While teaching English in Banjarmasin, you will be sure to enjoy visiting the city’s famous waterways, floating markets and its unique architecture. When you arrive, one of the first distinct features that sets the city apart is its buildings. Many have been constructed on stilts, in order to account for periodic flooding along the riverbanks.
The city has developed a peaceful and serene reputation, with most activity ceasing after nightfall. While there are modern malls and western chains in the city centre, visitors can escape to one of Banjarmasin’s many waterways and enjoy a slower, more traditional pace of life. Adventurous travellers who explore outside the city limits can enjoy jungle trekking and search for Borneo’s most famous resident, the orangutan.