Let's experience a warm white Christmas

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Want to experience white Christmas near Singapore without the cold? Let’s head to Belitung Kaolin Lake. Belitung relatively unknown place even among the Indonesians it only became a popular destination after movie ‘Laskar Pelangi’ which translated into English as ‘The Rainbow Troops’.


Kaolin Lake, photo credits toashadinatha

Kaolin Lake, photo credits to poinovella

The movie is from a popular book written by Andrea Hirata. The movie follows a group of 10 schoolchildren and their two inspirational teachers as they struggle with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village. The film is the highest grossing in Indonesian box office history and won a number of local and international awards. We will be visiting the museum founded by the author Andrea Hirata.

Kaolin Lake, photo credits to indra.bidy

Andrea Hirata Museu, photo credits to useumkataandreahirata.com

Belitung is also known as Billiton in English was where mining giant BHP Billiton started their humble beginnings of tin mining. We will visit one of the abandoned open mines at Kelapa Kampit, and experience the quiet.

Kelapa Kampit

Belitung is also famous for its giant granite rocks by the beach, beautiful islands, snorkeling, islands that disappear with tides. So let’s islands hop, we will start with Lengkuas Island, where an ancient lighthouse that was built by the Dutch in 1882 it has been guiding the boats around the area.

Photo Credits to jeffrey manzini at Flickr Lighthouse at Lengkuas Island

We hop to Pasir Island, this island will only appear with the right tide level and we may have a chance to see starfish on the island.
Photo Credits to jeffrey manzini at Flickr Lighthouse around Palau Pasir

Starfish, photo credits to zaqueeadventures

Then hop on to Pulau Batu Garuda a beautiful island with granite rocks and white sand and clean sea water inviting us for a swim, snorkel, or simply relax by the beach. We will do likewise at Pulau Batu Berlayar.

Photo Credits to Rachmad Kurniadi at Flickr

The next day we will head to Leebong island, a beautiful private island where we can cycle, kayak, swim, paddle boarding and paddle boats, snorkel, take a speed boat safari around Leebong island and the neighboring islands to see the spectacular scenery or simply relax by the beautiful beaches.

Jetty at Leebong Islands

Kayaking at Leebong Island

Itinerary

Day 1

0700 hrs: Meet at Harbourfront Ferry Terminal and head to Batam
1240 hrs: Leave for Belitung from Batam Airport
1600 hrs: Arrive Belitung
1600 hrs: Head to Kaolin Lake
1800 hrs: Head to Tanjung Pandan Hotel, overnight at Tanjung Pandan
1830 hrs: Dinner and Free Easy at Tanjung Pandan

Day 2
0730 hrs: Breakfast
0800 hrs: Head to Leebong Islands
1700 hrs: End of Leebong Islands
1800 hrs: Head to back to Tanjung Pandan Hotel
1830 hrs: Dinner and Free Easy at Tanjung Pandan

Day 3
0730 hrs: Breakfast
0800 hrs: Head to Lengkuas Islands and island hopping, we aim to cover 4 islands
1700 hrs: End of Lengkuas Islands
1800 hrs: Head to back to Tanjung Pandan Hotel
1830 hrs: Dinner and Free Easy at Tanjung Pandan

Day 4
0730 hrs: Breakfast
0800 hrs: Head to Kelapa Kampit and Museum Kata Andrea Hirata
1200 hrs: Head to Belitung Airport
1700 hrs: Arrive Batam Airport
2030 hrs: Leave for Singapore from Batam Ferry

Things to bring

1) Head Lamp
2) Outdoor Attire (long pant recommended)
3) Cap
4) Clothes for changing
5) Swim Wear
6) Insect Repellent

Includes

3 nights stay at 4 stars hotel
3 breakfast and 2 lunches
Return Batam tickets and taxes
Batam ferry to Airport transfer
All land and boat transfer for 4 days
All activities in Leebong Island

Excludes

Return airfare from Batam to Belitung
Snorkel set rental
Meals not indicated


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By WEIRDOFREAKO OUTDOOR PTE. LTD. - TA License No: 02937

Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2017
[ Sat ] - [ Tue ]
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM SGT
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Indonesia
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Harbourfront ferry terminal Singapore
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