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Address: Beting Village, Pontianak, Indonesia
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many historical relics

Historical places such as muzuem and well kept by the sultan descent family. Try to get local guide to visit here and ask for permission before taking any photo.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Should visit,, so disappointed that we cannot get to see the internal of this once glorious house of Sultans!!! will come again!! Thank you!

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sandakan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Historical places such as muzuem and well kept by the sultan descent family. Try to get local guide to visit here and ask for permission before taking any photo.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

The place has its historic value and the exodus of the yemeni people and administration in Pontianak and its vicinity. The Sultan is still in place to safeguard the sultanate. But what a pity its run down.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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18 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I imagine that this place was glorious and very beautiful before the Sultan and his family left, now it just a remains of what was left in the old days. I got goosebumps while writing this, never in my life i have seen such glorified place becomes something so old, dirty and poorly preserved. When we came to the Keraton,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

A small palace (just a few rooms) but full of atmosphere. Those who suggest that it is grubby and run down miss the point which is that it looks just as it did when the Sultan and his family packed and left. Smarten it up and you lose the link with the moth eaten past and its faded glory. Whilst... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

The history behind this Palace is something that should bring more interest to the people visiting this place. The main palace actually burned down years ago and what is left now is the old kitchen. With no support for maintainance, the caretaker sell souvenirs at the entrance to support the costs. The most interesting things inside is to look and... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

There is a plan to renovate this stunning building, steeped in the history of the area. I hope the government supports the renovations, donate money if you visit. This sort of history is invaluable.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

soon after entry the location, we have a big expectation... but ... when we arrived, an old man warned us to be carefull, never give money to anyone who (might be) ask inside. We stepped the stair and come in to the 'building'. Poor..., actually this building have a good history to tell but there is no crews and it... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

It is actually a good palace, but it is poorly maintained on its surraounding area, the interior and the complex. It would have been a great tourist site, if the management had maintained it well.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Keraton Kadriah..or some might say, Kadariyah Palace, once belonged to the Pontianak Sultanate... I can imagine this royal palace during its hayday..grandeur 'panggung' architecture, dominated with bright yellow malay-arabic inspired decorations..this palace housed the remainings of the royal attires, thrones, antique furnitures, small canon, and other objects belong to the royal family.. It's too bad they are in poor condition...... More 

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