Padang

“Air Manis Beach is a beautiful place to visit. Here we can walk in the sea at low tide and visit the attractive Pisang Island. Air Manis Beach is a favourite spot for Europeans in Padang,” noted L. C. Westenenk, a senior official of the colonial government at Fort de Kock, a 19th century Dutch base in West Sumatra, when he visited Padang.
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Bukittinggi

Bukittinggi has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a Sumatran market town. Colours takes time to explore under horsepower and finds that West Sumatra’s second-biggest city still retains much of its laid-back rural charm.

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The Archipelago Journal: Padang

Halfway down the flank of the world’s fourth-largest jungle island – yet within a stone’s throw of Padang city – a unique tourism initiative is working to tackle regional problems on a local level. Colours makes a trip to Sumatra’s west coast to explore the hidden world around Rimba Ecolodge.

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