Bangka-Belitung, cutely abbreviated Babel, is a province in Indonesia consisting of the islands of Bangka and Belitung (Billiton), just off the south-eastern coast of Sumatra.
Belitung has some of the nicest beaches in Southeast Asia. Beautiful white sand edging turquoise calm seas and a nice long dry season of sunny skis. Go now so you can be one of those who visited it before it got ruined. Downtowns are full of well preserved Dutch colonial buildings.
Bangka and Belitung serve as relaxing weekend breaks for office-goers in Jakarta and Palembang.