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Di Ranah Minang, Bukit Tinggi-Padang,Indonesia, March 15-18,2007

My first time with AirAsia.. Long live no frills flights!!!
cute...'small room'?
Nami and mama
pop? cute word!
cumi-cumi? This is beyond!!!
With a Minang beauty name Yan..hehe
Lembah Anai waterfall
with ayah's cousin, who was our group leader
Teh Botols
food! Gosh!
the 'Avokad' juice..our favorite drink
Ayah joined this man singing a minang song
our group..
the famous minangkabau architecture..rooftop
ruined house..after the recent earthquake
tents from the United Nation
killing time while mama shopping like mad
ayah, nami n me in a small village bank near the shop
our first bus driver's baby girl and his wife
bored..mama and other makciks were shopping
this was what the gentlemen do while their wives shopping
Kharisma Hotel, Bukit Tinggi
the famous Jam Gadang
dry market
makan basilo (makan bersila)
busy women
alas meja..guess what,the price was RM1,000!!!!
with Hjh. Rosmah..guess what, she can speak Japanese!!
coffee with ginger..
shop till u drop
luckily we can try some..
nami in a minang warrior attire
industri kampung membuat kopi
"King Arthur & the knights of the round table" Minang version
King Melewar is said to be tested here b4 being sent to Negeri 9
Istano Pagaruyung-extensive damage caused by fire
they said "Minangkabau" came from "manang kabau"(menang kerbau)
the way the palace used to be
people searching for sell?
b4 leaving Bukit Tinggi- in front of hotel
the scenery of Tasik Maninjau
love this pic..with picturesque scenery behind us..
ayah's cousin n wife
err...hari sukan??
somewhere at the hillside
the notorious Mount Merapi
found this at a little shop by the hillside
with the shop owner's daughter..such a cutie!!
the famous Jam Gadang
what Nami finally managed to buy...
teloq penyu
Visited 'Ranah Minang'( in Minangkabau Language, meaning ' Tanah Minang' in BM ) with my parents and my youngest brother, just a week after the most recent earthquake which struck off West Sumatera Province. Well, it was kinda 'going back to the root' kind of visit since my ancestors were Minangkabau, both from mama and ayah's sides. So, what can I say, breathtaking sceneries, delicious food, affordable goods...mama shopped like mad! But then, as I myself managed to buy 2 pairs of very cute shoes, I just couldn't say I wasn't satisfied at all even though I still have lots of Indonesian Rupiahs with me when I returned to Malaysia.

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