How to Go To Kalimantan from Singapore

Located in Indonesia, Kalimantan is the second largest island in the world and was previously known as Borneo. With the independent state of Brunei Darusalam between them, Serawak and Sabah, two East Malaysian states are situated in the northern and northwestern regions of the island.

Among the most bio-diverse places of the world, Kalimantan possesses the largest rainforest on the planet and is also considered to be the home of flora and fauna. No matter where you are coming from, reaching Kalimantan is not difficult at all because the island is connected to many major cities of Indonesia like Jakarta, Makassar, Surabaya, Depasar, Semarang and Yogyakarta. However, you can also reach Kalimantan directly as many airlines fly to many destinations in the island. To reach Kalimantan from Singapore you need to follow the following steps.


  • 1

    Consult a travel agent in Singapore

    Before finalizing your plan to visit Kalimantan from Singapore, it is highly recommended that you consult a couple of professional travel agents and see what they have to offer. A travel agent would be in the best position to guide you as to what suits you the most, taking a direct flight to Kalimantan or going via another airport in Indonesia.

  • 2

    Take a direct flight

    Malaysia and Singapore are the only two countries which offer direct flights to Sepinggan Airport, Balikpapan. Balikpapan is one of the most important towns of Kalimantan. It will take you two hours and 12 minutes to reach the island from Singapore, if you take a direct flight.

    Balikpapan airport has a regular flow of domestic and international flights. Apart from the airport in Balikpapan, some other towns of Kalimantan, Tarakan and Pontianak also have international airports, with flights coming from Singapore.

  • 3

    Take a connecting flight

    If you are not able to get a direct flight to Kalimantan from Singapore for some reason or the other, you can also take a connecting flight from Singapore to any major city of Indonesia like Jakarta, Denpasar (Bali), Semarang and Makasar. From there, you can either take a flight to any of the destinations in Kalimantan or may travel to the island by road and then through a ship.

  • 4

    Travel by sea

    If you have enough time and want to save some money, you can opt to travel to Kalimantan from Singapore by sea. Travelling by sea can be an extremely relaxing experience if you can book a ticket on a luxurious cruise.

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