Weaving Arts

April 28th , 2010 → 9:30 am @

Weaving Arts

What is Weaving? Weaving affairs or weave is the process in making cloth by plaiting woof thread between lungsi thread by using a loom made of wood, sticks, bamboo and metal. Weaving Produts? From this weaving process will be produced cloth, songket, and gloves. Songket  is one of Minangkabau woven products which is best known […]

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Saluang

April 9th , 2010 → 12:16 am @

Saluang

The saluang is a traditional musical instrument of the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is similar to the flute in general and made of bamboo. It is related to the suling of other parts of  Indonesia. It is made of thin bamboo or “talang” (Schizostachyum brachycladum Kurz)[1], with 4 hole. Saluang more simple […]

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Folk Theatre Dance (Randai)

April 8th , 2010 → 11:05 pm @

Folk Theatre Dance (Randai)

Randai, the popular folk theater tradition of the Minangkabau ethnic group in West Sumatra. which incorporates music, singing, dance, drama and the silat martial art. Randai is usually performed for traditional ceremonies and festivals, and complex stories may span a number of nights. It is performed as a theatre-in-the-round to achieve an equality and unity […]

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Tari Piring

April 8th , 2010 → 10:13 pm @

Tari Piring

Tari Piring (Plate Dance) is the art of dance held by the Minangkabau. This dance reflects the life of traditional Minangkabau community at the time of working in the ricefield. The dance expresses happiness of the farmers as well as their thanks to the God for the very successful harvest. Plate Dance is done in […]

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Make Your Trips More Enjoyable !

March 25th , 2010 → 10:27 pm @

Make Your Trips More Enjoyable !

West Sumatra is very Islamic community, so when you come to this city, here are some things you can consider to make your trip more enjoyable: 1. Don’t doing consume alcohol beverages in public places If you ambition to consume alcohol beverages, you have to go to the bar or hotel. If you doing that […]

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Matrilineal, Unique and Tolerant Culture

March 24th , 2010 → 11:40 pm @

Definition A matriline is a line of descent from a female ancestor to a descendant (of either sex) in which the individuals in all intervening generations are female. In a matrilineal descent system (= uterine descent), an individual is considered to belong to the same descent group as his or her mother. There is interesting […]

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Rendang Minangkabau

February 27th , 2010 → 2:10 pm @

Rendang Minangkabau

Rendang (Padang-style Beef Stew) is a dish which originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia, and is now commonly served across the country. Also popular in Malaysia and Singapore, rendang is traditionally prepared by the Malay community during festive occasions. Randang Minangkabau Seasoning Padang cuisine is renowned for its fiery taste obtained from coconut […]

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Dendeng Balado

February 27th , 2010 → 1:36 pm @

Dendeng Balado

Dendeng balado (beef with chili sauce) is West Sumatra cuisine made from thin slices and the width of dried beef and fried dry. This fried meat flavored with chili paste (bumbu balado). Seasonings and cook process method are varied because there are many versions. However, there are mandatory in this balado seasoning is salt, onion, […]

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Pencak Silat

February 2nd , 2010 → 11:06 pm @

Pencak Silat

Pencak silat or known as ‘silek’ in Minangkabau is a martial art rooting from Malay. Malay ethnics are commonly found in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Phillipines and several tiny islands adjacent to those countries. In fact, Melayu is one of hundreds of ethnics inhabiting the regions. Martial arts of pencak silat can be found […]

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Minangkabau Village

February 2nd , 2010 → 12:24 pm @

Minangkabau Village

Minangkabau Village is the tourism destination most wanted in Padang Panjang, West Sumatra-Indonesia. That is the place for Information And Documentation Center about Minangkabau Cultural. In this place visitor can enrich for knowledge about the historical of Minangkabau. Getting There Minangkabau Village is located at Silaiang Bawah, about 3 KM from Padang Panjang downtown, and […]

Category : Minangkabau / Places of Interest

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