History of Pontianak City

History of Pontianak City

History of Pontianak City

History of Pontianak City

       Pontianak City is a city in Indonesia which is located just below the equator. The city which is the capital of West Kalimantan province is also passed by the Kapuas River, the longest river in Indonesia. But did you know about the history of this city? The following article will give its history, as reported by various sources. (Also read : History Of Malang City)

       Taken from its history, Pontianak city was once a wilderness right at the intersection of three rivers, namely the Landak river, the Kapuas river, and the Kapuas Kecil river. The wilderness was then cleared and opened by a group of residents from the Malay Kingdom. The resident, led by Syarif Abdurrahman Alkadrie. They felled trees in the forest and established a village since October 23, 1771.

       Syarif Abdurrahman Alkadrie himself was the son of a religious judge from the Kingdom of Matan who later became the King of Pontianak. He also later built the Kadriah Palace, the first building to mark the establishment of Pontianak City. read more