We arrived around noon at Tanjung Pandan, Belitung Island, last Tuesday, welcomed by heavy rain. After the rain subsided, we walked across the hotel to Tanjung Pendam beach. Being a public holiday, the beach was relatively packed that day. It’s obvious that this is one of favorite hang out places for the locals.
Among the available entertainments, these mini rickshaws / tricycles caught my attention. Aren’t they cute? Like a ride in Disneyland, the kids basically queue to get their turn riding these.
That particular boy on the photo above seemed to try really hard to get the attention of the 2 girls. He kept driving close to them, even bumped them on numerous time from behind. They were definitely having so much fun.
All are shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L
The kids are having their 1 week autumn break this week, so we take this opportunity to have a short getaway out of hustle and bustle Jakarta. We chose Belitung Island this time, an island off Sumatra which was known for its tin mine some time ago.
After 40 minutes flight, we arrived around lunch time in Tanjung Pandan, the capital of this island. We decided to just stay around the hotel today, walking to Tanjung Pendam beach just across.
We will be going to THE beach of Belitung tomorrow, followed by island hopping. I want to experience all those beautiful islands and beaches I have read about, as featured in one of my favorite books, Laskar Pelangi (The Rainbow Warriors). Photos about this trip will follow soon.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/1250, f/4, focal length 35mm, ISO 400