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Discover The Hidden Island of Bangka

  1. 1. Bangka There’s always something more to discover!
  2. 2. This travel guide is arranged for the future traveler or else that curi- ous about this beautiful but hidden island: Bangka. Also this e-book is compiled as one of the prerequisites to obtain diploma degree in Hotel Management. This e-book will guide you to understand the beauty of natu- ral tourism of Bangka, its local cul- ture, and how to travel around while enjoy its local delicacies. We hope that this e-book will provide a com- prehensive information about Bangka Island and will be useful for interna- tional tourists interested in visiting Bangka. Preface Contents Myth you heard before 1 Come, explore, enjoy, and relax 5 Hot, hot, hot!!! 10 Sea, sand, sun 11 It’s all about food 16 Only in Bangka 20 Ready to blend with the locals? 22 Taking the first step 36 Moving around 42 Places to stay 47 Localized your tongue 50 References 51
  3. 3. Straighten your mind “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow- mindedness.” – Mark Twain Myth #1 The Hidden Land Have you ever heard this so- called “The Exotic of Bumi Sepintu Sedulang”, another paradise located in the West of Indonesia? Myth you heard before ****** 1 Source: Google Earth
  4. 4. Facts #1 It’s not a magic or supernatural land that can be only dis- covered by special persons only, it does exist for you to be explored! Maldives has Olhuveli, Thailand has Phuket, Philippine has Cebu. Indonesia is also famous for Bali but it’s not the only paradise that blows your mind! It turns out there’s a beautiful island hidden among thousands of islands in In- donesia that you should find! 2 ****** Source: Google Earth
  5. 5. Myth #2 The Isolated Island Limited information and difficult access make you feel there’s no reason for you to travel there. Facts #2 It was true. People used to find a hard time to gather all the info about this place plus Bangka used to be a spot to isolate a lot of pris- oners Including our very first President of Indonesia, Soekarno. But now, as the world is so high-tech and everyone’s best friend is Mr. Google, you can so easily find real- quick access to Bangka and all the info you need to know! ****** 3
  6. 6. Fact #3 Now, it’s not as bad as it’s heard, people! It’s not hidden, it’s not isolated and it’s definitely not poor. Bangka is one of the largest tin and white pep- per producers in the world. Plus they can actually plant a variety of fruits and other crops as well. 4 ****** Myth #3 Poor Land Rice cannot be planted there; people cannot make a living out of Bangka Island.
  7. 7. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener Why It’s So Worth Visiting Who can resist the warmth smile of the local people, delicious authentic culinary and breathtaking beaches? For the Cultural Tourism, you can witness and be part of our traditional ceremonies, such as “Rebo Kasan” traditional ceremony; “Sepintu Sedulang” tradition, the commemoration of the birth of Mohammad Prophet; Belimau Bathing; and many more! We will spare you the details later on, don’t worry about it. There are also various festivals waiting for you to join in on spe- cial occasions! Come, explore, enjoy, and relax! ****** 5
  8. 8. Nine stunningly beautiful beaches are ready to make your day, we’ll let you take a peek on the names and we’ll spare the details later on! Matras Beach, Parai Tenggiri Beach, Batu Bedaun Beach, Teluk Limau Beach, Teluk Uber Beach, Tanjung Pesona Beach, Tikus Beach, Air Anyir Beach, and Penyusuk Beach. 6 ******
  9. 9. ****** 7 Bangka beaches has a lot to offer when it comes to nature, once you’re there, why not try to conquer the wild as well? Feel free to stop by at the Tourism Forest of Sungailiat, Chinese Village; Maras Mountain; Betung Hill; or just relaxing at the Tirta Tapta Pemali Hot Water. Bathing once you exhaust yourself from traveling around. For Sport lovers, just because you’re on vacation, doesn’t mean you can take a break from your favorite sport activities! Try doing it here in Bangka, and you’ll be surprised at how different it feels here! Bangka’s offering you Golf Course Gririmaya; Fishing and Diving as well as you enjoy the breathtaking views of the nature in Bangka! Source: Nusantara Group
  10. 10. Some people say that Historical Tourism takes you way back. Well, we’d say flee to the calm waters of the past. You are more than welcome to visit our historical sites and be present of something big in the past. Stop by at the ‘Depati Bahrin’ Tomb; ‘Kota Kapur Site’; ‘Tugu Pahla- wan 12’; ‘Kota War- ingin Site; ‘Benteng Kuto Panji’; and Traditional Houses. These places dissolve your present tension with a long weekend of nostal- gia for something you never saw. 8 ****** Source: Beritaenak
  11. 11. ****** 9 Bring an appetite when you’re here! Indulge yourself with ex- quisite and authentic local food that you can find only in Bangka. You may wanna try Pempek Bangka, Otak-Otak Bangka, Tahu Kok, Kemplang/Kerupuk Bangka, Ikan Lempa Nanas, Getas, Martabak Bangka, Bangka Noodle and many more. Trust us when it comes to taste & flavor. Lastly, Bangka is a great place to people watch. Really, who needs a T.V when you can come to Bangka. Keep one eye out for the natural beauty. Also meet the people and be apart of the na- ture here. Come to Bangka, explore, breathe and relax. We are all equals here.
  12. 12. Good news for sunbath- ing lovers! As the weather is extremely hot over here, it is a perfect weather to enjoy your selves at the beach! Seriously, go to the beach. This is the thing that makes Bangka the most special place on earth. Sure it has great culture and people, but it is the beautiful undiscovered beaches that make it all hap- pen. So grab a towel and head down to the sand, or grab a Frisbee or a ball for some catch. There is plenty of room to play soccer of football or volley with your family and friends! Perhaps go for a swim and stretch or just do the old fash- ioned “walk on the beach”. Marvel at the cleanest undiscovered beaches or meditate into your own universe, either way the beaches have the perfect spot for everyone. Hot, hot, hot! 10 ******
  13. 13. It’s been said that the world is a small place, but believe us when we say that there are plenty of powdery, soft and glistening white nooks and crannies to escape to. Under the warmth of sun and along the breaking waves of the Western Indonesia coastline, these beaches lay empty, await- ing your footprints. Parai Tenggiri Beach Surrounded by gallstones make you can’t simply miss this as- tonishing beach! Located in Matras Village, Sinar Jaya, Urban Village of Sungailiat Sub-District, you can just stop by after vis- iting Matras Beach. The Locals used to call it Hakok Beach, and it used to be the most popular area to visit. Parai Beach, is a unique destination unto itself, where shop- ping, dining, sports, recreation and entertainment abound. Like gorgeous natural decorations, there are so many rocks on this beach! At night, you can relax while enjoying delectable dinner, have a drink, or simply just walk the shores and hear the sound of the waves hitting on the rocks. Sea, sand, sun ****** 11
  14. 14. Matras Beach On its good days, thisbeach shines like no other in Bangka. Over 3km length and 20-30m wide this stunning beach set in Ma- tras Village, Sinar Jaya Urban Village of Sungailiat Sub- District, or at the northern east area of Bangka Island. The locals call it as their “heaven’s beach” as it is the most visited beach in Bangka Island. Stone Coast Bedaun Where else you can find a tree that can grows on rocks? This makes the #3 beach on our list that you should come and visit! The fact that there is a tree growing on rocks was believed that this is where the name ‘Batu Bedaun’ Beach came from. It’s also located in Kampung Bukit Kuala, Sinar Jaya Urban Village of Sungailliat Sub-District. 12 ****** Source: Franchdalapasti
  15. 15. ****** 13 Teluk Limau Beach You may probably tired of doing some usual activities on the beach like swimming, sunbathing, surfing or diving. Why don’t come to Teluk Limau Beach? It’s actually a beautiful small bay with some boats in it, about 5 km away from Sungailiat. You can see coconut trees grow on the way to the bay; the shore is surrounded by granite stones; and you can also see fishermen from local village hitching their boats. Coral reef grows on this bay, inviting some researchers and stu- dents from Bangka Belitung University often do some research here. Teluk Uber Beach or Uber Gulf Coast‘ I don’t want the whole seashore to myself—just enough of it to find tranquility. I want to hear the thunder of the surf, not the drone of a CD player on a beach blanket 10 feet away. I want to inhale the salt air, not the scent of suntan lotion.’ Have you ever felt this way before? Uber Gulf Coast may not as famous as other beaches in the area Sungailiat, but it is a perfect place for you who wants to go break away from the crowd! Located in Rambak Village, Srimenanti Urban Vil- lage of Sungailiat, you will be astonished at how blindingly white the sand is, beautiful curve of a typical rocky beach, the clear blue sky— your own private eden.
  16. 16. Tikus Beach When you’re ready for your own blinding white beach and turquoise tub, head to Ti- kus Beach. This waning- crescent-moon-shaped beach, located in Rebo Village, Kenanga Urban Village, Sun- gailiat, is best for solitude. Tanjung Pesona Beach Choosing just one beach in Bangka Island is a nearly impossible feat. Tanjung Pesona Beach is not just another white- sandy beach, you can also enjoy the Tanjung Pesona water sports with cheap and affordable prices, find beautiful sea-view cottages located just meters away from the beach. It’s only 9 km from Sun- gailiat (located in Rambak Village), so why don’t you come and have fun for a while, maybe try your luck with fishing as well! 3 star hotels are available if you want to enjoy the atmosphere of the beach in the morning or at the end of the twi- light, before exploring other at- tractive places in bangka island. 14 ******
  17. 17. ****** 15 Air Anyir Beach About 15 km from Sungailiat, you can find a stretch of sand to yourself, decorated with beautiful rocks along the coast, there’s no harm to stop by and enjoying the view for a moment. Penyusuk Beach Getting tired of walking the white-sand, swimming in the crystal clear ocean, feels the wind blowing on your face, and the warmth of the sun? Maybe not. Find Penyusuk Beach in Bukit Ketok Village, about 77km from Sungailiat, you can see sea turtle lays its eggs everywhere on the sand. It’s also an ideal place if you want to experience the perfect sunset.
  18. 18. Otak-otak Belinyu Ask any locals you know about “otak-otak”, and they will tell you it’s really delicious food made of mack- erel fish. It’s very famous in Indonesia, but everyone knows you must try the ones in Bangka. They are quite different here and are definitely yummier than any other otak-otak. Grab a bite and you’re gonna want it more and more! Location : Jl. H. Muhidin, Sungailiat Open : All day 15.00 - 22.00 It’s all about food 16 ******
  19. 19. ****** 17 Martabak Get yourself addicted to our famous “Martabak Bangka”! It’s really tasty and cheap! We can even take hundreds and hundreds of orders in 1 day, that’s how famous they are! It’s so tender with mixing of cheese and condensed milk. Location : Jl. Jendral Sudirman, Sungailiat Open : All day 17.00 - 21.00
  20. 20. Pauw's Kopitiam Kopitiam is well-known for its hospitality and quick ser- vices. Pauw’s Kopitiam is always crowded, because it’s a perfect place to hang out with your family and friends. Meet locals here and you can make new friends as well. Be apart of Bangkanese. Location : Jl. RE. Martadinata no.8, Sungailiat Open : Daily 06.00-14.00 and 17.00-21.00 18******
  21. 21. ****** 19 Bakmi Bangka When people hear the word “Bangka”, other than beautiful beaches, the second thing that comes to their mind is the Noodles. While you’re in the neighborhood, why not try our delectable noo- dles or we call it “Bakmi” here? Most of these food is NON HALAL food because they use “Song Sui or Pig Bone” to make the stock.
  22. 22. Great food and beautiful beaches are signatures of Bangka. With everything your taste buds could ask for from casual family eateries, to walk-up roadside snacks to elegant world-class seafood, you’ll never run out new places to enjoy food in Bangka. One of the most popular culinary in Bangka is Lempah Kulat, which is a culinary made of ‘Kulat’ (mushroom/fungus) and usually is cooked with coconut milk. Kulat means Fungus or mushroom and Pelawan is a name of an endemic local tree. Since the special mushroom grows only during the rainy season and they are hard to find, they worth a lot. The price range of this unique mushroom varies between Rp1,500,000 ($150) and Rp 2,000,000 ($200) per kg, making it affordable only to the wealthy. Only in Bangka 20 ******
  23. 23. ****** 21 In a blind tasting session, a French chef in Jakarta thought it as an expensive imported dried mushroom from France! You can tell the best quality of Kulat Pelawan by the stem. It should have a long stem that is intact all the way up to the sot cap. The locals use this mushroom for a special dish called “Lempah Kulat Pelawan”—which is kind of similar to mush- room curry—using ‘kampung chicken’ trimmings from the wing or feet for the stock, making the dish the best curry in Indo- nesia! Source: Detik Food
  24. 24. Now what comes in your mind when your hear the words ‘Indonesian people’? For those who have been in Indonesia be- fore, you must have noticed how friendly and polite we are. Well, maybe some of you think ‘poor’ is the word for us, Indonesian people. That is also correct, but depite our severe eco- nomic and po- litical problems, Indonesians still remain open and friendly especially to tour- ists who come and give us a visit! For those who haven’t been in Indonesia before, you must be wondering what Indonesians are like. No, we don’t bite. Be- fore you come and get to know us personally, maybe you should know a bit about our culture first just to give you a glance: Ready to blend with the locals? 22 ******
  25. 25. ****** 23 SMILE! Indonesians are friendly people, and it is true. There may be times when you feel mad or pissed here such as in traffic situations. Remember, no matter what happens, remain calm and friendly. And smile to get things done or apologize. It’s our lucky charm! YOUR RIGHT HAND The next most important thing to remember is the use of your right hand. Whatever you do in public, never use your left hand to accept or to give some- thing. The left hand is considered ‘dirty’ or ‘inappropriate’. The culture has been there for ages now and there’s no harm for you to remember and follow when you’re here.
  26. 26. BARE FOOT AND COOL FLOORS Most Indonesians including Bangka people take our shoes or sandals off before entering a house. That makes perfect sense, because going barefoot on the cool floor tiles is far more comfy in a tropical climate than harassing your feet with shoes and socks. At home most families prefer to sit on mats on the floor. That’s how we relax, watch TV, chat with friends, eat and drink and sometimes even sleep. Well, not all of us are like that, but most of us do, so don’t be surprised when you see it yourself! However, when you are in- vited to the local’s house, you will likely be welcomed in the guest room where you can sit on chairs (but with bare feet). 24 ******
  27. 27. ****** 25 “HELLO MISTER!” Interacting with Indonesians is very easy. You will soon find out that most Indonesians, no matter the age, class or education are interested in getting to know you, foreign visitors! Indonesians are talkative and friendly, they also like to ask many questions when they feel comfy talking to you. Some of the questions may considered ‘taboo’ or nothing of our business, but don’t get offended and re- member it’s only a sign that they are starting to like you, that’s why they feel like they want to know more about you. (cont.)
  28. 28. (cont.) Some of the questions may even sound rude to you, but iIf you don’t feel like sharing any information with strang- ers, then you can politely say “I’m sorry but I’m not ready to talk about these things yet” and change the topic im- mediately to not make them feel guilty or embarrassed. Others may ask your opinion on the economic or political situation as well, such as in Indonesia, your country or the world. So it doesn’t always have to be something personal. To get your attention, they tend to call “Hello Mister!”. ‘Hello Mister’ is also used to address women as well; if you respond then a bright smile will be yours. 26 ******
  29. 29. ****** 27 BASA BASI It won’t be long before someone invites you to come over. Addresses and telephone numbers are exchanged. Then, when you show up, you may be embarrassed to know that the hosts apparently had forgotten about the appointment. In Indonesia the ritual of inviting is known as ‘basa- basi’. It translates best with small talk and nobody ex- pects that you really come. It takes some time to understand if an invitation is basa-basi it’s real. Likewise, if you invite people, make sure that the intended guests understand that you are serious about the invitation. The best way to avoid confusing situations is to call your other local friend and ask for their help. Now that you know a bit about the culture, let us pull you a bit closer to locals in Bangka. Perhaps when you take a walk along the road in Bangka, and you see several cere- monies or festivals, you won’t be wondering what they’re do- ing and why they’re doing it.
  30. 30. ‘Rebo Kasan’ Ceremony For repelling any unluckiness, the locals believe in the ritual called “Rebo Kasan”. It’s held every last Wednesday (Shafar), in Air Anyer Village. Rebo Ka- san comes from the words Rebo Kasan which means the last Wednesday in Shafar. It’s been known since the 16th century and is now being celebrated by today’s generation. The locals are still doing the tradition until now, but several changes have been made. They start the ritual around 9 o’clock, which is the same time as Azan. Even though the ritual is done in front of the mosque and is using prayers, you still can feel the mys- 28****** Source: Gaedegambarist
  31. 31. ****** 29 Sepintu Sedulang Tradition The locals care for each other. As a proof that they unite as one, there’s a tradition called “nganggung” or Sepintu Sedulang which happens to be the same as their motto. Sepintu sedulang means ‘to unite as one’. When- ever they’re celebrating something (during the harvest season, wedding ceremony, and even funeral) they would treat the invited guests (without necessarily knowing the persons) with a huge tray filled with food. Nobody wor- ries that they will run out of food, because they have prepared lots and lots of tray filled with delicious meal! You can also go there and they will treat you well even though they never met you before!
  32. 32. Maulid Nabi Ceremony Indonesia is the most Muslim populated country in the world, we still honor and respect any other religions though. Maulid Nabi Ceremony is when Indonesians celebrating the birth of Nabi Muhammad SAW. It’s been celebrated for generations, in some places such as Keritak Village, Zed, Simpang Katis, Sinar Baru, Ke- muja, it’s even more glorious than Eid al-Fitr. If you are invited to one of the locals’ house on this sacred day, don’t forget to dress up politely and you will feel the warmth and joy as you are certainly welcomed. 30******
  33. 33. ****** 31 Belimau Bathing Ramadhan is a special month for the Moslems; it is the month when the locals have to repent and hope the safety and blessing. One of the traditions is cleaning themselves before entering the holy month of Ramadhan by doing Mandi Belimau or Belimau Bathing. The lo- cals believe that by holding this ceremony, their fasting will be smoothly done and all they want can be reached. There are also some people who do this ceremony because they simply hope for wealth, cleverness, partner of life, etc. And this tradition has been existed for about 300 years ago. Source: Pekanbaruriau
  34. 34. Chinese New Year in Bangka Chinese Spring Festi- val is one of the biggest celebrations in Indonesia. One thing that is so beauti- ful about Bangka Island is the diversity of cultures. They respect each other no matter the religion, culture and race. They celebrate diversity! The celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth, the gods of the household and the family ancestors. You maybe are wondering why Chinese New Year falls on different date each year. The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to catch up with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an extra month once every few years (seven years out of a 19-yearcycle). The celebration lasts for 15 days. You are so welcome to join and be apart of the celebration during Chinese New Year . 32******
  35. 35. ****** 33 Sembahyang Kubur (Chinese Grave Prayer Ritual) As you know, Chinese have great respect for our ancestors, so there’s a tradition where we go to ances- tors’ graves and pray for them. It’s twice a year, in the 3rd and 7th month in lunar calendar. You will smell the scent of incense over there, as it’s one of the tools they use to pray. Some people also pray for wealth, health and lucki- ness. They also prepare some real food in front of the grave, with the faith it will be eaten by the spirits. All the food later will be brought back home to be eaten by the whole family. Source: Reportase Bangka
  36. 36. Sun Go Kong You may probably heard of The Monkey King (Sun Go Kong), a main character in the classical Chinese epic novel “Journey to the West” written by Wu Cheng’en. The locals cerebrate the birth of Sun Go Kong by doing a ritual that has been done for ages. Sun Go Kong actually symbol- izes strength, power and health. Sun Go Kong also is believed can guard the village from evil spirits and bad luck. 34 ****** Source: nana-pinguinz
  37. 37. ****** 35 Sembahyang Rebut You can conclude by reading any other rituals above, that Chinese really believe in spirits, both good and bad. On the 15th in the 7th month in Lunar calendar, they believe that the gate between life and death is opened, letting all spirits go into our world. To avoid being disturbed by the presence of evil spirits, they have to “send” something useful to them through papers-formed stuffs such as money, clothing, and any other stuffs that will eventually be burned. “Rebut ritual” will be held in every temples in Bangka is- land, so if you wanna come and join, feel free to do so. Lion Dance is also performed after the statue has been burned as the closing of the rit- ual. The most visited temple in Bangka dur- ing this ritual is Tai Pak Kung temple, in Merawang Vil- lage, about 13km from Sungailiat. Source: Bangkabelitung123
  38. 38. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu Some travelers jam two weeks’ worth of gear in their bags for a long weekend. Others pack a bit too lightly and forget important things like medicine or passports. Savvy travelers strike the perfect balance and bring just what they need—with a little help from our list of road-tested packing tips, of course! Taking the first step 36 ****** Packing Methods When packing your clothes, you don’t want to neatly fold them individually as you would in a dresser. If you do, they will crease when compressed. Here are a few alternatives: Rolling Your Clothes Backpackers swear by this method. Rolling works well with pants, skirts and sports shirts. Lay the item face down, fold back the sleeves and then roll from the bottom up. Fold Clothes Together Take two or more garments, for ex- ample trousers, and lay half of one pair on top of the other. Fold the one on the bot- tom over the pair on the top. Then take the other and fold it on the top. This gives each pair some cushion where you’ve folded it so it’s less likely to crease or wrinkle in the folds.
  39. 39. ****** 37 Tips & Tricks you defi- nitely wanna know:  Try to keep all your clothes in the same color family! If you can’t then at least bring one jacket that matches everything.  Bringapairofshoes that are universal! They should match everything.  If your clothes are wrin- kled when you land then hang them in the bathroom when you shower. The steam should help lessen the wrin- kles!  Cut off all the price tags before you leave! You might have not scissors at your des- tination, and sometimes tags are really hard to get off eas- ily.  Lay out all your clothes before you pack so you can make sure you have every- thing!
  40. 40. 38 ****** What To Put in Your Carry-On: Passport Boarding Pass or Electronic Ticket Wallet Student ID / License Cash Summer Reading Glasses Case Camera with Charger iPod with Charger Sunglasses Paper with Pencils/Pens Cards Chap stick Feminine Products Earphone Camera Case
  41. 41. ****** 39 For women travelers out there, tampons are not generally used by the local people, so it could be difficult for you to find one espe- cially when you are going to travel in some remote areas or as the backpackers. It would be the same if you are used to use specific cos- metics or other toiletries. Bring the good sunscreen for your face. You will never find any napkin machines in any toilets in Bangka like in other countries, even for the toilet paper most of the times. Bring bras if you are going to wear the tight tops. Whenever you go out, bring mineral water, a pack of tissue/ Kleenex, hand sanitizer and umbrella if you cannot tolerate the heat..
  42. 42.  You may not pack liquid or gel substances in your carry-on unless they are in individual containers of 3.4 ounces or less enclosed in one clear, quart-size, plastic, zip-top bag per passenger. Any larger containers of liquids and gels must be packed in your checked luggage. For more informa- tion, you can ask Mr.Google about Airport Secu- rity.  Be aware of restrictions on the size and number of bags you may bring onto your flight. Many airlines now charge a fee for every checked bag or have lowered the maximum permitted weight limits for checked luggage. For a clear overview of what the airlines are charging for checked bags these days and how large and heavy your luggage is allowed to be, read Airline Baggage Fees on your airline’s web! 40****** Tips before you fly:
  43. 43.   Do not lock your checked bags except with TSA- approved locks; otherwise, if your bag is selected for random screening, agents will have to break the lock to get inside. Do not over pack your bag. Screeners will have a dif- ficult time closing your luggage if selected for inspec- tion, which will only lead to wrinkles and the potential for lost articles.   Carry all film with you onboard, as screening equipment for checked luggage can damage undeveloped film.  Place any packed belongings you don’t feel comfortable with strangers handling in clear plastic bags. Do not stack books and other documents on top of each other; instead, spread them out throughout your bag. ****** 41 (cont.):
  44. 44. You won’t see a lot of public transportation here in Bangka. Most of the locals have their own vehi- cles. If you wanna look around town, it’s either you’re on tour or spending some money to rent cars or bikes. No need to worry about the price. They’re not too expen- sive. Here let us give you some information about renting ‘em. Moving around 42 ******
  45. 45. Rental Motor Time to go for a ride! Exploring the undiscovered places on your bike and why not? It’s gonna be so cool to feel the wind against your face, to be the king of the road! It’s very cheap and easy to use. Bangka is not like Jakarta, so you don’t need to worry about the traffic! But do prepare your driving license whenever you de- cide to hit the road. And put on your helmet for your own safety. And watch out the speed limit, in shorter words, always be careful whenever you wanna go for a ride. D Trans Motorcycle Rent Location : Jl. Suraiman Arif 3, Pangkal Pinang ****** 43
  46. 46. Public Land Transportation Public transportation is kind of hard to find here. But we do have ‘em. You must remember the colors and where you’re going. If you are not sure, asking is al- ways a great choice to make. Don’t ever hesitate to ask the locals where you can get to your destination. But before you get lost, let us brief you a bit about the col- ors of the public transport and where they’re going. 44 ****** Perum DAMRI Location : Jl. Mentok No. 198, Pangkal Pinang Source: Poskote
  47. 47. Mikrolet Pangkal Pinang *All vehicle far or near fee is rate less than $1 or Rp 3.000 ****** 45 Vehicle Destination Picture Red vehicle (Angkutan Merah) Terminal Induk - Jl. Sudirman - Jl. Yos Sudarso - Pelabuhan Pangkalbalam Light Blue vehicle (Angkutan Biru Muda) Terminal Induk - Jl. Sudir- man - Selindung - Terminal Selindung Yellow vehicle (Angkutan Kuning) Terminal Induk - Seo- kartno Hatta - Bandara - Terminal Girimaya Green vehicle (Angkutan Hijau) Terminal Induk - Jl. Depati Amir - Terminal Keramat Blue vehicle (Angkutan Biru) Terminal Induk - Jl. A. Yani - Jl. Adhiyaksa - Bukit Merapin - Kampung Melayu Tuatunu - Terminal Induk White vehicle (Angkutan Putih) Terminal Induk - Jl. Masjid Jamik - Jl. Solihin GP - Jl. Selan - Terminal Keramat Black vehicle (Angkutan Hitam) Terminal Induk - Jl. Depati Hamzah - Jl. Air Itam - Kompleks Perkantoran Gubernur
  48. 48. Pangkal Pinang Intercity *In US Dollar. $1: Rp. 9,300 46 ****** Name Ve- hicle Intercity Destination Price Time Bus (Pownis) or Colt Pangkal Pinang (PP) to Sun- gailiat (SL) Sungailiat (SL) to Pangkal Pi- nang (PP) Rp 6.500 Or 70 cent Daily 06.00 - 18.00 05.00 - 18.00 Bus Pangkal Pinang (PP) to Belinyu Belinyu to Pangkal Pinang (PP) Rp 18.000 Or $2 Daily 07.00 - 13.00 04.30 - 15.00 Bus Pangkal Pinang (PP) to Men- tok Mentok to Pangkal Pinang (PP) Rp 26.000 Or $2,75 Daily Bus Pangkal Pinang (PP) to Jebus Jebus to Pangkal Pinang Rp 22.000 Or $2.3 Daily Bus Pangkal Pinang (PP) to To- boali Toboali to Pangkal Pinang (PP) Rp 25.000 Or $2,7 Daily Bus or Colt Pangkal Pinang (PP) to Koba Koba to Pangkal Pinang (PP) Rp 12.000 Or $1,3 Daily
  49. 49. Here are a few list of accommodation in cities of Bangka: Pangkal Pinang Places to stay ****** 47 Grand Sabrina Jl. Diponegoro No.73 Pangkalpinang Telp. (0717) 422424, 423511, 431300. (Hotel **) Grand Mutiara Jl. Yang Zubaidah Kam- pung Bintang Pangkalpinang Telp.+62 717 436969/424324 (Hotel***) Bumi Asih Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 25 Pangkalpinang Telp. (0717) 437776, 437778, 437784 Fax. (0717) 437775 (Hotel **) Serrata Terrace Hotel Kawasan Wisata Pantai Pasir Padi Pangkalpinang Telp. (0717) 7010166, 4256095, 4256088
  50. 50. Sungailiat 48 ****** Tanjung Pesona Beach Resort & Spa Jl. Pantai Rebo Sungailiat - Bangka Telp. (0717) 435560, 435562. Fax (0717) 435561 Hp. 0812 7123 5999 (Hotel ***) Istana Pool Villas & Spa Kawasan Wisata Terpadu Pantai Parai Tenggiri Sungailiat - Bangka Telp. +62 717 92888 (Pool Villa) Parai Beach Resort & Spa Kawasan Wisata Pantai Parai Tenggiri Sungailiat - Bangka Telp. (0717) 94888. NOVILLA BOUTIQUE RE- SORT Jl. Laut RT 2 Sungailiat Sungailiat - Bangka Telp. +62 (717) 92535 Fax. +62 (717) 95785
  51. 51. Belinyu Muntok Sam Pesaren & Resort Pesaren Belinyu, Bangka Belinyu - Bangka Reservasi: (021) 55954821 -22 Web. www.sam- (Hotel) Golden Dragon Hotel Jl. Depati Barin Belinyu Bangka Belinyu - Bangka Telp. (0715) 321133, 321766 Fax. (0715) 321128 (Hotel **) Pasadena Hotel dan Res- taurant Jl. Komplek Pemkab Bangka Barat Pal 4 Muntok - Bangka Barat Telp. (0716) 7002123, Fax. (0716) 7002111 Hp. 0821 75654040 (Hotel) Berkah Kalian Jl. Tanjung Kalian Muntok - Bangka Barat (Hotel) (Bintang 3 ***) ****** 49
  52. 52. Help yourself with a bit of knowing the local language. It’s easy! Localized your tongue 50 ****** 0: khung 1: jit 2: ngi/liong 3; sam 4: si 5: eng 6: liuk 7: chit 8: pat 9: kiu 10: sip 11: sip jit 22; liong sip ngi 100: pak/jit pak 1,000: chiian 4,000: si chiian How are you: Nyong pen Thank you: Sinmung How much: Berape What: ape Sorry: minta ampun Help: Tulung Ku You: Ka
  53. 53. References: belitung/wisata-bangka-belitung/ritual-sembahyang- rebut-tionghoa-bangka/attachment/sembahyangrebut/ rebut.html pangkalpinang/733-ribuan-warga-gelar-ritual-cheng- beng budaya-di-festival.html -kembangkan-situs-kota-kapur/ maras/ ****** 51
  54. 54. AUTHOR We are students of Binus University, wanting to introduce the uniqueness of Bangka Island to all travelers in the world. We believe there is always something to discover and making this e-book is the first step to reach our goal. Michelle Chandradinata*Jan, 14th 1990*Traveling & Reading Shinta Budiman Tan*Jul, 15th 1990*Traveling & Reading Erlinda*Jun, 8th 1989*Cooking & Traveling Sumiaty (Nana Chen)*May, 31st 1987*Traveling & Cooking Brenda Regina Hansen*Dec, 13th 1989*Traveling & Reading
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