Morning. Start the day by visiting the beautiful Pasir Padi Beach located on the outskirts of Pangkalpinang. This beach is not only a great place to relax and soak up the sun, but it also offers a glimpse into the traditional life of the local fishermen. Take a stroll along the beach and watch as they go about their daily activities of preparing and mending their nets and boats.
Afternoon. After a morning at the beach, head back to the city to visit the famous Pasar Pagi (Morning Market). This bustling market is a great place to experience the local culture and taste some of the delicious traditional food. You will find a variety of dishes such as mie pangsit (wonton noodle soup), nasi lemak (coconut rice with fried chicken), and kue cucur (sweet rice flour fritters). Don't forget to try the local specialty, belacan, a spicy shrimp paste that is used in many of the dishes.
Evening. In the evening, head to the beautiful Bangka Botanical Garden. This garden is filled with a variety of exotic plants and flowers and is a great place to relax and unwind. Take a stroll through the garden, enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery and end your day with a delicious dinner at one of the nearby seafood restaurants.
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