Life at Ketapang


Ketapang Regency is a regency in the south of the province of West Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo in Indonesia. The climate of Indonesia is almost entirely tropical. The uniformly warm waters that make up 81% of Indonesia’s area ensures that temperatures on land remain fairly constant, with the coastal plains averaging 28 °C, the inland and mountain areas averaging 26 °C, and the higher mountain regions, 23 °C. Temperature varies little from season to season, and Indonesia experiences relatively little change in the length of daylight hours from one season to the next.

The main variable of Indonesia’s climate is not temperature or air pressure, but rainfall. The area’s relative humidity ranges between 70% and 90%. Although air temperature changes little from season to season or from one region to the next, cooler temperatures prevail at higher elevations. In general, temperatures drop approximately 1°C per 90-meter increase in elevation from sea level with some high-altitude interior mountain regions experiencing night frosts.

Being a tropical country, Indonesia does not have spring, summer, autumn, or winter, instead of just the two seasons of Rainy and Dry, both of which are relative. While there is significant regional variation, in most of the country (including Java and Bali) the dry season is April to October, while the wet season is November to March. However, global warming has made the seasons less predictable.


Ketapang is a small city. The usual means of public transportation in Ketapang is Online Taxi which you can use easily with some apps.


The majority of Ketapang’s population is of Malay descent, so most of the food you’ll find is Malay in origin. Ketapang has many local restaurants and international restaurant such as KFC and Texas Chicken. The local restaurant has various foods such as fried crispy chicken, fried noodle, pempek, and malay food.


Politap provides dormitories for freshmen and scholarship awardees.  You can also find some boarding house around campuss with affordable price.


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