A Girly Getaway: Bukit Tinggi Indonesia

I feel bad for going MIA for these couple of weeks, I was away back to Indonesia for a couple weeks to catch up with family and friends.

I went back to Indonesia minus my hubby, so I had a chance to have two girly getaway with my best friends. Quality time and extensive catch-up, considering we see each other pretty much once a year if we are lucky.

My first trip was to Bukit Tinggi in West Sumatra, it’s more of a culinary journey, feasting on the local cuisine which is one of my favourite Indonesian cuisine. As Indonesia is very diverse, each region, area or even village has their own local cuisine, dialect, traditional clothes, architecture and so forth; that’s why Indonesia is a wonderful place to explore.

I will just let the picture tell the stories but I will post the food journey on a separate post! Enjoy and have a good weekend!!

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My Bestie and I enjoying the rainy weather, it didn’t stop us from exploring Bukit Tinggi

 

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Kampung Cino, which means china town, this is the old railway tracks with the traditional Bukit Tinggi architecture with the pointy roof

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Jam Gadang, The Gadang Clock, one of the main attraction of Bukit Tinggi for reason; located in the centre of the market area

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Traditional and typical Bukit tinggi architecture, adorned with intricate woodworks and pointy roof. There are not many left as modern housing start to fill the city

Old City of Pariangan, still filled with traditional houses

Old City of Pariangan, still filled with traditional houses

Woodwork

Woodwork

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The green canyon, one of the best panoramic views in Bukit Tinggi, you can see the sunset on a clear day with flying fox/bat flying over the horizon.

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Rice paddies in the country side

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Lake Manijau, we waited about half an hour to for the cloud to move so we could actually see the lake from the mountain

Songket Bukit Tinggi, it's the traditional cloth that is normally use for special events, made from either gold or silver thread! Beautiful heritage!

Songket Bukit Tinggi, it’s the traditional cloth that is normally use for special events, made from either gold or silver thread! Beautiful heritage!

 

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Our travelling companions whom we met at the guest house we stayed in, such an amazing thing to meet people from Germany and France all the way in Indonesia

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