Authentic Sumatra, Ecotourism in Nagari Sungai Pinang, West Sumatra

“Nagari Sungai Pinang is a small fishermen village located not far from Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra. This paradise is a closely guarded amazingly beautiful secret as not many people know about it. Authentic Sumatra offers you to stay in an typical wooden bungalow near the Indian ocean and under the coconut trees.

In their village, you could enjoy and relax as well, swimming in some privates beaches around the village, surfing, diving, snorkelling and also discover the real local culture, Minangkabau culture, by join the local people in their daily activities such traditional fishing, traditional cooking, dances, martial arts and many more activities.

This location offers you also a unique journey to meet the Mentawai tribe who lives in the jungle of Siberut. The Mentawai have the oldest tattoos in the world, they live a semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle and are very welcomed.

They also offer you a tours across west Sumatra, and feel the beauty of this island, admiring the wild nature while respecting it.

Words from the locals, that you will help and become part of holiday experience.

Mentawai tribe, North Sumatra
Mentawai tribe, North Sumatra (Source :

“Thank you for coming and sharing your time with us, we can plan a bright future for the village and the children by helping its development, without losing our identity and traditions.”

They work to develop the local art by cooperating with a local artisan and selling their work.

About the kids, there is also a drive to be involved in developing education by building a free school where the local kids could come and learn languages, culture (French, English, Indonesian), environment, sharing and increase their knowledge.

There are sponsorship programs also to be able to send some children in Senior High school and college in Padang, because in the village no school after Junior high school.

Nagari Sungai Pinang, West Sumatra
Nagari Sungai Pinang, West Sumatra (Source :

The objective of this group is for the friends who will come to visit them to discover another culture, other way of life, different way of thinking, far removed from the fast paced western way of life.

Become a part of the village and feel the real and authentic Indonesian life : to mix with the village life, share with the local people in order that you go back home richer after this valuable exchange. Please visit us at

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