Address: Jalan KH Ahmad Muksin, Timbau, Tenggarong, Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan
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Opening-Close Hours: 08.00-18.00 WITA
Entrance Ticket Price (HTM): Rp. 2,000
Colleagues, especially backpackers, have an adventure to get the charm of beautiful nature and don’t have to go abroad. In our country, Indonesia, there are many tourist locations that can be explored. Some are still very natural and not many visitors know about it.
The islands outside Java are also famous for their natural beauty and beautiful regional conditions. It is very suitable as the next holiday destination. Besides being able to enjoy the beauty of nature, photo hunting for example, colleagues can also support our tourism.
The island of Kalimatan, one of the five largest plains in Indonesia, is known for holding various natural treasure prices. Starting from the beauty and richness of a river, with clear water, and tropical forests.
Our tourist location this time is quite unique, my friend. You can only find it on the island of Borneo. The exact location is in Tenggarong, East Kalimantan. Have you guessed what our tourist destination this time is?
We will take a little look at Kumala Island, a recreational park located in the middle of the Mahakam River, East Kalimantan. Let’s look at a little description about it.
Friends, the location of Tenggarong City is approximately 27 km from the capital city of East Kalimantan, Samarinda. Now, to reach this area, you don’t need to bother anymore. You can use a variety of transportation.
Public or private vehicles can be used to go to Tenggarong City. When you reach the pier area on the banks of the Mahakam River, there is also a motorboat rental for crossing. You can also use the cable car.
When you enter the tourist area, my friend will see a gate or high gate. The building is quite similar to a bridge. When you get this view, it means that you have reached the Kumala Island area.
Rivers in the Kalimantan Island region have various sizes. Apart from being a transportation and location for the community’s economic activities, Kumala Island in the middle of the Mahakam River is also one of its uses.
When colleagues come there, you will see a recreational arena that is not inferior to Ancol Dreamland in Jakarta. Maybe even this location is more attractive to those who love the cool, rural air.
Actually, Kumala Island is a delta from the Mahakam River. The location is also often submerged in water when the river volume increases. However, the natural beauty that is there is undeniable. This is what caused the government to formalize it.
When a traveler’s friend comes, from a distance, Kumala Island will be added like a ship, which is about 81 ha. Even with this view, you photo hunters will get a jackpot.
Friends, there are several rides here, such as carousels, jet coasters, cable cars, karts, mini trains¸ and car bombs. Friends can also go around the island using the rides in this area.
Friend, for those who love views from a height, there is also a sky tower, which is a planetarium that allows you to enjoy the view of Tenggarong City. You will enjoy the serenity and beauty of the city from a height of 75 meters.
For colleagues who bring children, they can be invited to go to the giant aquarium. Here, there are freshwater dolphins or what is often called Orcaella brevirostris. The community also calls it the Pesut fish from Kumala Island.
Apart from the games that have been mentioned earlier, Kumala Island also provides various facilities to support your vacation, friends. In this place, a large parking area is available, allowing visitors to enjoy the game without worrying about being crowded.
The management also provides restaurants, food stalls, and invites hawkers from the local area to sell their food in this Disneyland-like tourist area.
Friend travelers, you are also very able to create various art creations from this region. Like pictures for example, or photos, and videos. Colleagues can take from various sides or facilities.
Kumala Island is quite similar to a mini resort, with hotels, cottages and guesthouses around the holiday area. You can also provide floor plans of Kumala Island to attract tourists.
Visitors can also fish around Kumala Island. The name is just a destination around the river, of course there are various types of fish in this place. You can borrow fishing equipment from a rental.
You are also free if you want to bring your own fishing equipment. The fish in this place are not just small fish. I can try my friend
For colleagues who want to enjoy camping in this place, you can also contact the tourism manager. In addition, if you want to enjoy walking around using a ketinting, or a small boat, you only need to pay IDR 6,000.
The cost to be able to enjoy the beauty of nature and the rides for this game is not expensive. Entrance counters are only required to pay Rp. 2,000. Meanwhile, to enjoy each game, the prices are quite diverse, around Rp. 2,000 to Rp. 25,000.
Friends, maybe you also read a lot about history, mythical stories that have developed around the Kalimantan region, such as in the city of Balikpapan, Palangkaraya. Likewise in Kumala Island, of course, has its own myth.
For some reason, this condition is still not far from history, stories, myths, mysteries, legends, haunted conditions, and other things. However, just a tip, you don’t need to worry or believe too much in the truth of the story so that it can prevent you from going on vacation.
Many people enjoy its beauty, my friend. As long as we can enjoy the facts, we will not be trapped in the form, description, and beauty that are closed through various ghost stories.
Even if you’re curious, you can also read it on the internet about this information. Among them are looking for information on kukar, lembuswana, the song of the dragon parai, the newest statue, the Netherlands. There are many articles either on personal websites or on Wikipedia.
In addition, to make your vacation effective, you can also visit several destinations around Kumala Island. Among them is the Mulawarman Museum, which was taken from the famous King of the Kutai Kingdom, East Kalimantan.
One more final tip, friends. Don’t forget to continue to keep your tourist destinations clean by continuing to throw garbage in its place. Don’t also paint the walls and make our country lose money.
Always take care of our environment friends. Because, if not us, the Indonesian people, are guarding it, then who will? Let’s continue to cultivate to support Indonesian tourism.
You can also upload photos or videos on Kumala Island on social media. This will certainly increase the number of tourists who come to this area. Are you ready for a vacation? Immediately plan your vacation, friend. Don’t forget to stay healthy.