The old town of Muntok is located in the western region of Bangka Island, and becomes the capital of West Bangka Regency, and it also a historical rich town in case of the legacies of European, Chinese, and Malay cultures.

Muntok or Mentok was once an important harbor town, where through this harbor, there were top commodities of Bangka-Belitung including pepper and tin hauled to Dutch merchant ships before they found their way to the major cities in Europe. At early begin, the Dutch made this city as government significant role. Hence, no wonder that you will find the town filled with large number of Dutch heritage buildings that still stand tall and strong today as the witness to a golden bygone era. Besides Dutch legacies, the town is also decorated with Chinese and Malay architecture. The very existence of these unique buildings divides the city into three major clusters, which is the old European town, The Chinatown, and the Malay Town.

For Indonesia, Muntok is also played an important role in the national history, where there are two historical building within Muntok: Pesanggrahan Menumbing and Wisma Ranggam that were once used as an exile homes for the first President and Vice President of Indonesia Soekarno and Mohammad Hatta between 1948-1949.

How to get there :
The town of Muntok is situated about 140Km from Pangkalpinang , capital of Bangka Belitung Province, on the island of Bangka, or an approximate 3 hours’ drive. You can reach this town by public bus, or special transportation (travel mini buses) talomg the Pangkalpinang-Muntok route. If you prefer ease and convenience you can rent a car from Pangkalpinang.

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
Interesting Links
Indonesia Map HD