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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The delegation was received by Belitung regent, representatives of provincial government and the stakeholders and local business players of Belitung Regency.
-- A JT610 Lion Air with 189 people on board crashes in Tanjung Kerawang waters, West Java Province, after flying for 13 minutes from Jakarta toward Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung Province.
Flight JT-610 was on a scheduled flight to Pangkal Pinang, the main city in the Bangka Belitung Islands, BBC reported.
There were no Filipinos reported to be onboard the ill-fated aircraft that was bound for Pangkal Pinang in the Bangka Belitung Islands, Indonesia, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday.
He and Junie told us to pick dishes that would interest us and between the five of us, we picked some interesting and delicious dishes: ikan bakar, misua goreng, satay, oyster cakes and Belitung, plus apam balik for dessert.
It was relatively easy for me to pick up Bahasa Indonesia pronunciation when I taught English as a foreign language on Belitung island many years ago.
Al-Sirafi's descriptions and tales of trade with Tang China I usually supplement with a discussion of seafaring, an explaination what the hell ambergris is anyway, and a study of historically relevant material finds, especially, Alain George's wonderful study of the Belitung shipwreck discovered in Indonesia, which contains the remains of an Arabian dhow from circa CE 830.
He briefly served as district head of East Belitung in Bangka Belitung province and resigned from the position in 2017 to run as governor for the province, which he lost.
He revealed Indonesia was now targeting the Middle East as a source of tourism and had earmarked at least 10 new destinations beyond the ever-popular Bali for development, such as North Sumatra, Bangka, Belitung Islands and Drawn Island.
One-third of the world's tin comes from the Indonesian islands of Bangka and Belitung, where thousands risk serious injury and death in the mines.
Search and recovery efforts were directed at sweeping the Karimata Strait from Belitung Island to the waters off West Kalimantan, a area with a 270-nautical-mile (500 km) radius.
He suggested beach areas in West Java, surrounded by mountains and not far from Jakarta, but also locations outside of Java including Tanjung Lesung, Belitung, Padang, Selayar and Lombok, all of them lesser known tourism destinations in Indonesia that are predestined for beach resorts but have to catch up with infrastructure development.