Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Old Palace

Hi everyone.

Last week I visited Istana Baso Pagaruyung which is located in my parent's hometown, Batusangkar. As Batusangkar is also considered as my kampuang, never visiting its famous rumah gadang (cultural house) has become my shame.

So last weekend along with my parents, we finally paid a visit there!

As a tourism object, the place was somewhat nice. Adult visitors are charged Rp. 7000 per person. What people do mostly is taking picture with various angles and background. Traditional wedding costumes are also available for rent (costed Rp. 35.000 for adults for 1 costume), so visitors can strike a pose like a Minangese bride. We did that too, but too shame lah to post the pict for public hehehe :p

Besides of visiting the old palace, we also visited its market there. Visiting hometown's local market has become my mom's routine everytime mom goes to hometown. She mostly bought veggies and fruits, which are much more fresher and cheaper than market here at my place. The traditional market here was nicer, neater, and cleaner too. Everytime I go to any place, visiting its local market has become my favorite activity. It's always nice to shop at the local market so that you can see the difference with your boring-daily markets.

Ok guys, have a good morning.
May you all have a great day!

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