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“Mak Itam”, Tourist Trains in Sawahlunto

Indonesia has 2 (two) railway museums, one of them located at Sawahlunto, West Sumatra. There are approximately 80 collections of railway equipment at this museum such as clock, signal / communications equipment, photos documentation, safety box, jack rail, plant labels, scales and guards bell in the museum. In addition, in the museum yard are several […]

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Travel Agents

B Batour Agung Tour & Travel, PT Jl.Olo ladang 10C Padang 25116, telp. Fax. , West Sumatera-INDONESIA (62-751)28970, 7800333, 7800303, Fax: (62-751)-32410 batour@indosat.net.id / batour_tour@yahoo.co.id , Bifa Tours & Travel Jln. Dobi no. 8 Padang +62-751-893464, +62-751-31997 Bingkuang Mas Tours Jalan Veteran 32D 62-751-36950/ 62-751-37088 Brilian Agung Tours & Travel Jl. S. Parman no 118 […]

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Weaving Arts

What is Weaving? Weaving affairs or weave is the process in making cloth by plaiting woof thread between lungsi thread by using a loom made of wood, sticks, bamboo and metal. Weaving Produts? From this weaving process will be produced cloth, songket, and gloves. Songket  is one of Minangkabau woven products which is best known […]

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Saluang

The saluang is a traditional musical instrument of the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is similar to the flute in general and made of bamboo. It is related to the suling of other parts of  Indonesia. It is made of thin bamboo or “talang” (Schizostachyum brachycladum Kurz)[1], with 4 hole. Saluang more simple […]

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Folk Theatre Dance (Randai)

Randai, the popular folk theater tradition of the Minangkabau ethnic group in West Sumatra. which incorporates music, singing, dance, drama and the silat martial art. Randai is usually performed for traditional ceremonies and festivals, and complex stories may span a number of nights. It is performed as a theatre-in-the-round to achieve an equality and unity […]

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Tari Piring

Tari Piring (Plate Dance) is the art of dance held by the Minangkabau. This dance reflects the life of traditional Minangkabau community at the time of working in the ricefield. The dance expresses happiness of the farmers as well as their thanks to the God for the very successful harvest. Plate Dance is done in […]

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Make Your Trips More Enjoyable !

West Sumatra is very Islamic community, so when you come to this city, here are some things you can consider to make your trip more enjoyable: 1. Don’t doing consume alcohol beverages in public places If you ambition to consume alcohol beverages, you have to go to the bar or hotel. If you doing that […]

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Matrilineal, Unique and Tolerant Culture

Definition A matriline is a line of descent from a female ancestor to a descendant (of either sex) in which the individuals in all intervening generations are female. In a matrilineal descent system (= uterine descent), an individual is considered to belong to the same descent group as his or her mother. There is interesting […]

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Mentawai, Place to Watch the Sunset

The Mentawai Islands lie roughly 100 km off of the west coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. They consist of 4 main islands with many smaller islands scattered throughout. From north to south, the main islands are Siberut, Sipora, North Pagi, and South Pagi. Mapaddegat, District of North Sipora known as the most fun place to […]

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Loguang Cave

Loguang cave has 7 Km length with one entrance and has six windows. Entrance equipped with a safety ladder, while the window can be used as the exit. Because the beauty of the landscape rocks and stalagnit Stalactite inside the cave, this place being tourism destination which visited by tourists both domestic and foreign as […]

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