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Here are the Imigration Offices in Kalimantan
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EMBASSIES & CONSULATES IN JAKARTA
Before You Go
Even if you are fit and healthy, don’t travel without sufficient health insurance – accidents do happen. If you’re uninsured, emergency evacuation is expensive – bills of more than US$100,000 are not uncommon.
Find out in advance if your insurance plan will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures.
If you’re planning on scuba-diving, make sure your insurance covers that or get specialist dive insurance.
The risk of contracting malaria is greatest in rural areas of Indonesia, although only Java’s main cities, Bali and the Gilis are considered malaria-free.
Two strategies should be combined to prevent malaria: mosquito avoidance and antimalarial medications.
Most people who contract malaria are taking inadequate precautions or no antimalarial medication.
Travellers are advised to prevent mosquito bites by taking these steps:
There are a variety of medications available (note that Artesunate and Chloroquine are ineffective):
There are five basic cultures of the indigenous people of the Austronesian family in Kalimantan or Kalimantan Ethnic People, namely Dayak, Malay, Banjar, Kutai and Paser. The Malays occupy the Karimata island and the coast of West Kalimantan, Sarawak, Brunei to the coast of Sabah. The Banjar tribe occupies the area of South Kalimantan and parts of Central Kalimantan and East Kalimantan. The Kutai and Paser tribes occupy the East Kalimantan region. While the Dayaks occupy the interior of Kalimantan. The Dayak is a loose term for over 200 riverine and hill-dwelling ethnic subgroups, located principally in the central and southern interior of Borneo, each with its own dialect, customs, laws, territory and culture, although common distinguishing traits are readily identifiable. The Dayak were animist in belief, however, many converted to Islam and since the 19th century there has been mass conversion to Christianity.Today most Dayak still follow their ancient animistic traditions, but often state to belong to one of the 6 recognized religions in Indonesia.
Local people speak less English. It would be better if accompanied by your Guide. It will be easily to speak with local people. The local language is called Bahasa and is spoken and understood widely despite the fact that they have about more than 100 native dialects.
As mentioned, although English is widely spoken, it doesn’t hurt to learn a few words to help you out.
Good Morning: Selamat Pagi
Thank you: Terima Kasih
To eat: Makan
To drink ; Minum
No Spicy: Tidak pedas
Vegetables only (for vegetarians): Sayur saja