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Short Itinerary

Rumah Gadang

Day 01 Airport/Padang - Bukittinggi
Upon arrival in Padang Airport, direct transfer to Bukittinggi via Anai Valley with en route stop at Kiambang, Annai Valley and Pandai Sikek to see good quality of woodcarving, embroidery and loom weaving. Accommodation and dinner at hotel in Bukittinggi.

Day 02 Bukittinggi
After breakfast, a city tour of Bukittinggi which featuring the view of Sianok Canyon, Fort de Kock one of the remnant of the Dutch Colonial Government, museum and market place. Then proceed to Lake Maninjau with stop at Embun pagi overlooking the entire lake. On the way back visit Koto Gadang village being well known for its silver work. Lunch en route. Accommodation and dinner at hotel in Bukittinggi.

Day 03 Bukittinggi - Padang
After breakfast, transfer to Padang with en route visit Pagaruyung Palace which rebuilt on the ruin of the bygone Pagaruyung Empire. Coffee break will be served at a restaurant near the beach of Lake Singkarak, then proceed to a small of Cupak to see the traditional houses of the Minangkabau Tribe. Lunch of a typical Minangkabau cuisine en route. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel in Padang.

Day 04 Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight leaving for next destination harga

Jam gadang  Minang danceMinang dress

Garis Bali

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Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour.

  1. Kintamani tour bring combination of watching barong dance, beautiful temple architecture, beautiful natural views, dance, carving, accessories and painting bul see description
  2. Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples are two historical heritages from 17th, Taman Ayun palace temple which is always found near palaces of Balinese king starting 18th century bul see description
  3. Uluwatu temple located on steep drop cliff on the southernmost tip of Bali island. bul see description

petaEarth Quake Padang Pariaman
On Wednesday, 30 September 2009 at around 17.15 West Indonesian Time the country of Minangkabau was shaken by a massive earth Quake causing great damage on buildings and big number of estimated death until 15th Oct, Thursday 12.00 WIB reaches 1.100 persons with biggest number of death in Padang City. The epicenter of the quake is said 171 kms south west of small town of Padang Pariaman, north of the capital city of West Sumatra Padang. West Sumatra province as it is known as the country of Minangkabau is the home of and dovouted Muslim country, yet most of them are modern Muslim. The quake is thought to have given great damage not only at Padang Pariaman, but also for the capital city of Padang City. Follwoing is the report of one of the leading daily news of Indonesia the Kompas. Yet the impact was not significant at the city of Bukittinggi as reported.

Strong Indonesia Quake Kills Hundreds (AP/Fitra Yogi) A car is seen crushed under a collapsed building after an earthquake hit in Padang, West Sumatra, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. The powerful earthquake with magnitude of 7.6 rocked western Indonesia, Wednesday.

/Thursday, 1 October 2009 | 8:37 AM JAKARTA, - A powerful earthquake that struck western Indonesia triggered landslides and trapped thousands of people under collapsed buildings - including two hospitals, an official said. At least 200 bodies were found in one coastal city and the toll was expected to be far higher.

The temblor Wednesday started fires, severed roads and cut off power and communications to Padang, a coastal city of 900,000 on Sumatra island. Thousands fled in panic, fearing a tsunami.

Buildings swayed hundreds of miles (kilometers) away in neighboring Malaysia and Singapore. In the sprawling low-lying city of Padang, the shaking was so intense that people crouched or sat on the street to avoid falling.

Children screamed as an exodus of thousands tried to get away from the coast in cars and motorbikes, honking horns. At least 500 buildings in Padang, the regional capital, collapsed or were badly damaged, said Disaster Management Agency spokesman Priyadi Kardono, adding that 200 bodies had been pulled from the rubble there.

The extent of damage in surrounding areas was still unclear due to poor communications, he said. The magnitude 7.6 quake hit at 5:15 p.m. (1015 GMT, 6:15 a.m. EDT), just off the coast of Padang, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

It occurred a day after a killer tsunami hit islands in the South Pacific and was along the same fault line that spawned the 2004 Asian tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen nations. A tsunami warning was issued Wednesday for countries along the Indian Ocean, but was lifted after about an hour; there were no reports of giant waves.

The shaking flattened buildings and felled trees in Padang, damaged mosques and hotels and crushed cars. A foot could be seen sticking out from one pile of rubble.

At daybreak, residents used their bare hands to search for survivors, pulling at the wreckage and tossing it away piece by piece. "People ran to high ground. Houses and buildings were badly damaged," said Kasmiati, who lives on the coast near the quake's epicenter.

"I was outside, so I am safe, but my children at home were injured," she said before her cell phone went dead. Like many Indonesians, she uses one name.

The loss of telephone service deepened the worries of those outside the stricken area. "I want to know what happened to my sister and her husband," said Fitra Jaya, who owns a house in downtown Padang and was inJakarta when the quake hit. "I tried to call my family there, but I could not reach anyone at all."

Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari told MetroTV that two hospitals and a mall collapsed in Padang. "This is a high-scale disaster, Supari said.

Hospitals struggled to treat the injured as their relatives hovered nearby. Indonesia's government announced $10 million in emergency response aid and medical teams and military planes were being dispatched to set up field hospitals and distribute tents, medicine and food rations. Members of the Cabinet were preparing for thepossibility of thousands of deaths. Rustam Pakaya, head of the Health Ministry's crisis center, said Wednesday that thousands of people had been trapped under the collapsed houses.

It was unclear how many people were still missing or trapped by morning. "Many buildings are badly damaged, including hotels and mosques," said Wandono, an official at the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency in Jakarta, citing reports from residents.

Local television reported more than two dozen landslides. Some blocked roads, causing miles-long traffic jams of cars and trucks. On Tuesday, a powerful earthquake off the South Pacific islands of Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga - thousands of miles (kilometers) from Indonesia - spawned tsunami that killed more than 100 people. Experts said the seismic events were not related.

Sumber : AP