Nyarai Waterfall also known as The Green Canyon among the locals

Gamaran Protected Forest, Lubuk Alung, Padang Pariaman District, West Sumatra. Coordinats: 0°41′1,2″LU 100°21′45,8″BT

The fresh clear water flows among the river stones from Bukit Barisan and falls 7-8 meters down trapped into an approximately 10m wide pool (Lubuk Nyarai) that was naturally formed among giant rocks on each sides. The color could turn really green sometimes as the jungle reflection mixed with the sun light through its clear water.

Whats To Do

Jungle Trecking
Walking 3.5km / 2.1 miles through jungle and river view which can be so refreshing. It will accompany us at the beginning of the Jungle Trekking, we might also find some villagers work on their farm, this could be interesting to see as some of them are still stick to a traditional way to cultivate their land. During this trek we will cross through some jungle rivers and natural stone ponds, some of those ponds has several kind of fishes such as “Ikan Panjang” also known as Giant mottled eel and Long finned eel (Anguilla Marmorata) in the family of (Anguillidae) and “Ikan Gariang” also called as Semah/Kancera genus Tor (Neolissochilus) in the family of (Cyprinidae) this genus was once claimed as the only species which can be found in Lake Toba – Parapat while this type is often found in a variety of natural habitat in the other part of Indonesia not only in North Sumatra, and West Sumatra, but West Java, Central Java, Aceh and Borneo as well. This fish can be caught with a handmade traditional gun or a fishing spear . It takes a special skill to catch fish with a spear gun , because you had to dive into the river stream to chase fish

Fish taste amazing as it fresh from the river in this area Gamaran Forest area also known with its thew Flora and Fauna, such as Monyet Merah known as Maroon leaf monkey (Presbytis rubicunda) and Jamur Tudung Pengantin also known as Stinkhorn Mushrooms (Phallaceae) this mushroom can be found here when you do trekking in the rainy season. Before we actually get to Nyarai Waterfall some trails can be hard for some beginners as we have at least two extreme inclines we need to climb and cross a knee-deep rocky Nyarai River (Batang Nyarai) but the whole trip is quite safe for almost all ages if it’s not raining. Don’t worry it required at least twice or more refreshment stops, one in the forest and the other one in the crossing, besides all local guides provided in the area were really well trained to have the standard ability to survive, rescue, and even to train tourists to live in the Jungle. One more thing at, once we arrive everything will be worthed as the energy and the beauty of this spectacular area was so unexpectedly overwhelming.

Camping Ground
Camping is possible as long as you bring your own gears, for some urgent situations “we provided some tents for rent” Ritno said, as well as a guide for group it will all depends on how the group looks like, more guide will be provided when the group contains more women and childrens. When you get to Nyarai Waterfall you’ll need to provide your legal Identification Card or Passport as there are 3 Age categories that will determined the entrance fee, which are :

Admission Fees
Age between 5 – 10 yo will be charge : Rp. 10.000,-
Age between 11- 17 yo will be charge : Rp. 15.000,-
Above 18 yo – will be charge : Rp. 20.000,-
For Camping – will be charge : Rp. 40.000,-
Rp. 40.000,- camping charged is for your 1st night, if you spend more than 1 night, the next charge will only cost you Rp. 20.000.- /Night. All costs are inclusive of parking, a tour guide, and administration.

How To Get There
From Bukittinggi take a minivan to Lubuk Alung 39KM, stop at the Intersection (Simpang) Udikat PLN or Simpang Kasiak Putiah, there you can only take a motorbike (OJEK) cost a maximum Rp. 25.000,- /person. Improve your bargaining skills before you meet them. it will take around 30minutes or 18KM to get to Nyarai Jorong Gamaran Post. There you’ll find Nyarai office and Information center. From Padang to Lubuk Alung 30KM we can also take a minivan, stop at Simpang BLKM from there to Nyarai Jorong Gamaran Post is around 7KM.

Some standard rules will be applied :
No scratches on natural stones inside the area
No alcohol
Dont take anything but a picture
Dont leave anything but a foot prints
Dont carry anything but memories

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Tour de Singkarak (TdS) 2015

  • Schedule : 3-11October, 2015
  • Total Distance 677.4 Km 
  • Total Stage: 9 Chalenging stages in West Sumatera best scenic & culture rich districts

Race route

Stage 1: 3 October 2015
Start: Pantai Carocok, Kabupaten Pesisir Selatan
Finish: Pantai Gondoriah, Kota Pariaman
Distance: 163.2 Km.

Stage 2: 4 October 2015
Start: Kantor Bupati Padang Pariaman
Finish: SMAN 1 Sumani, Kabupaten Solok
Distance: 140.2 Km

Stage 3: 5 October 2015
Start: Desa Wisata, Kabupaten Sijunjung
Finish: Sport Centre, Kabupaten Dharmasraya
Distance: 206.3 Km

Stage 4: 6 October 2015
Start: Kota Sawahlunto
Finish: Padang Aro, Kabupaten Solok Selatan
Distance: 171.6 Km

Stage 5: 7 October 2015
Start: Ngalau Indah, Kota Payakumbuh
Finish: Kantor Bupati Limapuluh Kota
Distance: 136.5 Km.

Stage 6: 8 October 2015
Start: Jam Gadang, Kota Bukittinggi
Finish: Istano Baso Pagaruyung, Kabupaten Tanah Datar
Distance: 116.8 Km.

Stage 7: 9 October 2015
Start: Equator Bonjol Kabupaten Pasaman
Finish: Kantor Bupati Pasaman Barat
Distance: 121.1 Km.

Stage 8: 10 October 2015
Start: Kantor Bupati Pasaman Barat
Finish: Lawang Park, Kabupaten Agam
Distance: 138.1 Km

Stage 9: 11 October 2015
Start: Kota Padang Panjang
Finish: Kota Padang
Distance: 148.6 Km


The Tour de Singkarak (TdS) 2013 is one of prestigious cycling races in Asia, even world . TdS 2013 have 7 stages  through 17 of West Sumatra’s best scenic & culture rich districts.

Here we present profile of 17 supporting cities and regencies.

  1. Bukittinggi
    Bukittinggi is comfortably city situated in the Minangkabau highlands, 90 km by road from the West Sumatran capital city of Padang. It sits near the volcanoes Mount Singgalang and Mount Marapi. Bukittinggi  is one of the top tourist destinations in Indonesia. There are many famous tourist attractions in this city such as Jam Gadang Monument, Sianok Canyon, Lobang Jepang Cave, Taman Bundo Kanduang Park, and Museum of Bung Hatta Birthplace.


Jam Gadang Monument


Lobang Jepang Cave

Fort_de_Kock.jpgFort de Kock

Sianok_Canyon.jpgSianok Canyon


  1. Sawahlunto
    Sawahlunto located 90 kilometers from Padang,  known as a coal mining city. This city is a unique tourist destination that offers nostalgic traces of an old mining town.



Silo Sawahlunto


Sawahlunto Cultural Center

Ombilin_Meinen.jpgOmbilin Meinen (Office Building of PT. BA Ombilin)

Museum_Goedang_Ransoem.jpgMuseum Goedang Ransoem

  1. Padang
    Padang is the capital and largest city of West Sumatra. This city became point of transit and transport hub for traveler visiting tourist attractions around West Sumatra, served by Minangkabau International Airport, Port of Teluk Bayur and Bengkuang Bus Terminal. Travellers can try surfing or trekking on the Batu and Mentawai islands, or heading to the hill town of Bukittinggi or to Kerinci Seblat National Park. Padang itself is well-known for ‘gastronomic and shopping tourism’.  Rendang which is listed number one dish in the list “The World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods” by CNN International in 2011 originated from Padang. The other beautiful tourist objects in this city are Air Manis Beach, Padang Beach, Museum Adityawarman and Sarasah Banyak Gariang Waterfall.


Museum Adityawarman

air_manis_beach.jpgAir Manis Beach

Pelabuhan_Muaro_Harbor.jpgPelabuhan Muaro Harbor

padang_beach.jpgPadang Beach


  1. Limapuluh Kota
    Limapuluh Kota located in the northern part of West Sumatra. In this regency traveler can enjoy the magnificent Harau Canyon which offers beautiful scenery of valley with dark-brown-colored rocky cliff surrounded by paddy fields and lush green trees. There are also fascinating megalith sites in Limapuluh Kota regency, in the bowl-shaped Mahat Valley. This valley is surrounded by steep mountains with hundreds or maybe even thousands of megaliths.


Harau Canyon

mahat_valley.jpgMahat Valley

aia_baba.jpgAia Baba Nature Park

bukik_posuak.jpgBukik Posuak Hill


  1. Pariaman
    Pariaman is a coastal city in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The popular annual festival of Tabuik is celebrated by people in this city every 10 Muharram of Islamic calendar (the Day of Ashura – please check the website as the exact date changes every year). In the festival, two such beautifully-decorated effigies or “Tabuik” are carried through the city. Named Tabuik Pasa and Tabuik Subarang, the effigies are swayed accompanied by 12 tasa kettledrums beaten in a spirit-rousing rhythm. In the afternoon, both Tabuik are moved to the coast and lowered into the sea before sunset. After they are thrown into the sea, many people go swimming looking for ‘memories’ of the Tabuik to keep. This festival has become important tourism agenda, endorsed by Pariaman city government every year.


Tabuik Festival

anai_valley.jpgAnai Valley

pariaman_beach.jpgPariaman Beach

gondaria_beach.jpgGondaria Beach


  1. City of Solok
    City of has many interesting tourist objects, such as Sarasah Batimpo Waterfall, Pulau Belibis Natural Park and Rumah Gajah Maharam which is one of the oldest traditional Gadang houses in West Sumatra.


tugu_kota_solok.jpgTugu Kota Solok Monument

puncak_payo_peak.jpgPuncak Payo Peak

belibis.jpgBelibis Island


  1. Solok Regency
    Solok Regency is well-known as the largest rice production center in West Sumatra. The famous Lake Singkarak as is the second largest lake in Sumatra, Lake Diatas and Lake Dibawah are located in this regency. Solok Regency is also home for many traditional Gadang house, namely Rumah Gadang 20 Ruang di Sulit Air, Rumah Gadang Cupak, Rumah Gadang Paninggahan, etc. Those houses are now used as cultural centers where various cultural activities are held.



Lake Diatas

lake_bawah.jpgLake Dibawah

lake_singkarak.jpgLake Singkarak

rumah_gadang_cupak.jpgRumah Gadang Cupak


  1. Agam
    Agam is a regency in West Sumatra. Lake Maninjau, a crater lake, is the landmark of this regency and is used as a site for paragliding. Tourism in Agam is generally split into three regions: west, central, and east. The west region champions sea and coastal tourism such as recreational beach, water sport and marine culture. In central region, Lake Maninjau is top tourist destination. It offers several challenging adventure attractions like paragliding, off-roading, racing river craft and others. The eastern region dedicates their focus on agro tourism such as fruit and cocoa plantations.


Tiku Beach

lake_maninjau.jpgLake Maninjau

cocoa_plantation_agam.jpgCocoa Plantation in Agam


  1. Pesisir Selatan
    Pesisir Selatan is a regency famous for its beautiful marine tourism along its coast line, such as Carocok Beach, Cubadak Island and Karabak Island. There is also Timbulun Waterfall which consists of 5 levels and becomes favorite place for tourists. Pesisir Selatan is the place where we can see The Root Bridge (Jembatan Akar). This bridge is uniquely made from interwoven roots of banyan trees with a length of 25 meters and 1.5 wide. This bridge was built in 1916 to connect two villages which were separated by river. Currently, tourists can test their adrenaline by rafting down the river.


carocok_beach.jpgCarocok Beach

jembatan_akar.jpgJembatan Akar (The Root Bridge)

cubadak_island.jpgCubadak Island

timbulun_waterfall.jpgTimbulun Waterfall


  1. Padang Pariaman
    Padang Pariaman is the home for several Minangkabau cultural arts, such as Indang Folk Dance, Randai Martial Arts, Luambek Martial Arts, Rabab Galuak Traditional Music Performance and Gandang Tasa Traditional Drum Attraction. Those arts are usually performed in many festivities and traditional ceremonies in this regency, including the welcoming reception for government’s guest. Another top tourist destination in Padang Pariaman is The Tomb of Syekh Burhanuddin, the burial places of Syekh Burhanuddin who played an important role in disseminating Islam among the Minangkabau people in 17th century. He was venerated by people for his wisdom, preaching abilities and vast knowledge about Islam.


The Tomb of Syekh Burhanuddin

lubuk_bonra_waterfall.jpgLubuk Bonta Waterfall

arta_beach.jpgArta Beach


  1. Padang Panjang
    Padang Panjang is located in the cool highlands of West Sumatra, inland from the provincial capital Padang. It sits on a plateau beneath the volcanoes Mount Marapi and Mount Singgalang. It has an area of 23 km² and a population of over 40,000 people. The main road through Padang Panjang links coastal Padang and the highland capital, Bukittinggi. This town is the base of famous performing arts conservatorium, Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia (STSI) Padang Panjang (college of traditional Indonesian arts). The town is also home for the Minangkabau Cultural Documentation and Information Center (Pusat Dokumentasi dan Informasi Kebudayaan Minangkabau – PDIKM).


Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia Padang Panjang

minangkabau_cultural_documentation_and_information_center.jpgMinangkabau Cultural Documentation and Information Center

minangkabau_waterpark.jpgMinangkabau Fantasy (Mifan) Waterpark

minangkabau_village.jpgMinangkabau Village


  1. Payakumbuh
    Payakumbuh is a city located in the north east of Bukittinggi. It has an area of 8043 km² and a population of over 99,300 people. Payakumbuh is known for flying duck races and gelamai food, a sweet coconut pal-sugared snack. Flying duck races have become part of the tourism agenda that attract many domestic and overseas travellers.  Bendi, a traditional transport vehicle using a horse is still widely used by people in this city. The agriculture sector makes a significant contribution to the economy of this city and the main agricultural commodities of Payakumbuh are rice, cattle, and palm sugar.


Payakumbuh Duck Race

statue_ratapan_ibu.jpgThe Statue of Ratapan Ibu

  1. Tanah Datar
    Tanah Datar is regency that has a population of 334,000 people, living in an area of 1,336.60 km² and the government of this regency seat in Batusangkar. Tanah Datar has several tourist attractions including the Pagaruyung Palace with its museum which exhibits Minangkabau cultural icons, Sanskrit and Malay language stone inscriptions from the 14th century. Tanah Datar also features several sites with megaliths and Pandai Sikat village where traditional songket is woven. The northern part of Lake Singkarak is also situated in Tanah Datar. There is also a beautiful and cool natural view surrounded by hills and pine forest located in Tabek Patah, around 19 km from Batusangkar.


Pagaruyung Palace

pandai_sikat.jpgPandai Sikat Village

tabek_patah.jpgTabek Patah


  1. Sijunjung
    Sijunjung is a regency in West Sumatra with total area of 3,100 km² inhabited by more than 180,000 people. The capital of this regency is Muaro Sijunjung. It is a popular tourist area for its beautiful mountains and it attracts many nature-lovers as well as tourists interested in ecotourism. Several tourist attractions in Sijunjung are Laguang Cave, Ngalau Talago Cave, Nago Waterfall and Silokek Waterfall. There are also cultural tourist attractions in Sijunjung such as the heritage buildings of Kerajaan Jambu Lipo, traditional houses of Rumah Gadang Kuto Piliang and Museum of Emergency Government of the Republic of Indonesia (Pemerintahan Darurat Republik Indonesia).


Ngarau Tabuah Cave

silokek_waterfall.jpgSilokek Waterfall

silokek_white_sands.jpgSilokek White Sands


  1. Dharmasraya
    Dharmasraya located in the southeastern part of West Sumatra and shares land borders with two provinces: Jambi and Riau. In the past, this regency was the location of an independent Kingdom of Dharmasraya which came into power after the decline of the Kingdom of Srivijaya in 1025. Nowadays, the ruins from this era still exist and are preserved as historical sites, such as Padang Roco Temple, Pulau Sawah Temple, the Tomb of Raja Siguntur, Rumah Gadang Kerajaan Koto Besar traditional house, etc.


Padang Roco Temple

siguntur_gadang_house.jpgSiguntur Traditional Gadang House

  1. Solok Selatan
    Solok Selatan know as The Land of A Thousand Rumah Gadang” because there still exist a lot of Rumah Gadang, traditional house built in the typical architecture of Minangkabau in this regency. Most Rumah Gadang are still used as residences by local people, while some others have already been transformed into museum, cultural center and government office. There is one village namely Perkampungan Seribu Rumah Gadang in which all houses in that area are built in Rumah Gadang style. Solok Selatan also has interesting natural tourism object such as Lake Bontak, Sapan Maluluang Hot Water Springs, Ulu Suliti Waterfall and Mitra Kerinci Tea Plantation.


Perkampungan Seribu Rumah Gadang

mitra_kerinci.jpgMitra Kerinci Tea Plantation

hot_water.jpgSapan Maluluang Hot Water Springs


  1. Pasaman
    Pasaman is located in the northeastern part of West Sumatera, a unique regencies where the majority of population are Mandailing from North Sumatra not Minangkabau. In Pasaman there is Town of Bonjol,which is the birthplace of Tuanku Imam Bonjol, who is a National Hero of Indonesia.


Museum Bonjol


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Tour de singkarak 2013
Tour de singkarak 2013

The Tour de Singkarak 2013 has extended to seven stages, through the best scenic & culture rich districts of West Sumatra. Bukittingi choosed as start point and finish in Padang City.

Below is TdS 2013 Race Schedule that was released by TdS official committee

May 31st – Friday

  • 09.00 – EndTeam Arrival and registration
  • 12.00 – 14.00Lunch
  • 14.00 – EndMarshall Training
  • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
  • Hotel location Bukittinggi

June 01st – Saturday

  • 08.00Team car and logistic distribution
  • 08.00 – 09.00Meeting Pilot
  • 09.00 – 10.30Meeting: Police, Marshall and Medical Team
  • 10.30 – 12.00Meeting: Media Officials and Marshall Media
  • 12.00 – 14.00Lunch
  • 13.00 – 14.00Panel Meeting (Commissaire, MTCO, PB ISSI )
  • 14.00 – 15.00Commissaire Meeting
  • 15.00 – 16.00License and Jersey Control
  • 16.00 – 17.00Team Managers Meeting
  • 18.30 – 19.30Dinner
  • 19.30 – 22.00Opening Ceremony and Team Presentation
  • Hotel location Bukittinggi

June 02nd – Sunday

    • 06.00 – 08.00Breakfast
    • 09.00 – 11.00Preparation
    • 11.00 – 14.00Stage 1, Bukittinggi – Equator, Bonjol
    • 14.30 – 15.00Press Conference
    • 15.00 – 16.00Lunch
    • 16.00 – 18.00Transfer to Bukittinggi
    • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
    • Hotel location Bukittinggi

June 03th – Monday

    • 06.00 – 08.00Breakfast
    • 08.00 – 08.40Transfer to Padang Panjang
    • 08.40 – 10.00Preparation
    • 10.00 – 14.00Stage 2, Padang Panjang – Istano Basa, Tanah Datar
    • 14.30 – 15.00Press Conference
    • 15.00 – 16.00Lunch
    • 16.00 – 17.00Transfer to Bukittinggi
    • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
    • Hotel location Bukittinggi

June 04th – Tuesday

    • 06.00 – 07.30Breakfast
    • 07.30 – 08.40Transfer to Payakumbuh
    • 08.40 – 10.00Preparation
    • 10.00 – 14.00Stage 3, Payakumbuh – Lake Singkarak
    • 14.30 – 15.00Press Conference
    • 15.00 – 16.00Lunch
    • 16.00 – 18.00Transfer to Sawahlunto & Sijunjung
    • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
    • Hotel location Sawahlunto & Sijunjung

June 05th – Wednesday

    • 06.00 – 08.00Breakfast
    • 08.00 – 08.40Transfer to Sijunjung
    • 08.40 – 10.00Preparation
    • 10.00 – 14.00Stage 4, Sijunjung – Pulau Punjung, Dharmasraya
    • 14.30 – 15.00Press Conference
    • 15.00 – 16.00Lunch
    • 16.00 – 18.00Transfer to Sawahlunto & Sijunjung
    • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
    • Hotel location Sawahlunto & Sijunjung

June 06th – Thursday

    • 06.00 – 08.00Breakfast
    • 08.00 – 08.40Transfer to Sawahlunto
    • 08.40 – 10.00Preparation
    • 10.00 – 13.30Stage 5, Sawahlunto – Muara Labuh, Solok Selatan
    • 14.00 – 14.30Press Conference
    • 14.30 – 15.30Lunch
    • 15.30 – 18.30Transfer to Padang
    • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
    • Hotel location Padang

June 07th – Friday

    • 07.00 – EndRest Day/Outing Program
    • Hotel location Padang

June 08th – Saturday

    • 06.00 – 08.00Breakfast
    • 08.00 – 08.40Transfer to Pariaman
    • 08.40 – 10.00Preparation
    • 10.00 – 13.30Stage 6, Pariaman – Painan
    • 14.00 – 14.30Press Conference
    • 14.30 – 15.30Lunch
    • 15.30 – 18.30Transfer to Padang
    • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
    • Hotel location Padang

June 09th – Sunday

    • 06.00 – 08.00Breakfast
    • 08.00 – 08.40Transfer to Padang Pariaman
    • 08.40 – 10.00Preparation
    • 10.00 – 13.30Stage 7, Padang Pariaman – Padang Circuit
    • 13.40 – 14.40Closing and Prize-Awards Ceremony
    • 14.40 – 15.00Press Conference
    • 15.00 – 16.00Lunch
    • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
    • Hotel location Padang

June 10th – Monday

  • 06.00 – 08.00Breakfast
  • 08.00 – EndCheck out and Team Departure
  • Hotel location Padang


pensiPensi (picture :

Palai rinuak

Palai Rinuak (picture :


Lake Maninjau, is a must have great place for tourism destinations. Not only offer a beautiful large carter scenery, watching the sunsets, and a great place to relax, this place also offer a deliciuos food knows as pensi and palai rinuak.

Pensi and palai rinuak are two endemic species from Maninjau lake. Pensi is a species of small mussel, and rinuak is a type of small fish.
Palai rinuak is a kind of food wrapped in banana leaf, to grill with the mixture of small fish (rinuak), coconut and spices as ingredients.

Getting There
Located in Agam regency, West Sumatera about 70km from the city of Padang and is a adequate 2 hours adventure by car at the speed of average.  If you travelling from Bukittinggi it’s spend only about 1 hours minutes (38 kilometers), not too far right?

makam syekh burhanudin

photo: Zulfikri Sasma (fikriraja)

At 17th century, Syekh of Burhanuddin known as spreader of religion in Minangkabau. He has a deep knowledge of Islam and as well as trusted to have the power of supranatural.

He died on 10 Syafar.
After He died, his cemetery still visited by pilgrim until now.
The cemetery building distinguishes mosque architecture at 16th century. Religion Atmosphere very felt around the cemetery and every pilgrim has to dress Moslem.

His cemetery located in District of Ulakan Tapakis 12 kilometer of Pariaman, West Sumatera, Indonesia. Tourism can use public transportation depart from the city of Padang throught to Pariaman district, or by using a rent car.

marosok tanah datar

Marosok, is a unique tradition that can only found in cows market in Tanah Datar regencey, West Sumatera, Indonesia.

This unique tradition used for bargaining between the sellers and buyers.

Bargaining done in a unique way, using fingers like shaking hands which is covered by towel or sarong, without voice. When bargaining take place, the seller and the buyer grasping each other, holding fingers, shake hands to the right and to the left until an agreed price is reached. Using this unique tradition, bargaining process can not be seen by other buyers.

Each finger representing a nominal value of 1 million rupiah. For example, if the stock price is 2.5 million rupiah two fingers griped. Then for the 500 thousand rupiah the whole fingers averaged. If the buyer wants a 2.3 million rupiah bid, then the finger which is griped remains two. Then holding five fingers while shaking two fingers to the left, meaning that 2.5 million rupiah net of 200 thousand rupiah, and so on until an agreement is reached. If the transaction succeed, each hand release. Conversely, if the price does not match, still holding hands simultaneously offering a new price may be agreed.

Photo : Fadly Amran (

Sikuai island, a beautiful island in West Sumatera Indonesia. A island that offer a natural beauty like the dream became true. Located in Mentawai arhipelago, around 23 km the south of Padang City, make this island should be a great destination. To reach this island, you will escorted by a speed boat from Bungus Bay or Batang Harau street (a port).

Boat Schedule :
Check in Muara Port to Sikuai Island at 10.00 and 14.00
Check out Sikuai Island to Muara Port at 11.00 and 16.00

Sikuai island with 40 hectares area, offer an unforgeten journey. Many activities can do at this island.
You can walking along coast enjoying white sand beach, cycling, fishing, or just sighseeing and make a photograph of beautiful scenery.

Photo: Laura Octaviani (
Prepare your schedule, make sure you don’t misses a beautiful sunset at the afternoon.  A beuatiful sunset scenery with a golden red color should be a great, romantic, and most waited moments.

Swimming, Banana boat, snorkeling, can be a choice to enjoying a beauties of the sea, to enjoying a clear of sea water, to feel beach life, to look a beautiful coral reefs, and fish.

A beautiful resort available at this island. The resort completely with many facilities.
The resort also offers many activities and holiday packages to make your journey valuable and unforgetable.

Padang Old Town know as “Kota Tua” is a place reached of colonial Dutch building located at Batang Arau river. A harbour which located at Batang Arau river, make this place became a very important place in 19th century. Across the river, we can sightseeing a beautiful landscape know as Padang Hill (Gunung Padang).

padang old town (padangheritage/Instagram)

In this place not only offer a historical colonial Dutch building and face of Padang old town.
Tourism can also found Chinese town and Chinese architecture such as Buddhist temple, this temple build more than 200 years ago.

After visiting colonial Dutch building and 200 years old Budhist temple, tourism can walking seeing a beautiful Siti Nurbaya park and bridge as a next destination.