Kaliasin China Town in Singkawang City, West Kalimantan Province
Those who live in Kalimantan Island are likely to know the fact that Singkawang City is rich in Chinese culture. No wonder, visitors can enjoy a big festival like Cap Go Meh and Tatung there. For the information, the region also has a unique village called Kaliasin China Town. As the name suggests, it becomes the perfect destination to witness the influence of the Chinese in Singkawang. The reason is the village looks completely like that of China. So, where is it? The location is near to Sedau Village and it belongs to South Singkawang Sub-District.
As tourists may expect, they may see China-related ornaments and constructions once entering the location. The most recognizable ones are the lampions, for sure. In terms of nuance, the village is quite peaceful as it is located near to a forest. Also, it features lots of big trees and offers a refreshing air. Aside from exploring such unique settlement, tourists can take advantage of the atmosphere for lessening as well, therefore. Another impressive feature is related to the environment, which is both neat and clean. It is because the villagers have taken a good care of it.
Exploring Kaliasin China Town
Another name is Jam Tang Village and it has become a cultural heritage of the region. The good thing is the location is quite near to Sedau Settlement, so tourists can access the site easily. In terms of name, it has the meaning of “the salt field”. The reason is the villagers worked as a salt producer and fisherman. Also, in the past, people had the difficulty to get fresh water. It is because the groundwater tastes salty back then.
Aside from learning the history of the village, tourists can also explore the settlement and watch the unique structures. As mentioned before, the architecture is dominated by the Chinese influence. Visitors can take advantage of it to conduct photography, though. They can simply take pictures in front of the houses or lampions! Even some beautiful trees with colorful oriental flowers grow abundantly on the site!
Well, here is another fact. Kaliasin China Town remains as a significant salt producer until now. This explains why the local government takes a good care of this region. Well, these days, the village becomes a significant vacation destination that lures lots of people coming from different regions. On top of that, everyone can access the site freely! What they need to avoid is littering or spoiling the environment. That’s all.
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How to Get There
From Pontianak City, a trip to Kaliasin China Town may take about 2 hours and 52 minutes. It is because the distance is 149 km. As for the fastest route, it is definitely Ahmad Yani Street. What tourists need to do is to get to South Singkawang Sub-District. Next, they should reach Sedau Village. Kaliasin is about 2 km from it.
Where to Stay
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