West Kalimantan

Singkawang in the morning

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Temple Tri Dharma Bumi Raya located in the middle of Singkawang city.

Singkawang is a city located in the province of  West Kalimantan (or Kalimantan Barat), Indonesia. It is located at about 145 km north of Pontianak, the provincial capital, and is surrounded by the Pasi, Poteng, and Sakok mountains. Singkawang is derived from Hakka, San khew jong which refers to a town in hills nearby a sea and estuary.

According to the data from the 2010 Census, the population of Singkawang was 186,306, most of which are Chinese descents. The largest group of Chinese descent is Hakka people (locally called as “Hakka-nyin” who speak Guangdong -Hakka dialect) – about 42% of the population. The other major group of Chinese descent is Chaozhou which is better known as Teochew. The rest are  Melayu, Dayak and other ethnicities.

Singkawang is also well known as the City of a Thousand Temples since there are so many temples can be found in the city and its surrounding. Nearly every god and goddess in Chinese mythology is worshipped here.

learn to swim and play with Kapuas [1]

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Parents who live in a kampong at riverside of Kapuas river in Pontianak city teach their children to swim since the children was 2 years old. Pontianak city lies on the banks of Indonesia’s longest river, the Kapuas, which rises about 1,140 kilometers upstream in West and Central Kalimantan.

 

A series of pictures above depict a father who teach his boy who is 2 years old boy to swim and play with Kapuas river.

 

learn to swim and play with Kapuas [2]

kapuas 011a Parents who live in a kampong at riverside of Kapuas river in Pontianak city teach their children to swim since the children was 2 years old. Pontianak city lies on the banks of Indonesia’s longest river, the Kapuas, which rises about 1,140 kilometers upstream in West and Central Kalimantan.

A series of pictures above depict a father who teach his boy who is 2 years old boy to swim and play with Kapuas river.

learn to swim and play with Kapuas [3]

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Parents who live in a kampong at riverside of Kapuas river in Pontianak city teach their children to swim since the children was 2 years old. Pontianak city lies on the banks of Indonesia’s longest river, the Kapuas, which rises about 1,140 kilometers upstream in West and Central Kalimantan.

 

A series of pictures above depict a father who teach his boy who is 2 years old boy to swim and play with Kapuas river.

 

learn to swim and play with Kapuas [4]

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Parents who live in a kampong at riverside of Kapuas river in Pontianak city teach their children to swim since the children was 2 years old. Pontianak city lies on the banks of Indonesia’s longest river, the Kapuas, which rises about 1,140 kilometers upstream in West and Central Kalimantan.

 

A series of pictures above depict a father who teach his boy who is 2 years old boy to swim and play with Kapuas river.