Postcards from Beltim (cover)
A visitor walks by the side of Kwan Im Temple, Burong Mandi, Damar.

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BELTIM, the land of a million rainbows, is also known as Belitung Timur (or East Belitong), a regency in the eastern part of Belitong Island, Bangka-Belitong province, Indonesia.  This region has now begun delegating its allure to sustainable cultural & natural resources (forget about ceaseless extraction of tin mining).

Needless to say, all pictures in this album only represent a few of many East Belitong’s unspoiled potential richness. You should pay a visit there to explore & experience it by yourself. Keep in mind that you should always be a responsible traveler wherever you are.  Like this Belitong’s folk song below about how the locals praise the river dam and the fish, enjoying them without exploitation:

Ke pice… Ke pice…
Ade jeramba gede
Aik gemuroh… Aik gemuroh
Bebue-bue

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Beltim SD Laskar Pelangi
A replica of SD Muhammadiyah, built for the set of Laskar Pelangi TV series, Gantung.
Beltim surabi durian monthong
Surabi (Indonesian pancake) & sticky rice with with savory durian monthong sauce, Kelapa Kampit.
Beltim pantai Punai
Granite boulders scattered on Punai beach, Simpang Pesak.
Beltim homestay no 3
Homestay no. 3, Gantung.
Beltim perahu katir
Traditional katir boats at Serdang beach, Manggar.
Beltim workshop Bangek
Traditional wooden house used for art & craft workshop in Bangek village, Renggiang.
Beltim museum Kata
Love is in the air of Museum Kata, Indonesia’s first literary museum, Gantung.
Beltim gula aren
Freshly homemade palm sugar (no chemical preservatives added), Dendang.
Beltim pantai Punai sunset
Faithfully waiting for sunset until the end at Punai beach, Simpang Pesak.
Beltim klenteng Kelapa Kampit
A lucky shot taken from the inside of the speeding bus, capturing a beautiful temple with nicely carved stone walls & pillars, Kelapa Kampit.

Also check out this link:

Fun Things To Do In East Belitong
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11 thoughts on “Postcards From Beltim

  • October 6 at 11:27
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    Baru tau nih di Belitong ada pembuatan gula aren. Bener-bener sisi lain Belitong tanpa Tanjung Tinggi dan mercusuar Pulau Lengkuas. Pas ke sini, Museum Kata Andrea Hirata belum ada. Hiks :'(

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    • October 6 at 11:49
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      Ada gula aren, ada kebun duren, ada perkebunan lada, banyak deh, belum lagi kulinernya! You should come back then! 🙂

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  • October 6 at 16:52
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    Foto2-mu bisa keren gini sih mas. Ajariiin 😀 . Paling suka foto paling bawah, kok bisa nemu ide tulisan pariiwisatanya. Dan tetep perahu partai :))

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    • October 6 at 17:10
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      Xie xie! Yang penting motret pake hati, Mei #halah
      Foto paling bawah itu lucky shot, sama sekali gak nyadar bakal muncul tulisan pariwisata sama lengkung kepala mas Lanang dan terindak-terindaknya, hahaha 😀

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  • October 8 at 09:34
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    Gambarnya kereeennn semuaaaaa, bang… Aselik bikin ngiler *panggil Doraemon* >.<
    Paling suka yang gambar pertama sih, kayak wallpaper ajah hehehe

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    • October 10 at 02:13
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      Kohallll … Mari kita realisasikan rencana kita ke Babel yang belum berhasil dulu itu … 😀

      @Gio : waiting for your next blog post about this trip! 😉

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