Tanjung Pandan is a city region in the Belitung Island in Sumatera, Indonesia. Tanjung Pandan is famous of the nature tourism and the beautiful white sand beaches. Besides famous as the tourism attraction, it is also famous as the mining area especially the tin mining, which is the main source of this city. Besides tin, Tanjung Pandan is also rich of quartz sand, kaolin, and granite. The rich nature source of Tanjung Pandan makes this city is rich of natural wealth. Besides of the natural wealth Tanjung Pandan is famous by the nautical wealth, people of Tanjung Pandan mostly have profession as mining worker and fishermen. Nautical wealth is the main source of living by most Tanjung Pandan people.
Tanjung Pandan in the past was ruled by many kingdoms, and Tanjung Pandan was the territory of Sriwijaya Kingdom. In the past, 1812, Tanjung Pandan along with Bengkulu were the territory of Great Britain, until the coming of Dutch colony in Indonesia, those islands were traded by Dutch, but it was seized by Indonesia in the independence period, with the victory in Indonesian.
Tanjung Pandan is located in Belitung Island, and Tanjung Pandan is still in the same location of Melayu ethnic, that is why the Melayu ethnic culture is very rich in Tanjung Pandan. The most famous traditional ceremony in Tanjung Pandan is “pesta Lebaran” it is a party to celebrate the holy day in Muslim day. This ceremony is participated by the most Tanjung Pandan people, since they are mostly Muslims. Besides the culture, you can also visit the interesting places in Tanjung Pandan. Tanjung Pandan is known as the beautiful beaches, beaches inTanjung Pandan is white sand beaches. There are Tanjung Tinggi beach. This beach has the clear sea water and white sand of course. This beach is famous for the clear and clean sea water and beach, besides there are many resorts for taking rest and you can swim all day long in there because it is shark free beach. This beach is a perfect for you who want to have a peaceful and quiet holiday.
In Tanjung Pandan there is a airport, that is Buluh Tumbang airport or H.A.S Hanandjoeddin airport, the location is not far from the downtown, since the airport is located in the Tanjung Pandan city and because of the popularity of Tanjung Pandan as the tourist destination, there are many transportation now provided by many travel companies and transportation companies like cabs, buses, or rented cars.