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Two Minang kids playing traditional Minangkabau's music in Sanjay Villay, Bukittinggi. Photo by Indra Febriansyah.

Sanjay village: Two Minang kids playing traditional Minangkabau's music in Sanjay Villay, Bukittinggi. (Photo by Indra F.

Sikuai Island - The closest island to Padang, only 35 minutes away by boat. It is one of the most picturesque destinatio...

Sikuai Island - The closest island to Padang, only 35 minutes away by boat. It is one of the most picturesque destinations in West Sumatra with its untouched forest and easily accessible white sandy beaches.

The making of Kripik Sanjay or spicy cassava crackers originated from Sanjay Village in Bukittinggi. Photo by Indra Febr...

The making of Kripik Sanjay or spicy cassava crackers originated from Sanjay Village in Bukittinggi.

Anai Valley waterfall - On your way to Bukittinggi from Padang, you will not fail to be stunned by the majestic Anai val...

Anai Valley waterfall - On your way to Bukittinggi from Padang, you will not fail to be stunned by the majestic Anai val.

Mbah Soero Mining Tunnel in Sawahlunto. This coal-mining tunnel was first opened in 1898 by the Dutch; it once employed ...

Mbah Soero Mining Tunnel in Sawahlunto. This coal-mining tunnel was first opened in 1898 by the Dutch; it once employed .

The Pagaruyung Grand Palace is surrounded by Surau (small mosque) and tabuah (drum). Photo by Aldo Massali.

The Pagaruyung Grand Palace is surrounded by Surau (small mosque) and tabuah (drum). Photo by Aldo Massali.

The stone of Malin Kundang on the Air Manis Beach. The beach was popularized by the legend of Malin Kundang, a stone in ...

The stone of Malin Kundang on the Air Manis Beach. The beach was popularized by the legend of Malin Kundang, a stone in .

One stunning waterfall in Harau Valley. Photo by Indra Febriansyah.

One stunning waterfall in Harau Valley. Photo by Indra Febriansyah.

Makan bajamba, or eating together is a traditional custom that unites the Minangkabau’s community. The women prepare t...

Makan bajamba in Sanjay Village: It is a traditional custom that unites the Minangkabau’s community. The women prepare.

Cultural performance by kids in Sanjay Village, Bukittinggi.  It is now a tourist village with eco tourism activities in...

Cultural performance by kids in Sanjay Village, Bukittinggi. It is now a tourist village with eco tourism activities in.

The Gadang Clock Tower in Bukittinggi - This is the most famous landmark in West Sumatra. Located at the heart of Bukitt...

The Gadang Clock Tower in Bukittinggi - This is the most famous landmark in West Sumatra.

Harau Valley - roughly 134 km from Padang and an hour drive from Bukittinggi.  Entering the lush green terrain that is f...

Harau Valley - roughly 134 km from Padang and an hour drive from Bukittinggi. Entering the lush green terrain that is f.

The Pagaruyung Grand Palace. A duplicate of Rajo Alam Minangkabau Grand Palace which was burnt down by the Dutch in 1804...

The Pagaruyung Grand Palace. A duplicate of Rajo Alam Minangkabau Grand Palace which was burnt down by the Dutch in

Traditional Minang cuisine served in makan bajamba's style. Photo by Indra Febriansyah.

Traditional Minang cuisine served in makan bajamba's style. Photo by Indra Febriansyah.

Sikuai Island - There is only one resort in Sikuai Island, known as New Sikuai Island Resort.  Sikuai has a total area o...

Sikuai Island - There is only one resort in Sikuai Island, known as New Sikuai Island Resort. Sikuai has a total area o.