Pangkal Pinang is the name of a city in the Province of Bangka Belitung Island. The famous city for its tin runs the role of the provincial capital, as well as the center of business, commerce and industry in Bangka Belitung.
Having a land area of 105 km2, Pangkal Pinang is a home for Malay and Chinese ethnic groups. The Chinese ethnic here is Hakka people who come from Guangzhou. Some other immigrant tribes who also inhabit Pangkal Pinang are Palembang, Batak, Madura, Minang, Sunda, Manado, Bugis, Ambon, Flores, and Java.
To support the movement of people in and out of Pangkal Pinang, Depati Amir Airport serves flights from several major cities, namely Jakarta, Palembang, Batam and Tanjung Pandan. Flight tickets to Pangkal Pinang are available from popular airlines such as Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, Wings Air, and Sky Aviation.
With an airline ticket to Pangkal Pinang, anyone can visit the most popular destinations and enjoy the following excitement:
Location: Jalan Ahmad Yani nomor 179, Batin Tikal, Taman Sari.
Bangka Island is the largest tin producing area in the country. Therefore, the city has the only tin museum in Southeast Asia. Anyone who pay a visit to Pangkal Pinang must visit here and witness the history of the tin industry in Bangka Belitung and the world. Visitors can find various forms of tin mining equipment clearly explained here.
Location: Ketapang, Pangkal Balam.
The bridge that is not far from the airport is a new icon of Pangkal Pinang tourism. This 700-meter bridge stretches over the sea connects Pangkal Pinang with Air Anyir Village, Merawang. The scenery in this place looks most amazing when the sun sets. In addition, anyone who stands on the bridge can enjoy the views of Pasir Padi Beach perfectly.
Location: Jalan Raya Pasir Padi - Kelurahan Temberan, Kecamatan Bukit Intan, Air Itam.
This place was once a tin mining and critical peatland area is now developing into an agro-tourism area that suitable for educational holidays with your little ones. Various interesting activities here can teach people to understand the process of maintaining horticulture plants, processing manure, and producing cow's milk.
Culinary in Pangkal Pinang offers a very strong taste, especially in sour, salty, and spicy flavors. Some places that people always visit to when they want to taste the speciality are:
Location: Jalan Abdullah Addari nomor 132, Bangun, Taman Sari.
Open every Monday - Saturday, 09:00 - 21:00 WIB.
The food stall invites visitors to enjoy traditional food in a very simple and market atmosphere. The taste of the food here is very authentic even though the owner is not a native of Pangkal Pinang. The excellent menu that is always invaded by visitors is Lempah Kuning, Sayur Asep, various seafood dishes, and a variety of Bangka-based Pempek.
Location: Jalan Raya Pantai Pasir Padi, Kelurahan Temberan, Kecamatan Bukit Intan, Air Itam.
Open every day, 10:00 - 00:00 WIB.
Another very popular place for tasting Lempah Kuning fish is in this unique restaurant. The difference is that the atmosphere at Aroma Laut feels fresher because of the location which is really close to the coast of Pasir Padi. This place looks unique with a restaurant design shaped like a stranded wooden ship. Besides Lempah Kuning, the pleasure of Lempah Darat in Aroma Laut is also delicious.
Location: Jalan Yang Zubaidah nomor 148, Bintang, Rangkui.
Open every Monday - Saturday, 08:00 - 21:00 WIB.
Tahu Kok is a typical Bangka food containing fish meatballs, tofu meatballs, and meatball tofu skin. The food with soybean broth is best when mixed with Bangka speciality chili sauce. Originally, this food contained pork. However, Tahu Kok Yen Yen is the first halal Tahu Kok in Bangka Island. In addition to Tofu, visitors can also taste the pleasures of Mie Ayam Bangka in this place.