The Grace of Amantubillah Palace at Pontianak

Amantubillah Palace stands firmly in Pulau Pedalaman Village, Mempawah Timur District, Pontianak Regency of West Kalimantan. The palace was built during Gusti Jamiril Government which has Panembahan Adi Wijaya Kesuma (1761 – 1787) which is the 3rd sultan of the Sultanate Mempawah 3.

Amantubillah Palace has a dominant color green. Arrived at Amantubillah Palace, visitors will be greeted gate of the palace that reads “Mempawah Harus Maju, Malu Dengan Adat”, it means “Mempawah must go forward, embarrassed by Indigenous”. Once through the gate, we will see a field with green grass with a few cannons are placed above the grass.

Amantubillah Palace buildings consists of three parts. The main building is located in the middle, while the buildings are in the right-wing supporters and left. The main building was formerly a sultan’s throne and the empress, and the sultan and his family residence. In this room visitors can see pictures of the sultan and his family, keris, over sized clothing, and the royal umbrella. Building the right-wing palace formerly used as a place to prepare for and place of the family palace banquet. Now, the building functioned as a residence courtiers. While building the left wing of the palace functioned as a hall of the palace. The building was formerly used as a hall and a place to take care of all things relating to government administration.

In the palace complex, visitors can see the former swimming baths for sultan and his family. Unfortunately, the swimming baths is not working anymore, because of silting and closing of the water channel that connects the pond with child Mempawah River. In addition, visitors can still see the former resting place and place of leisure (the gazebo), the sultan and his family. In the vicinity of the Palace Amantubillah there are facilities such as mosques, places of accommodation, food stalls, kiosks and stalls. 

How to get there:
To reach Amantubillah Palace is easy to access. The road to this palace is paved smooth, making it easier for visitors who use the two-wheeled vehicle or four wheel to access them. Mempawah City is about 67 kilometers north of Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan Province. From Supadio Airport or Bus Terminal Pontianak, visitors can take a taxi, travel, and the bus until Mempawah City, the capital of Pontianak regency. From City Mempawah, Amantubillah Palace is about 10 kilometers with a travel time of about two hours. Visitors can access the palace around the area hill Rama is by bus or minibus.

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