Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bangka-Belitung: Like Something Out of a Movie

The popular 2008 film ‘Laskar Pelangi’ has brought an influx of visitors to Bangka-Belitung province to enjoy the white sand beaches, clear water and other interesting tourist attractions.  

Like many other tourists to the island province of Bangka-Belitung, my urge to visit was sparked by the success of the 2008 film “Laskar Pelangi” (“The Rainbow Troops”), based on the novel by Andrea Hirata, which used the province’s stunning landscapes as its backdrop.

When my friends invited me to join them on a three-day tour of the province, I didn’t hesitate to take them up on their offer. I was thrilled at the thought of being able to see the picturesque locations that I’d seen in the movie: pristine beaches, lush forests and sweeping plains.

As it turned out, the province had even more to offer than that.

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