The Tanjung Kelayang Festival shall be held for 5 days from 15th – 19th November 2018. The festival is one of the top tourism events favored by the Ministry of Tourism of the Indonesian Government. The organizer, the Sub-National Government of Belitung District, Bangka Belitung Province has prepared various events to ignite the Festival. Among others the Maritime Culinary Festival, Festival of Kites, Competition of Photography and Vlog, Art and Culture Festival, Music Festival, and many others.
Special Economic Zone for Tourism, Tanjung Kelayang
Belitung Island is a beautiful tropical island on the East Coast of Sumatra Island. Belitung Island is famous for the beauty of its beautiful beaches. The beaches decorated with giant granite stones, crystal water, and white sand. Visit Belitung Island and we shall be amazed by the beauty of the panorama of its coast and the small islands around it. One of the famous and top destinations lately is Tanjung Kelayang Beach.
Tanjung Kelayang Beach became so popular because of the best-selling novel and film “Laskar Pelangi” released in 2010. Nowadays, the area of Tanjung Kelayang becomes one of the top tourist destinations. In 2016, the Government of Indonesia established this area as a Tourism Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Due to its geostrategic advantage, its exotic natural beauty, and the potential to become a marine tourism as well as a sustainable tourism development.
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The origin of the word Kelayang derives from giant granite stones that look like giant birds. Therefore, the local people called it Tanjung Kelayang Beach. It is a peninsula that just around 4 km to Tanjung Tinggi. The location is about 28 km far from Tanjung Pandan, the capital of Belitung Island. It is the best spot for snorkeling, swimming, and playing fishing wooden boats. The waves are not too strong so that visitors could feel comfortable playing water in the beach.
It is not difficult to reach Belitung Island from Jakarta City. There are many flights from Jakarta to Tanjung Pandan. However, visitors shall rent a private car to reach Tanjung Kelayang. And if you are interested to visit Tanjung Kelayang, YoExplore provides a variety of Belitung Tour Packages handled by our local partners. You shall have no trouble finding private vehicles and we guarantee the quality and cleanliness of our vehicles. We provide Cheap Belitung Trip 3D2N, and Belitung Island Hopping 2D1N.
So, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss to be the part of Tanjung Kelayang Festival this week. And make YoExplore as your best vacation partner.
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