Origins of Balikpapan – East Kalimantan
Balikpapan City is actually only a municipality, but the city is more crowded than the capital of Balikpapan in East Kalimantan town of Samarinda ato. Balikpapan city infrastructures more complete, such as airports, ports and hotels of international standard. So people outside to know Balikpapan in East Kalimantan than Samarinda (he does). The city was first known long before the Samarinda developed as it is now (he also).
Balikpapan is a city of oil companies, a source of income for East Kalimantan, or a city Pertamina since 1889. government at that time led to the Sultan of Kutai-17, Sulan Am Sulaiman.
According to folklore living among the people, supposedly in 1783 in the land of sand has been going on an organized system of royal government, the people live well. Power King covers a very wide area to goto the south. The area is in the form of a beautiful bay and contains crops with substantial marine products. Communities living along the Gulf of living as farmers and fishermen. They live in an atmosphere of peace and prosperity. Sultan who ruled at the time was Aji Muhammad. A name that symbolizes the greatness and holiness of the soul owner.
Muhammad Aji Aji has a daughter named Tatin. As adults, Aji Tatin married to an aristocrat Raja Kutai. For the future, Aji Tatin demanding inheritance to his father. Aji Muhammad was handed the bay, had not yet become a city and yet have a name.
One day, people were picking up the trust Aji Tatin tribute from the people of a board by boat.
As they were rowing boat using tanggar (pole) called Tokong, suddenly there came a mighty hurricane.
Aji Tatin boat overturned in a storm. The rowers trying to bring their boats docked to the shore, but are helpless due to typhoon attack and ferocious waves. Soon, the boat had slammed into a reef island. Tokong (pole) breaking rower and boat laden board was wrecked.
Its leader, Commander Sendong and his men died.
Thus the origin of the name is taken from the event Balikpapan contains a board that boat overturned in a storm.
Coral island was eventually cause havoc bigger and become an island covered with trees. The island called Pulau Tukung until now.