One of the best cities in Central Borneo is Sampit city. According to reported data as of August 2009, the estimated population of Sampit is 66,053. The average elevation of the town is 25 metres (82 ft). Sampit lies in southern-mid Borneo on the banks of the Sampit’s river also called the “Mentaya River”. Sampit also called the Mentaya City.
The most of the best place to visit in Sampit, are:
- Jelawat Statue
Hoven’s carp also known as the mad barb, jelawat fish or sultan fish, is a species of fish in the barb family. This is a new mascot of Sampit.
“Sampit town icon was built on the banks of Mentaya, as well as in Singapore. So from here we hope will open different types of small business opportunities to help improve the welfare of the community,” said Supian.
2. Islamic Center
In addition, the arrangement of Park City, the construction of an Sampit icon of the mascot jelawat statue, modern market in the former location Mentaya Theatre, as well as the construction of a roundabout arrangement “Islamic Center” in Sudirman road.
“Beside the function as islamic center activities, the place will be a religious tour object at this town. In addition, The Islamic Center should be our belief motivate” Said Supian (9/5)
3. City Park
Government of Kotawaringin East, Central Kalimantan, continue to make improvements to make becoming a tourist town of Sampit in 2015. The arrangement of city park made a new atmosphere for sampit image. It has some public facilities that better than before like the new monument, new stage performance, paving block and etc.