Set in the picturesque highlands of West Sumatra, Bukittinggi is a small, welcoming city flanked by a tranquil green
“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.
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.