Bangka Island is the ninth largest island in Indonesia. Belitung Island, which is the twin of Bangka Island, was already famous, thanks to Andrea Hirata’s best-selling novel entitled Laskar Pelangi.
The combination of the two islands forms a province; namely Bangka Belitung Province which has been established in 2000, with Pangkal Pinang as its capital.
Bangka Island also has many spectacular beach destinations. Massive granite rocks have become an amazing feature of the beaches on this island. The beach that is still natural and away from the crowd is also suitable as a place to relieve your fatigue and stress.
Apart from its beaches, Bangka Island also has Kaolin Aek Biru Lake. This lake is a former tin mining excavated lake that has a very beautiful and exotic blue color.
Kaolin Aek Biru Lake is a lake created by excavating tin mines. After the lead content runs out, this lake also reflects the color of a very beautiful blue sky. Apart from the blue lake, there is also a green lake which adds to the appeal of this Kaolin Aek Biru Lake.
Known as the Blue Lake, it is located in Air Bara Village, Koba. This tourist attraction has sky blue water. When the weather is clear, the beauty is even more amazing. Neither the sky nor the lake water seemed to be united and indistinguishable.
Although quite popular on social media, this tourist attraction in Bangka is not yet equipped with adequate facilities.
How to get there?
Getting to this lake is quite easy.
From the airport, you only need one hour away by a four-wheeled vehicle. Indeed, at some points, there are steep roads, but you will have no trouble finding this sparkling blue water.
Moreover, the location is also close to residential areas.
So, have a vacation to Bangka is not just visiting its exotic beaches, right?
Kaolin Aek Biru Lake can also be a recommendation. Don’t forget to taste the city’s specialties like Ayong ice.