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Belitung Island

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

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Belitong: Land of Inspiration

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Iwank B
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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11 helpful votes 11 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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Beautiful peaceful island not far from Jakarta. Pluses: clean, friendly, beautiful, quiet, untouched by tourism Minuses: difficult to be a tourist as not a lot of infrastructure eg transport, information... My boyf speaks Bahasa and that helped a lot - big challenge otherwise!

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Jakarta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Beautiful, amazing, fantastic you name it! Really a great escape for those who love beaches in its natural beauty. Belitung island surrounded with lots of smaller islands decorated with mostly granite stones here and there that's uniquely Belitong! White sands, clear blue sky, clear water, beautiful stones and coral reef... are just lovely. And it's clean and quiet, even in... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Off the eastern coast of Sumatra, flanked by the Gaspar and Karimata Straits, lies an enchanting island with beautiful beaches and fascinating scenery called: Belitung Island. Its unique landscape, decorated with pearly white sand beaches, crystal clear water, and magnificent granite stone formations on its shallow shores, are some of the best features of the island

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