Samudra Indah Beach is not far from Pasir Panjang Beach, this beach it's real nature beauty, 5km long and white sand beach. Cos of nature beauty of this beach no wonder one of the university-level instructor of Eramus Univesity Rotterdam, Sander L Gellalerty say "it's a number two beauty beach after Kuta, Bali".
When my visit to Samudra Indah beach, the road to this beach still under construction, and will build a hotel. And hope this beach can be known by many people, cos not many promotion about this beach.
Pantai Pasir Panjang (Long Sand Beach) is a white sand beach, nice view and front of natuna sea. 17km from Singkawang city. The road is good and have alot cottage and hotel, also many foodcourt here.
Warung Dangau (or in English; resto a`la cabin). All meals are served in rattan dishes and covering with banana leaves. And the guests can sit on the outdoor cabins with an artificial lake around.
Favorite Dish: Grilled fish with chilli soy sauce, fresh lettuce, tomato and pineapple, sweet and sour prawn, tumis pakis (green small vegetables with soy sauce), hot steamed rice and fried rice with salty fish.
When the dawn come down at Singakwang, around the downtown has a lot food hawkers selling the foods as nite market. Foods are very cheap, around Rp. 5,000.00 for Nasi Padang, mostly the foods are originally from Javanese Hawkers who migrate to Singkawang. As the local famous street food were Chau Pan ( Fried Kwetiaw ) The oldies favourites were fried kwetiaw with oyster, the recent time is hard to find. Or omelet with oyster ( very delicious also hard to find ), the last thing of this sort of food you can try at AKHO restaurant ( most of the food were Chau Zhou style ). Or we can find local famous restaurant at Li Phin ( the chef has worked at International Cruise or Brunei 5 star Hotel ). The food here is very cheap with standard international culiner. Find local nite market food is another treasury to visit Singkawang. At least Singkawang Food street hawker more cleaner than Jakarta or other part in Indonesia.
Dress Code: Casual clothing....
Book your Air Aisa ticket, fly to Kuching of East Malaysia. At Kuching's main bus station (Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli, also dubbed as "3 and a half miles") you can buy long hour bus ticket to Singkawang 7 hours aircon. The route bypass Tebedu-Entikong border crossing checkpoint, you can change your mind at half way (if you want to go to Pontianak). There is no official road so far that go straight forward to Singkawang via village Bau in Sarawak.
Sak Kok is the rural area near Singkawang city, this is the central point for manufacturing classical style chinese high quality porcelain. The product is collectible item due to the processing is still in very traditional way and very artful. The Porcelain items is handmade and using ancient dragon oven for toasted. Very interesting watching the craftmans making the porcelain.
What to buy: Classic Chinese Ming Dynasty Porcelain at Sak Kok ( is really worth it )
What to pay: USD 1.00 to USD 1,000.00 depends on the porcelain style.
There are many beaches within a short trip from Singkawang. Walk for days around these mostly deserted beaches. Some cheapo accommodation is available. One of the beaches that I hiked around was known as pantai batu payung.
Firstly, I have to admit my ignorance, when I was told that there were Barramundi in singkawang, lubuk kalang bauh surprised. Thinking they were only native to Australia, it was pointed out to me that these fish in fact populate many freshwater lakes throughout Asia. So I went along to Bor Num Lake with a friend of mine (aphen); who is also a keen angler and has been living in Pemangkat for over thirteen years.