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Siberut Islands, The Asian Galapagos

[17 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on Siberut Islands, The Asian Galapagos | 1,212 views]

Siberut Island is one of the Mentawai islands in West Sumatra that have high value of ecosystem. The island is located about 100-155 km from the western city of Padang, separated by the Mentawai Strait, 60% of the area is covered by primary dipterocarp forest, mixed primary forest, swamps, coastal …

Fortress Fort de Kock

[31 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 1,277 views]

Fortress Fort de Kock was built in 1825 by Captain Bauer at the Mount Jirek Negeri, Bukit Tinggi, Sumatera, Indonesia. Until now, Fort Fort de Kock was a silent witness to the vanity of Dutch colonial that at that time ruled Minangkabau and the remnants of that arrogance is still …

Tarusan River, Nagari Taratak, West Sumatra

[13 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 1,529 views]

Rafting that once categorized as extreme sport now become popular tourist attraction. Despite the challenge and adventure aspects, the water activities are increasingly in demand. More places offer the attractions. One of them is Tarusan Batang (River) in Nagari Taratak, Lundang River, South Coast District, West Sumatra.
Tarusan river is known …

Sikuai Island, Where Dream Becomes Reality

[21 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,562 views]

Sikuai Island located in Bungus Gulf, 23 km to south of Padang, West Sumatera. Bungus Gulf can be reached by taxi or public transportation stopping at the port of Kadung Gulf, continued with motor boat across the sea for 20 minutes to the Sikuai Island. An alternative way is from …

Twin Lakes, The Double Beauty

[23 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 998 views]

This twin lakes is also known as Lake Diatas(Above) and Lake Dibawah(Under). The interesting fact is that the lake Diatas(Above) is located under the road to the right, while the lake Dibawah(Under) is located above the road to the left.
Lake Diatas, located in the district Valley Gumanti on the highlands …

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