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

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Perfect destination for 3 days trip !

Belitung Island become famous destination since "Rainbow Trops" or Laskar Pelangi film launched few years ago. In 2014, international hotel (Aston), has been opened for public, so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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jakarta, indonesia
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Belitung Island become famous destination since "Rainbow Trops" or Laskar Pelangi film launched few years ago. In 2014, international hotel (Aston), has been opened for public, so I went to Belitung on March 2014 and stay at Aston. We started the trip on Friday morning and back to Jakarta on Sunday evening. It's enough for 3 days to enjoy Belitung,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

this is one of the place where you don't see so much foreigner, its not that the sight of foreigner like me myself pisses me but that means the people here is not so money minded and for sure they don't really accept or expect any monetary tips...(of course its always welcome) but on few occasion they seems shocked by... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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6 reviews
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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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221 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 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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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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
3 attraction reviews
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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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60 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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Address: Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sumatra

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