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Pontianak is the capital city of West Kalimantan, Indonesia. It has the distinction of being located on the equator, earning it the nickname of Kota Khatulistiwa, or Equator City. The equator is marked by several monuments, including a big one at Jalan Pontianak.

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  • Malaysia to Australia
    From East Malaysia (Borneo), you can catch a bus from Kuching, Sarawk acroos the border into Kalimantan, Indonesia down to the port of Pontianak. Boats leave from ther to Sumatra (a possibly other islands of Indonesia). Easy to go overland through Sumatra, Java & Bali. From Bali, you can get a boat ...

  • Help me find my way back home through Borneo
    Once you are in Indonesia, you could take an overnight Pelni ferry from Java (ie. Jakarta, Semarang, Surabuya) to Pontianak, Kalimantan... then overland it to Brunei? ...

  • To go or not to go...........
    to the Longhouses 3 days / 2 nights. Pontianak is a border town to Indonesia, and it's the place where the equator ...

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