Sunday, May 11, 2008

We're going places (Part 6) - More pics and story of Bukittinggi!

That's the view from Novotel hotel (now it is called The Hill) in Bukittinggi. It was a bit misty. Anyway, that's field site I saw from the hotel room. Better view can be seen at the town in Panorama, where the "ngarai" or canyon is magnificently exposed.

Closer view near a village there.

At the shore of Lake Maninjau.
We finished sampling at around Bukittinggi and Maninjau and have some time to spend and decided to see Lembah Arau.

I was just amazed looking at a huge outcrop of horizontal to subhorizontally-bedded sandstone and conglomerate. In many places, water flows from the top or in between bedding and crack to form waterfalls.

They are just pure and natural. Geological monument on their own.

Girls chasing a butterfly

Bea3 with a 'keropok' (can't remember the exact name for that).

The girls' first sugar-cane experience. I love Bea3's chubby hands!

On the last day in Bukittinggi, while Adel Rayyan and me doing the check-out, the girls having some laughs at the hotel playground. They also have an indoor playroom, a truly child-friendly hotel. I didn't expect this.

A bit on the hotel rooms, this is a family junior suite in Ambacang in Padang. It cost slightly over RM200.

And this is Novotel Deluxe room, costs about RM270. It translates to it is more to see in Bukittinggi, and it is cooler there of course.

The famous Jam Gadang that we only passed by, this is not a holiday, but a geological fieldtrip.
The 'kluk klak' that got the kids fascinated...and the mother, too!

Phew! It took me a few log-in time to finish this entry. And please don't blame me if you see more pics of the kids than of the place, they are just adorable.


Blogger Adam Dilip Mutum said...

The picture of the waterfall really looks inviting. Nice picture.

6:52 AM  
Anonymous simon said...

wow the waterfall pic is really nice. you guys really cuti-cuti malaysia hor?

12:34 PM  
Anonymous lillian said...

WOW thats really beautiful ! Makes me want to go there !! Your kids ARE adorable !!!! :-)

6:34 PM  
Blogger D said...

"this is not a holiday, but a geological fieldtrip" - a good enough reason for me!!

ps: sorry havent been doing much blog-hopping recently!

3:22 PM  
Blogger chanelwong said...

such a lovely place...

4:05 PM  
Blogger D said...

dear, DO pop over when u're here - email me: p2reflect(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

3:05 AM  
Blogger Yatie said...

macam best je tempat course kids lagi suka la

2:52 PM  
Blogger said...

I just love, love, love the carefree pics of your girls. So priceless photos and I personally think that's how we should take photos of kids, natural and carefree, full of action.

3:43 PM  

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