Currently Belitung Island is already known as the Laskar Pelangi State. The reason is none other than the existence of the film Laskar Pelangi by Riri Riza, which was booming in 2008. From the success of the film that was born from the Laskar Pelangi novel, several tours emerged in Belitung as a shooting location. One such place is SD Muhammadiyah Gantong.
Muhammadiyah Gantong Elementary School or also called Laskar Pelangi Elementary School has indeed become one of the most central locations for the film "Laskar Pelangi". Here is told Ikal and his friends gained knowledge from Muslimah teacher played by Cut Mini. The present Muhammadiyah Gantong Elementary School itself is a replica or artificial. Because the original Muhammadiyah Gantong Elementary School has collapsed and is gone. So the Muhammadiyah Gantong Elementary School, which is currently being built, was intentionally built for the purpose of shooting films. However, even though it is only a replica, Muhammadiyah Gantong Elementary School still gets good reception from tourists. Every day, Muhammadiyah Gantong Elementary School is visited by tourists who want to see the atmosphere there.
The Muhammadiyah Gantong Elementary School replica itself is made as closely as possible to the original through the description described by the author Andrea Hirata. This building itself is a building made of wood and has a zinc roof. The building which was made in the former tin mining field is also equipped with white sand like the original school located on the beach. Not only that, to complement the actual picture of SD Muhammadiyah Gantong as told by Andrea Hirata, a replica of Muhammadiyah Gantong Elementary School is also equipped with two wooden trees next to the school building to refute the elementary school which was almost collapsed. But the difference that can be seen from the replica with the original is the state of the surface of the land which is higher than the original which is flat on the ground.