Articles Tagged with: Minangkabau

Talempong Batu Unique from Talang Anau


batutalempongTalang Anau in Suliki Payakumbuh , there is a tourism object that it is not unique and are sure we will reality. a Talempong made of stone. Talempong is a musical instrument traditional Minangkabau, West Sumatera is normal made of brass metal.made resembles a small gong. Use art to accompany dance, arts randai or as a musical instrument to accompany The time or Minang songs. But is there in the Talempong Talang Anau is not made of metal or the like brass but talempong here made from natural stone which they say was taken from the stones found in the mountains around Talang Anau.

So sound? Do the same with the sound of talempong made of brass material? Once beaten sound same to.Strange is why the sound of stones can be the same as the sound metal.That are unique Stone Talempong in Talang Anau.

If the form is not seen with the same form talempong used in Ranah Minang, talempomg stone in the Talang Anau this form is not uniform, only shaped like a normaly stones.
Stone Talempong Talang Anau this location approximately 38 kilometers from the Payakumbuh city towards the direction Suliki.

Legend Talempong Batu Talang Anau

Talempong first found this stone on the hill into Padang Aro.By a youth named Syamsudin collected place that is now located.

Start Syamsudin story begins collecting stones talempong Syamsudin this was a dream three times in succession came by his parents in a dream is to be Syamsudin collect stone talempong on a main bamboo tree ( talang= minang language) that have near Enau tree (language minang= Anau).

Strangely Syamsudin move stones that are large with braided coconut lidi-hijau.Stone in the rock as the bell lead to cattle pens, quite sizable distance about one kilo meters from the place now.

After the stones have whimsicality Syamsudin going on, sometimes he disappears and appears somewhere where suddenly from somewhere.Because often disappear, giving people around the degree Syamsudin, Syamsudin lord nan lost.

After so long disappeared suddenly Syamsudin lord nan lost and disappear in order to maintain that the stones are good.And when the blast talempong stone should ask permission first way to burn incense and white.

Filed under : Art & Culture

A Unique of Padang


The cuisine of the Minangkabau people is commonly called Padang cuisine, due to it being the capital and largest city of the region. Padang restaurants are common throughout the country and are famous for their spicy food and their unique way of serving it. Padang food is usually cooked once per day, and all customers choose from those dishes, which are left out on display until no food is left. It is served in small portions of various dishes, but constituting, with rice, a complete meal.

In a Padang-style restaurant, the table will quickly be set with dozens of small dishes filled with highly-flavored foods such as curried fish, fried tempeh, stewed greens, chili eggplant, curried beef liver, fried chicken, and of course, sambals, the spicy sauces ubiquitous at Indonesian tables. Customers take – and pay for – only what they want from this array of dishes. Food safety is generally a concern, as customers take food out of communal dishes with their hands, dishes which will be served to subsequent customers.

The best known Padang dish is rendang, a spicy meat stew. Soto Padang (crispy beef in spicy soup) is local residents’ breakfast favorite, meanwhile Sate (beef satay in curry sauce served with ketupat) is a treat in the evening.

Filed under : Specific Food

Timbulun, Waterfall of Painan


Painan, a small city located in south West Sumatra province that also has a waterfall that is very beautiful.

Waterfall timbulun that’s the name of the waterfall.
Waterfall which consists of four levels is very much visited by the tourists both foreign and local.

Waterfall on the first level high about 15 meters, second level high about 30 meters, at the level of this waterfall is quite horizontal,to third level of approximately 11 meter high waterfall is straight vertical, the water level of the four high approximately 9 meters also vertical vertical.

Waterfall beside this timbulun as tourism in the City of Painan also in use as a source of drinking water by PDAM Painan.

Still beautiful surrounding nature, forests, national parks seblat Kerinci (TNKS). Waterfall is very good as a bath-tub, the water is very clear and cool.
Go ahead, take your time to visit the waterfalls of pride rang Painan this

Filed under : Nature & Adventure, Sports