February 9, 2021, 01.52 AM

As a province renowned for its beaches, age-old granite formations, and setting for the Indonesian novel Laskar Pelangi [Rainbow Warriors] and hit 2008 film of the same name, Bangka Beitung is known as a hidden Indonesian gem better known to Indonesian travelers. 

Once accepted, Belitong Geopark will be one of UNESCO's Global Geoparks Network or GGN. Founded in 2004, GGN has 147 sites in 41 countries, including five out of 15 Indonesian national geoparks.

The network is designed to promote the world's geological heritage and encourage sustainable development in national parks.

(Writer: Heru Dahnur | Editor Aprillia Ika)

Source: https://regional.kompas.com/read/2021/02/08/11360681/geopark-belitung-raih-skor-tertinggi-diprediksi-segera-diakui-unesco 

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