Pontianak Off The Beaten Path

  • The gate to the palace compound
    The gate to the palace compound
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    The all-wood palace
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  • Ladies only
    Ladies only
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    The sultan's tomb

    by theo1006 Written Nov 22, 2014

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    Pontianak town is not very old; at the royal cemetery one can admire the tomb of its founder, sultan Syarif Abdurrahman Al Qadri, who reigned from 1778 AD to his demise in 1808 AD. The cemetery, crowded with graves of the sultan's descendants, lies 3 km west of the equator monument, a couple of 100 m riverwards from the main road. While access to the monument is free, be prepared to hand out some money to the women who insist they take turns watching over the sultan's tomb.

    Syarif Abdurrahman Al Qadri, 1192 H - 1808 AD Sultan Syarif's tomb The caretaker women Cemetery overview
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    Kadriah Palace

    by theo1006 Written Nov 22, 2014

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    Pontianak town lies on the left bank of Kapuas river. However we think that it started as a settlement on the right bank. Both the sultan's palace and his cemetery lie on the right bank. Anyhow, in those days land travel must have been difficult and the river was the main highway.
    Kadriah Palace was buit in 1771 by the order of sultan Syarif Abdurrahman Alkadrie. To see it we crossed the river by the bridge (not the ferry), turned left at the intersection after about 1 km, followed this Jalan Tanjung Raya until we could go no further, then turned left twice.
    We did not see the interior of the palace. There was some function going on for ladies only on the occasion of 'orphan day'.

    The gate to the palace compound The all-wood palace Ladies only Side view of the palace
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    CROSS BORDER traveling

    by meiyergani Updated Aug 16, 2012

    If you are in West Kalimantan, take a chance to traveling to Malaysian Part of Borneo in State of SARAWAK and its capital city "KUCHING" or to Brunei Darussalam Sultanate with its capital Bandar Seri Begawan. If you are a citizen from one of Ten Asian countries, you don't need to process an entrance VISA, just show your passport to an Indonesian immigration office at Entikong and Malaysian immigration office at Tebedu.
    Overland transportation from Pontianak to Kuching vise verse is available in the daily basis, the bus with air conditioned would take up to 8 hours and the bus from Pontianak to Bandar Seri Begawan would take 23 hours.

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    DURIAN

    by meiyergani Written Jul 10, 2012

    Durian is a special fruit from West Kalimantan, growing naturally in natural forest of West Kalimantan, when in season you could try to eat Durian, a tropical exotic fruit from Indonesia

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