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Banjarmasin to Pantai Batakan, Kalimantan Selatan Travel

Location : Desa Batakan, Kecamatan Panyipatan, Kabupaten Tanah Laut, Kalimantan Selatan, Indonesia.

The road condition to Pelaihari was very good and the scenery pleasant. Nice vast and flat paddy fields on both sides of the road with the Loksado Highlands on the left in the distance. Pantai, Beach, village, Indonesia, Pelaihari, Tanah Laut, native, outdoors, Tourism, tourist attraction, 加里曼丹, 婆罗州,

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Monumen Angkatan Laut Replublik Indonesia

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The first of many many donation collectors along the way

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Roundabouts

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Enterance to Pelaihari

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Loksado highland in the distance

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Lots of ‘galam’ or Tea Tree piled on the road side

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Pohon Galam / Tea Tree

Why Batakan beach? Why did we take the trouble to visit Batakan when even some of my local Indonesian friends advised against the idea? They said the beach was just average with water quite murky. But the local crowd was good because it was a Sunday. Condition of the road from Pelaihari to Batakan was not very good but not the worst we have seen in Kalimantan.

On the way to Batakan

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Tanah Laut Regency

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This attracted quite a number of visitors.

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Lots of patches of green grass that look like fairways.

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Some kind of short grass covering most of the hills here

Oyonk, while driving from Banjarmasin to Pelaihari was trying to talk me out of it too. I got a little suspicious and I asked him why. His reason was utterly different from my other friends. He was calculating the traveling time and estimated that by the time we arrived at Pagatan that day it would be too dark to enjoy the seaview drive. We found out later that was true. Anyway, I had to explain to him that the reason I needed to visit Batakan was to explore the possibility of reaching the southern most tip of Borneo as we had recently ‘conquered’ the northern most tip of Borneo up in Kudat, Sabah. He looked a little perplexed but gave in to our request. After a simple lunch at the Batakan beach café, we talked to one of the locals about getting to the ‘Southern Tip of Borneo’. The price quoted to get there by boat was a ‘cut throat’ but he did mention that it was possible to do so by motorcycle via Sanipah Beach. That may be the cheaper option but time was not on our side. We had to skip this mission for another time. At least we found out the way to get there.

Pantai Batakan

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Entrance to Batakan beach

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Batakan Beach although not the best in the world but the activities available here keeps the locals very busy

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Dried fish

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Lots of shell crafts for sale

Light was fading fast as we head towards Laut Island where we were supposed to spend the night. We drove along the Pagatan stretch in total darkness and had to miss out on the sea view. We stopped by a roadside food shop at a deserted place offering only 2 ‘dishes’ for dinner- BBQ corn and ‘pisang penyet’ or ‘flattened banana’. Take it or leave it! We ordered 3 portions of both.

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BBQ banana & corn

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Inside the ferry

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Coming out of the ferry

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