Bangka Culture

Cheng Beng

One tradition that is able to attract many tourists from abroad is the Cheng Beng tradition. This tradition is also known as the grave prayer. This tradition, which is held every April 5, is able to protect Chinese descendants from within and outside the country.

Usually, pilgrims carry out the Cheng Beng prayer ritual in Pangkalpinang City which is the oldest and largest tomb in Southeast Asia. They came to the tomb with offerings such as Sam-sang, Sam kuo, and Chai coi.


Peh Cun

This Peh Cun tradition was held to cancel the Couw Dynasty 340 BC. This tradition is usually held along the coast in the Bangka Belitung Islands. There are 2 rituals in this tradition, namely throwing Nyuk Cun symbolically into the sea and bathing in sea water in the hot sun.

This tradition is able to become one of the mainstays of the local government to attract tourists, both from within and outside the country. This Peh Cun tradition is commemorated on the 5th day of the 5th month on the Chinese calendar.


Ketupat War

One of the traditions of Babylon that is no less interesting and interesting is the war of diamonds or Ruah Tempilang. This tradition is held every entry into the Islamic New Year or 1 Muharram. locals would flock to the beach.

When the cannon was lit, the residents threw diamonds at everyone they met. You can see this tradition in the villages around Tempilang Beach, West Bangka.