Although it’s conveniently close to the Sabah border and a stepping stone to other places, Tarakan offers little of cultural interest. It was the site of bloody fighting between Australians and Japanese at the end of WWII.
BNI bank (Bank Negara Indonesia; Jl Yos Sudarso) Foreign exchange and an ATM.
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PT Sampurna Andal Mandiri (
Tarakan destination guides
Phang Nga Bay Tour by Speed Boat from Phuket
Travel by speed boat to Phang Nga Bay through the emerald waters filled with more than 100 islands and rocky, limestone outcrops. Visit James Bond Island, enjoy lunch with the Sea Gypsies and relax on a secluded beach.