HomeBlogs Mount Menumbung Mount Menumbung (355 meters) a rather high hill in the neighborhood of
Mentok (North West Banka) stands as a memorial to the history of the
Indonesian nation. It was built in 1932 during the DUTCH occupation
period by Bangka Tin Winning Bedrijf (BTW) as a V.I.P. Guest House on
the top of Mount Menumbung, is about 500 M above sea level.
former President Soekarno and the Vice President Moh. Hatta stayed in
the guesthouse during their exile in 1949. Foreign missions came there
for negotiating with our former President; the plane from UNCI (United
Nations Commission for Indonesia) flew back and forth from Jakarta to
Bangka Island during that period. This place is also called as Wisma
Ranggam. The room, which was used, by the late President as well as his
car is still can be seen in the building. Many Indonesians still like
to visit this place of pilgrimage and see the well-kept personal
belongings of the two former leaders, which are still in the compound.