Have you ever visited Bangka Island? Bangka Belitung or Bangka Island is a province of Indonesia, which is located on the island of Sumatra. Although not as popular as Bali or Lombok, it has beautiful beaches, white sand, amazing coral reefs, and giant granite rocks. Some of them are rarely visited at all. To experience the untouched splendor of “Island of the Gods” at its best, travel with an experienced local guide, or arrange your own transportation.
Enjoy the white sands of Bembang Beach in West Bangka
Because Bangka-Belitung has many attractive beaches, it’s no wonder that most of the attractions are by the sea. Most people who visit the island go there to swim, sunbathe and enjoy the beautiful scenery. One of the beautiful beaches in West Bangka is Bembang Beach which is located in West Bangka. Bembang Beach is lined with trees along the coast. Every week, especially on Saturdays and Sundays, this beach is filled with young couples and families who want to enjoy the beauty of the beach and feel the cool and clear sea water. The location of Bembang Beach can be reached using two-wheeled or four-wheeled vehicles.
Snap Images on Mount Manumbing
No trip to Belitung Island is complete without visiting Mount Manumbing. Mount Menumbing has a height of 333 meters above sea level. Located on the top of the mountain is a historic house called Wisma Menumbing. The house was used by former Indonesian President, Soekarno, during his exile.
Menumbing House was built during the Dutch colonial period from 1928-1933. In the house there is a note stating that Soekarno was exiled together with Mohammad Hatta, Mr. Ag. Pringgodigdo, Komodor Surya Darma and Mr. Assa’at from 22 December 1948 to 7 July 1949. Mount Menumbing is located in Air Belo Village, Muntok District, West Bangka Regency. The ticket price is IDR 2,500. So, visit Menumbing House and take pictures at Mount Manumbing.