Singkawang Blue Lake, a Charming Former Mine


Not only Belitung, Singkawang also has Blue Lake. This lake comes from a former mine. The blue color really captivates the hearts of tourists who see it.

The phenomenon of a former mining lake apparently also exists in the city of Singkawang, West Kalimantan. The exact location is on Jalan Wonosari, Roban Village, Central Singkawang District.

Before entering the Blue Lake area, a traveler will first pass through a garbage dump and a palm oil plantation. Don’t imagine a smooth paved road to get here because a traveler will not find it.

The road is only dirt and stone, perfect for offroad activities. From the main road, it takes about 20 minutes to get to Blue Lake.

The steep terrain that a traveler has to go through before entering the Blue Lake Singkawang area will pay off once he arrives at this lake. The scenery is so magical and makes you drift away.

Singkawang Blue Lake Photo: Wahyu Setyo Widodo/detikTravel

The blue color of the lake contrasts with the color of the surrounding environment, creating a beautiful but ironic painting of nature, because actually this lake was created as a result of human exploitation of such rich nature.

The blue lake water is suspected of containing chemical contamination. Never ever try to consume the water of this lake, let alone swim there. Although the color is very tempting, but it is not recommended to do those activities here.

Singkawang Blue LakeSingkawang Blue Lake Photo: Wahyu Setyo Widodo/detikTravel

Travelers simply enjoy this lake from above and don’t even think about dipping your limbs in the lake water, whatever it is.

The combination of the blue color of the water in the lake and also the scenery behind it, will definitely produce beautiful photos. Although the place is a bit remote, a photography hobbyist traveler will definitely be satisfied with hunting photos here. Don’t be surprised if Singkawang Blue Lake is often used as a pre-wedding photo location.

Singkawang Blue LakeSingkawang Blue Lake Photo: Wahyu Setyo Widodo/detikTravel

According to stories from local residents, this lake was once a place to clean up gold mining products. The former gold mines were soon filled with water and became the lake as it is now.

Actually, this Blue Lake has not yet become an official tourist destination from the Singkawang City Government. However, because there are already many people who have uploaded their beauty on social media, other people are interested in coming.

The more you enter the area, the traveler will find a lake with a larger size, but the color of the water is no longer blue. There is no set entrance ticket when entering the Blue Lake aka free.

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