425,420 distributed over a land area of 157 km². The Manado metropolitan area has a population of 1.2 million as of 2018. The city is located at the Bay of Manado and is surrounded by a mountainous area.
Panipahan is a small town near Bagansiapiapi, Riau Province, Indonesia, 35 Miles northwest from Bagansiapiapi. Panipahan can be reached from Bagansiapiapi and from Tanjung Balai Asahan Almost half of its area is on the sea. There is a big festival on 24th of 10th month in the Chinese Lunar calendar. Motorcycles are the main transportation in Panipahan, cars are rare. There are small hotels.
Wakatobi Regency is a group of islands and a regency located in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. The capital of the regency is located on Wangi-wangi Island, which is established by virtue of Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 29 of 2003 dated 18 December 2003. It has an area of 823 square kilometers and in the year 2017 had a population of 95,386 inhabitants.