Museum at Taman Marga Satwa dan Budaya Kinantan

Bukittinggi Zoo also features the Museum of Zoology and ornamental fish aquarium.

Paragliding in Puncak Lawang

This location can be reached by landline. There are two alternative pathways to get to Puncak Lawang, namely from the west and the east.

Danau Singkarak

Lake Singkarak located in two districts in West Sumatra, Kabupaten Solok and Tanah Datar.

Lembah Anai

Overview of the Anai valley waterfall, this is one of the conservation area is highly guarded nature preserve ecosystem.

Pacu Kudo

Horses spur each in July held in Bukittinggi, is traditionally the most popular sport in West Sumarera.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ina Muara Hotel

Whether you want to take relax or to do business we would like to make your stay enjoyable.  Long tradition with modern facilities, professional and hospitable staff makes Inna Muara unique hotel.

INNA MUARA is centrally located in the charming regional capital of West Sumatera - Padang. The city provides a convenient and comfortable starting point for a journey into fascinating past, or a trek into some of the nation’s most beautiful countryside.The area consists of cool mountain resort, tropical forest with flora and fauna, a kaleidoscope of colors, sound and breathtaking sights.

Inna Muara is located in very convenient place just 20 minutes
by car from the international airport in Padang.

Nearby the hotel you can find the Mandiri Bank, the museum of West Sumatra, the beach, market and shopping centre.

At the aiport you can visit our restaurant.

Hotel Facilities

    * Business centre
    * Conference facilities
    * Live music restaurant
    * Pizza Corner
    * CafĂ© and Karaoke Bar
    * Laundry facilities
    * Lobby
    * Lounge
    * Parking facilities
    * Reception
    * Internet access
    * Telephone and Fax
    * Drug Store
    * Convenience store
    * Travel agency and taxi service
    * Wedding arrangements

Room Facilities
    * Air conditioning
    * Room service
    * Private bath room, hot and cold water
    * Telephone
    * Alarm clock
    * Mini bar
    * Fridge
    * Tea and coffee making facilities
    * Cable / Satellite TV
    * Hairdryer
    * Iron and ironing board

Jln. Gereja No. 34 Padang – Sumatera Barat

Telp. (0751) 35600 – 33741, Faximile (0751) 38266 – 31163

e-mail :

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Hills Bukittinggi Hotel & Convention

The Hills Bukittinggi Hotel & Convention is a harmonius blend between nature and culture. The hotel is designed to blend into its beautiful environment and offers the perfect location for any bussiness or leisure trip.

This 101-room resort is noted to be one of the most romantic place in West Sumatra - Indonesia, and a perfect blend of Moorish and Minangkabau architectural styles. The resort offers beautiful panoramic views, country walks, waterfalls and a golf course. The excellent restaurant, bar and banqueting facilities make the resort an ideal weekend getaway, or a weekday seminar location.

Room Information:
All 101 rooms and suite have stunning views of Sianok Canyon , town and the surrounding volcanoes. TheHills Bukittinggi Hotel & Convention is a perfect blend of Moorish and Minangkabau architectural styles

Business Facilities
24-hour Business Corner and WiFi access on public area

Room Facilities
TV with Cable Network, High Speed Internet Connection, Coffee – Tea Maker, Ac, IDD Telephone and Mini Bar

Meeting Room Facilities
7 Meeting rooms are available, 1 Convention Center up to 1000 persons

Hotel Facilities
24-hour Room Services, Lobby Bar with live entertainment, Sianok Restaurant, Save Deposit Box, Drug Store and Massage

Recreation Facilities
Swimming Pool, Kid Club, Volly Ball Field, Basket Corner, Table Tennis and Billiard

Contact Us

THE HILLS Bukittinggi Hotel & Convention
Jl. Laras Dt Bandaro , Bukittinggi, 26115 West Sumatra , Indonesia
Telp. (62-752) 35 000
Fax. (62-752) 23 800

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Goa Lobang Jepang

Located in the upper Canyon Panorama attractions Sianok, the central town of Bukittinggi. Sightseeing tours are crowded local and foreign tourists, especially on Sundays and other holidays.

This hole is actually more accurately described as a tunnel (bunker) Japan. Built in 1943 for defense purposes the Japanese army in World War II, this hole was made on the orders of the Army Military Government of Japan (Army Twenty Five) to Sumatra, which is located in Bukittinggi in Sumatera Defense Army commander under General Watanabe.

Seeing the city's hilly topography, valleys and canyons of this, the generals Watanabe ordered to build a tunnel that is more popular with the Japanese name of the hole. Development was done with human power by force (Romusha Kinsohoshi) for military needs. Initially voluntary, then turned into forced labor (Romusha).

Many workers imported from Java. Because the work must be hunted down, many workers who died at work, came into being tired and not fed. Those who disobey are beaten or shot to death inhuman.

The tunnel is made at a depth of 40-50m, below the ground hard enough bercadas tengan line 2 meters. The length of 1470 meters, is divided into 20 rooms consisting of bedroom, the room hideaway, treatment room, kitchen room, the room prison and ammunition warehouses. Making room deliberately winding with a number of indoor trap. When the survey is conducted prior to the renovation by the city of Bukittinggi in the 1970, still found some equipment that had rotted, including samurai swords.

Two of the mouth of the tunnel that is currently visible, one leading to the canyon Sianok and the other one on the cliff of the entrance to the park attractions Panorama. The function of the mouth of the tunnel other than as an entry, as well as ventilation to the outside world watching.

This Japanese hole by the City of Bukittinggi as one object Cave Tour. After various renovations, completed lamp. At the entrance is made stairs leading into the tunnel, which is divided into two parts and is limited to iron pipe; one part to the inflow and one other side to flow out. As a complement to information about the existence

Japan's higher aperture Hill has 3 main door (street Canyon Sianok, Panorama and park complex next to the palace of Bung Hatta) and 6 emergency exit. But this time, only the entrance on the park panorama that is used as the entrance the visitors while the other doors closed.

This artificial cave has a length of about 1.5 kilometers, but now many are closed for security reasons, leaving 750 meters. The atmosphere in the ditch japan was cool. With fluorescent lighting at some point create a mystical atmosphere in it. Perhaps the Japanese tour guide hole, there is one room that also functions as a prisoner torture chamber.

One of the atrocities the Japanese army was the killing of prisoners by way of chopped. Do not stop there, the body which had been cut into pieces were then doused with hot water and salt to make sure the body was lifeless. Mystical aura is then invited one of the national private stations to use the detention room in the cave area Bukittinggi japan guts of this to the test arena.

Despite it all, the hole japan that have some rooms used as an ammunition room, meeting room, holding room, bedroom, living for workers romusha evoke amazement of the past in the manufacturing process. Japanese Cave has 3 m high, 2 meters wide is undergoing renovation by the government in the form of hardening of the town of Bukittinggi.

So, when you travel to Bukittinggi, this tourist attraction not be missed. The location was in the middle of town provides easy access for visitors. To go down the stairs as the entrance to the cave entrance was tiring Japan (128 steps). But everything will be paid off with what is presented in it. Progress architecture, cool atmosphere to the mystical aura will pay in full power have been wasted. On the plus again with beautiful gardens and panoramic canyon posted Sianok fascinating.

It's a travel experience that you'll never forget.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pantai Aia Manih

Aia Manih Beach become a favorite tourist sites in Padang. The Legend of Malin Kundang will greet travelers when stepping on toes in the sand, whitish brown.

Pile of stones and reliefs decorate the story of Malin Kundang coastal resorts are crowded with visitors at holiday time. The legend says that a large stone is a big ship and the bodies of Malin Kundang stranded. According to folk legend, Malin Kundang and his ship was cursed into stone because of disobedience to parents.

Broad sloping beach at the Beach Aia Manih offers to play for the visitors. Even in the tide, visitors can see marine life that sticking to the surface. With walking, you also can go to Little Banana Island is not far from the edge of Aia Manih Beach. The island is not so broad, can be used as a retreat for a moment while enjoying some food that had been prepared.

Small Banana Island Guava tree decorated with Kaliang that you can enjoy the visitors for free. But remember, do not be too long to enjoy the atmosphere on the island. Because, a few hours later, the tide will gradually increase as in the past so that access to Little Banana Island can not be reached on foot.

Quite often, the youth in the city of Padang is also utilizing Manih Aia Coast as a place to camp. The waves rolled across the region also used by surfers for surfing. Access to the beach tourist area can be addressed Manih Aia from several directions. The beach is located in the Southern District of Padang, can be reached by land travel approximately 30 minutes from downtown.

Gunung Padang from any region, tourists can take Aia Manih Beach on foot. The railway was quite tiring but it gives the experience an enjoyable adventure. A number of accommodation (homestay) can be found on the beach Aia Manih if you want to spend the night in the tourist area. Regarding the price, it is said is said is not too expensive because of the local community managed.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Royal Denai Hotel

Providing well-appointed guestrooms, the sprawling, traditionally designed hotel is situated on a hillside with a mountain view. The Royal Denai Hotel is only a 90 minute drive from the Padang Airport, which is easily accessible 50 minutes by plane from Medan, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur.

The three-star hotel is also 90 minutes from Jakarta, and only two kilometers from the city landmark of Jam Gadang. The hotel is on five hectares of beautifully landscape gardens, on a hillside with far reaching views outlined by the legendary mountains Merapi and Singgalang. Its tranquil setting and location to nearby attractions make the hotel an ideal destination. Book your room now at Royal Denai Hotel via our secure online booking form. The first step is to enter and submit your travel dates in the spaces provided.

The Enjoyment of Royal Denai Hotel begins at the moment you step into lobby furnished with Minang Antiquest like you enter unique world, where all the women become the heads of their house-hold.

Relax in our luxurius and cozy exclusvity rooms, all suites decorated and furnished with Minang Antiquest to soothe even the most frazzled nerves. Let our warm and spacious rooms lend you some refreshing and respite after a very long day of sight-seeing or business meetings.

Balairong Meeting Room
With a capacity of up to 600 persons, the pilar-less meeting room is one off the largest in Bukittinggi. We are prepared to help you in order to fullfil your needs and getting in touch with the right people for your business.

Swimming Pool & Restaurant Restaurant

A trip to Bukittinggi would not be completed without sampling the famous local food at our classical restaurant. Located on the lobby Level, Anai Restaurant is the perfect place for an intimate gathering in an elegant atmosphere.


Jalan Dr A Rivai no. 26
Bukittinggi, Indonesia

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pangeran Beach Hotel

Pangeran Beach Hotel is a 3-star hotel in Padang, West Sumatra Island. As a standard accommodation, the hotel has catered to necessary facilities and services, which will make your stay comfortable. Board at Pangeran Beach Hotel and enjoy your West Sumatra vacation.

Location of Pangeran Beach Hotel, Padang Pangeran Beach Hotel is located in Padang, West Sumatra Island. Its beachside location has made the hotel an ideal destination for rejoicing a perfect beach vacation. Board at the hotel and explore the beauty and vibrancy of West Sumatra. Rooms at Pangeran Beach Hotel, Padang With a wide variety of guestrooms, Pangeran Beach Hotel in Padang leaves all guests with manifold options to choose from.

All the guestrooms here are categorized as, Superior Mountain View Rooms, Deluxe Ocean View Rooms, Junior Suites and Executive Suites. Each of these guestrooms has been furnished with necessary modern amenities. It includes 24-hours room service, central air-conditioning, bath and shower with hot and cold water, mini bar, television, IDD telephone and so on. Needless to say, all these amenities will enable you to enjoy a soothing stay at Pangeran Beach Hotel.

Facilities and Services at Pangeran Beach Hotel, Padang Offering fast and friendly services, Pangeran Beach Hotel in Padang takes care of individuals' requirements. Basic amenities including laundry and dry cleaning services, safe deposit lockers, room service, security service, taxi and tour service etc. are a great help for all boarders here. Since, the hotel is close to the beach; hence, guests here can easily get indulged in various beach activities. Besides, some recreational facilities are also there in the hotel.

Finally, the restaurant, bar and the lounge here will let guests enjoy first-class wine and dining. What else! Come to Pangeran Beach Hotel, Padang and savor your sojourn to the fullest. Pangeran Beach Hotel in Padang boasts a variety of guestrooms. So, all kinds of guests would get here a room according to their requirements.

Mainly, four types of guestrooms are available at the hotel. It includes, - Superior Mountain View Rooms : Altogether, 65 Superior Mountain View Rooms are available at the hotel. From these guestrooms, boarders will enjoy the magnificent view of the mountain.
- Deluxe Ocean View Rooms : The hotel features 58 Deluxe Ocean View Rooms. The eye-captivating view of the beach is the main enticement of every Deluxe Ocean View Room.
- Junior Suites : Pangeran Beach Hotel boasts 8 Junior Suites. Comprising king size beds and large size rooms overlooking the mountain, these suites are truly a great place to sojourn in.
- Executive Suites : A total of 6 Executive Suites are available at the hotel. Overlooking the beach and comprising necessary amenities, these suites are truly a sojourners' paradise. A host of room amenities are available at these rooms.

It includes 24-hours room service, central air-conditioning, bath and shower with hot and cold water, mini bar, television, IDD telephone and so on. Room Amenities:
- 24-hour Room Service
- Central Air-conditioning
- Bath and shower
- Hot and cold water
- Mini bar
- Television
- Telephone and many more.

Pangeran Beach Hotel in Padang serves guests with a number of facilities and services. All these amenities at the hotel will make your stay enjoyable. As basic facilities, the hotel offers the services like, laundry and dry cleaning services, safe deposit lockers, room service, security service, taxi and tour service etc.

Since the hotel is in close proximity to the beach; hence, it is easy for guests to get indulged in various beach activities. Apart from that, guests will avail here some recreational amenities as well. And last but not the least; Pangeran Beach Hotel features a restaurant, bar and a lounge too. So, guests here will also get a chance of pampering their palates.

- Laundry and Dry Cleaning
- Safe Deposit Lockers
- Room Service
- Security Service
- Taxi and Tour Service
- Restaurant
- Bar
- LoungeLounge

Pangeran Beach Hotel

Jalan Ir H Juanda No. 79 Padang,
Sumatera Barat 25115, Indonesia

Ikan Sakti Sungai Janiah

Janiah River, precisely in the area of Baso direction to Pekanbaru and Bukittinggi found acceptable reality with magical fish called 'River Janiah' (clear) with tabek (pool) and with the shade of large trees in the neighborhood.

The fish was so tame-tame but do not make the local communities and travelers to catch him, let alone eat it, even though the form of fish similar to other common fish anatomy.

Certainly the mood or the event is closely related to an old story, that is with Once Upon a thriving community center used to be a mother who was very fond of small children who would expect a footstool in his family.

Because of inadvertence and negligence of the mother of the child to play to the wide river and clear which happened at the time there were crowds village children. When fun to play, there seems to be 'residents' or subtle creatures that invites children to play with him earlier.

Finally the children forgot to go home, while the mother also will not forget her child, so her mother remembers her son, sought the boy, apparently the child nor found. During the hold, on a night dreaming of the mother, that her son was still there playing in the river Janiah, go to feed into the river, will be met. The fact every fish feed was still out, so that her son had been turned into a fish nan according to the final magic dream.

Now, the big pond at the foot of the hill was still a lot of fish. In clear water the fish are big and small seem to swim with delight. Most of it was very tame. The fish will come if we scramble down into the pool while throwing food.

Become an agreement not to arrest people around the fish. Because, in accordance with the trust that develops, the fish should not be arrested. And anyone who caught it would be damned.

Whether true or not such beliefs. Only, because it was never caught, the fish there continues to increase in number and growing.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Benteng Fort de Kock

Fort de Kock was founded in 1825 by Captain Bauer at the Mount Jirek Affairs, Bukit Tinggi. Until today, Fort Fort de Kock is still a proud witness of the Dutch colonial rule at that time to the Minangkabau and swagger still remains implicit in the 20-meter-high building with white paint and green colors of this.

Fort de Kock is equipped with a small cannon at the four corners. Regions around the fort has been restored by local governments into a garden with shady trees and lots of children's toys.
The fortress is located at the Wildlife Park and Cultural Kinantan Bukit Tinggi is located in the same location with the High Hill Zoo and the Museum of Traditional House Baanjuang. Regions fort situated on a hill left of the entrance area while the zoo and museums gadang shaped house is situated on a hill on the right.

Both are connected by a bridge Limpapeh beneath which is a highway in the town of Bukit Tinggi. Indeed this region is located only 1 km from the center of Bukit Tinggi in the Clock Tower area, precisely in the canal road Renceh Tuanku nan. Bukit Tinggi itself can be taken about two hours from the city of Padang as the capital of West Sumatra province.

By paying a levy of Rp 5,000, saw the castle, cross the bridge with panoramic views, examining a variety of wildlife and learn history at the museum can be enjoyed as well. Traditional House Special Baanjuang entering, visitors must pay back entrance fee of Rp 1,000 per person. This place is often used as a family picnic or group goals for kindergarten and elementary school students to know the nature, history and culture as well.

A number of visitors even seemed happy just enjoying the shade around Fort Fort de Kock after reading the little explanation about the history of the fortress. It is written in a charter of about 10 meters in front of the castle which was signed by Mayor H. Bukit Tinggi Djufri when inaugurated as a tourist place on March 15, 2003. Here's a little explanation about the Fort Fort de Kock.

Fort de Kock was founded by Captain Bauer at the year 1825 at the Mount Jirek Bukit Tinggi country as the Netherlands East Indies government fortifications of the people in the face of opposition led by the Padri War Tuanku Imam Bonjol.

When the Baron Hendrick Mark de Kock became Commandant de Roepoen and Deputy Governor General of the Government of the Netherlands East Indies. From this location is where the name became Fort Fort de Kock.

Bukit Tinggi cool air can make the visitors who come to forget time. Especially when looking at the beauty Sianok Gorge, Mount Singgalang, Mount Pasaman and also the city from the top of Bukit Tinggi Limpapeh Bridge. Then keep walking to see different animals and mampi briefly in the House of Traditional Baanjuang to add a little insight about the culture of the Minangkabau.

In the building is deliberately built in 1930 by a Dutchman, Mr. Saved Controleur Mandelar various typical Minangkabau objects, such as custom clothing, buffalo horn and traditional fishing equipment. In this place, visitors can also take pictures on the bridge as well as with traditional outfit Minang only by paying USD 2500-USD 5000.

Fort Fort de Kock arrogance also recorded in a variety of souvenirs that were sold in stalls outside the tourist areas, such as T-shirts, keychains and bags distinctive Minangkabau. Unfortunately it seems, if the home without any special memories about the Fort Fort de Kock.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ngarai Sianok

Sianok canyon is a steep valley (cliff) located in the border town of Bukittinggi, with District IV Koto, Agam regency, West Sumatra. The valley is elongated and meandering as the southern border town of Koto Gadang canyon until the canyon Sianok Six Tribe, and ends up Palupuh. Sianok canyon has beautiful scenery and become one of the major tourist provinces.

This gap within approximately 100 m stretches along 15 km with a width of approximately 200 m and is part of the fault that separates the island of Sumatra in half lengthwise (Fault Semangko). This fault forms a steep wall, even perpendicular and form a green valley - the result of decreased movement of earth crust (sinklinal) - who fed bars Sianok (mean stem of the river, in the Minangkabau language) where the water is clear. In the Dutch colonial era, this gap also called buffalo sanget, because of the many free-living wild buffalo in the bottom of the canyon.

Sianok rod can now be forded by using the canoe and kayak yg disaranai by a water sports organization "Qurays". The route taken is from village to village Sitingkai Lambah Stem Palupuh for about 3.5 hours. At the edges still found many rare plants such as Rafflesia and medicinal plants. The fauna found such long-tailed monkeys, gibbons, hoop, deer, wild boar, leopard, and tapirs.

Jam Gadang

The structure was build in 1926 during the Dutch colonial era, as a gift from the Queen to city's controleur. It was designed by architects Yazin and Sutan Gigi Ameh. Originally a rooster figure was placed on the apex, but it was changed into a Jinja-like ornament during the Japanese occupation of Indonesia. Following Indonesian independence, it was reshaped to its present form resembling traditional Minangkabau roofs.

The clock's diameter is 80 centimeters, the base's dimension is 13 metres in length and 4 metres wide, and it stands 26 metres tall.

Jam Gadang (“Jam” mean Clock, and “Gadang” mean “Massive” in the Minangkabau language) is a clock tower situated in the heart of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia. How phenomenal of Jam Gadang for domestic and foreign tourists, making it is as a landmark of Bukittinggi and also be one of West Sumatra icons.

Jam Gadang built without iron supports and mortar, but with a mixture of lime, egg whites, and white sand. The clock’s diameter is 80 centimeters, the base’s dimension is 13 metres in length and 4 meters wide, and it stands 26 meters tall.

The clocktower has undergone several changes in the form at the top. During the Dutch colonial period, the heyday of Jam Gadang installed with rooster statue. However, when the Dutch were defeated and change by Japanese colonialists, the top replaced with pagoda. Furthermore when Indonesian independence period, the top of Jam Gadang replaced with traditional Bagonjong roof – Minangkabau traditional house.

Construction of Jam Gadang spend cost of 3,000 Guilder. One unique feature of Jam Gadang is that it uses the “IIII” for the number 4 instead of its traditional Roman Number “IV”.


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