Bontang is a city on the eastern coast of the Borneo island in Indonesia. In the East Kalimantan province. The Etymology of Bontang refers to the town's traditional status throughout history as a humble village populated mostly by imigrants. "Bon" can refer in Indonesia to 'receipt' and 'tang' to dept'. Alternately, the name of the town means group of visitors. A coastal town, Bontang was initially a settlement goverment under the Kutai Sultanate based in tenggarong, a city in East Kalimantan.