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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PLACES TO VISIT AT PADANG, INDONESIA

Yesterday post was on 2 nights at Bukit Tinggi and today will be on Padang. I stayed 1 night at here. I don't really like the messy environment at Padang. I preferred Bukit Tinggi where is more calm and greenery view.

We reached Padang at about evening and end up requesting the driver to bring us somewhere to enjoy seafood dinner with sunset view.



Padang Beach is beautiful with sunset


Lovely view on our first night in Padang.

The next day which is final day for us. We end up travel one hour from hotel , climbing up the hill to visit the beach with the replica of 'Malim Kundang'.

Malim Kundang is a legend of poor man who left parent to seek opportunity else where and he end up married a rich man daughter. He came back to his hometown by ship with his rich and beautiful wife. The parent was very happy to hear his coming and the poor old parent went by the ship with Malim Kundang's favourite food 'smoke banana'. Malim Kundang is a bad son. He pretended not to know his poor parent and refused to acknowledge him.

Mother was very upset so pray him to be cursed. He end up become stone together with the ship.


See the knee down man and the ship ropes and barrels too???
I doubt its the original and this is the human built replica but those people around keep insisting this is the original and not man made except for the 'Malim Kundang's head which is rebuilt due to missing from it place.


Is this the true one?

I am not sure. It look like the original rock instead of man made though!


On the way to airport we pass through the 'Siti Nurbaya's Bridge' and this come with another legend too. Like my driver said, Bukit Tinggi and Padang is full with legends.

We pass through a very small China Town too.


Dad insist on taking photo at Padang beach for last time before we go to airport.


Again my Dad who is a retired army insist to stop at the Cemetery of the patriot and also the biggest university of Padang.

There you go our 4D/3N touring Bukit Tinggi - Padang, West Sumatera.

My next post will be on what I ate in Bukit Tinggi - Padang trip.

2 comments:

  1. Lovely and seems like an interesting place to visit with legends thrown in! ^.^

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