Where locate Mentawai Islands and where primitive's society live..??
Mentawai Islands (now become Mentawai Islands Regency) are located in Indian Ocean at 1000
and 50 South Greenwich below equator line and enter to West Sumatra Province.
Mentawai Islands to be consist from 4 big island, where in this time the area which stayed by
primitive's society is at Siberut Island in the south division.
How go to Mentawai Island..??
You can used sea transportation. From Padang (Capital of West Sumatra) you can get ship ticket
at Muara Padang or Bungus.
More complete Information, click here.
Whatever the most interesting in Mentawai Islands...??
Besides culture that is still very traditional and his society who follow animism, also vagabond
or trekking in the forest which still wilderness is an enjoyment the most unique.
And also a matter that must be known, territorial waters in Mentawai Islands be a paradise for
surfing with it's wave that challenges.
How the Mentawai condition towards arrival of tourist...??
Mentawai society a lot of open and easy towards arrival of tourist. As guest you will not later on
feel unfamiliar, and in fact in area which you come that, generally they themselves that to visit
you for acquainted.
That's Important, you don't do matters that makes his society feel that your arrival is
damage their peace. Click here to see several matters that can become indicator in your journey
What important to use a guide to go to Mentawai Islands...??
Although become one province with Minangkabau's
Culture (West Sumatra Province), Mentawai culture and traditions-and-practices custom is different
in various matters, such as for example language. Most of his society
doesn't understand with Indonesian or Minangkabau Language. They use the most unique, that language
known with Nganga Mentawai (Mentawai Language). Because that, a guide that understands with
language and their culture of society really needed so that your journey to hinterland becomes
If you need a guide for your journey in Mentawai Island, you can contact Gufron,
where later you will be accompanied by original Mentawai residents, until your journey will be
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