Tue, 30 Nov 2010

Muntok, Bangka Island (ANTARA News) - The administration of Bangka Barat district in Bangka-Belitung (Babel) province is planning to develop Batu Rakit beach into a family tourism area.

"Batu Rakit beach will be developed into a resort for family outings," local Culture and Tourism Office spokesman Khairul Amri said here on Monday.

He said the facilities such as children`s play grounds and small cottages for relaxation on Batu Rakit beach would continue to be improved and upgraded for family outings.

"We will also build accommodations with adequate sanitation at Batu Rakit beach for the comfort of visitors," Khairul said.

He said the 20-hectare white sandy beach is one of the most attractive and favorite recreational spots in Bangka Barat district for family vacations.

"Every day the beach is visited by more than a hundred people and perhaps 10 times that number on holidays," he said.

With its breath-taking panoramic view, Batu Rakit beach has a great potential to be developed into another tourist object, but unluckily it has yet to be supported by adequate facilities.

"We will continue to develop the beach into a leading tourist attraction in Bangka," Khairul said.