This custom is called Lareh Bodi Caniago and is known as Adat perpatih in Malaysia. Today 4,5 million Minangs live in the homeland of West Sumatra, while about 4,5 million more are scattered throughout many Indonesian and Malay peninsular cities and towns. The Minangkabau are famous for their dedication to education, as well as the widespread diaspora of their men throughout southeast Asia, the result being that Minangs have been disproportionately successful in gaining positions of economic and political power throughout the region. The co-founder of the Republic of Indonesia, Mohammad Hatta, was a Minang, as were the first President of Singapore, Yusof bin Ishak, and the first Supreme Head of State or Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
The Minangkabau are strongly Islamic, but also follow their ethnic traditions, or adat. The Minangkabau adat was derived from animist and Hindu-Buddhist beliefs before the arrival of Islam, and remnants of animist beliefs still exist even among some practising Muslims. The present relationship between Islam and adat is described in the saying "tradition [adat] founded upon Islamic law, Islamic law founded upon the Qur'an" (adat basandi syara', syara' basandi Kitabullah). As one of the world's most populous (as well as politically and economically influential) matrilineal ethnicity, Minangkabau gender dynamics have been extensively studied by anthropologists.
The adat (Minangkabau: Adaik) traditions have allowed Minangkabau women to hold a relatively advantageous position in their society compared to most patriarchal societies, as most property and other economic assets pass though female lines. With the arrival of the Dutch and other Muslim groups, the traditions have been gradually influenced by both western and conservative Islamic thought. Based on the Raffles' vision, Minangkabau is believed to have been the cradle of the Malay race. Their West Sumatran homelands was the seat of the Pagaruyung kingdom and the location of the Padri War (1821 to 1837).
Day 01: AIRPORT – BUKITTINGGI
Upon arrival at Minangkabau International Airport, meeting and greeting service by our representative. Then proceed to Bukittinggi via Anai Valley, and stop over at Anai Waterfall and Minangkabau Village. After lunch another brief stop will be made at Pandai Sikek, a village famous for weaving and wood-carving. On arrival in Bukittinggi, check in to the hotel for overnight stay. Dinner will be provided at the local restaurant
Day 02: MINANGKABAU TOUR
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed with driving to the unique land of Minangkabau visiting Batusangkar. En route stop over at Tabek Patah, a look out point with panoramic view of the beautiful landscape, visiting the local home-industry such as Pisang Salai and the traditional coffee milling. Lunch will be provided at the local restaurant which is surrounded by the magnificent rice/paddy field with the specific menu of Ikan Bakar. After lunch visiting Silindung Bulan Palace then drive back to Bukittinggi via Pariangan Village. On arrival back in Bukittinggi, free program for shopping at Pasar Atas. Dinner will be provided at the local restaurants.
Day 03: MANINJAU TOUR
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed with City- sightseeing Tour of Bukittinggi visiting the famous Grand Sianok Canyon with the most spectacular view of the surrounding with the Japanese Tunnel incorporated within the area. After lunch, which will be provided at the local restaurant, departure for Lake Maninjau through 44 hairpin curve road to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the lake. On arrival at the lake, stop over at a village called Sungai Batang for Hamka’s House. In the afternoon drive back to Bukittinggi and free program for shopping at Pasar Atas (Upper Market). Dinner will be provided at the local restaurant.
Day 04: BUKITTINGGI – PADANG
After breakfast at the hotel, last minute shopping in Bukittinggi. Then drive to Padang. Lunch at local restaurant and proceed for city tour in Padang visiting China Town, Old Harbor, Siti Nurbaya Bridge & Padang Beach. Afternoon free for shopping. Check in to hotel for overnight stay and dinner provided at local restaurant.
Day 05: PADANG – AIRPORT
After breakfast, check out from hotel and drop to the airport for your flight home or next destination.
Rate: USD 450/person, minimum 2 person
- AC Transport for transfer & tour
- Accomodation Hotel as Programe
- Fullboard Meals at local restaurant
- Ticket to tourist object
- Tour Guide
- Tour as per itinerary
- Your Personal expenses such as phone, laundry, taxi and others
- Optional Program
- Tips for Guide & Driver
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
- Any personal expenses
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