Photo of the day: G20 meeting lifts Belitung’s destination profile

Belitung Island, one of Indonesia’s “Ten New Travel Destinations”, hosted the G20 Development Ministerial Meeting from September 7-9, 2022.

In a historic occasion for the 4,800km2 island of just 300,000 people, 20 countries and 20 global organisations came together in a small village environment, named Kampong Kecit. The village stands in one of Indonesia’s Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Tanjung Kelayang Reserve, which has been identified as a model for sustainable development by the Indonesian government.

Tanjung Kelayang Reserve comprises 360 hectares of pristine land and eight outlying islands, where 200 hectares have been designated as a private natural reserve and wildlife sanctuary.

In 2021, the island of Belitung was also officially designated a UNESCO Global Geopark on account of its rich geological diversity. The island features ancient rock formations, pristine white beaches and outlying islands, clear turquoise waters and preserved forests which are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna, including several species that are only found here.

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