Mentok is a town in the Indonesian province of Bangka-Belitung on the island of Sumatra. The capital of West Bangka Regency (Bangka Barat), it is the site of the biggest tin smelter on the world. Mentok refers to the tip of the island. The majority of the people in Mentok are Malay and Hakka Chinese. The Malay are moslem, the majority of Chinese are Buddhist, Catholic and Protestant, and there is a small population of Arabian moslems. Mentok is a tin smelter town and many people work in the smelter. Other people are government employees, and there are also fishermen, farmers, and tin miners. Mentok is 3 hours from Palembang by speed ship and 2 hours by paved road from Pangkal Pinang.