Located in the administrative region of West Kalimantan Province, Ketapang is a district with a central government and trade centre in the same city. The location of this city is very strategic on the banks of the Pawan River.
Ketapang Regency has an area of 31,240.74 square kilometers. Compared to other districts in West Kalimantan, Ketapang is quite extensive, even the most extensive in the province. The economy of Ketapang Regency is progressing due to the support of the timber, oil palm, trade and swallow nest businesses.
People can make a visit to Ketapang via Rahadi Oesman Airport. Some local airlines that provide flight tickets to Ketapang are Garuda Indonesia, NAM Air, Susi Air, and Wings Air. Direct flights to Ketapang city are from Pontianak City, Pangkalan Bun, Semarang, Nanga Pinoh, and Sintang
The condition of the district with a coastline that extends from south to north is of course a major attraction. The attraction of this area is mostly beaches, as well as historical and cultural sites.
Location: Sungai Awan Kiri, Muara Pawan, Kalimantan Barat.
The beach which is about 12 kilometers or the equivalent of a 20 minute drive from Ketapang City is a favorite beach that is always crowded during the holidays. The most unique panorama on Tanjung Belandang Beach is a wooden bridge that juts into the sea with a relaxing cottage on it. While enjoying the evening, tourists can all feel the speciality of Ketapang Kerang Ale-ale in the cottage.
Location: Jalan Pangeran Kesuma Jaya, Mulia Kerta, Benua Kayong, Kalimantan Barat.
In this magnificent yellow-green building, there are historical records of the Matan Kingdom that has various original royal objects used by the royal family. One of the superior collections is a Pair of Padang Pelita Cannon which is said to have magical powers. Local guides are ready to accompany tourists around the palace while explaining historical stories and information about objects in the Matan Royal Palace.
Location: Sungai Awan Kanan, Muara Pawan, Kalimantan Barat.
Air Mata Permai Beach is beautiful with brownish white sand and blue sea surrounded by 100 hectares of mangrove forest. Interestingly, this beach is a suitable location for observing birds with 27 free-living bird species. Air Mata Permai Beach is also one of the fun weekend destinations for water sports, outbound activities, and camping. The location of this beautiful beach is quite close to the city center, which is around 10 kilometers, equivalent to a 10 minute drive.
When traveling to Ketapang, make the atmosphere more colorful by enjoying food in the right place. Some of the following names are the most popular places to eat in Ketapang.
Location: Jalan W.R Supratman, Kauman, Benua Kayong, Ketapang, Kalimantan Barat.
Open every day, 10:00 - 18:00 WIB.
This simple stall provides the speciality of West Kalimantan food, Spicy Porridge. Unlike porridge in general, this traditional food contains mashed rice cooked with ferns and cauliflower, and is equipped with anchovy, fried peanuts, and crackers. Warung Bubur Pedas Mentari serves this traditional menu in a comfortable and refreshing semi-open dining room.
Location: Jalan Agus Salim 14A, Delta Pawan, Kalimantan Barat.
Open every day, 6:00 - 16:00 WIB.
Bu Rakiman Restaurant offers a variety of Malay specialties. Open since morning, this restaurant invites visitors to taste the delicacy of Spicy Porridge and Ketupat Colet as its favourite menu. In addition, there are also Lontong Sayur / Sapi, Aneka Soto, Ketupat Sayur, Nasi Kuning, Nasi Uduk, Gado-gado, and Sate as a complement.
Location: Jalan Brigjend Katamso, Sukaharja, Delta Pawan, Kalimantan Barat.
Open every day, 10:00 - 21:00 WIB.
This is the place for the freshest and most delicious shrimp in Ketapang. Tambak Udang presents an atmosphere of various seafood dishes directly on the banks of the Pawan River. Udang Bakar, Udang Goreng Tepung, Udang Saos Mentega, Udang Asam Manis are all available. According to visitor reviews, this restaurant is a favorite destination for wealthy tourists because of its expensive price.