Reasons for the West Kalimantan Region to be a Unique Place to Visit

One of the many unique provinces in the country is the West Kalimantan area. The area  covers about 14 districts and there are 14 cities in it.       Its location near the  sea also has many interesting things in it.  You can visit some interesting places in it.

This region  also has  its own uniqueness where many people want to live in or  just visit  the West Kalimantan area.  You can enjoy many interesting things both in  terms of culture, art,  tourist attractions, and even specialties there are also  many varieties.

There  are many  interesting things that can be used as a reason why you must visit one of  the provinces on the island of Kalimantan.  For example, it is because of the existence of the  sape musical instrument which has been registered as a world  cultural heritage. This is  not only unique, but also proud of course.

In November  2010, the sape was  indeed included in the list of UNESCO  cultural heritage musical instruments that made it increasingly famous to international. This musical instrument  is made using ironwood and strings where  the way to play is by picking only.   Nevertheless, it is capable of producing beautifully lowning   sounds.

 Must-Try Specialties

Talking about the region, in addition to  tourist attractions, it must be incomplete if it  is not accompanied by the  presence of specialties.  Indeed,  one of  the things that makes an area popular, in addition to its tourist attractions, is food that  is  not found in other regions.  Each region has its  own unique food and is worth tasting.

In the  West Kalimantan area, some foods are indeed relatively healthy and are not found anywhere else.  Like Chai Kue which has a lot of nutritional content.  This food is made from vegetables as the main ingredient which  is served using peanut and potato seasoning soup. There are also  Lek Tau Suan specialties  that are commonly used by souvenirs.

The food  is made using cassava with  a taste resembling tofu.  However, in Lek Tau Suan, the texture  is  also drier  with mixed soup because the way to make it is not the same.  In addition, bubur pedas, a processed porridge cooked mixed with spices and spices typical of Kalimantan.  Then it will be boiled using  seasoned seaweed.

There are many things that make this West Kalimantan region  have many  uniqueness.  So that not a few people want to  visit to just enjoy the  culinary and tourist attractions.   For that, if you really want to visit the West Kalimantan area to enjoy its uniqueness, then make sure to  read a lot of information first.

 Interesting Unique Culture and Arts

The cultures that dominate the West Kalimantan region are indeed Malays and Dayaks.  For Dayak culture  itself, its development is in the upper reaches of the river, urban, and in forests.  As for Malay culture in the  City area such as Pontianak, Smabas, Ketapang and so on.  The uniqueness of the  culture you must  know.

First is the language. In this region  , the  widely known language is the Malay language, Dayak, or base.  At least in this language itself has several dialects such as Ahe, drowsiness, iban, and kenanyan.  For the customary clothing of the territory  itself can also  be distinguished by how the social status  of the people is.

If you are a nobility, you will wear yellow silk kebaya  clothes equipped with embroidery of gold thread.  In addition, it also uses a cloth made of bark  whose motif is rereng.  Meanwhile, for the middle class themselves, they wear clothes with white branches complete  with batik  kebat which will  be used later.

Meanwhile, the lower community  uses ordinary clothes equipped with a red cloth where it will be tied above the head.  Another culture that  you must know is the traditional house.  Generally, in the  West Kalimantan area itself, it is known as  a traditional  house which  is often named after a stilt house or longhouse.  The house itself  is  a very long quadrangle.

For the floor of  his own house  comes from ironwood.   This braided bamboo matting  becomes  the wall or cubicle.  For  the  framework of  the house itself is made of ironwood  and the support is known as  a tatapakan which is made using stone as a placemat for  the pole.   Rumbia leaves are also used for the roof.

Visit  Fantastic  Tourist Destinations In It

The area with the city of Pontianak is indeed quite popular with its beautiful  underwater  nature  and  forest nature.   There are even many exciting destinations in West Kalimantan that are targeted by tourists  because they are popularized through cyberspace.  Not only that, but  the cool air because it  is a mountainous region  is  also liked by people.

In the West Kalimantan area  itself, it not  only gives you interesting  natural destinations, but there are also  many destinations  to be visited.  Starting from the ordinary to even the most unique. This  makes tourists must visit this  area to enjoy all the  uniqueness in it.

The first is in Bengkayang, namely Lumukutan Island.  This tourist  destination  holds a lot of natural beauty  with very beautiful stalactite  rocks by the sea.  You can enjoy the  towering  cliffs equipped with the river and the beach below.  In addition, you can also  visit caves and hunt for  interesting photos. There  are many other activities that can be done.

There is also  a Pasir Panjang park located in Singkawang.  It is known that this carrion flower develops in the country of 4 seasons. However   , in Indonesia, trees with pink and smelly flowers  can grow. In order to  be able to  enjoy the beauty of this flower, it comes during  February-March or July-August.

In Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan, you will find Lake Sentarum. This location  is very appropriate to be used as a fantastic photo spot. The natural rocks  and  large rivers whose origin is from the  former ancient lake are very exotic in  the morning or evening  towards dusk.  Don’t forget the arowana fish  typical of West Kalimantan located  in Putusibau.

 A Brief Review of  Dayak People’s Regions

The province of West Kalimantan does have a  natural state whose geological area  is quite complete. In  the central part of the region  is a row of mountains along  the  island of  Kalimantan from West to East.  For the northern part  it is included in the  lowlands  with many rice fields and forests.  While the southern part  is a little coastal hill.

The area with the city of Pontianak  has a large area of fertile land. This is  because the soil is a deposit of volcanic ash and is fed by  many rivers and forests.  It is not strange that most of  the land is used as agricultural and forestry land.  The climate itself is  the same as other regions in Indonesia  , namely the Tropics.

Some  explanations even say that this West Kalimantan area has the largest  population.  In addition to being famous for its  hot air  temperature, in some places it is also popular with cool mountains. This is also the reason why many people want to visit  this area.

The area, which has the city of Pontianak  province, has many industrial buildings in various ways. The company  also helps the Indonesian economy itself.  Until now,  the area is also  the center of the largest palm oil industry and even the  number of exports is quite large every year.

In addition, the  region is also known as the national oil industry. Where about almost 60 percent of the total  petroleum  land area is used for the  oil industry.  So it  is not strange if this  area is also used as a  place to improve the Indonesian  economy.  Even the marine resources  are pretty good.