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Pontianak: The city of two rivers & three cultures

  • Peter Milne

    Contributor

Pontianak | Sun, January 22 2012 | 07:00 am
Pontianak: The city of two rivers & three cultures

PREMIUM Pontianak lies on the banks of Indonesia’s longest river, the Kapuas, which rises about 1,140 kilometers upstream in central Borneo, the ancestral homeland of the Dayak, and then winds its way through the dense jungles of western Borneo toward the sea.
Bathing by the Kapuas River in Kampung Dalam, Pontianak. — Photo by Peter MilneThe name of Pontianak seems to originate from the Malay punti...

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