Saturday, September 10, 2011

Finding a New Icon in Bangka Belitung

Executive summary By Darmansjah

Bangka Belitung is more than just beautiful and rich in tin. Flight routes from Jakarta to Bangka Belitung are now quite active. In fact, in Louth, the Pacific Islands there are now school-owned airline Sriwijaya Air subsidiary called the National Aviation Management (NAM) Flying School.

tanjung pesona beach

Passenger flow is quite high and since the Bangka Belitung province at least show that this one does have something of interest and potential, not just the tourism industry, but also a business.

temple at muntok

Arguably, the Pacific Islands in addition to well-known by the leads, also has a tourism that is not less interesting when compared with other provinces in Indonesia. Moreover, the Pacific Islands are also famous for its cultural diversity and geographical beauty that make it as "gold mine" for anyone who lives in it.Natural and Cultural Enchanting.

In addition to having the natural wealth of incredible tin, Bangka Belitung is also rich with tourist potential. With about 254 small islands around it are almost all located between the South China Sea and Java Sea, you can imagine how exotic this one province.

Lascar rainbow film is one of the film depicting the beauty of this province. Not only natural that are still classified as "virgin", the Pacific Islands also has an exotic beach with white sand clean and various other maritime tourism potential is very alluring.

Pangkalpinang as the capital of Bangka Belitung has now become a busy city. However, there can still be found old houses from the colonial area with a distinctive design and style. One of the buildings occupied berserjarah-first President Sukarno of Indonesia, and other revolutionary leaders during their internal exile, now a museum Tin. Here, visitors can learn about Indonesian tin industry historians and see the historical relics related to tin mining.

Cultural diversity also makes the Pacific Islands are filled with a Confucian temple, or pagoda, which exist in almost all corners in the Pacific. China etns presence in the province, which mostly follows the Confucian faith has an interesting history itself.

When tin mining was first encountered in 1870 in the first capital of Bangka-Muntok, before m to Pangkalpinang in 1913 by the Dutch colonial government, the Sultan of Palembang descent from Srivijaya kingdom, inviting the workers to the Chinese.

In 1920, there were at least about 130,000 contract workers from China. Netherlands Indies government officials in China and then entrust the management of tin mining, and also gives them the right to sell opium. This allows many local Chinese people became very rich. In addition, of course, luxury homes that became one of sejahteranya evidence of how they can still be seen in the Pacific.

Until now, many of the descendants of these miners are still alive in the Pacific Islands. Interestingly, a very good social relations have been maintained between the Chinese community and the indigenous Malays.

Apart from religious tourism to the temple of Confucius or the Cave of Mary which already famous. Sand Rice is one of the most popular tourist beach, which lies 2.5 km from the city center and has many seafood restaurants. In addition, there are also Bangka Botanical Garden, in the area ketapang covering an area covering 300 hectares and incorporates the tourism education in organic farming with marshland habitats within a concept of tin smelting company, PT Jaya Dona wanderer.

The Bangka Botanical Garden was established primarily to provide seeds for reclamation of mined areas to be developed into agro-tourism area which  become one of the major tourist attraction in the Pacific. Here, visitors can see the green side of the Pacific, with pine trees planted in an area with many other tree species, such as mangroves (mangroves), ketapan (singapore almond), cashew nut, and sengon (albizia falcate) type of yellow mimosa . Uniquely, this park is also raising crops covered about 400 ornamental  plants and dragon fruit trees.

In addition to the Bangka Botanical Garden, you should also visit the beach Matras and Parai Beach Alu. Matras Beach is the most convenient place to relax in the afternoon. Meanwhile, mackerel Parai beach more suitable for water games, such as jet skiing, banana boating, canoeing or fishing.

From Sungai Liat , it helps if you also move on to Belinyu, which is located 90 km north Pangkalpinang. Kampong Gedong is the main goal here, a community of ethnic Chinese, who mostly can not speak Indonesian fluently. Arguably, this is a rural area of ​​China Town, which is a tin mining area during the colonial period. Here, you can see some of the wooden houses are still strong with more than a century old.

Belinyu offers a tour of the beautiful beaches at the north end. Calm Like Romodong beach, Tanjung Penyusuk, 6km further, has a large granite boulders along the shoreline, the waves breaking stretch of granite makes a spectacular panorama, especially at sunset.

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