Belitong Beach Festival & Expo 2013

18 May 2013 - 20 May 2013

Having been  introduced to the world through the bestselling novel  “Laskar Pelangi” or The Rainbow Troops, the enchanting island of Belitung -also known as Belitong, will sparkle again with festivities as the Belitong Beach Festival & Expo 2013 gets underway from 18th to 20th May 2013.


Held for the first time ever, the event will be centered around the town of Tanjungpandan on Belitung Island, in the province of Bangka Belitung.


The festival will be highlighted with cultural performances, exhibitions, music stages, culinary fair, and much more. To top it off, the festival will also be highlighted by the performance of the Jember Fashion Carnival during the Beach parties at the Tanjung Pendam Beach, the Tanjung Kalayang Beach, and the Tanjung Tinggi Beach. Those present can also enjoy a disco party on the beach and opportunities to take pictures with the models and the amazing costumes of the Jember Fashion Carnival.


Aimed to further promote the beauty of Belitung Island, the event is initiated by the provincial government of Bangka Belitung through the office of Tourism and Culture and organized by PT.Sriwijaya Media Konvex, Although as yet not as popular as Bali or Lombok, Belitung is blessed with some of the best beaches of the country. The sand is soft and as white as sugar, and some even argue that the sand here is even whiter than in Bali.


The most distinct feature of the Belitung beaches are the giant granite rock formations that lie scattered along its shallow shores. Ranging from several cubic meters, these giant granite rocks can measure the size of a two-storey house. Some formations of these huge rocks even have short tunnels underneath them, making this an exciting playground for visitors to bathe in its calm waters.


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