Pajintan Reservoir in Singkawang City, West Kalimantan Province


“Waduk” is the word that the locals use to call a reservoir. In Singkawang City, for example, there is Waduk Pajintan. The prime function is indeed to both store and supply water to the region. However, it also has been chosen as a nice vacation destination for those who look for a peaceful and interesting natural site. So, where is the exact location? As the name suggests, the reservoir resides in Pajintan Village and it belongs to Singkawang Timur Sub-District. Due to the excellent panorama, visitors often take photos and post them on the social media sites as well. This explains why the site becomes more popular over time.

The Nuance
Unlike others, Pajintan Reservoir has two large ponds with milky blue water! The site is even surrounded by vast grassy fields with a comfortable landscape. On the horizon, tourists may witness the beautiful panorama of mountains as well (especially Poteng Mountain). The good news is the local government wants to build several parks and playgrounds near to the ponds. The purpose is none other than to attract more people to come to the site. Here is the tip. For the best nuance, it is recommended to come in the afternoon so tourists can avoid the heat of the sun.

Exploring Pajintan Reservoir
Many people do not expect that Pajintan Reservoir would be another vacation destination in Singkawang City. The good thing is more tourists become aware of the potential of such reservoir and they decide to visit it later. In terms of function, the local government takes advantage of it to store and supply water. It gives a significant aesthetic improvement to the region, too! According to the locals, the reservoir even helps to retain the quality of the groundwater.

Being a new tourist site, Pajintan Reservoir has gained lots of fans across the regions. This explains why the number of visitors keeps increasing over time. Not to mention the local government has decided to manage the site professionally. That means tourists need to pay a ticket fee before entering the location. Have no worries. The fee is considered cheap, so everyone is able to afford it. Here is the real question. What can people do there?

The most common activity is photography. People simply explore the site and collect some photos of those two pools. The milky blue water is quite alluring, after all. Some people also come to the site to enjoy relaxation, actually. That means they sit by the reservoir and watch the panorama comfortably. The only disappointment is visitors are not allowed to get in the water or swim in it due to the high density of chemicals!

Nearby Attractions

  • Taman Cinta Waterboom
  • Biru Lake
  • Sibohe Waterfall

How to Get There
The distance between Pontianak City and Panjitan Reservoir is 166 km. That means the trip may spend about 3 hours and 22 minutes to get to the site. For a faster trip, though, tourists can take advantage of Ahmad Yani Street. Once they arrive at Singkawang Timur Sub-District, they can simply head to Panjitan Village where the reservoir resides.

Where to Stay

  • Kahyangan Resort
  • Astina Graha Guesthouse
  • Airy Hotel


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