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Tanjung Pandan to welcome more Singaporeans in December


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Jakarta  /  Wed, November 29, 2017  /  04:28 pm
Tanjung Pandan to welcome more Singaporeans in December

Kaolin Mining Lake is available in two locations: Nibung Village in South Bangka and Tanjung Pandan town in Belitung. (Shutterstock/File)

Tanjung Pandan in Bangka Belitung is set to welcome more tourists coming from Singapore following plans by Sriwijaya Air Group to launch a new charter flight route between Singapore and Tanjung Pandan in the near future.

“We want to create Belitung as a favorite destination among foreign tourists. Belitung is included in the [ministry’s] to 10 Priority Destinations list,” explained Tourism Ministry's special staff for infrastructure, Judi Rifajantoro.

“Plenty of Singaporeans have relatives from Belitung,” he added.

This new route comes after the opening of Silangit – Singapore route.

The new service is said to serve three flights per week from Dec. 15 to Jan. 5.

Sriwijaya Air Group’s NAM Air commercial director Franky Gan said that for flights between Dec. 15-22 the return ticket is sold at S$125 (US$91.58) and $101 for a one-way trip.

“From Dec. 24 to Jan. 5, the return ticket is priced at $150 and $111 for a one-way trip,” told Franky.

Belitung Regent Sahani said that Belitung is ready to welcome tourists from Singapore and it has invested Rp 1.1 billion from provincial administration-owned enterprises (BUMD) to the charter flight program. (kes)

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