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A city of western Borneo, Indonesia, at the northern edge of the Kapuas River delta. Capital of a sultanate founded in 1772, it is a trading center in an agricultural region.


(Non-European Myth & Legend) (in Malay folklore) a female vampire; the ghost of a woman who has died in childbirth
[from Malay]


(Placename) a port in Indonesia, on W coast of Borneo almost exactly on the equator. Pop: 464 534 (2000)


(ˌpɒn tiˈɑ nɑk)

a seaport on W Kalimantan (Borneo), in central Indonesia. 397,343.
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In a marketing event held recently to launch 4G services in Jakarta, the company's President and CEO, Alexander Rusli, said the evolved 4G network already provides peak data throughput of 185Mbps, with 4G Plus Internet now live in 21 cities across Indonesia, including Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya and Pontianak in West Kalimantan, and a further 14 to be added by the end of the year.
The vessels, which were rounded up in several maritime law enforcement activities by Indonesian authorities, were rigged with explosive charges and detonated in seas off Bitung, Pontianak, West Kilamanta, Belawan, North Sumatra, Pidie Aceh and Ranai, Rau Islands, Antara, the government-run Indonesian news service reported.
The EMB-195 will be used on routes linking Berau with Surabaya, Pontianak and Semarang according to KalStar's website.
Murjatmodjo said the jet is believed to have gone missing somewhere over the Java Sea between Tanjung Pandan on Belitung Island and Pontianak, on Indonesia's part of Borneo island.
Searching for missing AirAsia plane that lost contact at waters between Tanjung Pandan of Bangka Belitung province and Pontianak city of West Kalimantan province is underway.
Pontianak in West Kalimantan and Tanjung Pandan in Belitung Island
The aircraft was between the Indonesian port of Tanjung Pandan and the town of Pontianak, in West Kalimantan on Borneo island, when it went missing, Atmodjo told a news conference.
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Paper presented at the Borneo Research Council 3rd Biennial International Conference, 10-14 July 1994, Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The company will now commence an expansion that will see new properties in Jakarta and Bali, as well as debut properties in Surabaya, Banjarmasin, Bogor, Samarinda and Pontianak.
Majalongka 9,4 GO 10,300 12,700 11,615 4 Kota Surakarta 11,300 11,300 11,300 11,300 5 Pemalarig 10,125 7,250 12,000 11,405 6 Kebumen 6,000 6,000 6,000 7,S00 Rerata Petani 9,414 9,142 11,033 10,683 Sentra Konsumsi 1 Jaka rta 14,600 15,400 16,600 17,400 2 Se marang 12,200 13,600 16,800 16,050 3 Pontianak 13,000 18,000 16,250 17,729 4 Pekanbaru 17,251 17.
Officially there are six Rumah Detensi centres and given that Indonesia still practices torture as a sanctioned form of political control, some of these centres such as Pontianak in Kalimantan have seen Hazara minors not only tortured but killed in a brutal fashion with electric shocks, cigarette burns and beatings.