1] Eat Nasi Kucing near the shopping mall 2] Visit nightclubs and karaoke, music usually better than Balikpapan 3] Occasional flash flood due to heavy rain, also be prepared.
4] Shop at Pasar Pagi..good prices if you're good at bargaining.
Don't drink the Mahakam River's water, because,many people said, if we drink that, we must to go back to Samarinda again and again hehehe.
1] Do visit the Islamic Center, good scenic view for phototaking 2] Foods are abundant, don't be afraid to try street food.
Tahu TekTek is one of them 3] Try out the wild durian (called lai in local language) when the season is right.
The name Samarinda originates from the description of the way in which the Bugis houses were constructed.
At that time houses were customarily built on a raft and generally had the same height.