Pacific Ocean

Belitung - It could be the Seychelles...

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Alittle gem in the Java Sea... To find it, head west-northwest for 300 nautical miles from the Karimunjawa archipelago - and another 150 more from Bawean. Belitung, pronounced “Billiton” in English, differs from the landscapes usually seen around Java. The huge polished rocks rise up out of the water, slicing through the surface, reflecting their majestic grandeur, even though they seem a little lost between the sky and the sea. It is not surprising that the Seychelles come up when describing Belitung: there are the rocks which are so special, and the water is much clearer than I would have imagined. However, there isn’t much marine fauna. This is not really a surprise given the hundreds of fishing boats that we had to avoid before arriving here. It must ...

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