Going on vacation, I think it’s starting to become a tertiary need. Every time there is a holiday, it is definitely used a lot to go on vacation whether with family, friends, or alone. Or they even use their time off just to go traveling.
Because basically, holidays can relax our tired minds from all the stress and fatigue. So it’s no wonder that leisure is everyone’s favorite.
So, when you go on vacation, someone will chatter “don’t forget your souvenirs!”, Right? yes, because going home without bringing gifts, it tastes really bland.
This time, for those of you who are on vacation or planning to go to Pontianak, we will give you some recommendations for souvenirs in the form of special items from the City of the Equator that you can take home. Listen until it’s finished!
1. Lawar Clothing Typical Pontianak
Pontianak has a distinctive clothing brand, called Lawar Clothing. The millennial generation will definitely like this one souvenir. Lawar Clothing packs the uniqueness and local culture of Pontianak City into a t-shirt and apparel with a more contemporary and fresh concept.
Because of this this Clothing Line is favored by young people in Pontianak, including tourists who visit. The designs that are always innovated make this product even more attractive and that’s all, so it’s really suitable for souvenirs!
2. Seija Footwear
So if earlier, Pontianak also has a local shoe brand that is no less cool, you know, the name is Seija Footwear. This local product is arguably competitive with other well-known brands, it can be competed for quality and price.
This product is very popular among Pontianak millennials, thus encouraging out-of-town tourists to flock to have their own collection. Your appearance will be even cooler with this local product. So grab it fast! come directly to the shop.
3. Soeltan Weaving
For those of you who like something unique, ethnic, but still modern, you must buy this item. Soeltan Tenun is a clothing brand created by the creativity of West Kalimantan’s weaving. This beautiful souvenir packs the traditional woven cloth of sambas into a more modern one without losing its exotic side.
Usually, woven cloth is a favorite of the parents, but this time Soeltan Tenun is a favorite among young people because the style is more up-to-date. So this is perfect for souvenirs.
If you ask where is the souvenir center in Pontianak, Ruko PSP is the answer. This shop located on Jalan Patimura sells a variety of beautiful and interesting souvenirs.
One of them is the amethyst stone. Giving gifts to parents is sometimes difficult, well, we think this amethyst is suitable to be given to your father, grandfather, or omm who likes ring stones. The price of the chunk is sold for around 200 thousand while the ring is 250 thousand.
5. Bead Bag
Another more functional souvenir is the Manik Bag. Pontianak is indeed famous for its beaded crafts, one of which is this bead bag. Many shops sell beaded bags in various shapes, motifs and sizes.
Apart from being made of beads there are also those made from woven rattan, you know. If it’s a matter of price, don’t ask, it’s cheap enough with 70-100 thousand per piece to adjust the motif and size.
6. Traditional clothes
Each province must have their own traditional clothes. Nowadays, traditional clothes are not only used for formal events or exhibitions, but nowadays they are often used as souvenirs.
Because it is considered anti-mainstream and unique, many are chasing it. The price for souvenirs of traditional clothes is around 350-550 thousand per set, depending on the size and motif.
7. Car Decoration
If you visit Pontianak, you will definitely find thousands of handicrafts made from beads. Like this car decoration is made of beads with various motifs and shapes.
These souvenirs are quite simple and suitable to be given to anyone. This decoration is also multifunctional, can be hung on the rearview mirror of the car or other places. Prices start from 10-25 thousand per piece.
8. Bird Decoration
This souvenir is made of wood and is perfect for decorating a room in your home, such as a living room or room. This wall decoration is quite unique and interesting because of its unique shape.
This bird decoration is only available in Pontianak, to get it you have to spend around 180-210 thousand rupiah per unit.
9. Miniature of the Equator Monument
Every city must have its own landmark, including Pontianak. The landmark of Pontianak is the Equator Monument. So, every icon of each city must be made into a miniature.
You can get a miniature Tugu Khatulistiwa for only 80-200 thousand. Buying this special souvenir can be the right choice, because it doesn’t feel like visiting Pontianak without bringing this souvenir home.
The traditional weapon of the Dayak tribe is Mandau. Currently this weapon is made not only for its original function, but as a unique souvenir as well. The type of mandau itself varies with different carving variations.
This souvenir is suitable for display, so that the Pontianak nuance will be carried away and maintained until it reaches home. The price is still standard, which is around 80-400 thousand, depending on the size and model.
So gays, those were some choices of typical Pontianak souvenirs in the form of items that you can carry and last long. With a price that won’t break your wallet, you can already please others with these souvenirs.