Indonesian Heritage Society's Gerda Kassing shares her visit to Museum Kata Andrea Hirata and how it became another gem of the beautiful Bangka Belitung.
In Belitung, the harvest celebration known as Maras Taun carries out four elements of cultural attractions: traditional dance, games, martial art, and a ritual.
The tents were designed, crafted, and built carefully by the local carpenter with local surround wood and natural elements.
Bangka and Belitung, often referred to collectively with the hyphenated moniker, are part of a group of islands which lie northeast of South Sumatra province.
While the pristine beaches might be the main draw to the island, a repository of art from the region has culture enthusiasts talking.
Stephanie Brookes and David Metcalf traveled to Belitung to discover the beauty of the island by exploring beaches and its renowned boulders.