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.
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.
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.
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