Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Bangka Belitung

Bangka Belitung
Bangka Belitung, Indonesia

Tourist Attractions and Beaches in Indonesia
Islands, or Belitong (the local language, named after a type of sea slug), formerly known as Billiton is an island off the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, flanked by the Gaspar Strait and the Strait of Karimata.
The island is famous for its white pepper (Piper sp.) Which in local language called sahang, mining and quarrying type-C as white lead (Stannuum), quartz sand, white clay (kaolin), and granite. As well lately become the natural destination alternatives. The island was formerly owned by the United Kingdom (1812), before finally exchanged the Netherlands, together Bengkulu, with Singapore and New Amsterdam (now part of New York). The main town is Tanjung Pandan. Title Source is divided into two districts, namely District Billiton, capital is Tanjung Pandan, and East Pacific Islands, capital of Manggar.

In most people, especially those living in coastal areas, are very familiar with the rich marine life with the results of marine fish. A variety of processed foods made ​​from fish being populated daily diet. Marine wealth becomes a source of livelihood Billiton. Natural resources are not less important to people's lives Billiton is tin. Tin mining has been started since the time of the Dutch East Indies. Belitung Island residents are mainly ethnic Malay (-spoken dialect Billiton) and the Hokkien and Hakka Chinese descent.