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Kerinci Seblat National Park

Kerinci Seblat National Park is the largest national park in Sumatra Indonesia. It has a total area of 13,791 km2, and spans four provinces: West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu and South Sumatra. It is located between 100°31’18″E – 102°44’01″E and 1°07’13″S – 3°26’14″S. The Park area includes a large part of the Barisan mountain range, including […]

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Fishing Sport

West Sumatera located on the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, directly opposite the world famous surf site, the Mentawai Archipelago. Due to its geographical location, West Sumatera have some of spots of traditional fishing and show you some of traditional technique of dealing with the local whoppers. Some of the most popular fishing locations are […]

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Arta and Kata Beach Pariaman

Pariaman located on north coast city of Padang, West Sumatera – Indonesia. It is situated on the edge of the Indian Ocean, because that Pariaman has a amazing maritime tourism potential. Some of them is Arta and Kata beach, both these places are popular beach resorts for beach holiday. Arta Beach located about 23 km […]

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Bungus Beach

Bungus beach is beautiful natural scenery, the shape resembles a crescent beach.  Bungus beach dominated by the Impressive hills which tower above the pleasant ricefield the crescent shaped bay is unspoilt. The beaches with white sand that is suitable and perfect place for a variety of recreation such as to relax, sunbathing, swimming or hire […]

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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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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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