Burung Park in Singkawang City, West Kalimantan Province
It is true that Singkawang City has several recommended parks to visit during weekends. For instance, there is Burung Park located in Merdeka Street. From the downtown, it only takes several minutes and the accessibility is quite excellent as well. To be exact, the park resides in front of the old regency’s office. Being one of the best parks in Singkawang, it accommodates both locals and tourists when it comes to relaxation. No wonder, it becomes crowded especially in the morning after work and at night in weekends. It is because people gather in the park to enjoy relaxation, hang out, family recreation, and photography!
In terms of nuance, Burung Park offers a clean environment with peaceful atmosphere. Thanks to the management. They have done a good job in maintaining the park, so it becomes more comfortable to visit. In the midst of the park, there is a monument where statues of birds reside on top of it. The monument also features some flowers that surround it. As for the facilities, tourists may find several food vendors selling foods and drinks in that area. At night, many local kids and teenagers come to the park to play and witness the sparkling lights of buildings as well. The atmosphere even becomes romantic in the evening!
Exploring Burung Park
The most common activity that tourists often do in Burung Park is resting or relaxation. For locals, the site is suitable to spend a weekend or recreation after work. For travelers, the park can be a good place on where they drop by and rest for a while before continuing the trip. One thing, the park has no keeper so it looks like a neglected place. Thus, all visitors should not spoil the environment or cause damages there. At least, they must throw the trash at the available trash bin.
For those living near to Burung Park, they can come to the site regardless of the time and get a better experience than outsiders. For instance, they can come in the afternoon where many food vendors operate in the park. That means they can try all those snacks, as long as they carry enough cash to pay those foods. Another good time to visit the park is definitely in the evening, when many local kids and teenagers play on the site.
Despite the small size, Burung Park also becomes a nice place to conduct photography. The most popular object is none other than the bird monument located in the midst of the park. After all, it is the icon of the site and suits those who want to take selfies in front of it.
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How to Get There
The distance between Pontianak City (the capital of West Kalimantan Province) and Burung Park is 156 km. That means tourists need to take about 2 hours and 58 minutes to get to the location. Their prime destination is Singkawang City. Lastly, they can directly head to the park by local transportation service. The whole trip becomes faster if they take Ahmad Yani Street, though.
Where to Stay
- Sentosa Hotel
- Sun Star Hotel
- Airy Hotel
- Hongkong Inn