Places of Interest

Pasumpahan Island, The Most Beautiful Island in West Sumatra

pasumpahan islandPasumpahan island is one of the tourist sites in the city of Padang, with an area of ​​5 hectares, Pasumpahan island has a beach with white sand and clear sea water ready for your visit. Not only that, the appeal of the underwater coral reefs are still awake you shall see with snorkeling or diving.

There are several points of dive sites that can be visited by tourists around Pasumpahan island include Gosong Island, Snake Island, Sirandah Island and Pandan Island. For those who can not dive, you can walk around the island to enjoy its natural beauty. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the beauty.

Located in the South Coast area of ​​West Sumatra, approximately 45 km from the city of Padang and about 200 meters from the Sikuai island. From Padang, first you use a motor vehicle to the direction of the Bungus Port precisely Banana Beach. The entrance to the Banana beach through an alley after Pertamina base. From here by boat for Rp 30,000 round-trip.
Bungus port also by the public bus from Pasar Raya Padang. Cost of Rp 5,000, 437 blue public transportation directly to the majors Bungus. To go Pasumpahan island, you can also hire a speed boat from the Gulf Bungus. Speed ​​boat rental rates to Pasumpahan island depends on your agreement with the owner of the boat.

Pasumpahan island don’t have lodgings for tourists. Most opt ​​for camping in the middle of the island using tents. If camping is not your taste, there Bungus In the port named Tin Tin Homestay accommodation that provide tours to the nearby islands, including Pasumpahan Rp 250,000 / person.

Due Pasumpahan island is uninhabited island, so we recommend you bring food and drink enough, especially if you are camping.

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pasumpahan island4Photos by: BARRY KUSUMA

Specific Food

Padang Food

Visit to Padang is incomplete without trying out the authentic Padang food.

lontongcubadakPadang food is famous all over Indonesia and the region – you can find Nasi Padang restaurants in most part of the country. Padang food is well known for its spicy taste and the unique way for it to be served. In any authentic Padang restaurants, the food is served in small portions of various dishes with white rice. Customers dont really have to order what they want since 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, sambals and other tid bits like various local crackers/chips. The customers then choose and pay for only what they want from this array of dishes.