Sunday, 29 March 2015

Video of Padang - West Sumatra

Pasumpahan Island

Pasumpahan Island is located about 5 to 10 minutes away from Sungai Pisang 
Also about 30 to 45 mins away from Muara Harbor, Padang by speed boat 
About 2 hours away from Havilla Maranatha Hotel by car

Walk to Padang Hill

An old Japanese canon that was once used during the World War II.
There are a lot of monkeys like to hang around on that area. Good time to see them is about 6 o'clock in the morning.
They could be very friendly.
if you walk from Havilla Maranatha Hotel it will take about 2 hrs return
Highly recommended 

Nyarai Waterfall, Padang - West Sumatra

Nyarai Waterfall is located in the middle of Gamaran forest, Lubuk Alung, Padang.
About 3 hours walk to get to this location from the Lubuk Alung Village
Its about 1 hr drive from Havilla Maranatha Hotel to the village.
Don't forget take your swimming tog and insect repellent.
Highly recommended.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Air Manis Beach

Air Manis Beach. It is most famed for Batu Malin Kundang (Stone of Malin Kundang), a stone shaped like a prostrating man. According to local legend, this stone is Malin Kundang , the ungrateful son who disowned his poor mother after coming home as a rich man from his travels. His mother cursed him into stone, as well as the remains of his ship, which can also be seen near his stone. There is a tidal island from the beach here, with nice clean (by Indonesian standards) water and sand.
Air Manis beach is located about 30 to 45 minutes drive from the Havilla Maranatha Hotel
or about 4 hrs return by walk from Havilla Maranatha Hotel.
The walking track is highly recommended.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Padang Panjang

Mount Merapi
 Traditional Minangkabau house
Padang Panjang Waterpark - Mifan Waterpark
Famous Padang Panjang Satay called Sate Mak Syukur
Padang Panjang is located in the cool highlands of West Sumatra inland from the provincial capital Padang. It sits on a plateau beneath the Mount Merapi and Mount Singgalang.

Monday, 30 June 2008

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Bangek River or Sungai Bangek

Mountain Biking
Bangek River or Sungai Bangek

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Surfing in Mentawai

This picture is located in Mentawai Island

Bungus Beach, West Sumatra : A group of islands just south of Padang city, with lonely white palm-fringed sand beaches and good snorkeling and diving opportunities, seems like a small paradise.

Mentawai Island

This photo was taken in Mentawai Island