My hometown is Sintang, West Borneo. Maybe you are not familiar about this name. It is the east part of West Borneo. It takes about 10 hours to trip from Pontianak to Sintang by bus or about 30 minutes by small plane. There is no kind of transportation to go to Sintang directly from Java. It is different with Pontianak as a central city of West Borneo. Sintang is a small city, but it is beautiful I think.
Sintang is very green and fresh too. You could find many trees around your home if you live there. You can hear many sounds of birds every morning. This city is still in development process. There are not too many people like in Jakarta, Surabaya, Bekasi, or other big cities in Indonesia. But many transmigrants are come to Sintang every year from Java. So, with that continuous process, it is not impossible that one day this small city will be a big city. Sintang is planned to be central city of new province suggested to government that named Kapuas Raya Province. The plan is still in process now. Most visited places of interest in Sintang is Kelam Hill. The special thing of this place is that the hill consists of only a very big stone. Based on some observation results done by some skilled person about that, this hill is only one stone and is biggest in the world. Maybe when you see Kelam Hill in first time you will not believe it. But if you try to make an observation about this, you will find that this hill is really consist of a big stone with many of medium size stones around the big stone. Other than that, if you try to hoe the ground of some villages around the hill, you will find the stone in the ground. Other than Kelam Hill, Kujau Hill is interested place to visit too, because it has a good forest with many kind animals there. For note, the Borneo Island do not have any mountains, so only hills there.
I don’t know very much about traditional food and the tradition there. But something I know are like Manisan Asam Maram and wet Kerupuk Basah as traditional foods and Gawai as traditional Dayaknese party. There are two original cultures, they are Dayak and Melayu. Really, Melayu is part of Dayak, but most of Melayu people are Moslem and Dayak people are Christian. Dayak in Sintang are divided to many subcultures like Dayak Tiban, Dayak Putussibau, and many others. I don’t really know about that. The different Dayak has their own different language too. But for Melayu, there is only one in Sintang that called Melayu Sintang. Pontianak City also has Melayu culture that is called Melayu Pontianak. But its language also have some slight differences with Melayu Sintang language. Then, about the weather in Sintang, because its location is near with Pontianak that is passed by equator line and many forests are there, the weather is not really affected by monsoon wind. Maybe you will find that the day is rainy although in dry season, or the opposite of it.
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