Sintang along the Kapuas River Jungle
Sintang city as the capital of the Sintang regency, is easy
reachable from Pontianak, over land, either by river
or air. Sintang is connected by roads with Pontianak, or via Rivers as
Pinyuh, Sidas Ngabang, Sanggau, Semunati and Sekadau. The name Sintang
comes "senetang", which in the local Dayak language means a
place near a river and its tributary. The founder of Sintang
was Demang Irawan, alias Jubairi, the eleventh descendant of
Aji Melayu, a very wise and brave king in the Sepauk region.
the remains of Aji Melayu's kingdom are Batu Pujaan (sacred stone), the
Batu Kabut (misty stone), both of which bear an image of the Buddha.
All these, as well as Aji Melayu's grave, can be seen in Nanga Sepuak.
Sintang has a few sites of historical interest. Among them are the
Sintang Museum which is the former palace of Sintang kingdom, built in
1937 by Panembahan Raden Abdul Bahri Danu Perdana. The kingdom's
symbol, in the shape of an eagle, is preserved in the museum together
with seven cannons.
Destination : Sintang
West Kalimantan, Indonesia
Interest & Things to do :
Trek, flora and fauna.
Palung reserve with wild orangutans, and other excotic wildlife,as
crocodiles,several birds species, and many flower spieces can be found
the Dayak Iban Longhouse.
can also be found at the upper Kapuas River.
Kelam Climb expedition
|Culture : Dayak
& Fauna : Tropical Rainforest and
Starting Point : Pontianak, West Kalimantan , Indonesia
Transport Possibilities :
car or public bus or ferry boat from Pontianak to several destinations
inland west Kalimantan
is reachable by flight from several destinations, as Batam,
Jakarta,Surabaya, and Kucing.
Tour Ending Point : Pontianak or for the cross
West to East Kalimantan trip Balikpapan
to enry point : 500km
Get Through Visit 5 to 8 Days
Accommodation & Hotels
: Simple Hotels
Grade : Usual