Sukadana (Chinese: 苏卡达纳) 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-
Sukadana used to be a capital city of a Malay kingdom. It was referred
to by Seventeenth and Eighteenth-century European writers as Succadano
or Succadana, noted for its port, and described as being "in the land
of Candavangan" (i.e. Kendawangan). Succadano was also,
confusingly, the name given to the
Banjarmasin river, which flows
south to meet the sea at
Banjarmasin in southeastern Borneo, on the
other side of the island.
The main industries consists in the production of palm oil, rubber,
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.
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. The NGO Alam
Sehat Lestari (ASRI) also operates a clinic in Sukadana, which offers
community-oriented conservation initiatives, such as offering
discounted care to locals who commit to curbing illegal logging in the
Gunung Palung National Park. The nearest hospitals are in the
neighboring regency of Ketapang.
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Chinese lion dance at Chinese temple
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.
Gunung Palung National Park, a rainforest park that can be reached
Pulau Datok beach (拿督岛滩)
Pulau Datok beach
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The largest hotel is the Makhota Kayong in Sukadana.
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