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. Baca lebih lanjut