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Indonesia Beyond Bali (Part 2): Where to Go and What to See in Indonesia (That Are NOT Bali)

Hi everyone! 😀

FYI, I had to postpone my Java-Bali-Gili trip due to some family matter to September. And for those who don’t know, ironically I’m an Indonesian who’s never been to Bali. So yes, the trip is going to be my first time touching down on the island of gods. Or Pulau Dewata, as we Indonesians dub the island.

Anyway, you’ve probably read my previous post that was published last week in Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day. Well, this post is gonna be the second part where I’ve compiled the list of recommended places to visit in Indonesia… Those that are NOT Bali.

I mean, as an Indonesian myself, I’m so sick of ignorant travelers who think of Bali as the whole country and not just a small province in a country called Indonesia. So, what kind of places do we have this time? Let’s check out!

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Bangka Island: The Underrated Island with A Rather Sad Story Behind Its Beauty

I think it is not strange at all when asked about the beautiful island in Indonesia, people would answer Bali for the question.

However, as someone who’s never been to Bali before and claimed as a beach lover, I have to say that whenever I go to any beach area in Indonesia, the excitement is pretty much alike. It doesn’t matter in which part of Indonesia the place is.

Those who might have read my post about Yogyakarta could see how beautiful the beaches are in the central part of Java. I am still yet to visit Bali, but then allow me to introduce the beauty of another island in Indonesia: Bangka Island.

Bangka Island is rarely chosen as a holiday destination even for local Indonesian tourists. When we, especially those who live in Java, heard about Bangka, we would correlate it with a local dish called martabak instead of it being a place to go for vacation.

Bangka lies in the eastern part of Sumatra, in which it is a part of Bangka-Belitung Island province. From the capital city of Jakarta, it takes only around 45 minutes to get there by flight. Quite close, yet it seems that Bangka doesn’t have enough reason to attract Jakartans to go there for holiday. So in this post, I’ll give you some.

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