Pontianak, City On The Equator
With a population of about 300,000 Pontianak, West Kalimantan's provincial capital, known as the city on the Equator, is a bustling economic hub as well as the center of administration in the province. Pontianak was initially the center of the Pontianak sultanate the last kingdom in West Kalimantan, which was established at the same time as that of the Dutch administration in the second half of the 18th century. The founder of the sultanate was Syarif Abdurrahman. As the seat of the kingdom, Pontianak was founded on October 23, 1771 on a spot covered by jungle at the mouth of the Kapuas Kecil and Landak rivers.
Pontianak has since, served as a kind of cultural gateway through which influences from the outside reached the population of the hinterland. People from the hinterland also come to the city and mixed with Malays, Javanese, Chinese, Bugis and other peoples. For the Japanese, Pontianak has a special significance because the first battle occurred in this city. Pontianak lies on the Kapuas river where many houses are built over the water and are connected with each other by wooden bridges.
Small boats sail up and down the river to transport people and goods from one place to another. Pontianak is known as a producer of oranges, although the fruits are actually grown in the Tebas district, 300 kilometers north of the city. Pontianak has some attractive tourism objects. The city is located on the equator, at the north of the rivers Kapuas and Landak.
Melayu House Traditional
Melayu Traditional House West Kalimantan (Kalbar) is situated Cultural Village Complex, Jalan Sutan Sjahrir Pontianak. Historically, Melayu traditional house construction begins by embedding the first pole on May 17, 2003 until completion in 2005. Subsequently, on 9 November 2005 in West Kalimantan Malay traditional house was inaugurated by Vice President Jusuf Kalla. Since its inauguration, the building stands on an area of 1.4 hectares has become a center / venue for the various activities, receptions or one of the destinations of local and foreign tourists visit. Itself house / hall space is the place to do social activities and social events, including the place held a consultation and so on. The phrase above hint that home / office space symbolizes the life philosophy of mutual cooperation, camaraderie and social solidarity in the Malay community, "Indigenous honored, flattered culture". Malay traditional house also serves as a place of deliberation Malay Customary Council (MABM) that play a role in organizing the event to share the Malay culture in West Kalimantan, one of which is the Malay Cultural Arts Festival. Art, architecture and the typology of traditional Malay houses are houses on stilts or berkolong, and has a high poles. This is in accordance with the local climate and the habits that have gone down menurun.Tinggi pillar of the house about two to two and a half meters. The ambiance in the room is cool and fresh because many have windows and vent (vent). Based on the form of the roof, West Kalimantan Malay traditional house has the shape of a folding roof awning (houses with steep roofs) triangular with a height of approximately 30 degrees, has a function to filter the hot air from being trapped in the room of the house. This building upright position facing the highway called Perabung Rumah Melintang. Also on the bottom there is under fairly high. Especially for the ornaments of this building is a fusion of the ornaments of the palaces in West Kalimantan. The beauty of the area more beautiful Malay traditional house with a garden decorated with flowers are arranged neatly. Not limited to that alone, the building is adorned with beautiful fountains and clean.
Arwana (Scleropages formosus) one of the fish that is popular around the world. Since long arowana is known as ornamental fish demand in Indonesia and abroad. This trend continues to increase fish Arowana life was changed. Arowana are no longer alive wandering in nature, but was preserved in various circles. Arowana are endemic Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan that has been popular in the international market as ornamental fish which has high economic value because it has a beautiful body shape and specific hue. An elongated body shape, slim and swimming movements were very graceful. It was red and the lower lip there are two antennae that serve as a vibration sensor to determine the position of prey at the water surface.
Taman Alun Kapuas
Taman Alun Kapuas is one of the tourist sites in the city of Pontianak in West Kalimantan. Tata is located in the city center makes Taman Alun Kapuas can be visited from any direction, it is only natural that if almost every day these locations visited by people who came with his family and occasionally seemed to foreign tourists coming to this place. Park which is one of the projects 'Waterfront City' of the City of Pontianak , and is often called by the name of Park Square Kapuas itself is located on the outskirts of the Kapuas River, Pontianak, precisely located in front of the mayor's office Pontianak the Regional Road Rahadi Usman.
Home Orang Utan
Habitat Kalimantan, In August 2012 the Antara News Agency image recording Orangutan in Kalimantan Barat dying covered her face with burns due to a fall from a tree that was burned by the residents of Parit Wak leap up, Wajok Hilir District, Pontianak, West Kalimantan, in their efforts to repel animals the rare protected from their garden.
Eleven monuments Digulist West Kalimantan, also known as Digulists monument or monument or monument roundabout Bamboo Runcing Untan by local residents, is a monument located in the Roundabout University Tanjungpura, Jend. Ahmad Yani, Bansir Sea Village, District Southeast Pontianak, Pontianak.
The Kapuas is 1,143 kilometers long. It is the most important river in the area, and can be navigated by small boats weighing up to 1.000 tons up to Putussibau, the capital of the Kapuas Hulu regency, 814 kilometers from Pontianak. A small motorboat can even go further upstream. Pontianak's links with various other cities inside the province and outside are smooth. Air transportation is available to and from Jakarta (381 miles), Balikpapan (456 miles), Singapore (344 miles) and Kuching (Malaysia -118 miles). From Pontianak planes fly to various small towns throughout West Kalimantan where airstrips exist.
Dayak House indigenous tribe was built on Jl. Sutoyo, Pontianak and South can be visited every day. Regularly every year here in the Gawai Dayak Festival was held. This place is also used as a performance culture, organizing cultural seminars and so forth.
Should be proud as masyatakat Dayak Kalimantan Barat because now we have to have something that really should be proud until whenever, something unique, magnificent, modern but not eliminate customary and sanggat interesting touch, which will be the place and the asset arts and cultures of indigenous peoples Dayak Kalimantan. Radakng home, that's the name that deserves to be the largest custom homes in Indonesia even in the world with a length of 138 meters and a height of 7 meters at a time to be the most magnificent in Borneo, which is located in the New Town Sutan Sjahrir Pontianak. West Kalimantan Governor, Drs. Cornelis, MH. said long house, long house or home betang called House Radakng (Radakng the Dayak language Kanayatn in Indonesian means, betang or long house) is a symbol of the spirit of brotherhood, fraternity, cooperation and togetherness Dayak community.
The Masjid Mujahiddin in Pontianak is the pride of the city and the province. Officially inaugurated in 1978, it is the biggest mosque in the province.
In the village of Bugis Dalam, is the Masjid Jami' of Sultan Abdurrahman Al-Qodri. The historical mosque was built in 1771 by Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman. It is 40 by 35 meters large, and 20 meters high, and has a multi-tiered roof, like that of a Balinese temple. It has six pillars, made of giant belian trunks.
Palace Of Khadariyah
The Palace of the Sultan of Pontianak lies nearby and is also called the Palace of Khadariyah. It is two stories and is built entirely of belian wood. A sturdy main entrance in the shape of Portuguese gate is found at the front of the palace. In former times, a fortress protected the palace against possible enemy attacks, and a cannon was installed. A monument of the Pontianak Kingdom is found near it. There is a historical cathedral in this city. A clock stands on the top of the church.
Jami 'Pontianak or also known as Masjid Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman is the oldest and largest Masjid in the city of Pontianak, West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia.Masjid This is one of two buildings that bodes founding of the city of Pontianak in 1771 AD, in addition to the palace Kadriyah.
To the north, three kilometers away from the city, towards the Pinyuh river, there is the well-known Equator Monument, standing on the exact spot, passed by the equator.
Museum Of Pontianak
The Museum of Pontianak is two kilometers outside the city. It is a beautiful building in modern design, with the ornamental characteristics of West Kalimantan. The museum's collections include relics from the time of the arrival of Islam in this region.
Patria Jaya Heroes Cemetery
The Patria Jaya Heroes Cemetery, 12 kilometers from the city towards the Soepadio airport, is where those who died in the cause of independence are buried.
Aloe Vera Center
Aloe (Aloe vera) is a type of plant that has been known since thousands of years ago and used as fertilizer hair, wound healing, and for skin care. This plant can be found easily in the dry areas in Africa. Along with the progress of science and technology, the benefits of aloe vera plants grown as raw material pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, as well as food and health drinks. In general, aloe vera is one of the best-selling 10 kinds of plants in the world that have the potential to be developed as a medicinal plant and industrial raw materials. Based on this research, the plant is rich in substances such as enzymes, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, polysaccharides and other components that are beneficial to health. In addition, according Wahyono E and Kusnandar (2002), aloe vera as an efficacious anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and helps in cell regeneration. In addition to lowering blood sugar levels for diabetics, controlling blood pressure, stimulates the immune system to attack cancer, and can be used as nutritional support cancer, HIV / AIDS. One of the substances contained in aloe is aloe emodin, an organic compound from the group antrokuinon that activate the insulin signal levels such as insulin-beta perceiving and -substrat1, phosphatidyl inositol-3 kinase and increases the rate of glycogen synthesis by inhibiting glycogen synthase kinase 3beta, [ 3] so it is very useful to reduce the ratio of blood sugar. In the countries of America, Australia, and Europe, today Aloe vera has also been used as a raw material health food and beverage industry. Aloe vera / Aloe vera contains all of the vitamins except vitamin D, minerals required for the function of enzymes, saponins which act as anti-microbial and 20 of the 22 types of amino acids. In use for skin care, Aloe vera can eliminate acne, skin moisturizing, skin detoxification, elimination of scars and marks, reduce inflammation and repair and skin rejuvenation. Aloe vera also contains folic acid, which protects the immune system and the health of the body that is often reflected on the skin.  With the wide array of benefits contained in aloe vera, less than optimal utilization by people who simply use it as fertilizer hair.