Since my dad took the pictures, we haven't snapped any with our camera, but it is a must visit since we can still see the ship wreck. The entrance to the beach costed us Rp 3,000 per adult. Padang is famous for its beaches.
Mom, dad and sister left Padang on Wednesday morning. Since our flight is on the next day, we arranged with our supir for a half day trip at Padang. There is not much to see in Padang, but the government offices are located here, thus there are many government offices with wonderful and unique architecture, one of it is Bank Negara Indonesia.
Our first stop, since we want to look at songket weaving.
Now, why should I buy a songket? I don't think there is a need for that (pat my own back, proud of myself since I am not splurging much for this trip).
|At Teluk Bayur, the second stop.|
|The legendary Jembatan Siti Nurbaya. Do you know 'Siti Nurbaya' is a famous novel by Marah Roesli? I know it is quite famous, even the locals said the story is true. Reminded me of the novel 'Badai Semalam' by Khadijah Hashim (which I read in my primary school days).|
|The new Jembatan Siti Nurbaya. The former one is made from woods and used by pedestrians to cross the river. This one is made of concrete and steels.|
Universitas Andalas is located above the hills, thus the beautiful scenery at the university.
|We stopped for our jamak and qasar prayer at the university's mosque. See the zinc roof? Unique. But do remember that Padang was hit by a major earthquake back in 2008, thus they have to rebuild most of the buildings here.|
As I mentioned to my sister about this, she also agreed to this.
|In front of Universitas Andalas' entrance.|
|The Padang town.|
There are not many attraction places in Padang, but we have seen my demolished sites because of the earthquake. Our taxi driver (on the way back from Plaza Andalas) even pointed out at one hotel which is currently under construction, where 600 people were killed inside the hotel during the earthquake.
I am so glad we live in Malaysia, BTW.
Oh, and the total cost of our trip (including hotel, flight tickets, airport tax at Rp 100,000/person and all those miscellaneous expenses) is around RM 3,000 for 8 days and 7 nights. Which is quite cheap considering the cost is for 6 peoples (2 adults & 4 kids). But I do not shop much, though.
|See, I told you guys I am not on shopping spree... heheheh|