Welcome to Singkawang
Singkawang's vibrant Oriental energy is unique in Kalimantan. The largely Hakka Chinese city has some classic shop houses, ancient ceramic kilns, an impressive night market (Pasar Malam Hongkong) and nearly 1000 Chinese temples. The city swells beyond its streets during the Cap Goh Meh celebration on the 15th day of the lunar new year, when dragons and lions dance among Chinese and Dayak tatungs (holy men possessed by spirits who perform acts of self-mutilation and animal sacrifice). A luar biasa (extraordinary) spectacle.