ABOUT PONTIANAK

Pontianak City Run

PONTIANAK

Is the capital of the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo. The city is mostly populated by ethnic Malay, Dayak, Chinese, Bugis and Javanese.

PONTIANAK CAP GO MEH

Pontianak

Cap Go Meh (Hokkien: 十五 暝) is an old Chinese tradition celebrated on the 15th day of lunar first month. (Cap = Ten, Go = five, Meh = Night), It means the period of Chinese New Year celebration for fifteen days. This celebration has been celebrated with big dinner and any activity. In Pontianak, Cap Go Meh has been signed with ‘the dragon open his eyes’. The ritual start from early in the morning and many Tatung (Paranormal) will also join to this event. Dragon open eyes ritual is getting started by monk. General public and tourist can enjoy dragon dance.

TRANSPORTATION

How to Reach Pontianak
Pontianak

  1. Kuching, Malaysia
    By Bus
    Bus trip to Pontianak can be arranged from Kuching in neighboring Malaysia. A trip from Kuching to Pontianak or vice versa will last at about 6 hours which will pass the border area of Entikong. Some of the bus providers serving this route are Damri, SJS and Biaramas Express (www.busasia.my).
    By Plane
    You can flight by plane via Kuching to Pontianak with www.Airasia.com , Wing Air , www.malaysiaairlines.com and www.lionair.co.id The city of Pontianak is accesible from the airport by taxi as well as recently started Damri Bus (terminating at Kotabaru and Singkawang). The bus also stops at Damri terminal at Jl. Pahlawan 232.
    By Car
    Pontianak can be reached by car from Kuching in 6-8 hours.
  2. Miri, Malaysia
    By Bus
    Bus trip to Pontianak can be arranged from Miri. A trip from Miri >> Kuching >> Pontianak will last at about 22 hours. The bus providers serving this route is ABE (http://busasia.my/busasia/).
    By Plane
    You can flight by plane via Miri to Pontianak with www.airasia.com
  3. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    By Plane
    You can flight by plane via Kuala Lumpur to Pontianak with www.airasia.com , www.lionair.co.id , www.batikair.com and www.garuda-indonesia.com
  4. Singapore
    By Plane
    You can flight by plane via Singapore to Kuala Lumpur or Jakarta for transit and then to Pontianak with www.airasia.com and www.lionair.co.id
  5. Batam, Indonesia
    By Plane
    You can flight by plane via Batam to Pontianak with www.lionair.co.id and www.citilink.co.id
  6. Putussibau, Indonesia
    By Plane
    You can flight by plane via Putussibau to Pontianak with www.lionair.co.id , Nam Air , Wing Air and www.garuda-indonesia.com
  7. Sintang, Indonesia
    By Plane
    You can flight by plane via Sintang to Pontianak with www.garuda-indonesia.com, Nam Air and Wings Air
    By Bus
    Bus trip to Pontianak can be arranged from Sintang. A trip from Sintang Bus Terminal to Pontianak Pool Office ATS Express. Book your bus tickets at www.easybook.com
  8. Ketapang, Indonesia
    By Plane
    You can flight by plane via Ketapang to Pontianak with Nam Air , Wing Air and www.garuda-indonesia.com
  9. Jakarta, Indonesia
    By Plane
    You can flight by plane via Jakarta to Pontianak with www.sriwijayaair.co.id , www.lionair.co.id , www.batikair.com , www.citilink.co.id and www.garuda-indonesia.
  10. Bandung, Indonesia
    By Plane
    You can flight by plane via Bandung to Pontianak with www.lionair.co.id
  11. Semarang, Indonesia
    By Plane
    You can flight by plane via Semarang to Pontianak with www.lionair.co.id
  12. Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    By Plane
    You can flight by plane via Yogyakarta must do transit Jakarta to Pontianak by www.lionair.co.id and Nam Air via Yogyakarta to Pontianak.
  13. Surabaya, Indonesia
    By Plane
    You can flight by plane via Surabaya to Pontianak with www.lionair.co.id and www.citilink.co.id

GET AROUND

The most convenient way to explore Pontianak is either by taxi or rented car. The public buses are marked by colors which indicate their routes. There are yellow, red, grey, blue, light green, dark green buses. Yellow buses serve Jl. Tanjungpura and Jl. Imam Bonjol. Red buses will serve the route to Jeruju, grey buses serve Jl. Gajahmada, dark green buses serve Kota Baru area. In Pontianak, There is have Go-Jek and Grab (online transportation by application) to get around.

TALK

Nearly all Pontians, regardless of their ethnicities, speak Bahasa Indonesia, albeit it is slightly mixed with Malay accent close to that of neighbouring Malaysia. Most people of ethnic Chinese at the southern bank of Kapuas river speak Teochew, and those at the northern bank speak mostly Hakka (called Khek by locals). English is mostly spoken by also the young locals, but Hiring an English-speaking guide could smoothen your travel a lot and one of them is https://www.tourhq.com

PONTIANAK ATTRACTION

Accomodation

Hotel Harris Pontianak
Jl. Gajah Mada No.150, Benua Melayu Darat, Pontianak Sel., Kota Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat 78121
Hotel Harris Pontianak
Hotel Santika Pontianak
Jalan Diponegoro No.46, Darat Sekip, Pontianak Selatan, Darat Sekip, Kota Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat 78123
Hotel Santika Pontianak
Aston Pontianak Hotel and Convention Center
Gg. Gajahmada 21, Benua Melayu Darat, Pontianak Sel., Kota Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat 78243
Aston Pontianak Hotel and Convention Center

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