Author: v1olet

We arrived in this island in the afternoon and stayed until sunset.

Pulau Babi means Pig Island, but I couldn’t see any pigs or any pig-like rocks or stones.  I wonder why people chose pig among other animals.  Some of us mentioned this island as “Babe Island”, named after the animation movie “Babe”.

No man live in this island, so serene and peaceful.  All I could hear just the sound of waves and wind.  Some of us were swimming and snorkling while the rest were taking slow speed photos.  I did take some photos, then I strolled along the beach enjoying the beauty of nature.

Sunset in Babi Island

Langkuas Island and its Lighthouse seen from Babi Island.

Babi Island, Belitung Island – Indonesia, May 2010 by v1olet

Langkuas or Lengkuas Island is an island offshore of Tanjung Kelayang Beach, about 30 minutes by boat.  Langkuas or Lengkuas literally means galangale / galangal, a kind of ginger plant.

This island is famous for its old Lighthouse which was built in 1882 by the Dutch Collonial Government.  This 19-storey lighthouse was not made of stone and cement, but of iron.  Although it is already rusty here and there, it works fine.  Nobody live in this island except the lighthouse keeper.

Around this island there are several small rock islands with beautiful and unique formations.  The pictures below were taken at the top of  the lighthouse.  You would enjoy swimming, diving, fishing, or just lazily lying on the white sandy beach.

Pulau Langkuas, Belitung Island – Indonesia, May 2010 by v1olet

We took a boat to reach this island.  Frankly speaking we don’t know the name of this island.  No people live in this island, just rocks and sands around us.  That’s why we name it Rock Island.  It was raining when we’re there.  We’re cold and wet.

As we walked along the island, we saw a pink star fish lying on the rock.  It’s bigger than the palm of my hand.

Overlooking Lengkuas Island and the Light House

Sharkbytes and Betchai would enjoy being in this island, as they both love rocks :)

Belitung Island, Indonesia – May 2010 by v1olet