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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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Bungus Island

Bungus Island

 

Bungus is sheltered by a bay. There are two good beaches: Carolina and Karang Tinta.image taken from: this link Go this link if you want to know more...

Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Padang

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Anai Resort and Golf Course

Anai Resort and Golf Course

 

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...

Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Padang

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Batang Palupuh

Batang Palupuh

 

Batang Palupuh is a refuge for the giant flowers Rafflesia Arnoldi, blooming only once a year in November. A guide can be obtained from the office at...

Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Bukittinggi

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Rimbo Panti Nature Reserve

Rimbo Panti Nature Reserve

 

Rimbo Panti Nature Reserve. Just on the road to Medan, this nature and wild life reserve contains various monkey species and black panthers.

Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kab. Pasaman

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Bung Hatta Forest Reserve

Bung Hatta Forest Reserve

 

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...

Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra

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Batu Basurek

Batu Basurek

 

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...

Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kab. Tanah Datar

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Mount Talang

Mount Talang

 

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....

Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kab. Solok

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Mentawai Island

Mentawai Island

 

Take a trip into the wild with an adventure to the Mentawai islands. Be surrounded by tropical rainforests and immerse yourself in the traditions of...

Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kab. Kepulauan Mentawai

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