Some things you can do on Mendanau Island include:
The charm of the islands in the Bangka-Belitung Islands is truly alluring and enchanting. One of the big islands that you can visit in Belitung Regency is Mendanau Island. With an area of 12,097.18 hectares, of course your holiday activities on Mendanau Island will be more satisfying and impressive.
There is no fee you need to pay to enter and explore Mendanau Island. For a maximum holiday on Mendanau Island, it is recommended to come in February. This is because in February there are durian trees that are bearing a lot of fruit. Mendanau Island is indeed a place that produces durian which tastes sweet and fragrant and is not large in size. During the harvest this February, you can get this durian at a cheap price, namely IDR 1,000 per seed.
Located in Selat Nasik District, Belitung Regency, Bangka Belitung Islands Province, Mendanau Island has territorial boundaries with Batu Wall Island to the north. Meanwhile, to the east, Mendanau Island borders Sebongkok Island. Meanwhile, to the south, this island borders Naduk Island. And on the western border, Mendanau Island borders the Gaspar Strait. Mendanau Island itself consists of three villages, namely Selat Nasik Village as the sub-district capital, Suak Gual Village and Petaling Village. The atmosphere on Mendanau Island is very calm and comfortable. Even motorized vehicles are very rare here.
The population on Mendanau Island is around 2,335 people. Meanwhile, the potential natural resources on Mendanau Island include mangrove forests, coral reefs and seagrass. Meanwhile, the local economy can be seen in the cultivation of pepper, harvesting and peaches. We can find mangroves on this island almost all around the island, which have different thicknesses and densities. Apart from the natural potential, here you can also find floating net cages (KJA) made by local residents and programmed by the local government. The fish that can be found in the Mendanau Island KJA are predominantly grouper types.
The facilities on Mendanau Island are also quite good. This is because here is a location inhabited by thousands of residents. Therefore, facilities and infrastructure such as places of worship, food stalls and accommodation can be found.
Because this is an island, you can reach it by using a passenger ship or fishing boat. From the Tanjung Pandan Fishing Harbor itself, the journey by ship or boat can take around 2 hours. The fare for crossing from Tanjung Pandang Fishing Harbor is IDR 20,000/person. Apart from the Tanjung Pandan Fishing Harbor, you can also depart from Pengungangan, which has a faster travel time of approximately 30 minutes. But to get to Pengangan you have to travel from Tanjung Pandang which takes a relatively long time, namely 30 minutes.