The beautiful island of Belitung is indeed known as the land of "rainbow irregulars". Laskar Pelangi itself is the name of a booming novel and film in Indonesia in 2008. The film, which presents the figure of Ikal and Lintang and 8 other children who later came to be called laskar pelangi, was very touching. From setting the location of the film in Belitung, the island in the Bangka-Belitung Islands Province has a trail of "rainbow irregulars" which is interesting to be explored in tourist activities.
1. SD Laskar Pelangi
Even though it is only a replica, the situation of SD Laskar Pelangi is made very similar to the story and told by novelist Andrea Hirata, which is full of simplicity. The elementary school, which is actually called SD Muhammadiyah Gantong, itself is also one of the filming locations of the film "Laskar Pelangi". Narrated in Gantong Muhammadiyah Elementary School, Ikal and 9 other children studied enthusiastically. Here also Muslim women teacher who in the film played by Mini Cut passionately teaches science to the children of the rainbow irregulars. At SD Laskar Pelangi you can remember the story of the irregulars and also take pictures as a memento. To go to Laskar Pelangi Elementary School, you can come to Lenggang Village, Gantung District, East Belitung Regency, Bangka Belitung Islands Province.
2. Andrea Hirata Word Museum
Andrea Hirata, who is the writer of the Laskar Pelangi novel as well as the main actor Ikal in the real story, certainly becomes a character that cannot be ruled out. Now to explore the steps of Andrea Hirata's novels including Laskar Pelangi novels, we can come to the Andrea Hirata Word Museum located at Jalan Laskar Pelangi Number 7 in Gantong Village, East Belitung. Here we can find some footage from the film 'laskar pelangi', the work of the laskar pelangi novel and words of encouragement according to the name of the museum. One of the burning words that is also mentioned in the Laskar Pelangi novel is "Dream, then God will embrace your dream". The Andrea Hirata Word Museum itself is now finally known as the first literary museum in Indonesia.
3. Tanjung Tinggi Beach
Another Laskar Pelangi trail on Belitung Island that you can visit is Tanjung Tinggi Beach. The beach located in Sijuk Subdistrict, Belitung Regency, Bangka Belitung in his story is often visited by Ikal and his friends to spend time playing and relaxing. This beach, known for its large and high granite rocks, will not only remind you of the story of Laskar Pelangi. But with its exoticism, you will be enchanted and enchanted by its beauty here. The beach, which is 37 from the center of Tanjung Pandan City, is very appropriate for you to visit in the late afternoon. This is because at that time the beach with clear water will present a beautiful sunset view. With clear water, you can also swim freely at Tanjung Tinggi Beach. Do not forget to take pictures here with the background of granite rocks which will certainly produce a cool picture.
4. Tanjung Pandan City
As the Capital City of Belitung Regency, the City of Tanjung Pandan cannot be separated from the life of Ikal and Laskar Pelangi. Although now it has changed a lot because of modernization, but some places still keep the story of Laskar Pelangi. One of the places that keeps the story of Laskar Pelangi is a number of coffee shops, especially Waroeng Kopi Ake. Waroeng Kopi Ake itself is the oldest coffee shop in Belitung since 1921. Here, besides being able to enjoy a cup of typical Belitung coffee, you can also reminisce about the past and the setting of the film Laskar Pelangi.