For those of you who want to take a vacation to a place that presents a lot of things, then the Batu Mentas Tourism Park destination will be the right choice. This is because in Batu Mentas you will be able to do many activities and activities that are fun and exciting.
The entrance fee to Batu Mentas is IDR 10,000 / person. For the best and right time to visit Batu Mentas Nature Park is between July-September which is summer. This is because if there is no rain then your activities here will be able to be done more freely.
Before becoming a tourist attraction, Batu Mentas was a protected forest area at the foot of Mount Sharp. Because it has a lot of charm and potential, then in March 2012 the inauguration and lauching of Batu Mentas Nature Tourism and Sanctuary Tarsius by the KPLB (Belitung Environmental Care Group) with the GEF (Global Environment Program).
Mentas stone does have a lot of potential. In fact, because of its many potentials, Batu Mentas is widely referred to as an integrated tourism destination. Some of Batu Mentas potentials are protected forests, rich flora and fauna, beautiful rivers and also support for some outbound activities. There is one interesting fauna that we can find in Batu Mentas, the Tarsius Bancanus Saltator. Rare fauna in this world you can see in the wild or also being bred.
In addition to the protection of Tarsiers, in this Mentas Stone you can also find other endangered fauna such as the Siaw, the Deer, the Squirrel Alaras and the Horn. Meanwhile for the protected flora here are Pelawan, Nibong Palay, Sisilan, Rukam, Simpor Laki and others. Another feature in Batu Mentas is the clear river and surrounded by granite. In this river you can swim with matchless freshness.
Besides swimming, you can also do white water rafting on the Batu Mentas river. Community life in the Batu Mentas area is increasingly making a vacation here more memorable. This is because the waraga here has a lot of local wisdom and also interesting rattan weaving craft expertise.
Existing facilities at Taman Wisata Batu Mentas Nature are quite good. This can be seen from several facilities and pre-facilities such as gazebo, Ruma Makan De Bang Utan restaurant, outbound areas such as flying fox and spider webs and also tree house accommodation.
Batu Mentas Nature Tourism Park is located in the Village Kelekak Datuk, Badau District, West Belitung, Bangka Belitung Islands Province. Access to Batu Mentas Nature Park is relatively poor. This is because there are some roads that are not paved with red earth characteristics. The journey needed to get to Batu Mentas from Tanjung Pandan City is around 30 minutes. While from HAS Hanandjoeddin Airport, Batu Mentas Nature Tourism Park can be reached in less than 22 minutes.