As an oil and mining industry spot, Balikpapan has a higher economic growth compared to Samarinda, the capital city of East Kalimantan. Popularly known as a stopover before heading to explore Derawan Island’s underwater beauty, Balikpapan has plenty of exciting tourist attractions worth visiting. First, there is the Wain River Protection Forest, known as the home to various birds, fishes, crabs, and orangutans. There is also Manggar Segarsari Beach, coastal tourism spot in East Balikpapan regency. Don't forget to stop by at the Agrotourism Park, where exotic tropical plants and open-air picnic spots are easy to find.