Belitung


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Belitung

(bĕlē`tŏng), island (1990 pop. 192,972), 1,866 sq mi (4,833 sq km), Indonesia, in the Java Sea midway between Sumatra and Borneo. It has valuable tin mines (government-owned), worked chiefly by Chinese labor. Belitung is also known for its pepper. Ceded to the British by the sultan of Palembang in 1812, it later became a Dutch possession. The chief town and port is Tandjungpandan. It was formerly called Billiton.
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He said the search area would be expanded to land areas, with four military helicopters dispatched just after sunrise near Pangkalan Bun on the western part of Borneo island and to smaller islands of Bangka and Belitung.
Tanjung Pandan is the main town on Belitung island, roughly half-way between Surabaya and Singapore, and Singapore's Channel News Asia television said there was bad weather over the island at the time the plane went missing.
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Jointly organised by the Aga Khan Museum, the National Heritage Board, Singapore, and the Singapore Tourist Board, it will bring to Toronto the exotic, once lost Chinese Tang dynasty cargo of silver and gold vessels and ceramic bowls that were sunk off Belitung Island, Indonesia in the 9th century.
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Nor is there anything that should be considered in the archipelago that stretches from the southern end of Banka eastwards to Pulau Belitung (formerly Billiton Island).
Daniel never visited Borneo as far as I am aware, though some of his surveys went close, including waters around the Natuna Islands, Bangka, and Belitung.
In the 9th century, an Arab trading dhow sank off Belitung Island, in what are now Indonesian waters, at the southern reaches of the South China Sea.
The cargo had lain undisturbed on the ocean floor before its discovery near Indonesia's Belitung Island.
Though we are somewhat skeptical of the target given ineffective government administration and policy implementation, Indonesia's first nuclear power plant -- an 18,000-megawatt station in Bangka Belitung -- is due to be completed by 2022.