Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung
Tentukan Pilihanmu
0 hari menuju
Pemilu 2024
October 29, 2020, 08.33 PM – The idyllic island of Belitung in eastern Sumatra transformed itself from a mining area to a picturesque tourist destination in Indonesia.

While its transformation was not easy, it has paid off for residents of the island.

This year, Geopark Belitung on the island of Bangka Belitung was nominated for the UNESCO Global Geopark 2020 spot though it did not obtain the status.

The island is surrounded by 17 geoparks with its own charm and attractive value.

Read also: Indonesia’s Toba Caldera Recognized as UNESCO Global Geopark

Belitung’s Juru Sebrang geo-site was once the site of a tin mining area while the magnificent Batu Baginda boasts thick, luscious forest surroundings.

Belitung’s many natural attractions have become increasingly sought-after by domestic and international tourists eager to explore other tourist destinations in Indonesia.

This tourism-driven approach on the island has also boosted the local economy even though locals were hesitant at first prior to partaking in the area’s transformation.

“When we started, many of the locals were not able to see that tourism was their path to a new economy. The transformation has been relatively successful. Some residents started as miners or granite collectors, but are now business players in Indonesia’s tourism sector,” said Deputy Regent of Belitung Isyak Meirobie.

Read also: Bali's Award-Winning Penglipuran Village Reopens; Hopes up for Economic Recovery

Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung

Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung
Comment wisely and responsibly. Comments are entirely the responsibility of the commentator as regulated in the ITE Law
Thank You! We have received your report. We will remove comments that conflict with the Community Guidelines and the ITE Law.

More Headlines

Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung
Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung
Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung
Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung
Close Ads
Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung