Friday, 26 December 2014

Medan Journal (Day 4): Simanindo

Greetings from Danau Toba!
Our first stop of the day - Simanindo!

The Village of Simanindo is located at the northern tip of Samosir Island. It's a 10-15 minutes drive from our accomodation. In this village, there is a fine old, restored traditional house that now functions as a museum. 

This is the royal palace of the Batak Kingdom, home of the Batak King Rajah Simalungun, and his 14 wives. 

This museum has a lot of interesting collection of cooking utensils, weapons, Batak carvings and so much more. 

If enough tourists show up, they'll even perform the traditional Batak dancing for you (around 10.30AM) and make you dance with them. So, get ready to dance, folks!


More Details regarding the Batak Village

We watched a series of dance unique to the Batak culture. Naim and Ridu Dancing. 
I guess I'm not as cool as they are. Haha!

Taking a picture after the dancing ceremony.

Enough about history. Let's talk beauty.

The Batak building is amazing. The intricate design along with its carefully crafted patterns on the woods of the houses is just priceless.It's amazing how this place reminded me of how fragile humans are. 

Every powerful kingdom, be it the most unassailable one or not, will eventually tumble and crumble,  disintegrating along with the sands of time, becoming either a glorified history or a lost civilisation and that's the way it goes until the end of time. It's fortunate that this one didn't go the way of the dodo.

It's a reminder to all of us that only infallible is the Kingdom of Allah, the King of Kings, Master of the Universe. SubhanAllah (Glory be to Allah)!

Another photograph near the Batak Village. 
Gorgeous, isn't it? SubhanAllah (Glory be to Allah)!

Bonus Picture: Buffaloes Wallowing under the Scorching Heat of the Morning.

Anyway, we stayed here for about two hours, admiring the stunning views around here before moving on to our next stop, Sianjur Mula-Mula.

24 comments:

  1. Wahh... the houses, peoples and the scene looks so traditional.. love to see the lake.. natural & untouched.. nice.. :)

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  2. tak boleh jadi ni... kena plan ke danau toba jugak ni one fine day... he he he...

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    1. Insyallah. Moga doa SS termakbul pada suatu hari nanti.

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  3. nice view , really ... hanya di danau toba ...

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  4. macam mana ke sana? saya pernah di momok kan kononnya orang Sumatera Utara ni kuat ambik rasuah... betul ker? Ingin juga nak ke sana

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    1. Book melalu airasia..Tunggu promosi air asia. Ambil tour guide di Medan. Kita nyatakan tempat yang hendak dituju dan kita hanya bayar minyak kereta. Banding beza antara tour guide untuk dapatkan kualiti perkhidmatan yang dikehendaki. Tak pernah lagi saya terjumpa orang Sumatera Utara seperti yang disebutkan. Masa inilah peluang kita untuk menjelajah ke tempat orang. Banyak pengalaman dan pengetahuan yang dapat kita pelajari.

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    2. Selain membayar harga minyak kereta, kita juga bayar perkhidmatan yang telah disediakan. Elaun makan dan hotel mereka adalah melalui rundingan.

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  5. dah lama tak tengok kerbau berendam.. hehe.. cantik viewnya..

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  6. wah pandai mnari tarian tradisi batak...

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  7. Wah cantiknyer gambar2 yang MK snap ..Memang menarik la kat sana ..Kerbau tu mav\cam betul2 melambai ajak g sana hahahaha ................... Gambar sekeluarga semestinya terbaik..

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  8. Subhanallah..cantiknya view...bonus picture is awesome..

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  9. menarik... gambar memang wow... next year mmg plan kesana...

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  10. Seronoknya, sambil berjalan dapat mempelajari budaya mereka.

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  11. Seronok eh...cik akak teringin juga nak travel sana sini..tapi takut pula..hihi

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  12. KERBAU!!!! dalam lama x tgk kerbau kecuali waktu budak2 dulu

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  13. The Batak building is amazing. yup!! amazing ..huuuuu!! very good share..

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  14. ok..selamat layarkan kehidupan 2015 ya buat family MKLim...

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  15. Boleh test dancing. Hehe. Best. *itu kerbau banyak berkilat*

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  16. cantiknya danau toba!
    betul ke saya dengar kaum batak ni dulu makan orang?

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    TOUR KEDUA BERAKHIR

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    MAKAN TENGAHAN (LUNCH)
    SINGGAH KEKEDAI PATEN (SHOPPING KACANG TUMBUK YANG BERNAMA TING-TING , TANG-TANG , TUNG - TUNG ,PING-PING , PONG-PONG
    TIBA DI PARAPAT (LAKE TOBA)
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    MEMETIK STROWBERRY SENDIRI
    PERJALANAN KEMEDAN
    SINGGAH KEKEDAI BATIK
    CHECK IN HOTEL
    ISTIRAHAT BAGI YANG NAK ISTIRAHAT , BAGI YANG TAK BOLEH PERGI PIJAT TRADISIONAL MEMANJAKAN DIRI DAN RILEX
    MAKAN MALAM ( DINNER )
    KEMBALI KE HOTEL ( ISTIRAHAT )
    "DAY 4 "
    SARAPAN PAGI ( BREAKFAST )
    MELAWAT KE ISTANA MAIMOON
    SHOPPING MAL KOMPLEK
    SHOPPING BIKA AMBON
    KELILING KOTA MEDAN SAMBIL MENUNGGU MASA TRANSFER KE BANDARA AIRPORT KUALANAMU MEDAN



    "HARGA PAKEJ 4H3M / PAX
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    HOTEL 3 STAR , 4 STAR
    BREAKFAST , LUNCH , DINNER
    AIR MINERAL
    DRIVER AND TOUR GUIDE
    FERRY KEPULAU SAMOSIR

    FOR INFORMATION :
    WHATSAPP : +6281361906152 (Saidina Umar)
    FACEBOOK : saidina umar , melancongmedan
    group facebokk : melancongmurahsodap(cuticutiholidays)
    EMAIL : medanhiphop@gmail.com
    blogspot : melancongmurahsodap.blogspot.com

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