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Friday, 14 August 2009

Tips for Traveling to West Sumatra

turis di Sumatera BaratIf you visit West Sumatra, then here are some things you can consider to make your trip more enjoyable.

1. If you wish to consume alcohol beverages, you should only do it at the bar or hotel. Don’t doing that in public places, because local peoples will stay away from you, or maybe they away you go.

2. If you bathe or swim in a public place, you should not wear bikinis. Use a bathing suit that covers your thighs and torso perfectly. Or you can try the traditional way, namely by using clothing or traditional cloth.

3. On average, the peoples of West Sumatera are people who like to trade, so do not hesitate to haggle when you buy something.

4. Minang society is people who are warm and friendly. They will be happy to assist you when you need help. Show a friendly attitude, and be polite, then they will respect you more.

5. If you have any trouble, don’t hesitate to ask for help from the police. Of course, this is the most secure way you have.

6. It would be better if you have a road map of west Sumatra. There is also a good idea if you have a local language dictionary. Community will be pleased to see you learn their language.

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5 comments:

  1. I wish to know more about Minangkabau also.

    But too bad the natural disaster had destroyed the heavenly Padang. Sad to know that

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    God bless Indonesia.

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