An old guardian that still stands alert

What I mean with an old guard actually is an old lighthouse which was built in 1882 by the Dutch on a small island called Pulau Lengkuas (Lengkuas Island). The lighthouse is still in use up till now to guide the ships pass through or to Belitong Island. As for Pulau Lengkuas itself, it located off the north shore of Belitong Island. Travelers can easily come to the island by boat which is departed from Tanjong Binga or Tanjong Kelayang.


the old guardian of lengkuas island

Pulau Lengkuas, which has a total area less than 1 hectare, is surrounded by clear and calm sea water. It is a perfect site to do snorkeling, since the water is relatively shallow and the underwater world form a beautiful underwater garden decorated with various kinds of colorful corals, many unique shape rocks, and a lot of beautiful fishes swims among them.

There are also several rock islets protruding here and there off the shore. Those islets can be easily reached just by walking from Pulau Lengkuas, because the water is only around 1.5 meters deep. On Pulau Lengkuas’ white sandy beach, palm trees and scattered yellowish white rocks created a unique but pretty landscape. It will be more beautiful if it is seen from the height; and for that sole purpose, travelers can climb to the top of the lighthouse.

I tried to climb to the top too, but when I peered out through the window on the 12th floor, I saw one of the lighthouse operators motioned me to come back down immediately. Reluctantly I climbed down, and as soon as I reached the base, a storm started its rage. The operator who called me to came down told me that it would be dangerous to be in the lighthouse during such a storm 😦

Not long after it began, I saw a twister formed in the middle of the sea. Fortunately it only took around 10 minutes before it vanished, and once again the weather became friendlyΒ  πŸ™‚

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36 thoughts on “An old guardian that still stands alert

  1. Fantastic! The ones through the window make me feel like I am there! The waterspout pics are a great capture. Very nice πŸ™‚

  2. antondewantoro

    Light houses are always stunning. Nice share Pak.

  3. wow…. kereeen banget foto fotonya.

  4. Wow, beautiful clicks!! Twister shots is so scary and amazing one….

    • Thank you.
      As for the twister, yes it was. I took the picture and also prayed that the twister would soon vanished in the same time.

  5. Fantastic images. Wish I was there πŸ™‚

  6. Thanks Chris the pictures are so beautiful! I salute the old guardian.
    Cheers πŸ™‚

  7. petit4chocolatier

    Beautiful pictures; especially the water spouts!

  8. whysooserious

    gorgeous place and photos. would like very much to go there someday πŸ™‚

  9. cantik banget ya pulaunya. Eh..tapi melihat gambar awan yang berputar itu rasanya ngeri juga ya..itu angin puting beliung ya?

  10. Ely Meyer

    beruntung sekali mas bisa menikmati indahnya alam dari atas

    fotonya seperti biasa keren !

    • Iya Mbak. Kebetulan penjaga mercusuarnya mengijinkan aku naik waktu itu, meskipiun akhirnya tetap tidak bisa sampai di puncaknya.

  11. Pengen ke Belitungg nehhhh! Hiks! Kapan yaaaaa?

  12. Menarik sekali foto2nya, Pak. Chris. Saya jadi tertarik ingin berkunjung ke sana suatu saat nanti. Terimakasih sudah berbagi, Pak. πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

  13. Amazing place and photos!

  14. Pak chris suka sekali dengan wisata pantai ya. Beberapa postingan akhir-akhir ini berkisah tentang wisata pantai. Pantai cocok untuk menghilngkan kepenatan. Luasnya menjadikan dada kita lebih lapang πŸ™‚

    • Kebetulan aja lagi banyak main di pantai, Mbak πŸ™‚
      Pada dasarnya aku suka alam, jadi gak hanya pantai. Aku setuju sama Mbak Ika, kalau memandang laut luas rasanya ‘plong’ gitu.

  15. Β‘Me han encantado, son preciosas!!

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