What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?
Balikpapan does have everything you need. Imported food items are available through a number of stores.
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Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?
This should not be a problem. There are a variety of department stores, factory outlets and tailors in Balikpapan.
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What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?

  • E-walk: Starbucks, J-Co, Pizza Hut, Takigawa, Matahari _ Dept. Store
  • Balikpapan Plaza
  • Balikpapan Trade Center: Hypermart, Hero
  • Mall Fantasy

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Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?
Cleaning materials can be found at most large supermarkets or other large chains, such as Ace Hardware. Larger items, such as home furnishings, can also be found at Ace Hardware or at specialty stores and shopping malls.
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What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?
Factors that might affect your shopping habits are price, special needs and also where you live.
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