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Singkawang is a city located in the province of West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The second name of this city - San Jeong Key.

Singkawang is located 145 km North of Pontianak, capital of West Kalimantan. This city is surrounded by three mountains - Pasi, Poteng and Sacoc. The city's name translates as "city on the hills near the sea and the mouth of the river". This phrase comes from the language of the Hakka people. The Hakka people or hanzi is a large group (sub-ethnic) Chinese, which lives mainly in the South-Eastern part of China as well as Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries of South-East Asia. This nation lives in Australia, North America and even Oceania.

In 2014, the city Singkawang was the census, which showed that the majority of the inhabitants are of Chinese origin, of which 42% is Hakka. The rest is the Chaozhou ethnic group, the Malays, the Javanese and the dajaks. As for religion, in the city there are groups professing Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Confucianism and Buddhism. Singkawang divided into 5 administrative districts: Singkawang Selatan, Singkawang Timur, Utara Singkawang, Singkawang Barat and Tengah Singkawang.

In the city, and beyond, there is a lot of temples, so Singkawang also known as the "city of a thousand temples". It is worth noting that in the city there is the worship of almost every God and goddess from Chinese mythology. In addition, the locals bow before famous historical figures such as General Guan Yu, Admiral Zheng He, the Emperor sung tai Tzu. In honor of this Emperor on the outskirts of the city also built a temple.