Museum in Pontianak

Museum Provinsi Kalimantan Barat

A well-maintained collection of artefacts provides an informative English-language overview of local Dayak, Malay and Chinese cultures. Helpful staff offer further insights. Take a red or pink opelet south along Jl …
Monument in Pontianak

Tugu Khatulistiwa

If you want to stand on two hemispheres, you can formally do so here – though continental drift has moved the monument 117m south of the actual equator. The gift shop nearby has a colourful collection of T-shirts, s…
Park in Pontianak

Taman Alun Kapuas

This riverside park swells with families, hawkers and food stalls at night.
Buddhist Temple in Pontianak

Vihara Bodhisatva Karaniya Metta

West Kalimantan’s oldest Buddhist temple (1673) is a sensory feast.
Notable Building in Pontianak

Kapuas Indah Building

Speedboats to Sukadana leave from behind this landmark building containing a chaotic market.
Mosque in Pontianak

Mesjid Abdurrahman

The wooden Mesjid Abdurrahman stands where a cannonball reportedly landed after Pontianak's first sultan fired it at a pontianak (the ghost of a woman who died during childbirth).