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For optimum jungle drama Mancong is best reached by boat on the Ohong river, meandering past monitor lizards, sapphire-hued kingfishers, bulb-nosed proboscis monkeys and marauding macaques. The journey beneath towering banyan trees, their roots foraging like witches’ fingers in the dark river, is as much a part of the experience as your arrival.

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Samarinda Samarinda! The very name oozes exoticism, like some princely capital in the Arabian Nights. And happily, you will find some of that here in this sprawling riverfront city. The enormous mosque of the new Islamic Centre stands like a sentinel at the gates of the mighty Mahakam River, a[…]

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Kota Bangun

Kota Bangun This busy town and transport hub is where upriver journeys generally begin. You can hire a ces from here to take you through a complex of rivers, lakes and marshes interspersed with villages. You’ll cross lakes with wide-open skies, twist and turn through wetland channels, pass through forests[…]

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