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Land of Minangkabau

Padang is the capital of West Sumatra . Being near the equator its hot and humid. Its usually a transit city for travellers to get to other parts of West Sumatra.
Minangkabau is just an hour away by air from Singapore. Twice weekly flights on Tue and Thurs is operated by Tiger airways.
Minangkabau literally means menang kerbau (win a buffalo fight). History has it that a territorial war was settled by the two sides putting their best buffalo in a fight. The winner is the fight would be the winner of the disputed territory. The minangs won of course. Hence their buildings are symbolic of this and reflect the buffalo horns and you find them everywhere.

Bukit Tinggi

Bukit Tinngi is usually the destination most travellers go for from Padang although the islands off the land of Minangkabau is well sought after too. Its 2 hours drive from Padang along narrow and winding roads. Its located approx 900m above sea level, hence its air is fresh and cool especially in the mornings.

Bumi Minang Hotel

One of the top, not necessarily the best, hotels in Padang. The typical Minang roof is always there.

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  • In a nutshell:A transit city to better sites and scenes
  • Last visit to Padang: Dec 2006
  • Intro Written Dec 21, 2006
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  • meiyergani's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2007 at 12:05 PM

    A nice page of Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra Province.Regards fromGaniBogor

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