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Pontianak : The Foodies City

Tour listed by Smailing DMC Bali
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Traditional market - Breakfast at local coffee shop - Chai Kue.

Pontianak, a city with no limit in food choices due to the mix of Chinese, Malay and native Dayak ethnic groups residents. The traditional market, an experience of sight, sound and smell, sells everything from fresh vegetables, fruits, spices, meat, fish to clothes and housewares. Mingle with the crowd as they do their morning trading, bargaining, and shouting. The local coffee shop is easily found in the city, as drinking coffee at 'kedai or warung' is a culture. No blended coffee here as they only serve black coffee or coffee with condensed milk, No espresso machine either as it is made by pouring boiled hot water over the coffee, sifting it and serving in 200ml glass or cup. To start the day, we will take you to 'Suka Hati' coffee shop where you can join the local folks in having breakfast and morning chit chat while sipping on the coffee accompanied by local sweet and savory snacks. Started in 1940s, the specialty snacks are banana or taro fritters with 'srikaya' spread and the shop opens early morning at 05:30 am! Beans are sourced locally from Kubu Raya, West Borneo- continue to Chai Kue Siam Ahin, a steam dim sum with jicama or kuchai onion as the filling. We will take you for lunch of your choice (food at an additional charge). Our guide will help you with the decision as this might not be an easy one to make. Angi ice cream served in coconut husk, with 6 flavors: strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, jack fruit, and durian (yes, the stinky fruit) will certainly be a perfect dessert.

Note: Price for a child is 109.22 USD

Average Tour duration (minimum booking): 7 hours
What is included in the Tour, Activity or Experience: Private air-conditioned transportation- Hotel pick-up and drop off in Pontianak city or airport- English speaking guide (other language is subject to surcharge and availability)- Entrance and parking fees- Bottled water and wet tissue- Coffee, snacks,refreshment as specified
What is NOT included in the Tour, Activity or Experience: Lunch- Food, drinks other than mentioned- Items of personal nature ( tipping, souvenir)- Other services not clearly indicated in the inclusions.
Tour Category:
Hiking
Biking
Water Activities
Historical Tours
Sightseeing
Walking Tours
Local Shopping
Local Food Tours
Wine Tours
Local Art Classes
Local Cooking Classes
Shows & Concerts
Cultural Tours
Adventure Tours
Aerial Experiences
Healing Experiences
Amusement Parks
Photography Tours
Camping
RV Rentals
Other Rentals
Local Language Lessons
Fishing Trips
Concierge
Meet Celebrity Tours
Wedding Experiences
Private Car Tours
Languages Spoken by Host:
English
Spanish
Chinese
Arabic
Hindi
Portuguese
German
French
Russian
Japanese
Turkish
Greek
Polish
Ukrainian
Tamil
Punjabi
Telugu
Ideal for:
Families
Couples
Singles
Wheelchair Accessible
Special rules or restrictions, if any: Confirmation will be received at time of booking- Children must be accompanied by an adult- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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