Singkawang , one of big city in Kalimantan Barat (West Borneo)located at 145 km north of the capital of West Kalimantan (Pontianak). For tourists who are from outside could come to Singkawang by land or air transportation .
Some of the national airline open flight routes from Jakarta to Pontianak, Medan, Batam, Pekanbaru, Balikpapan, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Bali, Kuching and even from Malaysia. Some of sea transport ship owned by PT. PELNI to serve route from Tanjungpinang to Pontianak, Jakarta, Semarang and Surabaya. For you that live in Kuching Malaysia can use bus from Kuching – Pontianak , it spend about 10 hours journey through the land border Entekong – Tebedu. For those who use air transportation will be landing in Supadio Airport, to achieve Singkawang, a taxi can be used from the Airport.
Originally Singkawang was a village , that a part of the kingdom of Sambas, Singkawang Village was a place to stop by the merchants and gold searchers from Monterado. The searchers and traders who came mostly from China, before they went to Monterado , they wnr to Singkawang first to take a rest That time, they (the Tionghua) mentions the word Singkawang came from San Keuw Jong, assumes they were from the geographic borders that Singkawang which lies directly to the sea and there are pengunungan and rivers, where water flows from the mountains through the mouth of the river Up to the sea.
It no doubt that Singkawang is eligibled as “Bali” in West Kalimantan. In addition, It is rich in wide range of beach, city which is called “seribu Vihara” also appeared to have places that be referred to as a bathing place of the family.
Besides beaches, the City of Singkawang is very rich in tourism-made objects. for example the Bougenfil garden . This park is located in the Sijangkung 6 km from Singkawang. In this garden grow many different types of plants and has a collection of dozens of varieties Bougenville. Flowers. In this garden there are facilities for visitors such as: swimming pool for children, Sales of souvenirs and a variety of flower seeds, Canteen which provide food , drinks and fruit juice.