Tag Archives: West Sumatra

Biking around Lake Maninjai, West Sumatra

A short distance away from Bukkittinggi in West Sumatra there’s a lovely volcano lake called Lake Maninjai in which you could bicycles and ride around this lake (70kms). Here is the number of a place with accommodation – no doubt … Continue reading

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Chinese Temple in China town in Padang, Indonesia (Kampung Cina)

The capital of West Sumatra, Padang, like most cities in Asia, has an old China Town quarter or Kampung Cina reflecting the culture of the Chinese diaspora who arrived on Indonesian shores. Though, much of it was destroyed in the … Continue reading

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Trekking in the Harau Valley, West Sumatra

The Harau Valley is an incredibly beautiful spot with verdant green padi and sheer cliffs rising above halfway between Pekanbaru and Bukitinggi in West Sumatra, Indonesia. (Though you can reach it via the city of Padang also) The actual valley … Continue reading

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Pantai Air Manis: off the beaten track

Sometimes the accidental plans make for the best experiences. In 2008 we flew to Padang, a rather nondescript (& boring) medium sized city in South Sumatra, it was the one crushed by an earthquake about two years ago, it had … Continue reading

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