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Posted By Lester V Ledesma
Warung Kopi Indra is a true blue-collar hangout for everyday working Tarakans. As the photo suggests, you don't need to buy kopi susu to sit at a table here.

Warung Kopi

But those who do order coffee here will be surprised at how good it is. It's sock-brewed, mixed with condensed milk, and is totally delicious.

Roti Kaya

And the roti kaya - homemade bread topped with margarine and traditional kaya spread - is to die for!

Posted By Lester V Ledesma
The island of Tarakan, off the east coast of Indonesian Borneo, is practically riddled with remnants from WWII and the postwar independence battles.


We found these live bullets near a Dutch bunker... a historian says they probably date back to just after WWII, when the Indonesians were fighting for independence against the Dutch.




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