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By plane
===By plane===
Daily flights connect [[Tanjung Pandan]] to [[Jakarta]], [[Palembang]], and [[Pangkal Pinang]] and [[Batam]]. These routes are served by Sriwijaya Air, Batavia Air, Linus, and Riau AirlinesSky Aviation.
===By boat===
==Do==
Besides the obvious beach activetiesactivities, like swimming in the crystal clear seas and laying around on the white sand beaches, Belitung has plenty more to offer. Snorkeling is great. The coral right offshore in many places is still in fantastic shape. Island hopping is another fun activity. Belitung has many smaller largly uninhabited islands surronding it, one island has a 100 year+ old 18 story lighthouse waiting to be climbed. Other islands look like abstract sculptures consisting entirely of granite rock. Local fishing boats will be glad to take you out for a fair fee. Beachcombing and long beach walks discovering hidden coves and secret beaches are another healthy activity. While snorkeling is excellent and some exploratory dives have been done, as of 2009, there is still '''no''' dive centre on the island.
A pretty waterfall and swimming hole on Mount Tagam also make for a nice day trip.
Cultural Belitung has a rich diversity of people. Check out the cool Malay style wooden house's that reminds you of the Caribean or the Bugis traditional raised houses that are half dock to dry fish. A Chinese Buddist temple is said to be one of the oldest in Indonesia built by the survivers of a ancient Chinese trading vessel. Balinese transmigrants have a thriving community that carrys on Bali's traditions and religon.
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==Eat==
==Drink==
Beer with ice in it. Hard to find cold beer except for Mama Mia's restaurant in Tanjung Kelayang at Kelayang Beach Cottages.
 
Cofee in Manggar. Manggar is a uniqe place, there are so many coffee shop for the people to relax and interact each other. [http://www.belitungtrans.com/kota-manggar-2]Manggar city also call a thousand coffee shop city.
==Sleep==
*<sleep name="Bukit Berahu" alt="" address="Tanjung Bingga" directions="" phone="" url="http://bukitberahu.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="$20" lat="" long="">Beautiful Decent cottages with shower, AC, tv and minibar. They A bit worn down but they are located on OK for a night or two. Access to the cottages is via a secluded private long walk down some steps to an isolated beacharea. Nice and quiet but at night can be a bit eerie as it is so isolated and none of the staff sleeps at the office upstairs - you will be on your own! Maybe some concerns on safety. Great Office on top of the hill has a good restaurant on top of the hill with sprawling views of the ocean. </sleep>
===Mid-range===
* <sleep name="Kelayang Beach Cottages" alt="" address="Tanjung Kelayang" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.kelayangcottages.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">8 bungalows, four with air-con (Rp.250k), four with fan only (Rp.150k). Restaurant with cold beer, fantastic beachside location, snorkel gear rental and tours. Run by a Western-Indonesian couple and family. </sleep>
* <sleep name="Lor-In Belitung" alt="" address="Tanjung Tinggi" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.lor-in.com/belitung/index.php" checkin="" checkout="" price="US$67">The most modern place to stay on Belitung, with 20 air-conditioned cottages on one of the island's best beachs. Pool, good restaurant.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Bahamas" alt="" address="Tanjung Pandan" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://bahamasbelitung.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="US$60++">The newest hotel in Belitung, comfortable open-air hotel with 50+ rooms on a nice beach. Very easy to coordinate trips from the hotel to locations around the island. Highly recommended.</sleep>
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