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5 Railway Tourism Routes in Indonesia

[3 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on 5 Railway Tourism Routes in Indonesia | 1,244 views]

The first railway route in Indonesia was built in 1864 by the Dutch colonial. After 148 years on, there are 5 remaining ancient steam train line available for tourism.
The first railway line was the brainchild of Baron Sloet van en Beele. The route was connecting Semarang and Surakarta, stretches for …

Gadang Clock Tower, Bukittinggi

[23 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 714 views]

Gadang Clock Tower is a tower clock located in the heart of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia. Gadang Clock Tower is the name given by the Minangkabau community, because it has a “gadang” or large size, gadang simply means large in Minangkabau language.

Gadang Clock Tower is so phenomenal since it …

Talempong, Now And Then

[20 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 1,178 views]

Talempong is Minangkabau traditional music instrument made of brass and some are of wood and stone. The talempong produce a static texture consisting of interlocking rhythms. Talempong was brought into Negri Sembilan, Malay Peninsular by people of West Sumatra in 14th century. Here, talempong is also known as caklempong.

Talempong music …

Tarusan River, Nagari Taratak, West Sumatra

[13 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 779 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 …

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