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 President Bung Hatta by the Dutch during 1948-1949 on the island of Bangka. The exile pension is guarded by the family who is also Abdi Dalem Sultan Palace of Yogyakarta, since generation to generation, where since day one they have responsibility to maintain Bung Karno and Bung Hatta during their…

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 it. Moreover, this beach is always visited by those who want to spend time with family and friends for recreational holiday. One of characteristics from this beach is on the stone gate before reaching the beach. Local society call this gate as “Batu Belah Tangkup” or sandwich stone. Another characteristic…

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 the island using boat or ship for daily activities. It takes 4-5 hours drive to reach Tanjung Pandan, or the downtown of the area. Those who are visiting Belitung and Kelemar island, can also visit other islands that close to each other. The other islands that near to Kelemar are…

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 slug. Belitung island is divided into two districts, namely Billiton District, with Tanjung Pandan as the capital area; and East Belitung district, with Manggar as the capital. The island populations are mainly Malay ethnic, and they speak Belitung dialect; others are the Chinese Hokkien and Hakka. Most of the inhabitants,…

La Exotica Bangka

Bangka Island Bangka island or sometimes Banka, is an island that lying on east of Sumatra, Indonesia. Bangka is an island province together with Belitung Island. Bangka lies just east of Sumatra, separated by the Bangka Strait; to the north lies the South China Sea, to the east, across the Gaspar Strait, is the island of Belitung, and to the south is the Java Sea. The majority of the inhabitants are Malays and Chinese, mostly Hakkas. The population is split between those work on the tin mines, palm oil plantations,…

Bangka Island, An Exotic One

Bangka Island Bangka is an island which located in East side of Sumatra Island and part of Bangka Belitung archipelago (Babel) Bangka according to Bangka people’s daily language means “old man” or “very old”, so the island of Bangka can be interpreted as “the old island.” When referring to the mineral sources, this island is very rich with Mineral of Tin, that is why people called this island as Bangka, taken from Wangka, which means Tin or Timah (Indonesian language) According to folklore, Bangka Island has no indigenous people, all…

Another Paradise Is In Belitung Island

Belitung Island Belitung, or Belitong, the local language, taken from a species of sea slug, formerly known as Billiton is an island off the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, flanked by the Gaspar Strait and Karimata Strait. This island is famous for its white pepper (Piper sp.) Which in local language called sahang, and mineral-C type minerals such as tin (Stannuum), quartz sand, white clay (kaolin), and granite. Well lately become an alternative tourism destination. Other natural resources that more important to the lives of tBelitung people is tin. Tin…