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Tarakan located on Tarakan Island is one of the major cities in eastern Borneo, just across the border from Sabah, Malaysia. Once a major oil producing region during colonial period, Tarakan had great strategic importance during the Pacific War and was among the first Japanese targets early in the war.
The name Tarakan come from Tidung language: Tarak (meeting place) and ngakan (to eat); thus Tarakan was originally meeting place for sailor and trader in Tidung area to eat, rest and trade their catch.