Top things to do

Top Choice Seafood in Balikpapan

Ocean's Resto

An entire reef's worth of fish, steaks aplenty, plus burgers, pizza, and 14 types of fried rice all served above the surf. Ocean's anchors a row of cafes along the waterfront, and is (deservedly) the most popular. T…
Top Choice Indonesian in Samarinda

Waroeng Sambel Jogja

Serving eight very different varieties of sambal (salsa) designed to knock your socks off, this large complex near the riverfront is packed on the weekends. Their house speciality, the onion-y sambel bawang Jogja, w…
Top Choice Pub in Banjarmasin

People's Place

With 270 degrees of floor-to-ceiling windows and an open-air porch overlooking the river and mosque, this is the best hang-out in town. An eclectic Anglophilic atmosphere and live acoustic music draws a crowd. The l…
Top Choice Cafe in Palangka Raya

Coffee Garage

A rare find, this trendy cafe comes alive at night serving all manner of coffee drinks in a colourfully painted house, garage included. It offers free wi-fi, basic food (spaghetti, desserts), outdoor seating and liv…
Top Choice Antiques in Samarinda

Hendra Art Shop

The two storeys of curios, antiques, and other Borneo exotica found in this shop can't be beat. Haggling, and an eye for authenticity, are required. Shipping is available, but that 6m carved longhouse ladder will co…
Top Choice Indonesian in Balikpapan

Soto Queen

We're not sure if they serve anything besides soto Banjar (chicken soup seasoned with a delicate blend of spices including cinnamon)…we've never felt the need to ask. You'll likely have to wait for a seat.
Top Choice Indonesian in Kumai

Acil Laila

Don't let the oodles of offal waiting to be skewered throw you off: this place does a mean grilled chicken and a divine nasi bakar (seasoned rice wrapped in a banana leaf and charred to perfection).
Top Choice Bakery in Berau

De Bunda Cafe

Owner, Ibu Ayu, is well travelled and understands your needs. She speaks English and vegetarian, and is happy to make omelettes and other off-menu dishes by request. Worth the walk.
Top Choice Dumplings in Pontianak

Chai Kue Siam A-Hin

Pork or veggies, steamed or fried – whichever you desire, you'll be waiting your turn among the mob of locals jockeying for a table or take away.
Top Choice Antiques in Pontianak

Borneo Art Shop

Come here to enter a world of exotic curios from around Borneo including arts, antiques and etcetera. Lots of etcetera.