Tarakan in Kalimantan is home to some 97,000 people.
From Tarakan, Bali is 830 miles (1336 kilometers) to the south from here and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia is 210 miles (338 kilometers) to the northwest.
To shop for local fashion and buy some souvenirs, browse Grand Tarakan Mall or Gusher Plaza. These are two of the most popular centers for avid shoppers who are vacationing in the city.
The nature preserves in the vicinity of Tarakan give visitors an insight into the animals and plants that flourish in the region. Stretch your legs at Bekantan Conservation Area Mangrove Park and enjoy being away from the paved streets.