pandai sikek is the famous name for those who likes hand weaving, gold and silver stuffs. in this district, you can find many hand weaving articians, gold and silver smiths. if you fancy to try, you can ask to do some weaving like appears in my picture :)
after visit pagaruyung palace, can be found another palace in the same main road. said that owned by one of the most famous family at batusangkar. the craftmen doing well with all of those ornaments and wood carving.
the replica to commemorate the same palace that built long long time ago. made-in 1980s and can be found here some of traditional minangkabauan attires, kitchenery sets and kind of rooms in a palace [for girls, boys, kings and queens].
visit the coffee mills and see the whole of the process to make coffee powder. known as one of the good quality nationalwide.
and the ladies who work here were very friendly, let us try how to use the equipments. and the price of coffee powder is very reasonable. idr 5,000/pack. and fresh fragrance!
this site is already mentioned as one of the situs cagar budaya [heritage buildings] in the area of west sumatra and riau. a long house about a hundred years old and contents of almost 10 families stayed together.
now, everyone has gone and remain an old man, the guardian also the youngest in his generation. and his age almost 90 years old. still fluently talking in old malay and minangkabauan lingos :) with a very clear memories in his mind!
belimbing [starfruit] mosque is situated by the edge of small river with the same name. not so much pilgrims praying here since a brandnew ones already built. but this place, still full with prays ... hoping you can understand my explaination :)
after walking along the village to visit the coffee mills, we're heading to the old rice barns nearby. it's nice scenery and mingle around with the locals. we love it :)
it's a nice moment to leave my sneakers [trainers] and walking down to the stream at belimbing river. a village scenery and lush greenery surrounding us :)