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Saiyyang Pattu’duq

Saiyyang Pattu’duq

Saiyyang Pattu’duq is a ritual tradition of parade using horses . Saiyyang Pattuqduq ( In Mandar language, saiyyang means horse, pattuqduq means dancer); saiyyang pattuqduq means a horse that good at dancing, clever playing head movement and footwork. Saiyyang pattuqduq is done by mounting a child who has completed reading the Qur’an and then paraded around the village, generally held on ...

Manakarra Beach

Manakarra Beach

This beach is part of the Gulf of Mamuju on the center of transportation in Mamuju. In Mamuju, West Sulawesi province, Manakarra Coast region is a beautiful place to be visited by tourists. For local communities, Manakarra beach is a hangout for youngsters. But  there are many adults who come to visit the beach for recreation too. The beach is always bustling with visiting travelers from 16.30-2...

Plate Dance

Plate Dance

This dance is one of the most famous art from Minangkabau. Tari piring (plate dance) is done by put plates on hand palms of the dancer while s/he dancing. At first, the dance is a ritual for presenting God offerings which is food on the plate as a form of gratitude. After the arrival of Islam, plate dance is not used as a ritual practice anymore but as a performance to entertain people in special...

Saluang from Minangkabau

Saluang from Minangkabau

Indonesia has many kinds wind instruments which is similar one another. Minangkabau also has wind instrument called Saluang or Talang. It is similar with seruling but is more simple because it has only four holes. The uniqueness of Saluang is, the player can play a full song without any interruption of taking a breath. It can be reached by practicing a technique  called manyisiahan angok which f...

Dato Beach

Dato Beach

This beach has two parts one part is covered with white sand and the other is covered with reef. You can swim, fish, smell the breeze or sit down, relax and get some tan on the sandy parts. Don’t forget to take a peek on colorful fishes homes on the reefs. You could have some romantic view on sunset behind the hill from the beach too. Make sure to put this beach on your next vacation list!...