Kain Cual (‘Cual’ Fabric)
Kain Cual is a woven fabric that has colorful motives of animals or plants. Reputedly, the cloth is originated from Mentok and was used by noblemen originating from there. This is why locals call it ‘cual Mentok’.
As time goes by, Kain Cual has become apart of traditional clothes of most people in Bangka. Cual cloth has silk as its main fabric. It is traditionally woven made, with one strand yard of 18 rust gold for 1 kilogram fabric. Nowadays, a cheaper ‘Cual Mentok’ fabric is available, though with different quality of silk and gold thread.
Famous for its tin, the island of Bangka is also known for its tin related products, like tin daily things: ashtrays, pots, ship models, etc.
Akar Bahar/’Bahar Root'
Akar Bahar is a kind of coral that can be found in seabed. The craftsmen usually shape the root and combine it with gold into variant jewelry, such as necklace, bracelets, earrings, etc.
List of places to buy souvenirs or traditional food and snacks from the region:
|Location||:||Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Pangkalpinang|
|Telephone||:||+62 717 422581|
|How to get there||:||take a red angkot from Ramayana market and get off in front of the shop. Fare: Rp. 3,000|
|Nearby attractions||:||Lapangan Merdeka.|
Here at Terasi Sahroni, visitor will also see a demonstration of making “terasi” or shrimp paste (fermented ground shrimp).
|Location||:||Jl. Diponegoro No. 1, Toboali (nearby Toboali market)|
|Telephone||:||+62 819 95329794 (Mr. Sahroni)|
|Price range||:||starting from Rp. 5,000 to Rp. 20,000.|
M. Arief Workshop
The workshop sells various kinds of souvenirs made of akar bahar.
|Location||:||Jl. Raya Peltim No. 63, Muntok, West Bangka|
|Telephone||:||+62 716 21397, +62 813 67736096|
|Remarks||:||they also sell their products in Depati Amir airport’s boarding lounge, but at higher prices.|
Kain Cual Ishadi Shop
You will find here at Toko Kain Cual Ishadi, the Cual fabrics in various motives (prices start from around Rp. 150,000/two meters), t-shirts, woman bags and shoes etc.
|Location||:||Jl. Jend. A. Yani No. 46, Pangkalpinang|
|Telephone||:||+62 717 431206, +62 812 7174206|
|Fax||:||+62 717 423409|
Pasar Pagi (Morning Market)
Pasar Pagi is often visited by locals for their daily shopping. Among the popular shops: Toko Kue Atet, selling traditional snacks or biscuits, such as panada, pempek, bolu kukus (steamed cake), kue lapis, etc and drink like tew su fui (soy milk).
|Location||:||Jl. Pasar Pagi|
|Operating hours||:||daily, 5am to 11pm|
|Remarks||:||English is limitedly spoken by sellers.|
Lopet Biscuit Shop
Toko Kue Lopet is specializing in local snacks such as Jongkong Kue Sekentut (mixture of coconut, flour, sago, sugar, steam cooked and wrapped in banana leaves), Kue Yet-yet (made of sago, flour, coconut, brown sugar, steamed cooked), etc.
|Location||:||Gg. Mantri Urip (Jl. Jend. Sudirman)|
|Operating hours||:||daily, 6am-about 11am|
|How to get there||:||take a red angkot from Ramayana market and get off at the shop.|
LCK Shop is a famous shop for souvenirs or local snacks like Kemplang (crackers with ingredients of fish and tapioca flour), Getas (snacks that are round and oval shaped, made by mackerel fish and tapioca flour), etc.
|Location||:||Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 30, Pangkalpinang|
|Telephone||:||+62 717 424163|
|Operating hours||:||daily, 7:30am-7pm. Closed on public holidays.|
Bangka Belitung Souvenir Center
Bangka Belitung Souvenir Center is a place where visitors will find numerous shops for local souvenirs.
|Location||:||Jl. MS. Rachman, next to RSUD Depati Hamzah|
|How to get there||:||take a yellow angkot from Ramayana market and get off at the front of the place. Fare: Rp. 3,000.|
|Location||:||Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 25, Pangkalpinang|
|Telephone||:||+62 717 421823|
|Operating hours||:||daily, 9am-10pm|
|Remarks||:||cash payment only.|
Pasar Mambo is a traditional market that is usually visited by local residents. It is known for its traditional food.