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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Supadio International Airport (PNK) serves as the main gateway to Pontianak and also West Kalimantan. There are about 10 airlines connecting Pontianak with ten domestic cities, including capital city Jakarta and two international cities. There are about ten flights everyday from Jakarta to Pontianak.
There is no train facility in Kalimantan.
There are buses connecting Pontianak and Kuching, which leave in the morning. It takes about nine hours to complete the trip.
Pontianak's main road spans from the city centre to Supadio International Airport. Some government buildings, shopping malls, and museums are located along the main road.
Taxis can be found easily at shopping malls and other public places. Taxis in Pontianak use a variety of car type. Many of them are sedan or city car and small number of them are small SUV/MPV.
There are only two main public transport options in Pontianak, city minibus and manual pedicab. A manual pedicab can fit about two adult people and two small children (based on local people size).
Getting around by foot is not recommended as Pontianak can be quite hot. It is better to take a pedicab first to the city center and get around from shop to shop by foot.
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A lot of medium-sized hotels (mostly 3-star) are spread across Pontianak.
Universitas Tanjungpura is the main university in Pontianak. It's owned by the state and located around Monumen Bambu Runcing (Sharp Bamboo Monument).
There is Warung Internet (Internet Cafe) that spread across Pontianak. Internet speed or bandwidth in Pontianak is still limited.
See also International Telephone Calls
There are Warung Telepon (Telephone Cafes) spread across Pontianak. The price is relatively cheap if you make a long distance call. But to make a local call, it is recommended to buy prepaid GSM/CDMA in street vendor. The prepaid cost vary from Rp5,000 (US$0.50) to Rp100,000 (US$10).
National Post Service (Pos Indonesia) is available in Pontianak. The price is relatively cheap compared to private services, like CV Titipan Kilat (TIKI) or Jalur Nugraha Ekaputra (JNE), which are also available in Pontianak. Pos Indonesia is government-owned and offers services ranging from sending letters and packages to money transfers (usually to remote areas which have no bank branch/ATM nearby) and selling postcards and stamps.
It is recommended to send letters from a Pos Indonesia branch, not by putting it inside orange mailbox (called Bis Surat) in the roadside, because some of the mailboxes are in very bad condition and aren't checked regularly by Pos Indonesia. Opening times of post offices usually tend to follow general business hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm (sometimes shorter hours on Fridays), Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm, closed on Sundays. Bigger cities, tourist areas and central post offices tend to keep longer hours, into the evenings.
Sending a postcards, letter or parcel is relatively expensive, but fairly reliable. It takes several days at least to send it within Indonesia, at least a week internationally.
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