Belitung island is one of two major island of Bangka Belitung Province, the other is Bangka island of course. I ever went to Bangka island once at December 2008, but I didn’t have much time to visit some of the good sites there. Maybe next time I will travel there and take some good pictures of Bangka island.
You can reach Belitung island by plane from Jakarta to Tanjung Pandan, the island’s main town. Belitung island became very famous because of the Laskar Pelangi movie, the Indonesian film adapted from the popular same titled novel by Andrea Hirata. The film is the highest grossing in Indonesian box office history and won a number of local and international awards.
At December 2009, I was visited Belitung island for the first time for office tasks and luckily I had little time to spare on some of the tourism sites there. The most famous place at Belitung island is Tanjung Tinggi beach, one of the locations used in the Laskar Pelangi movie.
Beside Tanjung Tinggi beach, there is another famous beach called Tanjung Kelayang. Unfortunately, it was dark already when I was arrived at Tanjung Kelayang beach. I had spend too much time at Tanjung Tinggi beach.
During my visit at Belitung island, I was stayed in a motel at Manggar, one of the main location in Laskar Pelangi movie.
Someday I’ll be back for longer stay at Belitung island, to explore more…
This is one of the most beautiful island in Indonesia…