Singgalang Hillside in Agam Regency, Indonesia


A daily routine and busy life may lead to stresses and boredom for sure. In this case, the best way to get rid of these issues is none other than a vacation. For the best result, tourists also need to visit a natural attraction where they can relax and relieve stresses at once! Singgalang Hillside is one of them and it is located in Agam Regency, the city in Indonesia. To be exact, the site resides in Pakan Sinayan Village and it belongs to Banuhampu Sub-District. What makes it special, though? Not only it offers stunning panorama, but the site becomes a perfect place to spend a wonderful evening with friends or a lover.

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, Singgalang Hillside is worth an exploration. It features a nice trekking route for tourists to explore after all. However, visitors usually reach the top of the hill by a vehicle as it is considered more efficient. Both cars and motorcycles can pass through the road despite the small size of the route, in fact. Once reaching the viewing spot, tourists may find a landmark with the name of the hill on it. Here is the tip. Make sure to visit the hill in the evening for the best panorama, which are the sparkling lights of Bukittinggi City!

Exploring Singgalang Hillside
Even the history of Singgalang Hillside is worth to hear. It is said both locals and outsiders worked together in order to promote such beautiful panorama to more people. They initiated to build the sign or landmark (having the length of 9 meters) on the best spot on the hill. These days, it becomes the best spot for those who love photography and sightseeing! Moreover, the views become better when the night comes as tourists can see the lights of the nearby city clearly. Those look like stars!

It is true that most people come to Singgalang Hillside in order to enjoy photography. However, they also come to the site to do other fun things including mountain biking. The route is suitable to do such interesting activity, after all. In some parts of the hill, in fact, the route becomes steeper and more challenging to explore. Later, tourists can even find a pine forest when approaching the top of the hill. What a fun thing to do, no?

What is more? Another significant reason why many tourists come to Singgalang Hillside is that they don’t need to pay any fee to explore the site. Even there is no parking fee! That means everyone can enjoy the panorama freely regardless of the time, including at night. The only disappointment is that no eateries or snack vendors operating there.

Nearby Attractions

  • Nakhodo Camping Ground
  • Tanang River
  • Cadas Camping Ground
  • Guguak Randah Bridge
  • Marapi Mountain

How to Get There
The good thing is that tourists can easily reach Singgalang Hillside from Padang City in Indonesia. The distance is 95 km, so the trip may take around 2 hours and 31 minutes. It is recommended to take Lintas Barat Sumatra Street for a faster trip, though. Once arriving at Agam Regency, the last thing to do is to head to Banuhampu Sub-District and visit Pakan Sinayan Village where the hill resides.

Where to Stay

  • Maya Sari Cottage
  • Dahlia Hotel

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