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“the only mark in Equator ?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Equator Monument

Equator Monument
Jl. Khatulistiwa | Melintasi Kota Pontianak, Kalbar, Pontianak, Indonesia
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Pontianak
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“the only mark in Equator ?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

come and see around 22 of june ? u'll find u dont have shadow even in d middle of day.....no its not total eclipse..it just right on top of you...other than that..darn the goverment can do something more, the place have no attracction, no explanation, no maintanance...no nothing....

Visited February 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Equator Monument”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Very nice places. It's equoatoor, 0......
The only one in the world. Better you bring a hat or umbrella when you are in Pontianak. This area is so hot. There's no entrance ticket when you are here, the officer will talk with a mic when you are inside, that's not mean they asked you for money, all is free. Just sign guest book and after that you can walk around, indoor are not big, only 200 sqm. an orgiinal monument is inside, you can read the history in there.
Dont forget to buy a dummy monument, inside the monument only 40k IDR, outside at the souvenir shop it's 75k IDR. Just help the empolyee inside by buy a soft drink, such as coke, water, etc. price is reasonable.
Try to visit this monument, have a good time.

Visited October 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“A monument”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

It is just an ordinary monument with nothing else besides the monument itself and a little diorama room underneath the monument.

Visited November 2012
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“Historical, yet should be better..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

Being in the equatorial line is really something...

You're not moving from the northern to the southern part of the earth simply by jumping a little like here..the monument is simple but nice..they hhave a special event in a year where you don't have any shadow..but I forget the date..

The so-called museum could have een managed better..more þinteractive info, colorful leaflets and more photos..
The simple machine that can be used to demonstrate different direction of the water spiralling down in the northern and southern part of the earth could attract more attention if it functioþns properly..as it stands by the Kapuas River, the museum et the monument could be a more attractive place for tourists who can have the experience of being in the equatorial line and enjoyþing river cruise at the same time...


the souvenir shop is ok
though..and I think despite the fact that the monument is very simple and minimalist, it is still worth a visit..

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“Just a historical monument”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Being at the equator is one of life time milestone of achievement. But is a small museum with just the monument. Well take a few photo and have some nice coconut drinks just outside the museum with river view.

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