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“could have been better” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Equator Monument

Equator Monument
Jl. Khatulistiwa | Melintasi Kota Pontianak, Kalbar, Pontianak, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Pontianak
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“could have been better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Like average tourist spot managed by local gov't, shouldn't expect to too much from it. I traveled there with my cousin & friend and we were disappointed to find out that they were running out of certificate. They said they were reprinting it but didn't know when they would have it ready.

The inside of the monument filled with photographs dated from before the independence day. Pretty much informative to know the history of the monument itself. They also sell a miniature of the monument that's surprisingly not too expensive.

However, the surrounding area was too barren, with no big tree that let us have a nice oxygen and a very harsh sun glares that we need to squint our eyes when taking photographs outside.

I personally thought that the vacant ground by the river should be turned into a garden with big trees & flowers, not just letting the wild grass overgrown there which made it looks shabby.

Visited February 2012
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“exeedingly interesting, well researched”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

liked the whole concept. couldn't find anything to dislike it is very good that this monument has been preserved and not left to deterioate

Visited July 2012
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“Center of the earth”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Liked the sundial clock at the equator monument. Nice place to take picture and sign in the guest book as your ticket. Free and nice simple facility.

Visited May 2012
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