December 23rd, 2007 – by: rintjez
The say that the small town of Bontang is in the middle of nowhere is almost right. But to say that it is in the middle of natural beauty and wilderness is totally right! It is located on the east coast of Indonesian Borneo. As you may know, Borneo is one of the world’s largest, and most wild and natural islands. This is the place where I was born and spent the first 18 years of my life. My father’s job for a Liquid Natural Gas company brought us here. You can call me a Jungle Girl because I was really born in the middle of Borneo’s jungle.
To help the employees and their families live more comfortably in the middle of Borneo’s thick forest, the company built a very large and beautiful compound with modern facilities. People who have been to the United States would find Bontang almost like a Little America.
The last time I was back to Bontang was 7 years ago. So, I came back this past December for a family gathering and to enjoy some of the sites and memories of my youth.
I will show you around through my photos. Hope you guys enjoy it!