Singkawang Things to Do
Not all Chinese live in Singkawang town. There are two ancient settlements several km south of town. Nobody knows how old they are; some inhabitants testify that they are the fourth generation.We found the well-preserved settlement Kali Asin easily. A colourful renovated prayer house with porch and pagoda marks the site on the road-side (photo see...more
Rumah Marga Tjhia or the Xie Family House is not Singkawangs oldest, but certainly the most interesting. Actually it is a family compound, built by Tjhia Siu Si (Xie Shou Shi), an immigrant from Fujian. He received the land on the bank of Singkawang River from the Dutch government after having been successful in agriculture and shipping.The two...more
From the Tjhia compound mrs Hertzman directed us to stroll the immediate neighbourhood, which forms a larger heritage site of which the Tjhia house is the most important one. The municipal government has taken care to provide some walkways and bridges. We saw here and elsewhere that some Chinese lived and still live not unlike the Dayak in their...more
Warung Dangau: Seafood + daun pakis = yummy!
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.Add to your Trip Planner
Jalan Niaga: Food Hawkers
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.
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Land travel to Singkawang
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.Related to:
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Sak Kok: Chinese Style Classic Porcelain
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.Related to:
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Singkawang Off The Beaten Path
A short distance south of Pecinan Jam Tang, they were working on a klenteng located on a rock. It replaces a smaller one that used to be there. A billboard that now has disappeared used to say that a klenteng was established here as early as 1661 AD. Therefore the Chinese settlement Jam Tang must also be at least that old.Here our guide Martin...more
According to our guide Martin Gunawan, this klenteng was established by the efforts of one man, who loved the site and the view for a retreat. It had been neglected for some time, but they are now cutting back on the encroaching forest and reshaping the garden. New toilets are being built to accomodate visitors. Address: Sedau villahge, Singkawang...more
Singkawang Sports & Outdoors
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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.