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Address: Indonesia
Description: Scenic Indonesian island located to the south of Sumatra.

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with 50 minutes direct flight from Jakarta, Belitung is easy to reach. You can rent a car + driver to take you anywhere you want to, only about Rp. 550.000. No traffic jam there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Bandung, Indonesia
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Bandung, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

with 50 minutes direct flight from Jakarta, Belitung is easy to reach. You can rent a car + driver to take you anywhere you want to, only about Rp. 550.000. No traffic jam there so it's easy to arrange itinerary. Place you should visit : Kepayang Island, Lengkuas Island, Laskar Pelangi Island and if you're into literature, Museum Andrea Hirata... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is my first time to belitong, and i really fall in love with it! Only 45 mnts flight from jakarta. I stayed at aston hotel, west part. West belitong is famous for their beaches and many small islands nearby. The east part is famous for its historical story of the rainbow troops. The road infrastructure is good, no traffic... More 

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Indonesia
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178 reviews 178 reviews
22 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The beaches north of Tanjung Pandan and the islands in the harbour have some of the best beaches - with fine white sand and crystal clear waters. A perfect paradise....but hurry, before it gets polluted.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Inspired by a novel of “Rainbow troops” a.k.a “Laskar Pelangi”, I kept my obsession to trace the mentioned places in the novel someday. I have gone to Sorbonne-Paris in 2011 and felt the nostalgic memories of the author. There are some places else to visit, but it must be interesting to see the place where such a story began, Belitong.... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

“There’s always gold by the end of a rainbow…”, in real life this proverbial is similarly the same with this island and luckily it has something more beautifully unusual and deeper meaning than just gold, you’ll see it instantly the first moment you step on this beautiful island, it's just amazing…

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Belitung has plenty of beautiful tourism destination. With low budget, traveler still can enjoy it all as much as we want. Flight tickets, hotels, public transportations are affordable. My driver where also my tour guide was very helpful and nice. He really wants to make everyone happy when visiting their island. In general, the local are very kind and welcome.... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

White sands, clear water, amazing view inside and outside the sea. It also only 45 minutes to 1 hour flight from Jakarta. The city is clean and so quite. Not a lot of car or motorcycle passing by. The Lengkuas island has great scenery. You could see the island from above the light house. Not far from the island, you... More 

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Jakarta
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you like beaches, clear water, boat rides, snorkeling, and friendly people, Belitung is the place for you and a mere 1 hour flight from Jakarta! Best beaches: Tanjung Tinggi (but expect Indonesians taking photos since this beach was featured in the film "Laskar Pelangi") and Tanjung Kelayang, from where you can catch a boat to go island hopping but... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Ever heard of the movie Laskar Pelangi ( Rainbow troops)? Yup, the setting of the movie was in Belitung. This island is one of the two main island of Bangka Belitung province. Compared to Bali or Lombok, maybe Belitung is not that famous. But really, the massive granites on the beaches makes most of the beaches the is unique. One... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Do you think Bali is too crowded? Miss beautiful, clean natural beach? No traffic jam? Belitung is the answer! It is an island, about 50 mins by plane from Jakarta. The beaches are beautiful. The seawater is clean and clear. You can do 2 days 1 nite only. Day 1: lunch at Mie Atep; Wisata Batu Mentas, where you can... More 

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