The island of Bangka can be interpreted as “the old island.” When referring to the mineral sources, this island is very rich with Mineral of Tin.
Bangka was ceded to Britain by the sultan of Palembang in 1812, but in 1814 it was exchanged with the Dutch for Cochin in India. The island was occupied by the Japanese from February 1942 to August 1945.
Bangka is an exotic island; it has so many destinations which most of all are majoring on marine tourism objects. It has many beautiful beaches that settled to spoil the tourists, such as Parai Tenggiri beach, Matras beach, Tanjung Pesona beach, Tikus beach, Tanjung Kalian beach, Tanjung Ular beach, Pasir Kuning beach, Tanjung Labu beach, Gunung Namak beach, Tanjung Kerasak beach, Batu Ampar beach, and many more.
BANGKA ISLAND, SUMATERA