11+ Best Souvenirs from Pontianak, Indonesia to Bring Home!
As a gastronomy destination in Indonesia’s Kalimantan, there are many Halal food products and Muslim-friendly things to bring back home as souvenirs from Pontianak.
From KalBar (West Kalimantan) motif Batik clothes to Kek Lapis Legit and Khatulistiwa keychains, these are 13+ popular souvenirs from Pontianak, Indonesia.
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Miniature Khatulistiwa Monument
One of the top souvenirs from Pontianak is the mini Khatulistiwa Monument.
This mini monument is an excellent reminder at home that you’ve once visited the Equator.
Most comes in case glass, so they’re very fragile.
Natural Aloe Vera Drinks
A natural souvenir from Pontianak is Aloe Vera Drinks.
As a city known to cultivate aloe vera, it is only right for one to buy natural aloe vera drinks.
Not only are aloe vera great as a refresher on a humid day, but it is also packed with natural antioxidants and vitamins, which help you maintain a youthful appearance!
Kek Lapis Legit
The Kek Lapis Legit is a must-buy from Pontianak!
This cake will never miss its appearance to be served on the tables in Malay Muslims’ homes in Pontianak during Eid in West Kalimantan.
In comparison to other Kek Lapis (layered cake), the Legit version is of the highest quality in Pontianak, and is more expensive compared to different versions of Kek Lapis.
You can find the Halal-certified Kek Lapis Legit from Le Gita Cakes.
Nastar – Tarts
Other than the Kek Lapis Legit, one of the Halal Souvenirs in Pontianak is Nastar (Pineapple Tarts).
This melt-in-the-mouth, bite-sized tart is a fantastic gift from Pontianak, Indonesia, for friends and family back home.
They come in various fillings, but the normal one (polos), and ones topped with shredded cheese are simple yet delicious!
You can find the Halal-certified Nastar from Le Gita Cakes.
While this is not technically a Pontianak specialty, but a top Halal Indonesian Souvenir is none other than the Indomie.
Indomie is the country’s classic instant noodles that is found throughout the country.
You’ll find them in many flavors — Hot & Spicy, Original, Barbeque, etc. — from convenience stores such as Indomaret and Alfamart.
Baju Melayu Pontianak (Traditional Malay Pontianak Clothes)
If you’re looking for a Muslim fashion souvenir that has a traditional local element to it, then you should get your own Baju Melayu Pontianak.
Baju Melayu Teluk Belanga for males and Baju Kurung for the ladies.
This traditional dress in Pontianak is worn for special occasions such as Eid and weddings.
You can get them sold ready-made at shops lined up along Pasar Sudirman, or get yours tailored within a day.
Pontianak Keychains & Fridge Magnets
Of course, what is a Pontianak souvenir without some memorabilia that is more durable than a mini monument if not some keychains and fridge magnets.
Depending on your experience, there are keychain and fridge magnets that symbolizes:
- The Dayak Kalimantan traditions with photo of hornbill
- Pontianak’s prized fish from Kapuas River: Arwana
- Pontianak’s Equator icon: The Khatulistiwa monument
No trip to Indonesia is complete without a taste of their iconic drink, Teh Botol!
You’ll find them more than you can find Coca-cola in the country!
If you have fallen in love with the refreshing drink of Teh Botol, how about bringing them back home as Indonesian Souvenirs?
These days, Teh Botol also comes with various bottle designs that symbolize Indonesia’s tourist attractions. These special edition bottles make great displays as a Pontianak reminder back home.
Pontianak Coffee Powders
Want the best souvenirs from Pontianak for coffee lovers?
Then you would love coffee powders locally made in Pontianak!
Some specialty of Pontianak coffee powders includes a slight hint of ginger (Jahe in Indonesian); or coffee powders directly from authentic Pontianak coffee shops like Aming Coffee Podomoro, or Kopi Sukahati.
Aloe Vera Sweets
Want souvenirs that are practical from Pontianak, Indonesia?
Then, go for Aloe Vera Sweets!
This way, you can share the sweetness of your Pontianak solo trip with family and friends.
Batik Textiles, Headscarf, and Beads with ‘West Kalimantan (Kalbar) Motif’
Some West Kalimantan Specialty Souvenirs include Batik textiles, headscarf and beads with the KalBar motif designs.
Indonesian Batik is the traditional fabric of Indonesia, so it is only natural that you’d bring home a piece of the country’s prized textile.
Not only are Batik textiles designed with KalBar motif, but the headscarves, and beads as well.
Ask the local shop attendants for the KalBar motif!
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