Pasar Raya, Padang

Padang, The Pretty Coastal Town in Southern Sumatra

Padang is most famously known around Indonesia for its Makanan Padang (Padang Food). It is not just the food that will entice you to this pretty coastal town in Southern Sumatra. The town itself is nicely laid out making navigation around the city quite easy. There are the famous buildings showing the distinct Minang architecture[…]

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The Adityawarman Museum, West Sumatra

Adityawarman Museum : The History And Culture Of The Minangkabau

The Adityawarman Museum in Padang, capital of West Sumatra, is a “must visit” when you plan to spend your holidays in this beautiful province, since the Museum has on display the most comprehensive collection on the history and culture of the Minangkabau, the ethnic group that inhabits this region. Located in the heart of the city[…]

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Tabuik festival in Pariaman

Tabuik Festival in Pariaman

Just over an hour of easy driving, some 56 kilometers north of Padang, lies the harbour town of Pariaman, located along  a beautiful 7-mile coastline. Once known as a thriving seaport, it is now better known for its Tabuik celebrations, the reenactment of the Battle of Karbala and the martyrdom of the grandchildren of the Prophet Muhammad, Hasan and Husyein along with[…]

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Twin Lakes

Come To The Twin Lakes, Take in Some Spectacularly Unique Scenery

It is not one but two highland lakes which are the main attractions here. The Lakes of Danau Diatas (Lake Above) and Danau Dibawah (Lake Below) are beautiful natural wonders separated by only a few hundred meters. Located over 1000 meters above sea level, the lakes are covered with a thick mist giving them an[…]

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Rumah Gadang

Padang City, The Gateway To The Minang Highlands

The capital of West Sumatra, Padang is the gateway to the Minang highlands. With the largest port on Sumatra’s West Coast, this is a merchant town attracting ships trading in goods such as rubber, cinnamon, coffee, tee, cement and coal. If you take a stroll down to the old colonial waterfront you’ll see century old[…]

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Anai Golf and Mountain Resort, West Sumatra

The Anai Golf And Mountain Resort in West Sumatra

The Anai Golf and Mountain Resort is set in beautiful green and natural surrounds. Located in West Sumatra, a region renowned for its natural beauty and forested mountains, it is the beauty of the location that makes this resort and golf course truly unique. While the natural beauty here is magnificent, golf is really the[…]

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Mount Talang, West Sumatra

Mount Talang, Overlook The Beautiful Twin Lakes And Lake Singkarak

Mount Talang is  2,572 meters above sea level and it has a soothing view. From here you can overlook the beautiful Twin Lakes and Lake Singkarak. It’s one of the six active volcanoes in West Sumatra. It is said that the tea grown here tastes wonderful. The view is breathtaking and the weather is cool[…]

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BATU BASUREK

Batu Basurek Or “The Written Stone”

Batu Basurek is a stone with inscriptions in the old Palava script of India, bearing the legend of Adityawarman in the year 1347. Literally, “Batu Basurek” itself means “The Written Stone”. The stone’s 25 cm wide, 80 cm high, and 10 cm thick. Erected above King Adityawarman’s resting place centuries ago, this stone was rediscovered[…]

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Bung Hatta Forest Reserve, Sumatra

Bung Hatta Forest Reserve : Home Of The Rafflesia Arnoldii

For botanist enthusiasts, the Bung Hatta Forest Reserve is a delight, filled with rare plants and exotic flowers. Known in the past as the Setya Mulya Botanic Garden, this botanical garden is home to a variety of unique tropical plants and animal species endemic to Sumatra. Take a walk around here and you will see[…]

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ANAI RESORT AND GOLF COURSE

Anai Resort And Golf Course, Padang

The Anai resort is located in gorgeus natural setting rounghly 550 meters above sea level. This eighteen hole course’s length spans to 5,552 meters. The course itself was designed by Thomson, Wolveridge and Perret in 1996. While challenging this 72 par course, you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Mount Tandikat, Mount Merapi and Mount[…]

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West Sumatra

West Sumatra, The Best Destination For Halal Tourism

Much of its highland is formed by the Bukit Barisan Mountain range; virgin jungles inhabited by elephants, tigers, leopards and rhinos. Minang people have spicy-hot dishes and ancient matriarchal customs. The women own property and the men leave home to seek their fame and fortune. Traveling is considered a mark of success, Padang restaurants are[…]

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Malin Kundang legend tells of a child who is disobedient to his mother and is therefore doomed to stone.

Indonesia : Myths And Legends

Tales, folklores, myths and legends – the rich fables that layer the foundation of the mystical aura that is Indonesia makes the archipelagic nation even more unique. Indonesia is a land of mystic legends and harrowingmyths with stories gathered from all corners of the majestic land, carried through generations after generations, untouched by time. Behind every intricately woven tale lies[…]

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