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or Ban·ka  (băng′kə)
An island of western Indonesia in the Java Sea separated from Sumatra by the narrow Strait of Bangka.
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(ˈbæŋkə) or


(Placename) an island in Indonesia, separated from Sumatra by the Bangka Strait. Chief town: Pangkalpinang. Area: about 11 914 sq km (4600 sq miles)
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or Ban•ka

(ˈbæŋ kə)

an island in Indonesia, E of Sumatra: tin mines. 4611 sq. mi. (11,942 sq. km).
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) "Balita ko wala na raw mga bangka? Baka nasa West Philippine Sea na 'yun?" he asked.
The consolation prize winners are Bangka by JMA team and Gasa by JMA team winning P30,000 each.
The company is in Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung province.
'Itong nangyaring ito ay isang wakeup call na kailangan na nating i-modernize ang ating mga bangka. Ang modernisasyon ay hindi lamang po para sa mga sasakyan sa kalsada.
Pangalawa, may report na nga na tumaob 'yung unang umalis na bangka, bakit pinaalis pa 'yung iba.
Jeng Tzung-lung said he grew up in Bangka, a vibrant area of Taipei, and that his works are more colorful compared with Tao Yeh's purist style.
In Laura Nix's absorbing documentary, we watch four groups of teens from around the globe as they work on scientific projects to help their struggling communities--from a paint that cleans the air around it, developed by high-schoolers in Monterrey, Mexico, to a filtering system designed by two girls to combat the runaway pollution created by local tin-mining operations in their home of Bangka, Indonesia.
The Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed on Monday morning into the Java Sea off Karawang, West Java, about 13 minutes after taking off from Soekarno Hatta International Airport bound for Depati Amir Airport in Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung Islands.
Relatives and friends wept, prayed and hugged each other as they waited at Jakarta's airport and at Pangkal Pinang's airport on Bangka island off Sumatra where the flight was headed.
Flight JT 610 was headed for Pangkal Pinang, in the Bangka Belitung Islands, when it lost contact.
-- A JT610 Lion Air with 189 people on board crashes in Tanjung Kerawang waters, West Java Province, after flying for 13 minutes from Jakarta toward Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung Province.

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