Hundred years ago the Dutch Colonial discovered Belitung island as the gems for tin and kaolin resources and named it as Billiton. It was quickly developed into one of the hub, more modern and developed than the old Batavia. However all those glories seems to have vanished long ago as the resource for the mining in Belitung was depleting.
However, this island is restless. Many don’t know it is rising up with a new face. Shall we call it a reborn? The beauty of the island, from the ornaments of gigantic granite stones positioned in “only-God-knows-how” ways all around the island, pristine crystal clear sea water with white sands, preserved natural beauty and multiculturalism, and the modesty culture to enjoy every morning together in traditional coffee shops, evoking brainstorming and inspirations, have grown a new spirit within the Billitoners.
In Belitung itself, tourism and businesses have started to bloom rapidly, with 3 national air carriers flying 7x daily to Tanjung Pandan airport in Belitung island from Jakarta and many start-ups starting to emerge. This island is rumored to be the next eco business and tourism hub of Indonesia. A mixture of Bali and Singapore? Well it’s perfect location between Sumatra, Singapore, Kalimantan, and Java and a supporting government have answered that big prediction.
With the beauty known as “The Maldives of Indonesia”, many will be surprised that this last piece of heaven on earth is only located 50 minutes flight-away from Jakarta. So wait no longer, book your flight now and discover the beauty of this island in your own way!
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