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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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According to Chairman of Real Estate Indonesia (REI) Bangka Belitung Chapter Thomas Jusman, there are two industrial estates named Tanjung Gunung in South Bangka Regency and Pantai Timur Sungailiat in Bangka Regency that has been proposed by the Provincial Government of Bangka Belitung Islands to the central government to be processed to become SEZs.
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.
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.
By the end of 1989, Indonesia's tin reserves were estimated at 900,000 t grading 0.25 kg/[m.sup.3] of ore with the following distribution: Bangka island containing 62.4% of reserves with a grade of 0.323 kg/[m.sup.3]; Belitung island, 30.27% at a grade of 0.185 kg/[m.sup.3]; and Singkep island, 7.33% at a grade of 0.276 kg/[m.sup.3].
Those items will examined at a search and rescue coordination post on Belitung island.
Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia launched a search-and-rescue operation near Belitung island in the Java Sea, the area where the airliner lost contact with the ground.
Flight QZ8501 was between Tanjung Pandan on Indonesia's Belitung island and Pontianak, in West Kalimantan province on Borneo - almost halfway between Surabaya and Singapore - when it went missing.
At least 184 people were rescued from the Express Bahari after it caught fire while sailing from Bangka island to Belitung island, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency.
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