Belitung Museum in Gantung District, East Belitung


Many attractions are available in Belitung Island. Don’t you have a clue? In this case, you have a recommended option. The name is Belitung Museum. The past name is Geologic Museum. It is situated in Lenggang, East Belitung. Actually, it belongs to Tanjung Pandan City. The exact location is in Melati Street 41A. What is inside? The museum stores many antique and historical items. Today, it becomes an interesting tourist spot in Bangka Belitung Province. For those who love history, this place is indeed a heaven.

The Nuance
The most noticeable thing is the epigraph. It is located in front of the museum. The locals call it Tin Inscription (Prasasti Timah). It was built in 1923. There is the name of tin mining founder on it. Beside the inscription, there is a steel dredger. The size is quite big. Next, there are two statues of lions. Also, the park features several plants and grasses. These make a comfortable ambiance. All of these features are noticeable, so you can find the building easily.

Exploring Belitung Museum
Once you enter the museum, you can feel an outdated ambiance. The most visible items are old Chinese ceramics. There are also other ancient ornaments like bowls, jugs, and much more. These items were the reminiscences of Sung, Wangsa, Yuan, and Ming Era. In the same room, you can also find some ceramics from Thailand. The museum holds many unique items. However, you can also find fishes. The most popular one is paiche. It is the fishes living in Amazon River. Also, it is one of the biggest fishes in the world.

The next attraction is the treasure room. As the name suggests, it holds many ancient treasures of shipwrecks. The best part is the air conditioner. Visitors won’t suffer the heat. The room is professionally managed as well. It is neat and represents Belitung’s culture. Also, you can see numerous treasure posters telling about the finding of treasures in Belitung Sea. The values are more than thousands of Dollar. When it comes to the best treasures, there is Batu Hitam. It contains several gold bars from Wangsa Tang Era.

In the back part of Belitung Museum, you can find several glass cabinets. These contain different types of rocks and metal ores. There is also a mock-up. It explains the procedure of tin mining. You can learn how the miners extract the ores in Palembang Well, the use of a steel dredger, and the procedure of tin ore smelting. Overall, the museum is worth a visit. It is recommended for those who want to learn more about Belitung’s treasures and mining.

Nearby Attractions

  • Bukit Batu Beach
  • Pice Dam

How to Get There
From Jakarta, you can either take an airplane or a ferry. By sea, you should head to Tanjung Pandan Port. From here, your destination is Lenggang Village. By air, you must reach Hanandjoeddin Airport. Next, you can take a taxi or ojeck to Lenggang. Belitung Museum is easy to reach, actually. Once you fill in the guest book, you can explore unique items inside.

Where to Stay

  • Oasis Hotel
  • Horison Belitung Hotel


Latest News

Soekarno’s Exile at Menumbing Mountain, Bangka Island, Bangka Belitung

Located in Muntok area in the northwest of the island of Bangka, Mount Menumbing has a height of about 355 meters above sea level. At Mount Menumbing, there is an exile pension of Indonesia’s first President Bung Karno and Vice … Continue reading


Romodang Beach, Bangka

Romodang Beach Romodang beach is located in Belinyu area, north Bangka 77 km from Sungailiat. We can see the very dramatic sunset at noon from this beach and those who like fishing, this is the perfect place to go for … Continue reading


Kelemar Island – Bangka Belitung

Kelemar Island Kelemar island is one the islands that located in Selat Nasik, Belitung regency, Bangka Belitung Province. This island is located at the outside of Gasper strait, at west side of Belitung island. The local inhabitants that live around … Continue reading


Belitung Island: Exotically BEAUTIFUL

Belitung Island Belitung or Belitong, was better known as billiton is an island in off the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, flanked by the Gaspar Strait and Karimata Strait. The word Belitung is taken from the local language means sea … Continue reading


Hotel Deals of the Day
Hotel Deals of the Day
Powered by :
Interesting Links
Indonesia Map HD
javatours.com
bali-hotel.com
Bromo
borneoecotour.com