Sukadana

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Coordinates: 1°15′0″S 109°57′0″E / 1.25000°S 109.95000°E / -1.25000; 109.95000

Sukadana is the capital city of North Kayong regency (Kabupaten Kayong Utara), on the island of Borneo. North Kayong regency is one of the regencies of West Kalimantan province in Indonesia. The nearest airport is Rahadi Osman-Ketapang Ketapang Airport.

Dragon dance liong at Sukadana

History[edit]

Sukadana used to be a capital city of a Malay kingdom.

Economy[edit]

The main industries consists in the production of palm oil, rubber, and wood.

Education[edit]

The current political leadership has made commitments to provide free education and health care to all residents and primary and secondary school fees that are paid elsewhere in Indonesia have been waived. There are no institutes of higher education.

Health[edit]

The local government provides free public healthcare through clinics throughout the province, including a "floating clinic" based on a boat to serve the islands off the west coast of the regency. A privately run clinic is operated by the NGO ASRI in Sukadana. The nearest hospitals are in the neighboring regency of Ketapang.

Demographics[edit]

Chinese lion dance at Chinese temple

Transportation[edit]

The nearest airport is Rahadi Osman (Ketapang Airport). The airport has some connecting flights to Pontianak, Semarang via Pangkalan Bun, and Jakarta. Boats from Sukadana, Teluk Melano and Teluk Batang run daily to Pontianak.

Places[edit]

Pulau Datok beach

Hotels[edit]

The largest hotel is the Makhota Kayong in Sukadana.

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