The city of Singkawang is along the west coast of Kalimantan, about halfway between the provincial capital Pontianak and the border with the Malaysian state of Sarawak. About 70% of the population of Singkawang is of Chinese descent, with most being Hakka people.
Take a bus from Pontianak to Singkawang. The trip takes about three hours or 150 km and cost around IDR 20,000. Singkawang is small trading town and it is famous for its multi cultures and religions people. Singkawang had many nicknames, such as "The City of One Thousand Temples", or Amoy City (Amoy means "Girl in Hakka dialect.)
Indonesian government had given Singkawang honors for being one of the cleanest city in Indonesia. There are several places where you can enjoy in Singkawang, such as Pantai Pasir Panjang (Literally mean Long Sandy Beach),Sinka Island Park, Bougenville Hill, Cidayu Indah Park, Teratai Lake (Lotus Lake),Hang Moi and Waterfall. If you prefer to search more outdoor destinations, you can go to Gunung Poteng exploring the dense rain forest of Borneo, if you are lucky you can spot Rafflesia tuan-mudae Flower (The Largest Flower Species in the world which can grow up 95 cm in diameter)
you can see pasir panjang one beach, and pasir panjang two beach, this beach is 20-30 minutes if you are from singkawang city by car, another place is tanjung bajau, this is in the bajau hill, this place is 200-300 meters from water surface, in this place we can see all around singkawang city, and we can look mas villa hill, this is in the heart of singkawang city in this place we can enjoy an panoramas and eat from mas hill restaurant
Joss sticks,candles,and Buddhist accessories from Toko Tanjaya (Jl. Niaga 155) Tel : 0562-631102. This shop is one of the biggest of its kind in Borneo Island in terms of trading volume. Expect crowd of buyers, especially during Capgomeh festival (15 days after Chinese New Year).
Some of the famous dishes are: Chicken Rice, Curry Rice, Chicken Noddles, Fried Rice Noodle, various cakes and sweets. Not forgetting the local tropical fruits.
- Hotel Sentosa, Jalan Kom Yos Soedarso No 27, ☎ . Set back from road from 168 000 promo.
- Hotel Restu, Jalan Stasiun no 77 singkawang, ☎ . Rp. 145.000,-.