|Local cheese (1kg)||$2.53|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$0.25|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$2.53|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$0.18|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$8.43|
|Pack of cigarettes||$1.69|
Padang is the capital of West Sumatra province in Indonesia. Most tourists go to Padang because this is used as an access point to other neighboring islands such as Mentawi Islands and Bungus Bay. Apart from these islands, Padang is also used as an entry point to Kerinci Seblat National Park and inland hills of Bukittinggi. Entry to Padang is easy because there are cheap flights to Padang, whichever part of the world you are from.
Padang is gifted with a number of tourist attractions, some of which are the Imam Bonjol Square and Pantai Air Manis. The Imam Bonjol Square is located right at the heart of the city. The building is made with a great architectural design where the roof follows a horn shape. The square is as huge as a football field where plenty of food and drinks can be purchased. The Panti Air Manis is labeled as the ‘sweet water beach’. The origin of this beach came from the story of Batu Malin Kundang. Malin Kundang was cursed into becoming a stone because of being an ungrateful son.
While in Padang you can enjoy shopping at the famous Bukit Tinggi. This is a popular landmark in Indonesia where locals and tourists shop for handmade clothes known as the ‘songket’. In here, prices of clothing are very cheap, yet they are made of good quality. No machines are used in the making of these clothes.
Padang is very welcoming to its visitors. Accommodation is not a problem because there are various hotels in Padang that ranges from budget types to luxurious class. If budget is not a constraint, you can settle for any of the high end hotels in the city center such as Novotel Bukittinggi, Rocky Plaza Hotel and Pangeran Beach Hotel. For those who are on a tight budget, there are decent hotels available such as Wisma Mutiara Hotel, Hotel Hangtuah, Guest House Monata and Brigitte's House. These hotels are reasonably priced. There will always be a good accommodation that can fit in your budget. As you have booked for cheap flights to Padang, the next thing you have to worry about is your hotel. You can check out the above-mentioned hotels over the internet for your choice of lodging.