Indonesia : Malin Kundang di Pantai Air Manis, Padang

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Saya sering menjelajah semasa libur sekiranya mampu. Kebanyakkan tempat yang dijelajah mempunyai unsur-unsur mengajar anak supaya harus ingat akan ibu.

I travel as much as I can and there are many places that remind us of our respect to our mothers.

Malin Kundang is a story of a boy who grew up poor, made his money in the seas and came back rich only to see his mother dressed poorly. In shame, he denied knowing her. Heart broken, she cried and cursed her son. As he set sail, Malin Kundang and his ship turned into stone.

Pantai Air Manis ( Sweet Water Beach) is a location where the stone figures have been made to portray the story of Malin Kundang.

Pay the 10,000 IDR ( 5k for an adult and 5k for a car) to enter. The tide was higher today and you will need to get your feet wet on such days. I went in barefoot. You will go thru an area where people sell shirts and souvenirs.

Then you will come out to the beach.

Image of Malin Kundang in stone prostrate on the beach.

Ship Ropes.

A group of girls went to take photoes and left their items here. They were just 5 meters away.

You can take your time here to enjoy the soft muddy sand and take a walk along the beach. If you look into the above picture, you can see two islands. Pisang Kecil is reachable on foot if the tides are low and you can walk on the sand barge. That was not the case today. As I left Pantai Air Manis, I thought of my mum at home. I hope she has good health and am happy.

Pisang Kecil and Pisang Besar taken from on top of the hill. The trip to Pantai Air Manis will take you up hills. There are many people who take the long hike. I estimate about 30 to 45 minutes hike. The roads are steep.

The city of Padang ahead.

With Padang city ahead, Hendri and I headed for lunch.

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