For the last two years, the popularity of crafted gem stones inreased rapidly in Indonesia. Pangkalan Bun, where the head office of PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk situated is also became famous since one of the gem stones, Kecubung is from Pangkalan Bun. Specifically, purple Kecubung stone from Pangkalan Bun is considered as one of the best in the world.
Historically, purple kecubung stone or wulung is one of the gem stone that is used by the royalty in Indonesia, this is the reason why the price of kecubung stone from Pangkalan Bun is quite expensive.
With the gem stone phenomena that has a very promising business prospect, we can see there’s so many gems stone trader and craftman in Pangkalan Bun area. SSMS saw the opportunity to increase local resources by supporting the suistainability craftmanship proggramme from Sekolah Menengah Pertama Negeri Luar Biasa (SMPN-LB) Pangkalan Bun.
A while ago, SSMS handed the working capital aid to expand this special skill which is the craftmanship of gems stone. We hope that the students graduated from SMPN-LB could create more vacancy in the future for Pangkalan Bun.