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Tanjung Pura Museum




Monuments

Japanese Soldier Monument

The monument is located next to a beach that has lines of tress and plantation. It was built to honor the Japanese soldiers who died in the area during the Second World War. On the monument itself, there is a Japanese declaration that is carved on it. Visitors will also see a small Japanese soldiers burial ground next to the monument.

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Location:Lamaru district, about 26 kilometers from the city center (east of Balikpapan)
Telephone:+62 852 47583829 (Mr. Ibrahim)
Admission charge:free, though a voluntary donation expected.
Nearby facilities:warung
Nearby attractions:Manggar Beach, Lamaru Beach (car needed)
How to get there: Own transport (highly recommended since getting a public transport from this site may not be easy)
By public transport, "mikrolet": take the number "7" mikrolet from "Damai" terminal and ask the driver to drop you off in front of the road to "Tempat Makam Jepang" (/tém-phát mhá-khám ghe-pánk/). After passing Manggar Beach you will see a small "Tempat Makam Jepang" signboard on the right side of the road. Expect to pay Rp. 5,000. From the main road you need to walk along a small road (about 200 meters/220 yards) to reach the site or you can take an "ojek" to get there (expect to pay Rp. 5,000)
Remarks:an appointment with Mr. Ibrahim before going to this place is needed, as the gate is often locked and he is the one who holds the key. He speaks only Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian language).

Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat (Monpera)


This monument is located at the seashore of Monpera Beach and surrounded by green environment. It is located in a complex that occupies an area of approximately 9,000 square meters.

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Location:Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, in front of the "Makodam VI Tanjung Pura" (army) Office
Nearby facilities:food stalls
How to get there: Own transport
By "mikrolet": take the number "6" mikrolet from "Damai" terminal and ask the driver to drop you off at the "Monpera" (/môn-phé-rhaa/).

Australia Monument

This memorial monument was built to honor the Australian soldiers who were killed in the area during the Second World War.

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Location:Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, nearby Kemala Beach/ Polda Beach
Nearby attractions:Strand Banua Patra Beach
How to get there: Own transport
By "mikrolet": take the number "6" mikrolet from "Damai" terminal and get off at this monument. The monument is located in the center of a main street in "Pertamina" complex.

Museum

Tanjung Pura Museum

A military museum that displays Second World War weapons, such as riffles, mortars, grenades, missiles, canons, and so forth. There are also some Japanese trumpets on display. At the entrance of the museum, visitors will see a few cannons used by the Japanese army during the Second World War.

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Location:Jl. Letjen Suprapto, Balikpapan Barat
Contact person:Mr. Mukwan: +62 542 7098173
Operating hours:daily, 8:30am-3pm
Admission charge:free, though a voluntary donation is expected.
Facilities:toilets, parking area
Nearby facilities:"Kampung Baru Tengah" terminal, "Kampung" harbor
Nearby attractions:Kampung Baru Floating Village
How to get there: By own transport
By "mikrolet": from "Damai" terminal, take the number "5" mikrolet to "Kampung Baru Tengah" terminal. The mikrolet will pass this site and it will be on your right. You can ask the driver to drop you off in front of the museum
Remarks:Mr. Mukwan is the person responsible of the museum for visits. He can be contacted one day prior to visit to arrange for an English guide. Booking in advance for a group visit is recommended.

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Bryan Butson 7 Oct 2013

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Sadly the light bulbs are all smashed, the paint is peeling and it appears the sword is missing. The memorial was full of prunings and plastic garbage hat I removed o the outside of the structure and placed ono he road. Maybe the authorities will tke he refuse away?


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