Thien Ie Kong temple is a historic landmark in Samarinda, the capital of East Kalimantan. Photo: Resty Woro Yuniar

How ethnic Chinese shaped the home of Indonesia’s new capital on Borneo

  • The decision to relocate Indonesia’s seat of government from Jakarta to East Kalimantan has sparked concern about cultural friction between local residents and new settlers
  • But the area’s ethnic Chinese, pointing to their history of integration with the native Bornean tribes, say they are confident social unity will prevail
Topic |   Indonesia

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Thien Ie Kong temple is a historic landmark in Samarinda, the capital of East Kalimantan. Photo: Resty Woro Yuniar
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