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Belacan

Belacan or Terasi is a Belitong native geoproduct which is a flavoring that is very popular in Indonesia (Mantiri et al, 2012). Belacan producing areas are located along the western and northern coast of Belitong island, especially in Sijuk Village, Sungai Padang Village and Cendil Village (Mengguru). The main raw material for belacan is rebon (Acetes vulgaris). This rebon lives in a coastal area composed of granite rocks from the Tanjungpandan formation. Granite rocks contain nutrients needed by phytoplankton as zooplankton feed. Zooplankton is a food source for rebon.

The next step is the smoothed rebon mixture which is inserted into a bulap for fermentation. There are two stages in belacan fermentation. The first stage is for one week and the second stage is fermented for one month. After going through all these processes belacan is ready to be packaged in a soybean sack made from woven lais leaves.

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Bulin Fruit Handicraft

Bulin or iron wood (Eusideroxylon zwagery) plant grows well in Kalimantan, Sumatra, and the Philippines, including Belitong Island. This plant is found in slopes of old secondary forests with high rainy seasons. Life in shady environments consists of sand soil, sand or pure sand clay, and rainfall levels range from 2,000 – 6,000 mm / year. In Belitong, it can grows below 500m above sea level. This fruit can treat skin for medicine (Irawan, Undated). Aside from being a medicine, bulin fruit is also used as a handicraft to make geoproducts of Belitong Geopark. This work has been created from the local community at Geosite Forest Granite to make replicas of kemidoken (nepenthes sp).

Kemidoken is a typical tropical kerangas forest in Belitong. This kerangas forest is a nutrient-poor forest and grows on the top of a water-resistant soil layer and is difficult to break through the roots of trees. The flora which is characterized by this kerangas forest is a dwarf plant that is able to survive with poor nutrients. The kemidoken is a plant that is useful as a bacterial symbiosis in aneffort to maintain the nitrogen content (Syuharni et al, 2016). Kemidoken is an endemic plant found in the Kerangas Tropical Forest in Belitong which has a very wide distribution in the lowlands of the island of Belitong. Kerangas tropical forest grows in alluvial units which are part of the geological diversity of Belitong Island. This handicraft illustrates the connection between endemic plants which exposes the geological diversity of Belitong made from material that also characterizes biodiversity in Belitong.

Belacan

Belacan or Terasi is a Belitong native geoproduct which is a flavoring that is very popular in Indonesia (Mantiri et al, 2012). Belacan producing areas are located along the western and northern coast of Belitong island, especially in Sijuk Village, Sungai Padang Village and Cendil Village (Mengguru). The main raw material for belacan is rebon (Acetes vulgaris). This rebon lives in a coastal area composed of granite rocks from the Tanjungpandan formation. Granite rocks contain nutrients needed by phytoplankton as zooplankton feed. Zooplankton is a food source for rebon.

The next step is the smoothed rebon mixture which is inserted into a bulap for fermentation. There are two stages in belacan fermentation. The first stage is for one week and the second stage is fermented for one month. After going through all these processes belacan is ready to be packaged in a soybean sack made from woven lais leaves.

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Bulin Fruit Handicraft

Bulin or iron wood (Eusideroxylon zwagery) plant grows well in Kalimantan, Sumatra, and the Philippines, including Belitong Island. This plant is found in slopes of old secondary forests with high rainy seasons. Life in shady environments consists of sand soil, sand or pure sand clay, and rainfall levels range from 2,000 – 6,000 mm / year. In Belitong, it can grows below 500m above sea level. This fruit can treat skin for medicine (Irawan, Undated). Aside from being a medicine, bulin fruit is also used as a handicraft to make geoproducts of Belitong Geopark. This work has been created from the local community at Geosite Forest Granite to make replicas of kemidoken (nepenthes sp).

Kemidoken is a typical tropical kerangas forest in Belitong. This kerangas forest is a nutrient-poor forest and grows on the top of a water-resistant soil layer and is difficult to break through the roots of trees. The flora which is characterized by this kerangas forest is a dwarf plant that is able to survive with poor nutrients. The kemidoken is a plant that is useful as a bacterial symbiosis in aneffort to maintain the nitrogen content (Syuharni et al, 2016). Kemidoken is an endemic plant found in the Kerangas Tropical Forest in Belitong which has a very wide distribution in the lowlands of the island of Belitong. Kerangas tropical forest grows in alluvial units which are part of the geological diversity of Belitong Island. This handicraft illustrates the connection between endemic plants which exposes the geological diversity of Belitong made from material that also characterizes biodiversity in Belitong.

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