Through the port of Muntok, natural products especially Bangka famous white pepper transported with Dutch ships to the port of Europe. Through the port of Muntok also Tin were excavated from Bangka island sent to the colonial. until now Muntok former glory -and the greatness of the Dutch colonists- still visible in the city which is now established as the capital of the Kabupaten Bangka Barat. Hundreds of old buildings with easily found across the city.
Pesanggrahan Menumbing dan Wisma Ranggam Two of the hundreds of old buildings are still standing even has a very high historical value for this country. The second building was once used as a residence when the founders of this country by the Dutch government in exile in 1949. One of the old buildings are still sturdy is Tanjung Kelian Lighthouse, built in 1862.
From the top of the building, visitors can see Muntok city and surrounding areas. But unfortunately, local residents and other areas on the Bangka island just enjoyed the potential tourism of Muntok. Local tourists are generally well just enjoy the Tanjung Kelian beach with the Lighthouse, and Menumbing Hill.
One major obstacle is the difficulty of transportation in the area. To be able to Menumbing, transportation can be used only by car or motorbike rental is relatively expensive at a cost of 50 thousand rupiah to 75 thousand rupiah each way. While the car rental charge 250 thousand rupiah. The high cost due to the severe terrain that must be passed if you want to Menumbing. Ramp is only two meters wide is the reason the high tariffs. not to mention the way to Menumbing which must go through the virgin forest as far as 5 kilometers.
In the hills with a height of about 800 meters from the sea level, visitors can see the room where Bung Karno and Bung Hatta as well as one of the cars that they wear when exile. Muntok
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