Top things to do

Museum in Central Kalimantan

Istana Kadriah

For an outing that will show you a bit of town, visit the leaking palace of Pontianak's first sultan on the east bank of the Kapuas. Nearby, the wooden Mesjid Abdurrahman stands where a cannonball reportedly landed …
Cafe in West Kalimantan

Cafe Amanda

This al fresco cafe occupies the riverside park near the bridge, making it a uniquely popular place to hang out.
Wildlife Reserve in East Kalimantan

KWPLH Balikpapan

This informative sun bear conservation centre is surprisingly straight to the point about the heart-breaking plight of all of Kalimantan's animals. Seven resident bears hide in their 1.3-hectare walled enclosure unt…
Forest in East Kalimantan

Bukit Bangkirai

Perhaps it is the adrenaline from standing in a 30m-tall old-growth dipterocarp tree…perhaps it is the impressive view…but it is hard not to feel emotional about the countless other trees no longer standing nearby –…
Sports Bar in Central Highlands

Melting Pot

While a sports bar may seem at odds with artsy Ubud, this Texan-run pool hall does a good job of catering to expat needs with live AFL, NRL, Premier League and American sports. It attracts a diverse crowd through it…
Cafe in Central Highlands


Riding on the success of the hip Canggu cafe, the Ubud version attracts a young fashionable crowd for quality Western food. It has a stylish double-level open-air setting, does creative all-day breakfasts, and offer…
Cafe in Central Highlands

Locavore to Go

From the same team as critically acclaimed Locavore down the road, this much simpler affair is in the form of a cafe offering tasty brunches ranging from breakfast burgers and bahn mi to pulled-pork brioche.
Ceramics in Central Highlands


Fitting right in along this boutiquey strip, Kevala is famous for its handmade and handpainted contemporary ceramic designs and homewares.
Clothing in Central Highlands


Owned by the drummer of reputed Balinese punk act Superman is Dead, Rumble stocks a cool selection of locally designed streetwear.
International in Central Highlands


A charming little roadside eatery hidden on the backstreets, Element does fresh lunches such as house-smoked ham baguettes or grilled tuna burgers. The locally inspired Kintamani pork belly is popular. Look out for …