Pice Dam is not just an ordinary dam. Because this Pice Dam is a historical relic from the Netherlands. So visiting this Pice Dam will not only make us see the architecture, but here we can also learn the history of the founding of the Pice Dam.
There is no tariff you need to pay to enter and enjoy this Pice Dam tour. You are only required to maintain cleanliness and sustainability around the dam. Be careful when exploring dams, don't slip and fall into the river.
As mentioned above that this Pice Dam has existed since the Dutch era. The construction of the Pice Dam itself took place from 1934 - 1936. The architect at that time was a Dutchman named Sir Vance. From this architect's name, the name P Ben Pice emerged after many people had difficulty spelling their architectural names well. Another version states that the name Pice Dam appears to be Chinese where Pice or Phice has a meaning associated with dam which means floodgates. With this long history, of course you can make Pice Dam an attractive tourist destination when you go on vacation to Belitung Island, especially East Belitung. Especially after the Pice Dam was renovated in 2015 increasingly made this dam interesting to visit as a tourist spot and photography spot.
With a length of about 79 meters and a flood gate totaling 16, the Pice Dam was used to regulate the amount of water discharge in the Lenggang River which would later facilitate the work system of dredgers to explore tin mines around this area. But after PT. The tin in Belitung is bankrupt, so the Pice Dam is used for irrigation purposes for the surrounding land and agricultural land. Aside from being a means of irrigation, the Pice Dam also serves as a connecting bridge to Cangguh Village. The most crowded atmosphere at this dam is usually there in the afternoon. In the afternoon there are indeed many people who do fishing or just relax and unwind at this Pice Dam.
Facilities in the tourist area of Pice Dam are fairly good. This is because there was a renovation by the Local Government in 2015. Some of the facilities available here are a large parking area, umbrella-covered seating and also a place to eat and drink around the dam.
The Pice Dam itself is located in the area of Lenggang Village, Gantung District, East Belitung Regency, Bangka-Belitung Islands Province. The location is very close to the Andrea Hirata Kata Museum and the Muhammadiyah Laskar Pelangi Elementary School Replica. For you who depart from Manggar City then you need about 30 minutes. While from H.A.S. Airport Hanandjoeddin, Pice Dam can be reached in about 1 hour. To access the road to the Dam Pice is fairly good. You can come here by two-wheeled or four-wheeled vehicles.