Belacan River in Bekasi City, West Java Province


Not all people realize that Bekasi City also has several good spots for fishing. Here is an example. The name is Belacan River and it is located in Muara Gembong Sub-District. To be exact, the location is in Harapan Jaya Village. Many people also call it Kampung Belacan, which has become a fishing area both for the locals and tourists. Not to mention people have many media to choose from, including the estuary, high sea, embankment, and swamp. What they need are a good fishing rod and other required equipment!

The Nuance
It has become common knowledge that Muara Gembong Sub-District consists of mostly mangrove swamps. Belacan River, in this case, is chosen to be an ideal spot to fish! Thanks to the abundant fishes and good landscape. As for the most famous species of fish, it is none other than Barramundi or Kakap Putih. In fact, the weight can reach up to 5 pounds! Tourists would be lucky if they are able to catch such big fishes there! As for the tip, it is better to get to the midst of the river to get a better chance in fishing. Have no worries. The locals provide a boat service to everyone!

Exploring Belacan River
Many people call it Pulo Belacan, which is the best spot for fishing. To be exact, the location is in the estuary so tourists should use a traditional boat get to the spot. Have no worries. The locals provide the boat service to everyone. Even those who forget to carry fishing equipment, they can rent one at available stores. Where is it? They can get the service located near to the parking area. In fact, the price is quite cheap!

It is common sense. Tourists are allowed to bring home the fishes that they catch after fishing. Not only the river offers Sembilan and Kakap Putih (the signature fishes), but it also holds abundant Belacan shrimps! One thing, tourists need to use a different fishing rod in order to catch those shrimps. What about those who can’t fish? Well, they can simply buy both fishes and shrimps from villagers. What they need is some money and a good skill in bargaining. Later, do not forget to buy the shrimp paste (which is the famous local product).

Here is another fact. The fishing site opens every day, so tourists can come regardless of the time. However, the best time to visit Pulo Belacan is on Sunday or weekends. It is because the nuance becomes merrier due to the presence of local fishers and other enthusiasts. The thing is the boat service becomes pricier at the time, so everyone should have prepared extra cash beforehand.

Nearby Attractions

  • Transcera Waterpark
  • Tanjung Pakis Beach
  • Muara Gembong Beach
  • Muara Benting Beach

How to Get There
From Bandung City, a trip to Belacan River may take around 3 hours and 26 minutes. It is because the distance is 166 km. Have no worries. The trip becomes faster if tourists take Purbaleunyi Highway and use only the best transportation service. Here is the tip. Everyone should have prepared the fishing equipment beforehand in order to avoid problems later.

Where to Stay

  • Sejahtera Hotel
  • Santika Hotel
  • Springlake Apartment


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