Tracing the Historical Heritage of Coal Mining in Sawahlunto City
Dutch left coal mining in Sawahlunto. A regency built by Dutch after It found coal mining here. After about 100 years operate, this mining was shut down and mayor changed this regency to be a tourism city.
Watching Menhirs in Maek Village
The old megalithic tradition bequeaths large buildings such as menhir, punden terraces and static statues. In the village of Maek (Mahat) located in Bukit Barisan District, Limapuluh Kota District, there are various sites – the largest menhir sites in Indonesia.
Outdoor Sports in Silokek Geopark
the Silokek geopark offers a complete tour package. Here, geological, historical, cultural and flora and fauna tours and outdoor sports gather in one place. It is rare to find a tour package as complete as this in other areas, both in West Sumatra and outside West Sumatra.
The Old Mosque Kayu Jao
The mosque of Kayu Jao is including oldest mosque in Indonesia. It is considered built in 1599, while other records show older dates. Apart from these differences, it is known that the construction of the mosque was made following the proliferation of Islam in the Solok region in the 16th century.
Grand Mosque of West Sumatra
Grand Mosque of West Sumatra (Indonesian Masjid Raya Sumatera Barat) is a mosque in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is the largest mosque in West Sumatra, and the second largest mosque in Sumatra. It is located in Padang Utara Subdistrict, Padang, West Sumatra. The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra is located within a complex of 40,343 square meter on the intersection of…
Travel to Bukittinggi City (Part 2) – Tracing the Dark History of Japanese Colonialism in Bukittinggi
Japanese Tunnel was built based on the instructions of General Watanabe, Commander of the Japanese Army Defense in Sumatra, based in Bukittinggi City. The Japanese Tunnel is located in Bukittinggi Panorama Park to the right of the entrance. The location of Panorama Park is right across from the Tri Daya Eka Darma Struggle Museum in…
The Big Clock (Jam Gadang)
Jam Gadang (Minangkabau for “Big Clock”) is a clock tower, major landmark, and tourist attraction in the city of Bukittinggi, West Suamatra, Indonesia. It is in the centre of the city, near the main market, Pasar Ateh. It has large clocks on each face. Jam Gadang is located in central Bukittinggi, a city in the Minangkabau Highlands of West Sumatra. It sits in the middle of the Sabai Nan…
Fort van der Capellen
Fort van der Capellen is a small 19th-century Dutch fort in Batusangkar, West Sumatra, Indonesia. The town of Batusangkar grew considerably around the Fort van der Capellen. The fort was named after the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies Godert van der Capellen. The fort is one of the forts established by the Dutch during the period of war between the…
Travel to Bukittinggi City (Part 1) – Fort de Kock and Kinantan Cultural and Wildlife Park
The city of Bukittinggi in the Dutch colonial era was called Fort de Kock and was also known as Parijs van Sumatra. In this city, there is a Dutch heritage fort called Fort de Kock. It was founded around 1826 by a captain named Johan Heinrich Conrad Bauer. At that time he was the leader…
Tourism in Sitiung: The First Transmigration Location in Indonesia
Sitiung regency is one of the transmigration areas located in the Dharmasraya district, an area that was originally a wilderness. Around 1976 the government relocated residents from Wonogiri Regency, Central Java Province to Sitiung Sub-district. This is due to the construction of the Gajah Mungkur reservoir. Gajah Mungkur Reservoir is 3 km away in the…