Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Belitung Island

Last October I finally went to Belitung island for the first time. A small island, among 17,508 islands in Indonesia.

About 50 minutes by plane from Jakarta. Got there before noon, and went straight to the famous chicken noodle stall nearby the airport.

They have enticing colorful chopsticks. I so wanna take them home.

We went to a traditional market first to get some fresh supplies. Carrots, onions, tomatoes, eggs, etc. Grabbed gallons of water and gas.

With a fisherman's traditional boat we went to this tiny island called Lengkuas. Only 2 people lived there (the lighthouse guards), 2 cats, 4 chickens and several lizards I saw the next morning. It is also a place where sea turtles lay their eggs at night.

We camped there for 2 nights, and were lucky enough to see and touch the turtle eggs. The lighthouse guard dug out the sand to save the eggs from being eaten by lizards.

Lots of Nemos (clown fish) in Belitung.

In the morning we climbed the old lighthouse. Four of us sat there in amazement, gazing at the incredible horizon.

We had wonderful time despite the occasional rain and storm. We cooked, swam, climbed over the light house, snorkled, laid on the big rocks, had some wonderful fresh seafood, met some very genuine people in Belitung... I'm definitely coming back, maybe sometime in April next year.

Photo credits: pictures were taken by Selly, Haryo, Iwan & myself.


  1. That is so cool! I love these pictures...they're beautiful.
    Wish I was there they're right now - instead of here in 6 degree snowtown. :)

  2. Wow, I wanna go too:) Your English is wonderful too:):)

  3. This was great. My son loves chopsticks, so I'm always looking for great chopsticks for him. He does really well with them, too. I just can't get the hang of them. I loved your post. Your english was great.

  4. What GORGEOUS photos! Thanks for sharing your adventure :)

  5. Wow, that sounds amazing!! Great photos - the one of the rocks almost looks like sealions! :)

  6. Thank you everyone for the kind words. It means a lot to me, since this is my first post. I am now very encouraged to write more post.

    ara133photography. Yeah! That's true. Didn't see it before.

  7. Such a great start on your blog adventure and the photos are fantastic--just like travel channel on tv! :0) ~Tina

  8. Sheil.. kerennn bangett.. i wanna go there!! :)))

  9. Sheila, those are gorgeous photos!! That place looks like fun! I wanna go too hehe. Is nice to meet you on Holly's blog course! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

  10. Hi Sheila, thanks for your nice comment about my blog in the e-course!

    Your photos are great, and I love seeing a part of the world that is so different from my own. I would even love to see entries about your daily life in Jakarta, what the markets are like, the buildings, etc.

    Good luck with your blog, you are off to a great start :)

  11. I love your photographs and the trip sounds amazing! Looking forward to seeing more!

  12. a very nice of picture.love it!! thanks for sharing :)