Top things to do in Palangka Raya

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Rumah Tjilik Riwut

This lovely garden restaurant-gallery in a traditional house specialises in local Dayak cuisine such as juhu umbut ikan baung (fish cooked in coconut milk and young rattan shoots), as well as having a broad menu of …
Indonesian in Palangka Raya

Kampung Lauk

This sprawling riverside place is like a mini-village of individual thatched pondoks linked by boardwalks, along which waiters scurry with trays of seafood and rice dishes. The speciality is local river fish and the…
Wildlife Reserve in Palangka Raya

Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation

The centre is typically closed to visitors to increase the rehabilitation success of its 600-or-so orang-utans. The tiny visitor centre opens on the weekends; you can see a few caged animals through its large window…
Chinese in Palangka Raya


Some of the best Chinese food in the city, served in air-conditioned comfort. It's known for its ikan jelawat (from 75,000Rp for two people), a river fish cooked many ways, but it also does a range of crab, prawn, s…
Museum in Palangka Raya

Museum Balanga

An excellent museum on two levels introducing just enough Dayak ritual, custom and livelihood to inspire you to head into the forest in search of the real thing. There are some fine scale-model Dayak houses upstairs…
Cafe in Palangka Raya

Coffee Garage

This neighbourhood cafe comes alive at night, serving all manner of coffee drinks in a colourfully painted house. It offers free wi-fi, basic food (spaghetti, desserts), outdoor seating and occasional live music.
Bar in Palangka Raya

Brader Brew Garage

One of a new breed of bars in Palangka Raya, Brader Brew is a low-key hang-out where you can enjoy a cold beer or hot coffee, listen to music and chat with young locals. Snack food available.
Indonesian in Palangka Raya

Al Mu'Minun

Meaty chunks of fish are grilled and barbecued streetside at this local favourite.
Club in Palangka Raya

Vino Club

Cosy DJ club that doubles as the city's major performance venue.
Blues in Palangka Raya

Blu Music Hall

Small but atmospheric blues/piano bar.