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, July 20, 2011

Nasi Kapau

Kapau true is the name of a 'kenagarian' (village) in the District Tilatang Kamang, Agam regency, West Sumatra. Like every village in Minangkabau, almost nothing special with Kapau if we see villages, natural bersawah fields, people who are generally farmers, some merchants, a small proportion of civil servants. But the name has gone very thanks Kapau Kapau rice.

What exactly is so special about a dish that is popularly known that took the name of the seller's original hometown? Kapau very typical curry with kunyitnya very dominant color, with savory and spicy flavors. Vegetable curry Kapau consists of pieces of young jackfruit, bamboo shoots, cabbage, ferns, green beans, jengkol in the not too thick sauce (not too much coconut milk) yellow (saffron) red (cayenne). What is also very typical curry tunjang, or kikil. 'Pangek ikan paweh batalua' (fish curry cooked eggs Tawes until dry), curry intestine (bovine) containing a mixture of crushed eggs and tofu, beef jerky balado, fried eel. After that of course there is fried chicken, chicken curry, chicken rendang, beef rendang.

Rice always comes standard Kapau jackfruit curry rice Kapau hallmark. Jackfruit curry coconut milk does not use much and not too thick. Curry mixed with green beans, cabbage, bamboo shoots, ferns, and jengkol. In addition to jackfruit curry, rice dishes Kapau almost all of the meat dishes. Intestine curry (curry tambunsu) a mixture of chicken eggs and tofu are put into cow intestines (due to intestinal harder buffalo), fish curry, curry tunjang, grilled chicken, anchovies balado, cob balado, beef jerky balado, fried eel, and green chili. Another side dish of rice Kapau fried chicken, fried chicken green curry chicken, rendang chicken, beef rendang. Rice Kapau be of high quality rice, is generally sent from Bukittinggi and Agam.

In Bukittinggi Market, the market closest to the village Kapau, each side dish or goulash was placed in a large pan-tiered stacking is placed between the bench where the buyer and the seller who eat well are the servants who will get curry in accordance with buyer demand. Use a spoon to scoop curry coconut shells from long-stemmed, because of the arrangement of pots curry was too far away to reach the hand.

In places to eat in the middle market in the Pasar Lereng Bukittinggi like every trader has a more or less two and a half times two feet. Here lined with merchants selling rice Kapau almost identical. Open competition is very competitive. But every trader has no fortune of each, there are already customers of each. This may be because there is little difference or advantage to one type of food in one place than another place next door. Maybe 'gulai tunjang' Tek Ani more savory while 'pangek paweh batalua' better at Tek Ana.

Kapau rice meal in the tavern as the simplest on the Pasar Lereng Bukittinggi can not be said the food was cheap. The price is obviously different from the price of food on stalls Tegal example. Perhaps this is because 'trademark' Kapau already famous rice dish-pauknya addition of side dishes are usually expensive (tunjang, beef jerky, chicken, etc.). In Lis Union shop in London dining with dishes of the main piece of tunjang plus a small piece of dried beef jerky, or as an additional piece of fried eel with vegetables jackfruit and bamboo shoots can cost close to Rp15 000.

Restaurant Nasi Kapau scattered everywhere. In Jakarta, Bandung, Bogor, in Jogjakarta, Surabaya. Even crossed over to Kalimantan and Sulawesi. Only in the restaurants were serving and eating is no longer as in the tavern Union Lis in Bukittinggi. But the side dishes, side dishes served at the table like a Padang restaurant. In Jakarta collection lapau Kapau rice similar to the slopes Bukittinggi Market is located at the end of the road near the junction Senen Raya Kramat. Here large pots containing curry too laid-tiered stacking.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Goa Ngalau Indah

Goa Ngalau Indah or beautiful grotto is the name of a cave on the slopes of hills located in Payakumbuh. Inside are stalagmites and stalactite rock formed from limestone deposition process that lasted hundreds of years. Both kinds of stone carving has a variety of shapes, with amazing ornaments, such as: space bedroom, chair, mosquito nets and so forth.

So that visitors can enjoy the scenery with the more liberal grotto, the local government to build some support facilities, such as: lighting, connecting road and stairs.

From the hills around the grotto, tourists can see the panorama of the city Payakumbuh that lay in plain sight. The combination of urban layout of buildings, green trees and vast expanse of paddy fields is one unit of Payakumbuh sheen.

While the scenery around the grotto is also not less interesting. Before entering into a grotto or rather in front of the entrance of tourists greeted with a carving of the stone that resembles an elephant. Entering the grotto, tourists will get a treat various stone carvings are engraved inside the grotto. Various shapes and carved rocks are named according to shape the stone, such as: chairs, bed nets, and bedroom. The visitors who feel tired or longer want to enjoy the Ngalau Indah can stop and sit back and relax on the rocks. In other parts of the Grotto, there is a white stone Tira a beam of light when exposed to light, can reflect light such a beautiful sheen.

One of the Ngalau Indah cave walls are cream-colored with beautiful curves. Unfortunately ignorant hands still littering the beauty of this Ngalau Indah cave wall.

Spacious room, not far from the mouth of the cave where there are beautiful stone grotto first elephant, and several other large rocks that resembled an altar.

Beautiful stalactite grotto which resembles a giant mouth agape with rows of sharp teeth which partially chipped. Rock stalactite and stalagmite in the cave Ngalau Indah is named by the locals, among them called the Stone of Tear Drops, stalk Stone Umbrella, Mosquito nets Stone, Stone Curtain Bride, and Mother Crying Stone.

Attractions Ngalau Indah can be reached by land transportation. From the city of Padang to Payakumbuh, trips taken about 3 hours by private vehicle or public transport. If using public transport, cost of 20,000, 00 to Rp. 25000.00 per person. When from Bukittinggi is only about 0.5 hours drive.


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