Tucked away in the east coast of Sumatra is Indonesia’s hidden gem. Similar to its sister islands like Bali and Lombok, Belitung packs a punch with its picturesque beach and geopark experiences.
How To Get There
Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta airport has several
What To Do
Belitung makes up a splendid list of beach and island hopping destinations. Tanjung Tinggi beach is in the backdrop of one of Indonesia’s
Lengkuas Island is a popular stop for its 19th century antique lighthouse–visitors may climb the lighthouse to capture the perfect panoramic scene. Additionally, check out the conservation center at Kepayang Island and cave at Kelayang Island.
As a previously abandoned white clay mine, Danau Kaolin has turned into a pictorial lake today. The gorgeous scenery is often likened to a volcanic crater minus the sulphuric air. Batu Baginde is worth the trip for hikers to trek and climb the giant granite rocks. Culturally, Museum Kata Andrea Hirata is a local rainbow-coloured literary museum for fans of Hirata’s book.
Where To Stay
BW Suite Belitung is located in Tanjung Pandan town
Where To Eat
Mie Belitung is a savoury gravy noodle dish topped with vegetables, potatoes, shrimp and
Good To Know
• Renting a car or motorcycle is recommended for ease of travel. Otherwise, Street Taxi Belitung is the only licensed taxi service on the island operating on
• Andrea Hirata’s book “Laskar Pelangi” pinned Belitung as a prominent tourism island after the story of his childhood experiences are adapted into a movie of the same name.
Text by Jessy Wong