On 1983, when the first solar eclipse occurred, some society believed that solar eclipse is related to the Batara Kala (a creature from Indonesia myths), some of them even running to hide in the forest, while the other stayed at home. Learning from the past, the government and society is now preparing for the upcoming solar eclipse, the local traditional dance and another traditional activities also take a part to extent the excitement for this event which would be held on 5 - 9 March 2016, especially in Belitung.
Events in Bangka Belitung would be about sports, fun and education. If you are looking for a Batik Calligraphy competition and Batik Painting, consider this place as your location. Not only about culture, but also sports is going to be held in here! Belitung Lantern Run and Colossal dance is one of them. For movie lovers, you will be entertain as well with the movie showcase and many more.
Arumdalu as the eco luxury resort in Belitung also line up for this event by introducing their one and only special menu for this solar eclipse using the local ingredients. Stay tune as we will reveal our menu soon! :)