Serantangan Lake in Singkawang City, West Kalimantan Province
Spending a holiday with families in a new place sounds fun, doesn’t it? For those looking for a new reference, there is Singkawang City in West Kalimantan Province. So, what is it about? Not only the region offers a unique oriental culture, but it is also the home of natural attractions including beaches and lakes. One of them is located in South Singkawang Sub-District, which is called Serantangan Lake! This historical lake resides in Sagatani Village, actually. Despite the popularity, not many people often come to the site. The reason is tourists should take a long trip to get there. However, no one would regret coming to the lake later.
In terms of beauty, perhaps Serantangan is not as stunning as Biru Lake. Still, it offers a similar nuance due to the presence of various trees and beautiful green fields. The unique part is the lake has become a gathering place for local gold miners. No wonder, tourists may see many boats and villagers working on the site. Instead of annoying, the presence of those people makes the lake more interesting. Tourists can also take good photos of them during the visit. As for the size, the lake has a total width of about 400 hectares.
Exploring Serantangan Lake
Once arriving at Serantangan Lake, tourists can explore the site right away. Actually, they don’t have to do anything. It is as simple as sitting by the lake and enjoying the soothing atmosphere. The nuance even gets better if they come early in the morning. At the time, the site is surrounded by fresh air and a little bit fog. Thanks to the presence of nearby trees and local farms. It even feels more peaceful with them.
The next allure in Serantangan Lake is the group of gold miners who work illegally on the site. Instead of getting annoyed by their presence, tourists take advantage of it to collect good photos. They simply take pictures of those people and their job. In fact, many miners come to the lake regardless of the time and they often carry machines to support their mining activity. This explains why tourists may hear loud noises when getting near to the site.
What is more? Another thing that tourists can do in Serantangan Lake is riding a boat. One thing, they need to pay some fee first. It is because the locals don’t give a free ride to strangers. Have no worries. It doesn’t cost much, and it is worth the expense. After all, it gives everyone a new experience, no?
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- Kaliasin China Town
How to Get There
For those coming from Pontianak City, they may spend at least 3 hours and 31 minutes to get to Serantangan Lake by either private or local transportation service. For the information, the distance is 168 km. The good thing is tourists can get there faster if they take Ahmad Yani Street. What they need to do is to reach South Singkawang Sub-District and head to Segatani Village right away (where the lake is located).
Where to Stay
- Golden Hawaii Residence
- Dayang Resort Hotel