Sep 23, 2011

Sunset at Pantai Tanjung Pendam Belitung

Belitung is one of the travel spot that i really wanna visit. Some friends who have done, told a lot about the beauty of the small islands. Finally the time has come. This time we took a trip financed by the office. The company wants us to accompany Customer for a project closing. Thanks God, it's definitely no cost  :).




HISTORY OF BELITUNG
As taken from web " http://www.belitungkab.go.id/

Belitung (Billiton) are the islands that have some rule of kings. At the end of the 7th century, Billiton was recorded as the Kingdom of Srivijaya, then when the Majapahit Empire began to prevail in 1365, the island has become one of the kingdom of sea defenses. It was not until the 15th century the Islands have the rights of government. But even then not for long, because when Palembang was ruled by Cakradiningrat II, the island is soon to be conquered.

Since the 15th century in the Islands has established a kingdom of Badau with Datuk Mayang Geresik as the first king. Area around the central government release today. Its control region includes regions Badau, Ibul, Bange, Bentaian, Simpang Tiga, even as far away as the Buding, Manggar and Hanging. Some of the relics of history that shows the remains of the royal Badau, a 13 berlok spear, dagger, sword, gong, kelinang, and rakes apostles. Relics can be found at the Museum Badau seen.

In the 17th century, the island became trade routes  of merchants. the most influential are from Chinese and Arabic. This can be evidenced from pottery-pottery that comes from the Sun dynasty of the 14th century until the 17th, which are found in layers of tin mining in the area Kepenai, Buding and Coconut Kampit. Chinese traders are entered into Belitung Island around 1293. It is based on the records of a Chinese historian named Fei Hsin year 1436. A Chinese fleet led by Shi Pi, Ike Mise and Khau Hsing who are traveling to the island of Java, stranded in the Islands.

Based on the submission Tuntang on 18 September 1821, Island Pacific Islands into the territory of the UK (although the de facto place on May 20, 1812). By the British Resident in the Pacific, was appointed a kingfrom Siak to rule the Islands, because in this small island common uprising led by indigenous elders. Then based on the Decree of the Commissioner General of the United Kingdom on 17 April 1817, Britain handed the Biliton to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Subsequently the name Majesty the Queen of Holland, was appointed a Resident Assistant to run the government on the island of Billiton.

On 21 November 2000, based on Law No. 27 of 2000, the island of Bangka Belitung along with split away and form a new province Bangka Belitung Islands. This province is the 31th  in Indonesia.

Belitung island is divided into two districts, namely Kabupaten Belitung with Tanjung Pandan as its capital and Kabupaten Belitung Timur with Manggar as its capital


HTGT
How to get there,
There are flights to Tanjung Pandan, Belitung from Jakarta every day with Sriwijaya Air and Batavia Air. No more than 1 hour minutes, you will be there.






Here is the Flight Schedule to Tanjung Pandan, Belitung
SRIWIJAYA AIR
JKT(CGK) - TANJUNG PANDAN (TJQ)
06:20 - 07:20
10:00 - 11:00
14:35 - 15:35

BATAVIA AIR
JKT(CGK) - TANJUNG PANDAN (TJQ)
9:25-10:25

The price vary from IDR 480.000 to 1.000.000 (USD 50-105)


A sunny day





H. AS. Hanandjoeddin airport is not located on the waterfront, as many airports in the islands. But in a rather hilly area.




a small airport, quite crowded



Bang Ito, the travel organizer took us to thet first spot " Pantai Tanjung Pendam".

DISTANCE
AIRPORT - PANTAI TJ PENDAM = 15.44 km


On the way from airport, near from the Satam stone monument, we stopped by at Mie Belitung. Yes, we were starving enough.


Satam stone or black stones is believed came from a meteor. Many satam stone found in the island made as a gift or handicraft. Then an icon of this Island is made to form a Satam stone or black stone


Tugu Batu Satam, Black stone monument






Mie Belitung,  noodles, chips, shrimp, and little pieces of vegetables



Tanjung Pendam, its already sunset when we got there.



GPS COORDINATE

TUGU BATU SATAM
S 02.442470
E 107.38078

PANTAI TANJUNG PENDAM
S 02.72112
E 107.62921





Now I started using my SLR instead of smartphone camera.

PHOTOGRAPH
Nice Sunset



A blue one, i love to experiment.









black and white


WHERE TO STAY
There are alot of cozy hotel in Belitung, just choose one.
We dropped at Bahamas hotel and resort. A nice place with a beach at the backyard. Not too far from Pantai Tanjung Pendam.


DISTANCE
P TJ PENDAM - Hotel BAHAMAS = 2.82 km





From its backyard, it was low tide in the morning. You can walk as far as 500m to the edge of the sea.










Still a long trip and many spots to go to,

SUMMARY
just wonderful.

Next Spot:
Pulau Batu Berlayar




Previous Spot:
Tana Beru, Land of Pinisi

Reference
http://www.belitungkab.go.id/

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