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Trans Kalimantan Logs

by on Mar.25, 2012, under LROM, TransKalimantan

10th Ma – D1 Flag off by YB Dtk Abang Amar Zohari at Rengency court hotel. D convoy head for serian border twrds Terbedu wth a bit of hic cup when Yamin racer ve a overheating prblm. D water plug broke bt was solve in no time. Then indo Lrnc cr had a water pump broke and had to b replaced. While waiting phillipine lr also replaced a water pump as water preassure was weak. We cont journey wth a 3 hrs process at d border.

10th Mac – All crs cleared frm border after d long wait. We reached Mount Hope homes of 400 children late evening, drop off all d toys, books and clothings. D kids lined up welcoming d convoy and we were entertained some dance and acrobatic by d children. A welcome drinks and own grown fruits was also served. After waving gdbye we head for sosok.

17th Mac – D2-convoy roll off frm Losmen Hujan Emas to jetty for ferry crossing. After a long wait we got to load all 8 vehicles for a shrt ride upstream to Tayan. A stopped over at Sandai for lunch then continue wth a long bumpy off rd total of 230km to Delang. We managed to reached Delang 7.30pm for long house Experience. It was a raining until morning. We named it cicada losmen. ~ Alyna

D-3 Pengkalanbun-kumai 250km of dry off rd trail d heat is getting into us. Found a open space near a cooling river for lunch in d middle of no where. D boys start jumping into d river and chill out. While some starts up cooking for d first time here in d jgl. Those tht drive dwn to d river bank need to winch their way up bck on track. D convoy proceed towards d logging area and were warned not to take pics. At d entrance out of jgl we were hold out by a gate mained by d military wth a base camp. After mch waiting and talks d gate was open by d army general himself wth a big smile and waving us through.

D-3, journey continue wth more pot holes and dusty trial of abt 60km. D guide wth triton Pak popo, Abek, Bingkis & Ajung lead us out of Nagabulik. Everyone is covered wth dust and a quick pht session b4 we sd gdbye t0 our guide.

D3-after a long drive we managed to reached kumai town. Kumai a sml town wth narrow rd. There’s no suitable hotel or campsite available. Pak Harry managed to get permission to make use of d new tourism off and also park d cr for safety reason in their compound & vry near d jetty.

D4-arrangement by Pak Harry for us to take a 4hr boat ride to Leaky camp in Tg Putting to see d Orang Utan. Left a 7am we leave our crs by engaging a locals to kp an eyes. It was a fantastic and relaxing boat ride. We cld c various birds, probrocis monkey, silver leaf monkey, orang utan and horn bills & etc. We reached Leaky camp wth a welcome by Siswi d org utan. She fell in love wth vicky and reluctant to let go by holding tight to him. D grp had to track abt 2km to c how they were feed. There’s a whole bunch of them. We ve a boat full of rovers nuts.

D6-convoy roll at 8.45am. Replenish ration and refuelling to hit another grueling off rd in d heart of borneo. D adventure start when we had to cross d floods of low lying track as rivers overflows after d rain. After 3rd crossing, Yamin’s racer stalled while crossing. Luke d def winch it across. Vicky helps to dry d injectors of rangie while we go further to c wht’s nxt. Nt far frm there we were shock to c d 4th crossing is mch longer and abv chest level. There’s no way out unless we use d alternative trail to village. There might b more further in front. So we decided to camp near a sml water stream wth headman Wan’s permission until water goes dwn town

Journey cont wth indo car breaking d prop shaft and lr dusty battery weak after some welding on yamin’s spring mount. By 2pm we were at kuala kurun for lunch and pht session at d park near big rivers. D frienly twn folks came to mingle wth us. D 320km to palangka raya was a hard torture on d crs. We checked into Hawaii hotel.

D7-d dayak communities are more into rubber tapping at Tumbang lapan. There’s a govt schl bt funded by Aust NGO. Kids walk to schl wth machette in hand. D unique traditional burial is still practise in tis part where they kp d bones near their hsc wth statues of human and a ceremony b held once they ve enough $. We were camping on gold land where d locals still do panning. No outsiders diggers r welcome. Headmen Wan vry happy to have us and tales of Dayak went on d whole night. Tooth brush and stationery was given out to school children passing our camp.

D8-after refuelling wth locals connections we managed a gd prc for fuel at Pertamina station. Is another 210km to Banjarmasin. D long drive passing a 7km gd rd on d elevated hi way tru mostly flooded rd and pot holes. Honk honk

D10-after having cr repairs wth a gd trip to floating mkt and some pub hoppings every1 is all gear up to cont our journey to Sampit. We arrived Hotel Wella owned by a army general. Due to fuel inavailability in sampit we try to shared out d fuel until d nxt refuelling. Is d first time we c Mertabak since we enter kalimantan bt d stalls only ve engh for 4 of us.

D12- Nagantayap d day tht Light weight lost her clutch b4 we cld reach our campsite. Martin Lewis a landrover master came to rescue driving d cr wthout clutch for 9km for a losmen or campsite. D lr mechanic starts to wrk immediately to solve d prblm.

D13 – Tayan ferry crossing waited 1 hr. D heat is on us all of us have sun burn . We had to make a stp as light weight fuel hose have a leak. A gd excuse too for a coffee break. Ambawang -hsc’s on peat soil land who depends on rainwater. We reached Ponti hotel 7pm.

D14-a free and leisure day wth an option of a day tour to Singkawang. D discoteq and cawet night b4 we head for d borders.

D15-convoy ready to head bck kuching after grp phts at Equator monument. We shld b crossing Entikong any min nw. 5km to go..

LROM -Congratulations and Thank You to All Participants, friends and Sponsors. TRANS KALIMANTAN EXPEDETION 2012 ends 3.48pm 24th March, 2012.

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TKE LROM: Once in the lifetime Trip of the Year

by on Feb.26, 2012, under Land Rover, LROM, TransKalimantan

For Further Details contact Alyna Tai 012 3295 993 or Email Alynatai@gmail.com

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LROM: Trans Kalimantan 4×4 Expedition 2012

by on Feb.25, 2012, under TransKalimantan



 Organized by Landrover Owners Club Malaysia. www.lrom.com




Dear Adventurers,

We hope your upcoming preparations for this Trans Kalimantan 4×4 Expedition 2012  are coming along well. A short update on the up and coming event as follows.

As you know, LROM will be celebrating our 15th Anniversary this year. To celebrate the occasion, we are planning an expedition into Kalimantan, in the spirit of the Camel Trophy. We hope to have a total convoy of 12-15 vehicles, representing all the countries in the region.


The details of the event are as follows:

Date:                           10-24th March, 2012

Route (tentative):        Flag Off Kuching – Lubok Antu- Putussibau- Berigin- Marta Purba- Banjarmasin – Palankaraya- Tg. Putting- Pangkalanbun- Balaiberkuak- Pontianak (Equator line)- Singkawang-  Kuching

Eligible Vehicles:                  Series III, Defender, Discovery, Range Rover Classic.

Type of Terrain:                     Tarmac, with certain dirt road stages

Vehicles Specs:                       All Terrain tires and Winch are mandatory

Accommodation:                    Mixture of hotels, Long House, chalets and camping

                                                         (Don’t expect any 5 stars or even 3 stars hotel unless in big city) 

         Cost :                              All costs to be borne by participants


Entry fees per vehicle: RM10,000.00

Inclusive of : –

Shipping on roro to and fro (Port Klang – Kuching, Kuching – Port Klang)

Border Crossing

Fuel in Kalimantan (Indonesia)

2 Nights in Kuching Hotel

1 Night in Banjarmasin Hotel


Hop In Adventurer: RM3,000.00

Inclusive of :-



Border Crossing

2 Nights in Kuching Hotel

1 Night in Banjarmasin Hotel


For participants from Sabah and Sarawak: RM 4,000.00 per vehicle 

Inclusive of : -

Border Crossing

Fuel in Kalimantan (Indonesia)

2 Nights in Kuching Hotel

1 Night in Banjarmasin Hotel


There will be opening dinner and closing dinner in Kuching. Event T.shirts and event Stickers for all vehicles.

Not Inclusive  : -


Camping equipment





There will be opening dinner and closing dinner in Kuching. Event T.shirts and event Stickers for all vehicles.

Please note there will also be an official flag off at Hotel, Kuching. Sarawak by VIP at 9.30am.

The Event Schedule as follows:-

10th March 2012

07.30am                      Rendezvous at Hotel , Kuching.           

08.00am                      Briefing by Rate De Silva 

09.30am                      Flag off at Hotel by VIP

10.00am                      Convoy rolling to Border of Kalimantan


All Adventurers are advise to take their :-

Travel Insurance, documents of vehicles and International License.

Malaria Prevention Tablets – ensure you start your medication of Anti Malaria Medication 2 weeks before our adventure starts.

Personal Health & Fitness Preparation

Some tips: On camping gears

Camping equipment- cooking utensils by the car owner, sleeping bags, tents or camp bed, torch lights/head lights, Insect repellent & etc. . For clothing wear light and bring along jacket if temperature drops at certain place or time. Those hop in have to bring their on cutlery’s such as plate, cups, fork and spoon.

The Adventures Begins ………Happy Wheeling.



  1. Timing could be change due to mother nature and obstacles, so be prepare. Go with an open mind.



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