Nature & Adventure

Air Manis beach

Air Manis beach, is one of the beaches there are in the city of Padang is interesting to visit. This beach has a fascination with the beautiful beach waves that roll breezy. When blown coastal breeze, hear the gentle sound waves through the beach, so create a feel of the cool and serene.
Air Manis beach sand that has brown albescent spread wide and the sloping edge along the coast. Therefore, this beach is very suitable place for a picnic, play waves, surfing and camping.
pantai-air-manis-padangIn Air Manis beach, there are inscription “godless children Malin Kundang.” Is a stone inscription from the debris physic used to ship and the Malin Kundang. When the waves slaming stone, heard a voice crackle water formations such as the mourning and weeping voice. The tourists can also witness the close of the Stone Malin Kundang legend it.
Not far from the lips beach, an island that appears to stand with classyness so interesting to visit. The island known as small Pisang island (Pulau Pisang Kecil). This island looks like two separate islands that although actually joined into one. If a visit to small Pisang island, the tourists will see many monkeys that hang around. Although not tame, monkeys do not disrupt the tourists.
To go to Air Manis beach, the tourists can use land transportation. Airport Ketaping from the location, many vehicle that serve these routes. The tourists can take a special airport public transportation, and public transportation routes that serve the time of the approximately 30 minutes.

Nature & Adventure

Malin Kundang “Curse” Stone on Air Manis Beach

This is about Air Manis beach located on Padangbaycity and Malin Kundang “curse stone”. Malin Kundang is a famous Minangkabau and Malay folklore and the legendary story is said to be originated here in Padang where the remains of “Batu Malin Kundang” is located.

This folkfore is about a man named Malin Kundang who hails from a poor family. Just like any other Minang men, Malin Kundang decided to travel elsewhere to seek good fortune, leaving behind his old mother. His life changed when he married the daughter of a rich man in Siam. Soon after achieving success and gaining great fortune he sailed back homeward on his own ship to Padang together with his wife and crews.
malin-kundang2Upon hearing of Malin Kundang’s return, his mother rushed to the beach to meet her long lost son. Unfortunately, Malin Kundang felt ashamed upon looking at his old and poor mother – he was a rich man with fine clothing and a beautiful wife while his mother was looking ragged and poor as she was. In his undisguised disgust he ignored his mother, refused to greet her and returned to his ship.

Humiliated and heartbroken by her arrogant son’s behavior, his mother fell to her knees in desperation and prayed to God asking that her son be punished for what he did. Soon a terrible storm rose up and Malin Kundang’s ship was wrecked upon the rocks. Realising his mistake and sin for ignoring his mother, the badly injured Malin Kundang tried to get ashore to seek forgiveness from his mother but as he crawled on his hands and knees he was suddenly turned into stone.

Until today, a stone that from a certain angle resembles the figure of a man on his hands and knees with his head seemingly buried in the rock can still be found here in Pantai Air Manis. It is said that Malin Kundang has been forced to stay on the beach forever, begging for forgiveness from his mother. Around this rocky figure barrels and ropes have been carved into the stone to represent the shipwreck washed up on the shore.
The tale of an ungratefull son makes the tranquil Pantai Air Manis a legendary location to visit that may offer some lesson in life.