PADANG BUKIT TINGGI TOUR PACKAGE FOR 2015
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Bukit Tinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Bukit Tinggi is one of the big cities in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Located in the Minangkabau highlands, it is about 90km away from the West Sumatran capital city of Padang.
Nearby Bukit Tinggi are the inactive volcanoes of Mount Singgalang and the still active Mount Merapi.
Situated 930 meters above sea level, the city has a cool climate with temperatures between 16-24 degrees celsius.
The heart of the Highland in Sumatra Indonesia, Bukittinggi is a 2 hour drive journey through the beautiful countryside of the Anai valley and up to the Agam Plateau.
The centre of attraction is the unique town's clocktower referred to as Jam Gadang. It overloks the market square and the magnificent surroundings of the city.
History of Bukit Tinggi
During colonial times, the city was called Fort de Kock with reference to the Dutch outpost which was established here in 1825 during the Padri War.
Firstly the fort was founded by Captain Bauer at the top of Jirek hill and in the later years, the name was changed to Hendrik Merkus de Kock, named after one of the general during the Dutch East Indies.
Japanese Occupation during World War II
During World War II, in a time during the Japanese occupation of Indonesia, Bukit Tinggi was used as the headquarters for the Japanese 25th Army, the force which occupied Sumatra.
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The Minangkabau are the Islamic people with vibrant matrilineal societies living in West Sumatra. The primary source of income for the Minangkabau people are the Wet rice agriculture due to the fertile valleys of the highlands.
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