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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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Native American singers and dancers participated in the 32nd Gawai Festival in Pontianak to share a message of unity.
The other so-called Priority Infrastructure Projects (PIPs) were the Brunei International Airport in Brunei Darussalam, the Pontianak to Entikong Transport Link and Tayan to Sarawak Road Link in Indonesia.
The cases of Sayid Ali al-Shihab and his brothers in Siak and Sayid Abdul Rahman al-Qadri in Pontianak serve to illustrate these dynamics.
This comprehensive Wajorese law code for commerce and navigation, which consisted of 25 chapters, was codified by their matoa (leader) in Makassar between 1697 and 1723, and was agreed to by matoas in the major ports of Sumbawa, Pasir, Kutai and Pontianak.
SIS is planning to open 3 -5 more campuses in other secondary cities across Indonesia, including but not limited to Makassar, Pontianak, Solo, Surabaya, Malang, Batam and Balikpapan.
Palm, who visited Pontianak in 1779 and learned of a "kingdom" of Gascaro, said to be three days' travel up the Sekadau, and where there was an inscribed black stone or pillar three feet high and three feet broad and with legible European characters.
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.
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.
Pontianak in West Kalimantan and Tanjung Pandan in Belitung Island