Friday, August 23, 2013

A glimpse of Bukit Tinggi

Gadang Clock Tower

As a full time employee I have a limited leave from the office. So, when I run out leave, all i can do is arrange a trip during weekend. YES WEEKEND, it's only two days, SATURDAY and SUNDAY, too fast huh? tell me about it :)). Well, It really happened on my trip to Padang - Bukit Tinggi on last July. I better called it "accompany my mom trip" even she stayed there for a week :((, life is unfair, yeaah sometimes .

Begini deh jadinya, nasib pekerja kantoran yang sudah kehabisan cuti semenjak dipertengahan tahun. Jala-jalan yang saya lakukan setelah pertengahan tahun rata-rata dilakukan di akhir pekan.Iya beneran Sabtu - Minggu aja jalan-jalannya. Dan hal tersebut benar terjadi pada trip saya ke Padang - Bukit Tinggi juli lalu, ketimbang jalan-jalan mungkin lebih cocok ini disebut nemenin mamah kerja di akhir pekan (bahkan si mamah seminggu disini).

During this SUPER short trip, I spent my first day in Bukit Tinggi (around 2 hours by car from Padang) and second day in Padang (this is a capital city of West Sumatera). Fortunately, I got local guide who is my mom friend, he accompanied me to travel Bukit Tinggi a whole day. He told me everything he knew from his city, from the history, buildings, landscapes, national figures and many more.

Selama perjalanan singkat ini, hari pertama saya habiskan di Bukit Tinggi sedangkan hari kedua di Padang. Beruntung ada teman kantor mamah yang sudah bebas tugas dan bersedia menemani jalan-jalan menyusuri kampung halamannya.


The architecture of the building in this area is unique, especially on the roof. It has a multi-tier roof somehow it looks like a gable. Those traditional house with that kind of roof shape called "Rumah Gadang". Gadang means big, and yes this house usually has a big room in the middle of the house. Beside houses, this roof sometimes used for other buildings such as gazebo, house and park decoration, Gas station, and Government offices.

Arsitektur bangunan di daerah ini sangat khas, terutama terletak dibagian atap. Rumah adat daerah minangpun biasa disebut Rumah Gadang yang ternyata banyak juga digunakan untuk beberapa bangunan, seperti pendopo, hiasan rumah dan taman, SPBU maupun kantor pemerintahan.  

one of the gazebo on my way to Bukit Tinggi

Bank in front of Gadang Clock Tower

Gazebo inside Ngarai Sianok tourism attraction

I visited some tourism objects in Bukit Tinggi like Anai Valley waterfall, Gadang Clock Tower, traditional market and Bung Hatta House (Bung Hatta is a national figure of Indonesia)

Saya juga berkesempatan mengunjungi beberapa tenpat wisata seperti Air terjun lembah Anai, Jam Gadang, Pasar Atas, Pasar Bawah dan Rumah Bung Hatta.

The waterfall, so refreshing
Great Wall in Bukit Tinggi, connected Bukit tinggi to Agam District

Ngarai Sianok

It's so green

Bung Hatta's House

Sunset on my way back to Padang

Hopefully I have another chance to explore Bukit Tinggi City. I want to visit Maninjau and Singkarak Lakes :).

Semoga masih bisa berkunjung ke kota Bukit Tinggi dilain kesempatan, masih belum sempat berkunjung ke Danau Maninjau dan Singkarak. Masih banyak makanan khas daerah yang belum diicip, kebetulan pas kemarin mampir kesini sedang bulan puasa :(.


2 comments:

  1. Eh sumpah baca tulisan nya dan liat foto2 nya jadi kangen ke ngarai sianok, nongkrong di temanin moyet + kacang :)

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    1. hihihihi, aku juga banyak stok foto si monyet lagi gegayaan di depan kamera lohh, minta di foto gituu

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