About Padang

Padang is the capital of West Sumatra and is the largest city on the west coast of the island of Sumatra. In the Dutch colonial era, Padang was one of the major cities in Sumatra, along with Medan, Batam, Palembang and Pekanbaru. Padang received 17 Adipura Awards and Adipura Kencana 3 times as the cleanest and greenest city in Indonesia.

Padang is the gate of the Minang plateau. With the largest port on the West Coast of Sumatra, Padang is a trading city that invites ships to trade various commodities, such as rubber, cinnamon, coffee, tea, cement and coal. Along the banks of the old colonial harbor, lined with shops filled with fragrant cinnamon and various spices waiting to be dispatched to Jakarta and Singapore.

In the midst of the Indonesian people, Padang is often associated with Minangkabau cuisine, often known as Padang Cuisine. Those who like spicy food and rich in spices will find Padang as a suitable city. Famous throughout Indonesia with its distinctive cuisine, Padang is the main place to go to try nasi padang which has been well-known throughout Indonesia and the world, from its direct source.

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