Little, tiny, still unspoiled islands are surrounding the main island, creating innumerous beautiful possibilities to anchor in the middle of nowhere. Hence a perfect sailing area in Asia!
One of those islands, Pulau Lengkuas, is housing a 130-year-old Dutch lighthouse. Which was very neccesary to safely guide the big ships in old times. Before the Dutch however the Chinese fleet also came to visit Belitung. They didn’t have the help yet of this lighthouse. A lot of their ships shipwrecked along the coasts because of those treacherous big rocks every where. Maybe marvelous to look at, those rocks are a great danger under water. It seems that those ships were full of the finest porcelaine, which can be retraced nowadays in the whole of Indonesia.