Kampung Atas Air Balikpapan ( Water Village )

Unique traditional village on the water with amazing view, is one of the best icon of Balikpapan city.

Kampung Atas Air Balikpapan ( Water Village )

One unique village that you could visit when you are doing Balikpapan City Tour is Kampung Atas Air. As known village on the water because the village is indeed standing on the sea water, its called Kampung Atas Air in Indonesia language. Most people from tribe Bugis, South Sulawesi who originally live here for years.

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Local fisherman boat

At the beginning, this area is an irregular area that causes a lot of impact on the health, economic, social and even the welfare of society itself. In year 1992, the region had accident with the fire, which left the building in the some area. The fire accident is adding issue with the building irregularities and poor public facilities for electricity and clean water.

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People activities

In year 2000, began the process of settlements on village water. Besides a healthy housing for the citizens, this location also features a tourist area in the form of rows of culinary merchants and mini hostels for visitors to relax. In the afternoon, all filled with rows of ironwood bridge anglers who spend the evening in silence by the sea. At night you can enjoy the view of the eternal flame torches of lights Pertamina oil refinery. Currently, Village Water Margasari an icon of success in managing by the Government of Balikpapan.

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traditional port

The public awareness of the village also needs to stay green thumbs up. They did not hesitate to plant a variety of flowers in pots on almost all the way home. Right behind this village there is a concrete bridge stretching. From the top of this platform we could see mangrove conservation area and refinery torches that almost never goes out. In the afternoon, we will see the children have fun swimming here. The hospitality of the habitant will welcome every visitor.

Kalimantan Tour Guide Team

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