Tourism of Indonesia
Ready to Go to Madobak Ugai Matotonan Village Siberut Mentawai Islands
Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.
In Madobak Ugai Matotonan Village Siberut Mentawai Islands, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.
In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.
Madobak, Ugai and Matotonan villages are not specifically designed into a tourist destination, but their traditional culture and life are well-preserved, making them interesting places for tourists.
They are Situated in the upper stream of Siberut Selatan. From Muara Siberut, you should take the Purou-Muntei-Rokdok-Madobak-Ugai-Butui-Matotonan route. Each village has its own unique culture.
Madobak, for instance, is famous for its cool Kulu Kubuk waterfall. It has two levels with a total of 70 meters.
Each village is also famous for its traditional home, locally known as an Uma, and its traditional ceremony performed by a Sikerei, or shaman.
The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.
The environment is also well maintained.
Visiting Madobak Ugai Matotonan Village Siberut Mentawai Islands, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.
This traditional ceremony is usually performed during weddings, occupation of a new home, to facilitate healing or to drive away evil spirits.
Shaman in these three villages still preserve the use of underwear and headbands (Luat) made of colorful beads.
Some locals also have Mentawai traditional tattoos made of sugarcane and coconut charcoal dye. These tattoos are made using nails or pins, and two pieces of wood as a pad and hammer.
According to the local community, the tattooing process is very painful.
Besides visiting Kulu Kubuk waterfall in Madobak village or the border area of Siberut National Park in Matotonan village, visitors can interact directly with the local community about their daily life and participate in their traditional ceremonies.
Since there is no other choice, visitors stay in local homes, but don’t worry; local inhabitants in Madobak, Ugai and Matotonan villages are friendly and cheerful!
Visiting these three villages is an amazing experience. Their natural condition is shown from their wooden Uma, sago trees processed into local basic foods, motor boats park by river sides and their different local cultures than those of urban areas.
In these villages, locals use wood to cook. They also preserve their community meal tradition.
Each type of dish is served in one bowl and family members usually eat from the same bowl at the same time.
Watching the local community find sago with their baskets is another interesting attraction.
In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.
The journey to Madobak Ugai Matotonan Village Siberut Mentawai Islands is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.
To visit Muara Siberut from the arrival gate of the Minangkabau international airport in Padang, visitors should go to the Muara Padang port by bus.
From there, visitors should take a motor boat across the Indian Ocean to Siberut Island.
The boat schedule from Padang to Siberut is only twice a week; Monday night (Sumber Rezeki Baru ship) and Thursday night (Simasin ship).
This trip will take one night which means the boat returns to Padang on Tuesday and Friday nights. Tickets for these ships are sold for Rp 105.000 to Rp. 125.000 each.
In addition, there is an additional ship operating at the first and second weeks of each month. This Ambu-Ambu ship leaves on Saturday night from Muara Padang and returns from Siberut to Padang on Sunday night.
If you take the Tuapejat way, which is the capital city of Mentawai district; from the Minangkabau international airport you take a small plane such as Tiger Air or SMAC to Tuapejat in Sipora Island. After that, you rent a boat for a 3 to 4 hours trip to Muara Siberut.
You can visit these villages by sailing through the Rereget River. It is a way to go to the upper stream from the beaches in Muara Siberut.
It will take about three hours to get to Madobak, four hours to Ugai and 5 to 6 hours to Matotonan by motorboat.
During high tide, the traveling time will be shorter. You are recommended to take a small motor boat locally known as a pompong.
The Distance between Muara Siberut and Matotonan, the most remote village, is 40 km. Unfortunately, the Rereget River has curves and rises in elevation. You could see sago trees on both sides of the river.
The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.
We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.
In Madobak Ugai Matotonan Village Siberut Mentawai Islands, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), Money Changer, ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.
If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).
In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.
Finding place to stay in Madobak Ugai Matotonan Village Siberut Mentawai Islands is very easy. We can stay at home stays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.
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There are already many visitors have visited Madobak Ugai Matotonan Village Siberut Mentawai Islands, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.
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