East Kalimantan, Melawai Beach, Balikpapan
Melawai Beach is located between the Port and Beach Banua Semayang Patra, precisely at the Sudirman street, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan , Indonesia . If you have to know the city of Aberdeen as a city or town of petroleum oil, it seems that these assumptions need to be slightly modified. It turned out that not only saves Balikpapan oil wealth in the stomach their ground, but also keeps a variety of beautiful attractions that should be used as a reference so that your vacation. Call it Segarasari Manggar Beach, River Wain Protection Forest, Agro Tourism Parks, Lamaru Beach, People’s Struggle Monument of Balikpapan, breeding Crocodiles, Banua Patra Beach, and many more.
Among the attractions mentioned above, there is an interesting tourist attraction is located not far from the center of the city of Balikpapan. Sightseeing is Melawai Beach. Its location is situated on the edge of the highway and inline with Banu Patra Beach, Semayang Port, and Balikpapan oil refinery region, making the Melawai beach become a fairly popular tourist destination for the surrounding communities. In addition, the Coast Melawai also known as the iconic gathering place for young people Balikpapan. Melawai Beach is a strategic place in Aberdeen to see the sunset on the western horizon. Given the geographical condition of Balikpapan City facing east or the Makassar Strait, it seems almost impossible to get a good place to see the sunset. However, the assumption was ignored by the presence Melawai Beach which is located in a small bay that allows viewing sunset.
Melawai nuance so thick felt when the sun is shining behind the clouds slowly sinking. The sound of the waves that broke on the rocks and the sound of passing vehicles, all create a contrasting yet twilight charm alluring. Not long ago will look more beautiful scenery, the flickering light colors are scattered at sea. None other than it is light passing ships in the Port Semayang and rig lights in the sea off Aberdeen. In addition, it appears also views the issue of oil chimney flare gass.
More and night atmosphere around instead of getting Melawai Coast deserted, but increasingly crowded. Regular visitors thronged the area until around 24.00 pm. Even more and more food vendors. Therefore, the Melawai Coast become a culinary center Balikpapan in the evening and also the center of the gathering of young people.
Not so far from the beach Melawai there is a small island called Tukung Island are often also called by the name of Pig Island. Seen at a glance the island is similar to the Tanah Lot Bali . If sea water is receding, you can walk to a small island such charming. Tukung Island there are a lot of marine life trapped behind a rock. There are also crab racing into the gap if there are people coming. For young children it is a sight in itself encouraging. However, if the sea water was high tide, you will not be able to walk toward the island.
Existing facilities around the beach Melawai fairly complete. Starting from hotels, restaurants, karaoke, sports arena (Merdeka Square), banks, hospitals, and various other supporting facilities are all available. If you are happy to enjoy the atmosphere of the beach, just 5 minutes drive you will arrive in the city center and to enjoy the glitter of Balikpapan.
Access to the Beach Melawai fairly easy. This is because Melawai Beach is located not so far from the complex Pertamina. From downtown Aberdeen, Melawai Beach is only about 3 km. To visit this beach you can use a private car or public transport. If you use public transport, you can use public transportation number 6 (blue) from the central city of Balikpapan.