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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

Good morning beloved readers,

Today, for me to be able to see you all again here at VanillaSeven, its truly a blessing.

Yesterday was the saddest day of my blogging life. I believe some of you tried to visit my blog and greeted with a plain white page with a large FORBIDDEN letter. Well, thank you for your effort to visit me again today.

The reason VanillaSeven was down to its knee.

  • Our database was corrupted and blocked…
  • Users deleted, postings and images vanished…
  • Plugins went nuts…
  • Server overloaded, password denied and changed…
  • And the worst thing was, I was banned from entering my own wordpress.

This is every Blogger’s Nightmare.

But thanks to God, after struggling for hours, like a person refused to be buried alive, everything are restored, almost.

  • Some post might still have error.
  • Some of the plugins are disabled to prevent disaster.
  • One of VanillaSeven most dedicated member, v1olet, has lost most of her published picture. Almost all of them.

v1olet, I promised that I will link back every single photo that you’ve posted.

It will be a long painful recovery, yet we licked our wounds and standing up again.

We are in the process of upgrading VanillaSeven structure to make it leaner, sexier, safer, stronger and the most importantly more goodness for all of you. The reason VanillaSeven ever existed is because of YOU.

VanillaSeven humbly thank all of you.

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