This custom is called Lareh Bodi Caniago and is known as Adat perpatih in Malaysia. Today 4,5 million Minangs live in the homeland of West Sumatra, while about 4,5 million more are scattered throughout many Indonesian and Malay peninsular cities and towns. The Minangkabau are famous for their dedication to education, as well as the widespread diaspora of their men throughout southeast Asia, the result being that Minangs have been disproportionately successful in gaining positions of economic and political power throughout the region. The co-founder of the Republic of Indonesia, Mohammad Hatta, was a Minang, as were the first President of Singapore, Yusof bin Ishak, and the first Supreme Head of State or Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
The Minangkabau are strongly Islamic, but also follow their ethnic traditions, or adat. The Minangkabau adat was derived from animist and Hindu-Buddhist beliefs before the arrival of Islam, and remnants of animist beliefs still exist even among some practising Muslims. The present relationship between Islam and adat is described in the saying "tradition [adat] founded upon Islamic law, Islamic law founded upon the Qur'an" (adat basandi syara', syara' basandi Kitabullah). As one of the world's most populous (as well as politically and economically influential) matrilineal ethnicity, Minangkabau gender dynamics have been extensively studied by anthropologists.
The adat (Minangkabau: Adaik) traditions have allowed Minangkabau women to hold a relatively advantageous position in their society compared to most patriarchal societies, as most property and other economic assets pass though female lines. With the arrival of the Dutch and other Muslim groups, the traditions have been gradually influenced by both western and conservative Islamic thought. Based on the Raffles' vision, Minangkabau is believed to have been the cradle of the Malay race. Their West Sumatran homelands was the seat of the Pagaruyung kingdom and the location of the Padri War (1821 to 1837).
DAY 01 : AIRPORT – BUKITTINGGI PANDAI SIKEK
Upon arrival at the Minangkabau International Airport (BIM), welcomed by our representative / driver cum guide / tour guide. Hereafter depart to the City on The Hill, Bukittinggi passing through Anai Valley Nature Reserve and Waterfall. Before arriving in Bukittingi you will visit Pandai Sikek Village, famous for its weaving and woodcarving crafts. On arrival in Bukittinggi, you check in a hotel for a night’s accommodation.
DAY 02 : MINANGKABAU TOUR (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, Bukittinggi City Tour visiting SianokPAGARUYUNG Canyon, remnants of Fort De Kock, the Museum and Pasar Atas (Upper Market) for shopping. Then leaving for Day Tour covering visits to the ancient Minangkabau Royal Palace in Pagaruyung, Ustano (graveyard) Rajo, Batu Basurek, and Batu Batikam. Then proceed to Lake Singkarak, the largest lake in West Sumatra. On the way, stop at Ombilin River for sightseeing. At the end of the tour witness the beautiful handwoven cloth and exquisite woodcarving at Pandai Sikek Village, famous for its weaving & woodcarving crafts. In the afternoon back to the hotel.
DAY 03 : BUKITTINGGI – LAKE MANINJAU – PADANG (B)
maninjau lake 2After breakfast, Morning Tour to Lake Maninjau passing through the 44 Curves Road with different sceneries down to the lake side. On the way, visit Koto Gadang Village, famous for its silverwork. In the afternoon drive to Padang, the Capital of West Sumatra via Padang Pariaman. On arrival check in a hotel
DAY 04 : PADANG – AIRPORT (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, then continue with a brief city sightseeing trip visiting Pantai Padang (Padang Beach), Kampung Cina (Chinese Village), Jembatan Siti Nurbaya and Muaro harbor. Proceed to the airport for your next destination. Tour Ends.
Rate: USD 390/person, minimum 2 person
- AC Transport for transfer & tour
- Accomodation Hotel as Programe
- Fullboard Meals at local restaurant
- Ticket to tourist object
- Tour Guide
- Tour as per itinerary
- Your Personal expenses such as phone, laundry, taxi and others
- Optional Program
- Tips for Guide & Driver
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
- Any personal expenses
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