Belitung (Billiton, in English) is an island located on the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia in Java Sea. The island covers a total area of approx 4,800 km2 (1,853 ml2) and has a population of around 271,870 people (2014 census).
- Administratively, Pulau Belitung Island forms part of the Bangka-Belitung Islands province. The island is popular for its pepper and its tin. It was possessed by the United Kingdom from 1812 until 1824 when Britain ceded control of Belitung to the Netherlands in Anglo-Dutch Treaty. Its major town on the island is Tanjung Pandan.
- Belitung Island is a source of iron ore, silica sands, tin and clay. A Dutch mining company was named NV Billiton Maatschappij after the island. Pulau Belitung Island is a producer of pepper, palm oil, coconut, and fishery products. People work as fishermen, miners and farmers. The island is accessible with 8 daily 1-hour flights out of Jakarta and 2 daily flights from Pangkal Pinang, with duration of 30 min/50 min each.
- The main tourist destinations on Pulau Belitung Island are its beaches and offshore islets and islands. The most popular beaches include Tanjung Kelayang Beach and Tanjung Tinggi Beach, both of which boast clear blue water and rocky beaches. The islets and islands include Babi Island, Kelayang Islet, Batu Berlayar (mostly granite), Pasir Island (tidal island made of sand), Pulau Burong (Bird Islet, which can be access from Tanjung Binga beach via walking at low tide), and Lengkuas Island (a good place for snorkeling and home of a 129-year-old lighthouse).
- On East Belitung, Kelapa Kampit city, tourists would find a new attraction (inaugurated on January 9, 2015). The Kong Hu Chu temple (also called Fu De Ci) is situated in Muten street. The building became a centre piece of the city for a short time. It cost US$456,000 to build the temple, mostly from a donation.
Highlights: Tanjung Tinggi Beach, Offshore Islands
Pulau Belitung Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Pulau Belitung Island dock (anchor) at Tanjung Pandan - port town on the western coast.
Port Pulau Belitung Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Pulau Belitung Island, Tanjung Pandan, Indonesia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|8 May, 2018|
|Star Clipper||Kepulauan Seribu, Thousand Islands, Indonesia|
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