Gayung Bersambut Park in Singkawang City, West Kalimantan Province
Located near to the downtown, Gayung Bersambut Park should be everyone’s choice when it comes to relaxation (especially those who live in Singkawang City). The exact location is in Pasiran Village and it belongs to West Singkawang Sub-District. Not only it has a great landscape, the park also has a strategic location! It resides near to two major landmarks which are Singkawang Regent’s Office and the Grand Mosque. No wonder, everyone is able to get to the location easily due to such excellent accessibility. As for the activities, visitors can enjoy relaxation, photography, family recreation, and hang out there.
The most iconic feature in the park is none other than the presence of Gayung Bersambut Monument. The next recognizable thing is the serene nuance and comfy environment. It is because the park is surrounded by various trees and plants. No wonder, the atmosphere is both refreshing and shady. What is more? Tourists can find several gazebos to relax and a beautiful pond with a cute bridge on it. At special times, especially in the morning and afternoon, the park becomes crowded due to the presence of villagers who conduct exercising on the site as well.
Exploring Gayung Bersambut Park
Here is the good news. The park comes with a wide size, so it is able to accommodate many visitors regardless of the purpose of visiting. Still, the most common thing to do in the park is to do sport (especially jogging). The locals take advantage of the comfy nuance to jog either in the morning or afternoon. Not only it is available for the locals, but the park also accommodates outsiders and tourists. There is no fee to enter the location, after all.
Well, it doesn’t have to be jogging or exercising. Visitors can simply sit on the gazebo and enjoy the serenity of the park. Somehow, the presence of the plants and trees helps everyone to relax. This explains why many people come to the site to eradicate stresses. In this case, tourists can also come to the site at night! It is because they are able to witness beautiful sparkling lights of nearby buildings. The park itself offers a distinct ambiance in the evening!
Another common activity that tourists often do in Gayung Bersambut Park is photography. They can either collect photos of any available objects in the park or take selfies on some spots. For the information, the best location to do photography is on the cute yellow bridge with a pond below it. The size of the bridge is small, though, so make sure to come when there are not many people on it.
- Naga Emas Monument
- Hongkong Market
- Rumah Sejarah
- Burung Park
How to Get There
From Pontianak City, it takes approximately 2 hours and 53 minutes to get to Gayung Bersambut Park. It is because the distance is 154 km. Have no worries. The trip becomes faster if tourists take Ahmad Yani Street. What they need to do is to get to West Singkawang Sub-District first. Lastly, they can simply reach Pasiran Village where the park is located.
Where to Stay
- Century Hotel
- Khatulistiwa Hotel
- Neo Borneo Hotel
- Swiss Belinn Hotel
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