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West Sumatra

Description

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 found in all major towns across the nation. The people are hospitable and eloquent. They primarily speak bahasa Minang, with poetic style of speech.

Entry

Getting There : Padang's Tabing Airport is the main gateway to West Sumatra and is serviced by Merpati Nusantara Airlines. PELNI's ship "Kerinci" sails every two weeks for Jakarta from Teluk Bayur Harbour. Smaller vessels from Muara Harbour sail to small towns along the entire west coast of Sumtra. Regular bus services run between Padang, Bukittinggi and other major cities of Sumatra, as well as via the trans-Sumatra Highway to Jakarta. West Sumatra days are filled with colorful ceremonies and festivals. Legend of the Minangkabau is descendants of the youngest son of Alexander the Great, King Maharjo Dirajo. During the early 19th century, the area was disrupted by wars between the followers of the traditional Islam or Padris, and those adhering to the traditional law (Adat) of the Minangkabau.

Tourism Office

West Sumatra : Jl. Khatib Sulaiman 7 Padang, Phone. (62-751) 7055711, 446282, Fax. 7055183

http://www.minangkabautourism.info


Mentawai Island : Jl. Raya Tuapejat km 4, Phone. (62-759) 320042

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Refreshing Lake Maninjau

Refreshing Lake Maninjau

 

The splendid Lake Maninjau in West Sumatra, is one of the calmest places in Indonesia. Come to this ancient lake, set within a volcanic crater, to...

Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Bukittinggi

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Anai Golf and Mountain Resort

Anai Golf and Mountain Resort

 

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...

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Lake Singkarak

Lake Singkarak

 

The majestic Lake Singkarak (Danau Singkarak) is an enormous crater lake set within a dramatic volcanic landscape. Spread over two districts; Solok...

Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra

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Padang

Padang

 

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...

Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Padang, Kab. Kepulauan Mentawai

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The Twin Lakes

The Twin Lakes

 

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...

Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra

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The HARAU VALLEY: Green Ricefields and Waterfalls tumbling down Steep Cliffs

The HARAU VALLEY: Green Ricefields and Waterfalls tumbling down Steep Cliffs

 

A relaxing one-hour drive from the bustling market of Bukittinggi in the province of West Sumatra lies the beautiful Harau Valley, - or sometimes...

Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kab. Lima Puluh Kota

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PARIAMAN: Home of TABUIK Celebrations

PARIAMAN: Home of TABUIK Celebrations

 

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...

Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Pariaman

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Padang Panjang:  Breezy Little Town on a Hill

Padang Panjang: Breezy Little Town on a Hill

 

Travelling north from Padang, capital of West Sumatra, towards Bukittinggi, one will pass a breezy little town that stands over 700 meters above sea...

Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Padang Panjang

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