In ancient times, on the island of Belitung there were indeed several ruling kingdoms. One such kingdom is the Kingdom of Badau. Although currently the Kingdom of Badau has collapsed, but some of the remnants we can still find until now in a museum called the Badau Museum.
The entrance fee to the Badau Museum is very cheap at only Rp. 2,000 / person. This rate itself will be used by the manager for the maintenance costs of the Museum. Because in this museum there is a sacred heirloom then you must maintain your attitude and behavior. If you come and find the museum closed, then you can call a caretaker to open the museum door.
Besides being taken from the name of the kingdom, the name Badau in this museum is due to its location in the District of Badau, Tanjung Pandan. Determination of the Badau Museum for the public or the general public itself was formalized in 1982. Initiated by the local Regional Government, the Badau Museum was built and established with the aim that some of the Badau Kingdom's legacies and stories will be preserved and preserved. The key guardian of the Badau Museum itself is currently a royal descendent of the 10th grandson of King Badau named Ki Johar Juki. Located in the front yard of the museum, we will find a statue of the royal army of Badau carrying a spear. This statue itself is a symbol of the triumph of the Kingdom of Badau troops who are able to master several regions around Belitung.
Some Badau Kingdom heritage collections that can be found in the Badau Museum are gong, dried, sword, agarwood, kelinang, tray, dalong pot, jug and others. Some of the weapons here are said to have been used to fight the invaders. One of the most interesting collections at the Badau Museum is a pair of proud spears from the Badau community called Tambu Berambu or Berlek 13. This spear is very special because it was made by Daloeng Muyang Gresik who was the first king of Badau and also a student of Sunan Gresik. This pair of sticks according to the caretaker is male and female and cannot be separated. Once the two spears were separated. But strangely, in a short time one of the spears returned to the Badau Museum and returned in pairs. The spear in the Badau Museum is stored in a cupboard and given perfume which is believed to be the food.
As for facilities at the Badau Museum, this is already good. In addition to public facilities and pre-facilities such as toilets and parking areas, you can also find places to eat or food stalls, mosques and markets in the area outside the museum.
This Badau Musuem is located on Jl. Abdul Rahman No.1, Badau Village, Badau District, Belitung. Access to the museum is very easy. This is because Badau Musuem is not far from the Tanjung Pandan and East Belitung highways. From the City of Tanjung Pandan itself the Badau Museum can be reached in about 20 minutes. Meanwhile from HAS Hanandjoeddin Airport, you can reach the location of the Badau Museum in only about 12 minutes.