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.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lembah Anai

Lembah Anai or Anai Valley are in conservation areas located in the Nagari Singgalang, Tanah Datar, or about 60 kilometers from Padang. Waterfalls are a symbol of the valley is situated on a road between the cities of Padang and Bukittinggi, only about 1 hour from Minangkabau International Airport Padang. Anai Valley Waterfall exact location on the edge of the trans-Sumatra highway.

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of inter-city bus that drove splitting lush jungle in the winding streets, hidden nature a very beautiful painting called Lembah Anai.

I do not know where the word originated Anai Valley, but the beauty of natural waterfalls make passersby fall in love. A cross between the rush of a waterfall with a small river that flows between the hedge wilderness, nature paintings which make it very difficult to be forgotten from memory.

The cool atmosphere accompanied by the presence of wild monkeys from behind a grove of forest around the waterfalls, adding to the atmosphere of this resort is becoming increasingly attractive to visit.

Overview of the Anai valley waterfall, this is one of the conservation area is highly guarded nature preserve ecosystem integrity and a pride to the world of tourism in West Sumatra. With the height of the waterfall about 35 meters, Anai valley waterfall has its own uniqueness that is the water that falls slightly elongated from above.

If a visit to West Sumatra, it feels incomplete if we do not visit this Anai Valley tourist attraction. Tickets are relatively cheap entry Rp1500 only and we can enjoy the natural beauty of waterfall with a cool ambience and serene mountains. If you like nature tourism, the camp is also available located not far from the location of the waterfall. Indeed true what they say, that Indonesia is a country with a rich emerald equatorial nature and biological diversity.

Feeling the cold water that shot from the top of the hill is an unforgettable sensation. If you want, you can also bathe there. Water is very clean and clear. Not only enlivened vehicle traffic, in this area through a rail train just in front of the fountain.

Parking is available and the restaurant or the many food stalls there. Even the vendors of fruit and souvenirs.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pantai Padang

Pantai Padang or Padang Beach also referred to as Tapi Lauik or Taplau by the local people, is situated in close proximity from the ferry port on the costal area from Samudra Street to Puruih.

The sea water is muddy and not quite suitable for swimming, however being surrounded by hills and trees the beach is ideal for strolling and watching the sunset and relaxing.

The atmosphere is also pleasant and not too windy besides the shade from the trees provides an opportunity to hide from the rays of the sun.

There are several eateries and food stalls along the beach which make this place a lively nightspot, where people come for dining.

Tourists are told to be aware during high tides as the flow of currents can get very strong and the wave’s rough, so at such times, it is best not to venture out alone on the beach or with children and family.

Various package holiday tours are offered every holiday season arrives. As in the long Idul Fitri holiday today. While going home, visitors can also enjoy the natural beauty of the coast of Padang, West Sumatra, as well as testing the guts to exercise parasailing and banana boat.

This exercise will probably be a fun experience. Especially for those new first time trying to fly with parasailing which is guaranteed to be the first experience unforgettable. Traction motor boat that brings in height will be more indulgent and satisfying the curiosity of the beauty of the coast of Padang. Even more exciting, make a helping wind blows towing rope up and down so it felt to fall in the middle of the sea area.

But for the fear of heights need not worry. This beach also offers banana boating facilities. Rubber boats shaped like bananas can be climbed five people with motor boat pulled. The visitors can enjoy the fierce waves and floating above the sea water.

No need to hesitate about security. By removing the cost of Rp100.000 for parasailing and Rp35.000 for the banana boat, the two sports is already equipped with safety standards. Visitors can also test the ability and courage so that the Lebaran holidays became more exciting.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Kerupuk Sanjai

In addition to the iconic rendang culinary tour of the town of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, crackers or Kerupuk Sanjai cassava is also a culinary tour one of the icons of this city. For tourists who come to visit this city will not complete it if not buy snacks crackers sanjai as souvenirs.

Kerupuk Sanjai is a type of cassava chips made from thinly sliced ​​or cut. When finished cut, and then dried in the sun to dry cassava for easy fried and crispy results. So that the results are not bland fried, then after cassava removed from the pan and leave it for a while and then sprinkled with seasonings. Once this process is completed, then Kerupuk Sanjai  ready meal is served to the family and for sale.

These snacks are usually sold in markets located in the city of Bukittinggi. Merchants can sell freely because they are supported by the City of Bukittinggi who intentionally build a special location in the marketplace for merchants to sell various snacks especially Kerupuk Sanjai. In addition to the City of Bukittinggi, in some cities, such as the city of Padang Panjang, Kota Payakumbuh, and the city of Padang also can be found vendors selling Kerupuk Sanjai .

Kerupuk Sanjai made by the City of Bukittinggi has good taste and crunchy. The advantage is of course closely related to the processing of good and proper selection of raw materials. Another plus, Kerupuk Sanjai also famous stand in a long time without changing the taste.

In processing the material to be snacks, cracker-makers need a long time. For example, in selecting the raw material of cassava, cassava chosen with good quality that deliberately brought in from various places. Cassava is then sliced ​​thinly or cut and dried in the hot sun, so that the water content in the cassava to dry.

Once considered, cassava that has been dried and then fried. Usually the frying process uses a large container or pot with a good cooking oil. This is done, so taste the fried crackers are not mixed with other ex-frying and the result feels more crispy fried. Once finished fried crackers, the next step is to make seasoning for kerrupuk. In order not fried crackers was bland, it needs to be mixed with herbs to create a delicious flavor.

Kerupuk Sanjai are also processed and presented in some variety of different flavors. The author developed several flavors, such as salty, fresh, the combination of salty and sweet, spicy flavor, and the combination of sweet and spicy. Presentation Kerupuk Sanjai with different taste, the course will provide many alternative choices for buyers. But usually, we know sanjai chips with a spicy-sweet taste.

Kerupuk Sanjai can be found at several locations in the town of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra Province, Indonesia. Locations include areas Biaro, Pasar Atas, Pasar Bawah, Market Foreign Padang, and Aur Kuning Market in Bukittinggi City.

Sanjai Nagari is located about 3 kilometers from the city of Bukittinggi is the location of the typical snacks from West Sumatra. Dominant livelihood of the population are domestic industry producing this sweet crackers.

At least, hundreds more families who produce crackers sanjai for sale not only in the City Bukittingi but also supplied to the various regions in Sumatra and even down to the neighboring provinces such as North Sumatra, Riau up to several cities in Java.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Tour de Singkarak

Tour de Singkarak 2011 will be held starting next June. The competition was attended by 225 riders from 10 teams in the country and 15 overseas teams and taking seven stages.

This year's Tour de Singkarak entering his third year. This championship has officially become an annual event organizer Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

For this year, UCI set a Tour de Singkarak held on 6 to June 12, 2011.

This year's competition melombakan seven stages across a variety of natural beauty and culture in 12 districts / cities in West Sumatra with a total distance of 813 kilometers.

Stage Details are as follows. Padang Stage I, Stage II, Padang - Pariaman, Stage III Pariaman - Bukittinggi, Bukittinggi Stage IV - Payakumbuh, Stage V Payakumbuh - Sawahlunto, Stage VIA Sawahlunto - Pagaruyung, VIB Pagaruyung Stage - Stage VII Padangpanjang and Padang Panjang - Lake Batur. Several new attractions will be part of the race track path including Harau Valley.

Total Stage this year increased compared to the previous year that is six. Last year Tour de Singkarak cover a total distance of 551.7 kilometers.

For this year's race followed by 225 cyclists from 10 teams in the domestic and 15 international teams.

Director General of Marketing Kemudpar RI Sapta Nirwandar convey that to support these activities the government formed a partnership with Amaury Sport Organization in France to improve the quality of and help bring the best racers from the continent of America and Europe.

ASO which will provide consulting organization of the Tour de Singkarak 2011 is the leading sports event organizers who have long experience in organizing the Tour de France, Paris Dakkar rally and the Paris Marathon. ASO themselves argue that the quality of the Tour de Singkarak very likely to be upgraded to class sporting event of the Tour de France.

Twice held, Tour de Singkarak in the realm of Minangkabau, West Sumatra, apparently attracted the attention of Amaury Sport Organization, or ASO. General Manager of ASO Baptiste Kern, met the Minister of Culture and Tourism, represented by the Director of the Directorate General of Marketing Promotion Facility Esthy Reko Astuti, to explore cooperation. In fact, Baptiste also visited a route that bypassed the bike rider in the Tour de Singkarak the event.

ASO Tour de Singkarak aiming to encourage the acceleration of the Tour de Singkarak 2011 campaign to become a much bigger performance in the eyes of the world. “Later, in stages, Tour de Singkarak will be able to be aligned and of the Tour de France,” said Baptiste Kern.

Hotel Hang Tuah

PT Sabasuyabe built the hotel in 1978, and vend it to PT Tuah Tirapah in May 1st, 2000. Since then Hotel Hangtuah have been modified and renovated thoroughly.

Management alteration were done continuously to level Hotel Hangtuah with it’s ever -changing surroundings and also to provide the customer an augmented service of quality escalation.

As the result of its well-measured service in 2006 and currently 2007, Hotel Hangtuah received a Padang Tourism Award as the Best Budget Hotel. Not only for its customer friendly rates, Hotel Hangtuah is also the right place for you and your friends or families to enjoy your subtle times together.

Today, Hotel Hangtuah consists of 38 rooms, 1 restaurant and 1 Function Room. The wireless internet access in every room is the factual evidence of Hotel Hangtuah’s determination to improve, whether in quality of service or management, which also permit the easy access of communication and information to all hotel guests.

Strategically located in the heart of Padang's Central Business Distric with Prestigious Shopping Center, Traditional Market and Padang Beach nearby, Hotel Hangtuah is the right choice for your accessibility and benefit.


  1.  Room(s)
       - Class Room
       - Conference Room
       - Theater Room
   2. 24 hour Restaurant & Room Service,
   3. Local Channel Television , HBO, ESPN, BBC World News, Star Sports, Disney Channel, MTV,
   4. WI-FI connection in all area,
   5. 24 hour front desk,
   6. Hot water (only for superior and standard balcony),
   7. Complimentary bottled water (only for superior and standard balcony),
   8. Balcony/terrace (certain rooms),
   9. Fax and printing on request,
  10. Laundry,
  11. Instrumental music,
  12. Moslem praying room “Mushola”,
  13. Alqur’an and sajadah available at all rooms,
  14. Wake-up call service,
  15. Travel agency,
  16. Parking area.

Hotel Hangtuah
Jalan Pemuda No 1
Padang 25117


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