Related to my previous post……..
19 November 2017. After breakfast in the hotel, we took some photos for a while at the back side of the hotel (near the beach).
at the back side of Bahamas Hotel
Afterwards, we headed to Belitung Traditional House / Rumah Adat Belitung (on Jl. Gajah Mada / Jl. Ahmad Yani, Lesung Batang, Tj. Pandan, Belitung), right next to the office of the Regent of Belitung. Such traditional house is also called Rumah Gede (Big House) or Rumah Panggong (Stilt House).
Belitung Traditional House is a cultural museum. Thus, in main hall of the house, we can find Belitung’s traditional costume, traditional wedding outfit (kancing lima), wedding room, traditional food, musical instrument, cooking tools such as lisung (a tools for pounding paddy), traditional farming equipment, and some photos which illustrate culture of Belitung.
There are colorful umbrellas in front of the house, people call it ‘kembang goyang‘, as the welcome sign. After climbing the stairs (staircases in Belitung traditional house must have an odd number of steps), we cand find a broad patio. Then, we can step into the main hall, which is used for family bonding activities, for instance : relaxing, socializing, and mengaji (recite the holy Qur’an). There is no physical barrier inside the main hall, hence it looks so spacious.
traditional costume and traditional food of Belitung
‘the bride and the groom’ wear traditional wedding outfit of Belitung (kancing lima) in front of the traditional wedding bed
Next, we stepped into loss. It is a barrier between main hall and kitchen. And the last but not the least is kitchen, which is used for cooking and food preparation. Belitung Traditional House is a wooden house made from ironwood, which have a reputation for hardness, therefore it will be durable insyaAllah. Such traditional house was built by the government, so that the younger generation can take a look at the house which is hard to be found nowadays. Belitung Traditional House was inaugurated in 2009.
lisung (a tools for pounding paddy) and traditional farming equipment
traditional musical instrument of Belitung
Our second destination was the astonishing Kaolin Lake / Danau Kaolin (on Perawas, Tanjung Pandan, Belitung). Kaolin is a rock which is rich in kaolinite. It is mined for their commercial value, for instance : ceramics, paper, toothpaste, cosmetics, etc. As the result of excessive exploitation of kaolin, occured the marvelous Kaolin Lake. Since it is not intended for tourism, there is no tourist facility there.
Next, we headed to Galeri KUMKM Belitung (on Jl. Sriwijaya, Tj. Pandan, Belitung) to buy some souvenirs. This gallery sell various kinds of keripik and kerupuk (deep fried crackers made from starch and other ingredients) made from seafood, also tees, keychain, postcard, magnet, goodie bag, etc, which are made by locals.
Our last destination for today is Warung Sunset Akaula (on Jl. Patimura, Tj. Pendam, Tj. Pandan, Belitung). We had lunch there. Seaview at noon from the restaurant is very beautiful, compared to our visit last night. But, since it is an outdoor area, I felt so hot at the lunch time~
Warung Sunset Akaula at lunch time
Then, we headed to H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin International Airport and returned to Jakarta. xoxo