Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Trip to Belitung - 3/3

Day 3 - Thursday, 24 October 2013
Due to unpredicted weather we decided to rent a car to Gantung- Manggar (East Belitung), Car+Driver IDR 350,000 not including gasoline, we filled up for IDR 100,000 (IDR 6,500/ltr). We went to Mie Atep Belitung for breakfast, no longer there was Wisata Kuliner Team coming for shooting their TV program. I saw them already on my first day so I took a picture with the host of that program. From Tanjung Pandan to Gantung will take about an hour, our first destination is Batu Mentas, actually there is a waterfall, river tubing activity, outbond etc. but to go to waterfall you have to do trekking first so we didn't go at that time & keep going to our next destination. For the entrance fee is IDR 10,000.
me & Pak Bondan...mak..nyusss~~~^^b
Entrance to Bukit Mentas

i don't know what is this animal called~
Since Belitung is famous because of Laskar Pelangi movie so we went to the Elementary School of Laskar Pelangi, actually it's a replica, Literary Museum (Museum Kata) by Andrea Hirata was next, by paid IDR 2,000 only you can enter the museum, I love the interior of that museum, Andrea Hirata is a novel writer of Laskar Pelangi. Moving to next location in Gantung which is also last place to visited in Gantung is Bendungan (Dam) Pice at Lenggang River, they said it's become one of touristic place because of Netherland Architecture but for me nothing really special on it :p
Elementary School of Laskar Pelangi

the classroom~~
Entrance to Literary Museum

Rainbow Troops Novel in various language version
Entrance Fee IDR 2,000
Pice Dam (Bendungan)

It's on the one route, so after Gantung we went to Manggar. Manggar is a famous place as 1001 Coffee Shops town so we want to try coffee in this area, and if you went to Losari Beach, Makassar there are gonna be so many Pisang Epe (Banana Press) on the street, in this area so many Coffee Shops. The coffee tasted different, light feeling. We also had meals in the restaurant at Manggar, this restaurant was facing to the lake. Then Serdang Beach was next destination, not too many people on that beach, the beach was lovely, there was replica of Sand Island...kkk, after relaxing on that beach we went to our last destination for that day, Burung Mandi Beach but along the way to the beach we stopped by to Vihara, i heard it's the biggest Kong Fu Chu temple in Belitung, built on the edge of hill at Burung Mandi mountain. Since there is a mountain behind the Burung Mandi beach so it made this place are different from the others. For me not really recommended hhehe :p
Restaurant facing the lake at Manggar
Fishball~~ oishii~~ :D

Coffee at Manggar IDR 7,000
You can buy souvenirs there..
Serdang Beach~~
there is a pile of sands in the middle~~
Yunho saranghaeyoo~~~ <333 hahaha
in Halloween Edition Nailart
the Vihara along the way to Burung Mandi Beach
The view from Vihara~~

Burung Mandi Beach
Seaweed anyone?
Day 4 - Friday, 25 October 2013
I had morning flight back to Jakarta at 7.30 AM, so my host took me to airport at 6.15 AM and it took only 20 minutes to arrive at the airport. Airport Tax in Belitung is the cheapest price I ever paid IDR 11,000. I don't believe it at first but it's truth...kkk xDD
Boarding Room
Here is my itinerary in this trip, if you have any question, drop me comments or shoutbox, thank you so much for reading my blog...hopefully it can help you guys while you have a trip to Belitung, I didn't write my meals cost, coz I ate a lot on this trip...kkk I want to try almost anything, maybe for each meal around IDR 20,000/meal & for souvenirs it always depends on, right..but totally for my budget in this trip was less than 1 million (all in). Pls just click the picture to enlarge. See you again~~~ :D

Trip to Belitung - 2/3

Day 2 - Wednesday, 23 October 2013
There was another surfer coming to my host couch so we become travelmate while in Belitung, we were planning to do hopping island. We bought our lunch on our way before going to Tanjung Kelayang Beach. We took motor-taxi (ojek) to go to Tanjung Kelayang Beach then we rented a boat IDR 400,000/day, we tried to do bargain and it didn't work but we got 2 life jackets including the boat instead ;) not bad. Usually we have to rent it too @IDR 20,000 for life jacket, and about IDR 30.000-50,000 for one set of snorkeling equipment, luckily my host lend me snorkeling equipment. We started around 10 AM to do hopping island, thankfully the weather was nice at that day. We explored all the island such as Burung (Bird)/ Garuda Island, Sand Island but due to high tide, this island is hidden under the sea, actually it's not an island but it's just a pile of hirst that only consist of sands, on this island there is special big red star fish, don't forget to take picture with this icon of Sand Island ;) Kepayang/ Babi (Pig) Island is the largest among several islands on the North cost of West Belitung, there is also a Turtle Conservation (IDR 5,000/entrance fee) and few home stay or cottages. Sometimes this island used to be Outing or Gathering place for Company.
Tanjung Kelayang Beach, starting point! :)
Garuda/ Burung(Bird) Island
with Big Red Star Fish, Sand Island Icon..:D
got it from google..this is Sand Island during the low tide ^^
Turtle Conservation
Not so many turtles there..
with cute turtle~~ kkk
Then we went to one of Belitung Island icon, Lengkuas Island where you can see amazing view from the top of lighthouse, there are 18 floors. I know 18 floors are too much but once you get on top, it's definitely worthed to try. Usually some tourist will relax for a while in Lengkuas Island, eat their lunch like us too, drink Coconut Ice on the beach, took a lot of pictures etc. Nearby the island we can do snorkeling, ah..anyway if you have some biscuit..any kind of biscuit or wafer you can feed the fishes on the sea, they will gather directly especially when you give them those kkk..went once again to Sand Island but still hidden by the sea T.T we're not lucky this time. 
otw to Lengkuas Island
WOWWWW~~~!! ^^b
the Lighthouse..ready to 18th floor?
view from the top of lighthouse~~ stunning!!
me love it so badly~~~~ <33333
inside the lighthouse, 18th floor :D
you can see cute fishes from the boat since water so clear..
Continuing our hopping island to Babi Kecil (Little Pig) Island, Batu Berlayar Island, this island consist of biiiiiiig granites, and the last island is Kelayang Island before touched down Tanjung Kelayang Beach to go back to Tanjung Pandan. The sky was starting cloudy so we came back to Tanjung Kelayang Beach around less than 3 PM then rain was coming. We have to wait for the rain while waiting our motor-taxi pick us up. And when motor-taxi came there was only 1 motor-taxi not 2..sheeesshhh...he said another one couldn't come, wtf! so both of us took that 1 motor-taxi.
Babi Kecil (Little Pig) Island
Found it inside the island..
Heading to Batu Berlayar Island
those granites were really big!
very BIG!!!
see?!? kkk xDD very BIG!
me & Tika, my travelmate :)

Kelayang Beach
still at Kelayang Beach, behind that rock is Burung Island
We were starving on our way to Tanjung Pandan so we asked the motor-taxi to go to restaurant then we had Mie Belitung for meals. On that night we went to Tanjung Pendam Beach to have our dinner, I had Tekwan IDR 12,000 for my dinner. My friend ordered Fried Pampi which is same like Kwetiaw..kkk xDD anyway you can buy chips or cookies nearby the Mie Atep Belitung for gifts to your family or friends.
this restaurant is really crowded at Tanjung Pendam Beach
Fried Pampi aka Kwetiaw Goreng :p
Hoklopan aka Martabak Manis

to be continued to last part of this trip to Belitung 3/3 including itinerary for your reference..hopefully it will be useful & thank you so much for reading my blog ^^
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