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Pontianak, the captial city of the West Kalimantan province is a few kilometers from the sea, away from the coastal mangrove swamps. The city of Pontianak lies on the junction of the Kapuas and Landak Rivers.

The Jami Mosque was built a few centuries ago and remains mostly unchanged to the original layout. The Sultan's palace, an impressive wooden structure is located just 100 meters from the Jami Mosque. Both were built by order of Syarif Rahman. Not far from the Sultan's temple you can see exotic Bugis schooner's tied up at the docks of the harbour.

Around the market area and old Chinese quarters are several Taoist temples.

The Provincial Museum has a wealth of items relating to the local Malay culture and a fair number of Dayak items on display.

Places to eat in Pontianak

Restoran Beringin for quick and easy eats. Jl. Diponegoro No. 113. Tel: 734 787.

Accommodation in Pontianak

Listed below are 6 hotels in Pontianak with current 2009 prices and contact details:

Garuda Hotel located in Pontianak city centre, 25 minutes from Supadio Airport. Room prices from 250,000Rp (US$21) including breakfast.

Hotel Gajamada is a 2 star hotel in the centre of Pontianak. Room prices from 276000Rp (US$23) including breakfast and taxes.

Hotel Peony is a 47 room hotel with room prices from 318750Rp (US$27) including breakfast and taxes.

Kapuas Dharma Hotel is a 3 star hotel located on the main street of Pontianak - Jalan Imam Bonjol. Room prices from US$33 per night

Hotel Kini is a modern hotel located on Jalan Nusa Indah III in Pontianak. Room prices from 481800Rp (US$40)

Hotel Santika a 4 star hotel in the centre of Pontianak. Jl. Diponegoro No. 46. Tel: 733 777. Published rates from 730000Rp (US$60) plus tax which includes breakfast for 2 people.

For online discounted hotel bookings in Pontianak check these websites:



Last updated 6th August 2009

Getting there and away


Planes to Pontianak

Pontianak's airport is called Supadio. A number of airlines service this including:

Mandala Air has direct flights between Pontianak and Jakarta.

Batavia Air has direct flights between Pontianak and Balikpapan, Batam, Jakarta, Denpasar, Jogjakarta, Pekanbaru, Semerang, Surabaya and Kuching in East Malaysia.

Sriwijaya Air has direct flights from Pontianak to Jakarta.


Ferry services from Pontianak


Pelni has ferry services from Pontianak to Natuna, Semerang (34hrs), Jakarta (33hrs) leaves every 3 days,


Kapuas Express has a ferry that goes from Pontianak to Jakarta twice a week taking 19 hours.


Bus services to and from Pontianak


There are bus services between Pontianak and Kuching in East Malaysia. The bus takes about 8 hours between Pontianak and Kuching. If you are traveling from Kuching Malaysia into West Kalimantan Indonesia the border crossing at Entikong can issue Indonesian Visa on Arrivals. Prices are US$10 for a 7 day visa and US$25 for a 30 day visa of Indonesia.















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